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2008 Ontario Wine Awards – Results 

Flight 1 – Sparkling Wine

  • Gold: The Thirteenth Street Wine Company 2000 Blanc De Noir
  • Silver: Peller Estates Winery NV Peller Estates Ice Cuvée
  • Bronze: Konzelmann Estate Winery 2004 Old Cellar Door Traditional Method

Flight 2 – Riesling Dry

  • Gold: Château des Charmes 2006 Riesling
  • Silver: Flatrock Cellars 2006 Nadja's Vineyard Riesling
  • Bronze: Hillebrand Estates Winery 2006 Trius Riesling
  • Bronze: Henry of Pelham Estate Winery 2006 Dry Riesling
  • Bronze: Hillebrand Estates Winery 2006 Showcase Riesling

Flight 3 – Riesling Semi-Dry

  • Gold: Cattail Creek Estate Winery 2006 Off-Dry Riesling
  • Silver: Thirty Bench Vineyards 2006 Small Lot Riesling Wood Post Vineyard
  • Bronze: Vineland Estates Winery 2007 Semi-Dry Riesling

Flight 4 – Dry White Varietals

  • Gold: Fielding Estate Winery 2006 Viognier
  • Silver: Coyote's Run Estate Winery 2007 Pinot Blanc
  • Bronze: Smith & Wilson Estate 2006 Viognier

Flight 5 – Pinot Gris

  • Gold: Rosewood Estates Winery 2007 Pinot Gris
  • Silver: Fielding Estate Winery 2007 Rock Pile Pinot Gris
  • Bronze: Magnotta Winery 2006 Pinot Gris Special Reserve

Flight 6 – Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon

  • Gold: Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery 2006 Fumé Blanc
  • Silver: Château des Charmes 2006 Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Bottled
  • Silver: Creekside Estate Winery 2006 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
  • Silver: Jackson Triggs 2006 Proprietors' Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Flight 7 – Cabernet Franc

  • Gold: Kacaba Vineyards 2004 Reserve Cabernet Franc
  • Silver: Stoney Ridge Cellars 2005 Cabernet Franc Reserve
  • Bronze: Niagara College Teaching Winery 2005 Cabernet Franc

Flight 8 – Merlot

  • Gold: Rosewood Estates Winery 2006 Merlot
  • Silver: Jackson Triggs 2005 Proprietors' Grand Reserve Merlot
  • Bronze: Colio Estate Wines 2005 CEV Merlot Reserve

Flight 9 – Pinot Noir

  • Gold: Ridgepoint Wines 2005 Pinot Noir
  • Silver: Tawse Winery 2006 Pinot Noir
  • Bronze: Angels Gate Winery 2006 Pinot Noir

Flight 10 – Select & Special Select Late Harvest Whites

  • Gold: Lailey Vineyards 2006 Riesling Select Late Harvest
  • Silver: Henry of Pelham Estate Winery 2006 Select Late Harvest Vidal
  • Bronze: Riverview Cellars Winery 2006 Vidal Special Select Late Harvest

Flight 11 – Oaked Chardonnay, Over $20

  • Gold: Niagara College Teaching Winery 2006 Dean's List Chardonnay
  • Silver: Peller Estates Winery 2006 Andrew Peller Signature Series Chardonnay Sur Lie
  • Bronze: Inniskillin Wines 2006 Founders' Reserve Chardonnay

Flight 12 – Gewürztraminer

  • Gold: Malivoire Wine Company 2006 Gewürztraminer
  • Silver: Stonechurch Winery 2007 Gewürztraminer
  • Bronze: Thirty Bench Vineyards 2007 Small Lot Gewürztraminer

Flight 13 – Oaked Chardonnay, Under $20

  • Gold: EastDell Estates 2006 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
  • Silver: Jackson Triggs 2006 Proprietors' Grand Reserve Chardonnay
  • Bronze: Mountain Road Wine Company 2004 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

Flight 14 – Rosé/Blanc de Noir

  • Gold: Château des Charmes 2006 Rosé Cuvee d'Andrée
  • Silver: Niagara College Teaching Winery 2006 College Rosé
  • Bronze: Stonechurch Winery 2006 Cabernet Franc Rosé

Flight 15 – Unoaked Chardonnay

  • Gold: Colchester Ridge Estate Winery 2006 Chardonnay
  • Silver: Château des Charmes 2006 Chardonnay Musqué, Estate Bottled
  • Silver: Vineland Estates Winery 2006 Chardonnay

Flight 16 – Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Gold: Magnotta Winery 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Reserve
  • Silver: Pelee Island Winery 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Bronze: Kacaba Vineyards 2004 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Flight 17 – Syrah/Shiraz

  • Gold: Jackson Triggs 2005 Delaine Vineyard Syrah
  • Silver: Pelee Island Winery 2005 Shiraz
  • Bronze: Smith & Wilson Estate 2006 Syrah

Flight 18 – Hybrid Reds

  • Gold: Featherstone Estate Winery 2007 Gemstone
  • Silver: Caroline Cellars Winery 2006 Baco Noir
  • Bronze: Waupoos Estate Winery 2006 Baco Noir

Flight 19 – Meritage and Cabernet/Merlot blends

  • Gold: Fielding Estate Winery 2005 Meritage
  • Silver: Magnotta Winery 2004 Enotrium
  • Bronze: Jackson Triggs 2005 Delaine Vineyard Cabernet-Merlot

Flight 20 – Gamay

  • Gold: The Thirteenth Street Wine Company 2006 Gamay Noir – Old Vines
  • Silver: Inniskillin Wines 2006 Gamay Noir
  • Bronze: Malivoire Wine Company 2005 Gamay

Flight 21 – Hybrid Whites – No medals awarded

Flight 22 – Late Harvest Whites

  • Gold: Legends Estates Winery 2006 Vidal Late Harvest
  • Silver: Inniskillin Wines 2006 Select Late Harvest Vidal
  • Bronze: Hillebrand Estates Winery 2006 Late Harvest Vidal

Flight 23 – Icewine – Vidal

  • Gold: Dan Aykroyd Winery 2005 Signature Reserve Vidal Icewine
  • Silver: Reif Estate Winery 2005 Vidal Icewine
  • Bronze: Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery 2006 Vidal Icewine

Flight 24 – Icewine – Vinifera

  • Gold: Magnotta Winery 2004 Riesling Icewine Limited Edition
  • Silver: Peller Estates Winery 2006 Peller Estates Cabernet Franc Icewine
  • Bronze: Coyote's Run Estate Winery 2006 Riesling Icewine
  • Bronze: Tawse Winery 2007 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay Icewine

Flight 25 – Best Blended Red Award

  • Mike Weir Estate Cabernet Shiraz 2005

Flight 26 – Best Blended White Award

  • Hillebrand Estates Winery 2006 Trius White

Wine of the Year: Dan Aykroyd Winery 2005 Signature Reserve Vidal Icewine

Winemaker of the Year: Craig MacDonald & Rob Power, Creekside Estate

Sommelier Blind Tasting Award: Jeannie Dubois, Angels Gate Winery

Journalism Award: David Lawrason (Toronto Life)

Best Label Award: Megalomaniac

 

 

 

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