The 2015 British Columbia Wine Award Winners Announced

Did Your Favourite Blend Win A 2015 British Columbia Wine Award?

It is that time of year again…when the Okanagan Wine Festivals are in full swing. Along with the Festival are the awards ceremony. The 2015 British Columbia Wine Awards were held from September 17th to the 20th at the Okanagan College Sensory Centre. This year’s competition had a record 560 entries, with 22 gold, 111 silver and 195 bronze medals.

NV-BC-JT-Sparkling-BrutThe 2014 awards saw a revised medal structure, so organizers were excited to once again present Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum medals and the Premier’s Wine Award. That being said, the festival organizers were pleased to announce Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate as the recipient of this year’s Premiers’ Award Winning Wine for Best Wine in British Columbia for their 2010 Grand Reserve Entourage Brut.

Platinum Winners:

  • Kismet Estate Winery – Syrah 2013
  • Kismet Estate Winery – Riesling Icewine 2014
  • Sandhill Wines – Small Lots Syrah Phantom Creek Vineyard 2013
  • St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery – Oak Bay Gamay Noir 2013
  • Tightrope Winery – Riesling 2012
  • Wild Goose Vineyards – Gewürztraminer 2014

See more British Columbia Wine Award winners at: http://www.thewinefestivals.com/wine_awards/2015-british-columbia-wine-awards-results/

The 2015 British Columbia Wine Awards Judges

The judging was by an eclectic mix of wine experts from around western Canada and the U.S.:

  • Shelley Boettcher, Calgary
  • Eric Degerman, Tri-Cities
  • Paul Gregutt, Seattle
  • Sebastien Le Goff, Vancouver
  • Ben Macphee Sigurdson, Winnipeg
  • Sharon McLean, Victoria
  • Darren Oleksyn, Calgary
  • Margaret Swaine, Toronto
  • Stephanie Yuen, Vancouver

View the British Columbia Wine Award judge’s profiles here: http://www.thewinefestivals.com/wine_awards/2015-british-columbia-wine-awards/judge-profiles/

I know that you are salivating now. So get out and try these awesome British Columbian wines. We have a lot of awesome wines right here in the Okanagan. Don’t hesitate to contact Grape Friends and go try some of these wines for yourself 😉

Photo via Jackson-Trigg’s Website

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