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Okanagan has the lock on Lieutenant Governor's top wines list

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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

Quails' Gate
2014 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay

Red Rooster Winery
2012 Reserve Merlot

Ruby Blues Winery
2015 Commune Viognier

St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery
2014 Riesling

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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