June 23, 2016 - 4:30 PM
OKANAGAN - The Okanagan has the lock on the list of the best wines in B.C., at least according to the judges from the B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s office.
Each of the twelve wines chosen are produced by valley wineries.
Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon says 504 wines were submitted from 135 wineries.
“This year’s winners represent the best of the outstanding wines from our province,” Guichon says in a press release. "With so many exceptional wines entered each year, it is becoming increasingly challenging for the judges to select the winners."
Bordertown Vineyards & Estate Winery
2013 Living Desert Red
Ex Nihilo Vineyards
2014 Pinot Noir
Gold Hill Winery
2013 Meritage Family Reserve
Hester Creek Estate Winery
2013 Syrah Viognier
Intersection Estate Winery
2013 Cabernet Franc
Kismet Estate Winery
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Lunessence Winery & Vineyard
2014 Riesling Icewine
Okanagan Crush Pad Winery
2014 Haywire The Bub
2014 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay
Red Rooster Winery
2012 Reserve Merlot
Ruby Blues Winery
2015 Commune Viognier
St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery
Guichon will present the awards to the winning wineries in September, when she visits each one along with members of the Consular Corps of B.C.
All B.C. wineries are eligible to submit entries to the competition. Wines must made of 100 per cent B.C. grown grapes and produced in the province to enter the competition.
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