May 22, 2013 - 12:18 PM
House of Rose Winery Wines Double Gold at All Canadian Wine Championships Also wins two Gold, a Silver and Bronze at Northwest Wine Summit
House of Rose Winery has won a Double Gold for their 2011 Winter WineTM in the 2013 All Canadian Wine Championships held in Ontario.
“We are thrilled”, says Aura Rose, co-owner and winemaker, “as the All Canadian Wine Championships’ awards only one Double Gold for each wine category. All wines are judged using the 100 point system and a Double Gold is awarded to the single highest rated wine (using an average of the aggregate judge’s scores) in that category.”
“While our wines have won several awards since Aura and I took over the winery in 2009, this is the first time we have won a double gold,” added Wouter van der Hall, co-owner of the winery.
“The preliminary results for the Northwest Wine Summit have also been posted and all four wines that we entered into that competition have won awards”, said Rose, “including Gold for both our 2011 Chardonnay Ice Wine and our Hot FlashTM, as well as a Silver for our 2009 Okanagan Vintage Port and a Bronze for our Cool Splash. Gold is the Northwest’s highest category.”
Adds Wouter: “It makes a great start to the winery’s 20th anniversary celebrations, which we will be kicking off this weekend with the unveiling of a 20 foot high metal rose on Saturday at 2 pm. Everyone is welcome to come see the largest rose in Canada!”
House of Rose Winery (www.houseofrose.ca) is located in Kelowna and has been owned by Aura Rose and her husband Wouter van der Hall since July 2009.
The All Canadian Wine Championships is in its 33rd year of critiquing Canadian wines, by an esteemed panel of approximately fourteen wine writers, sommeliers and accredited wine judges, from coast to coast and beyond.
The Northwest Wine Summit is managed by VinoChallenge, LLC. It focuses exclusively on wines produced in the Northwest, specifically, wines from Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
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