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2005 Ontario Wine Awards Final Results and Sponsors 

Birks Winemaker of the Year Award
Carlo Negri, Colio Estate Wines

Meridian Credit Union Wine of the Year
Reif 2002 Vidal Icewine

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation Wine Journalism Award
Gordon Stimmell, Toronto Star

Riedel Crystal Ontario Sommelier Award
Zoltan Szabo

Evian Sparkling Wine Award
Gold: Peller Estates Founder's Series Cristalle NV
Silver: Vineland Estates 1999 Brut
Bronze: Thirteenth Street Winery NV Sec

Crush Wine Bar & Restaurant Riesling Dry Award
Gold: Château des Charmes 2003 Riesling Dry Estate Bottled
Silver: Pelee Island Winery 2004 Riesling Dry
Bronze: Vineland Estates 1997 Riesling Dry

Smooth Jazz Wave 94.7FM Riesling Off-Dry Award
Gold: Fielding Estate 2004 Riesling Semi-Dry
Silver: Vineland Estates 1997 Riesling Semi-Dry
Bronze: Vineland Estates 1999 Riesling Semi-Dry
Bronze: Flatrock Cellars 2003 Riesling Nadja's Vineyard
Bronze: Legends Estates 2003 Riesling Reserve

Other Dry White Award (no associated sponsor required)
Gold: not awarded
Silver: Hernder Estate 2004 Vidal
Silver: Fielding Estate 2004 Vidal Fireside White
Bronze: Puddicombe Estates 2002 Viognier

The Forefront Communications Network Inc. Other Off-Dry White Award
Gold: Pillitteri Estates Semi-Dry 2003 Vidal
Silver: not awarded
Bronze: not awarded

Meridian Credit Union Aromatic White Award
Gold: Stoney Ridge Estate 2004 Muscat Ottonel
Silver: Angels Gate Winery 2004 Gewurztraminer
Bronze: Palatine Hills Estate 2003 Gewurztraminer

Wine Access Pinot Gris Award
Gold: Magnotta Winery 2003 Pinot Gris Special Reserve
Silver: Fielding Estate 2004 Pinot Gris
Bronze: Southbrook Winery 2004 Pinot Gris

The Wine Establishment Sauvignon Blanc Award
Gold: Château des Charmes 2004 Sauvignon Blanc St. David's Bench Vineyard
Silver: Angels Gate Winery 2004 Sauvignon Blanc
Silver: Southbrook Winery 2004 Sauvignon Blanc Triomphe

LCBO Chardonnay Reserve/Single Vineyard Award
Gold: Cilento Chardonnay 2003 Signature Reserve
Gold: Henry of Pelham Family Estate 2003 Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Silver: Thirteenth Street Winery 2002 Chardonnay Reserve
Bronze: Peninsula Ridge Estates 2003 Chardonnay Vintners Private Reserve

Blair Franklin Capital Partners Inc. Oaked Chardonnay Award
Gold: Palatine Hills Estate 2003 Chardonnay Proprietors Reserve
Silver: Niagara College Teaching Winery 2003 Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
Bronze: Inniskillin 2003 Chardonnay Reserve

Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce Unoaked Chardonnay Award
Gold: Fielding Estate 2004 Chardonnay Musqué
Silver: Château des Charmes 2003 Chardonnay Musqué
Silver: Peninsula Ridge Estates 2003 Inox Chardonnay
Bronze: Inniskillin 2003 Chardonnay

Rose/Blanc de Noir Award (no associated sponsor required)
Gold: not awarded
Silver: Peninsula Ridge Estates 2004 Cabernet Rose
Bronze: Château des Charmes 2003 Rose Cuvee d'Andrée

Niagara Grape & Wine Festival Gamay Award
Gold: Thirteenth Street Winery 2002 Gamay Noir Reserve
Silver: Maleta Estate 2002 VIEW Estate Gamay
Bronze: The Grange of Prince Edward 2003 Gamay Noir

Grape Growers of Ontario Pinot Noir Award
Gold: Inniskillin 2002 Pinot Noir Reserve
Silver: Creekside Estate 2001 Pinot Noir Signature Series Reserve
Silver: Inniskillin 2002 Pinot Noir Founders' Reserve
Bronze: not awarded

The Ideal Printing Company Limited Hybrid Red Award
Gold: Hernder Estate 2002 Chamburcin
Silver: Lakeview Cellars Estate 2002 Baco Noir Reserve
Bronze: Hernder Estate 2002 Baco Noir

Advantex Marketing International Inc. Cabernet Franc Award
Gold: Coyote's Run Estate 2003 Cabernet Franc
Silver: Marynissen Estates 2002 Cabernet Franc
Bronze: Palatine Hills Estate 2002 Cabernet Franc

The Ideal Printing Company Limited Cabernet Sauvignon Award
Gold: Mountain Road 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver: Southbrook Winery 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Triomphe
Bronze: Birchwood Estate 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon

Dairy Farmers of Canada Merlot Award
Gold: Pillitteri Estates 2002 Merlot Reserve
Silver: Hernder Estate 2002 Merlot
Bronze: Creekside Estate 2001 Merlot Signature

Fine Wine Reserve Wine Storage Syrah/Shiraz Award
Gold: Creekside Estate 2002 Shiraz Signature
Silver: Lailey Vineyard 2003 Syrah
Bronze: no award

VIA Rail Canada Cabernet/Merlot Blends Award
Gold: Henry of Pelham Family Estate 2002 Cabernet Merlot Speck Family Reserve
Silver: Fielding Estate 2002 Cabernet Merlot
Silver: Jackson-Triggs Winery 2002 Cabernet Merlot Delaine Vineyard
Bronze: Creekside Estate 2002 Cabernet

Ontario Wine Society Meritage Award
Gold: Thirteenth Street Winery 2002 Meritage
Silver: Colio Estate 2002 CEV Signature Meritage
Bronze: Jackson-Triggs Winery 2002 Meritage Grand Reserve
Bronze: Hillebrand Estates 2002 Meritage Trius Grand Reserve

Vintage Inns Late Harvest White Award
Gold: Château des Charmes 2000 Riesling Late Harvest
Silver: Colio Estate 2003 CEV Late Harvest Vidal
Bronze: Pillitteri Estates 2003 Late Harvest Vidal

The Distillery District Select & Special Select Late Harvest White Award
Gold: Konzelmann Estate 2002 Vidal Special Select Late Harvest
Silver: Château des Charmes 2001 Riesling Totally Botrytis Affected Paul Bosc
Bronze: Konzelmann Estate 2001 Riesling Select Late Harvest

Vintage Inns Vidal Icewine Award
Gold: Reif Estate 2002 Vidal Icewine
Silver: Peller Estates 2003 Vidal Icewine Private Reserve
Bronze: Southbrook Winery 2003 Triomphe Vidal Icewine

Vintages Vinifera Icewine Award
Gold: Jackson-Triggs Proprietors Reserve Riesling Icewine 2002
Silver: Inniskillin 2002 Riesling Icewine
Bronze: Strewn Winery 2002 Riesling Icewine

Smooth Jazz Wave 94.7FM Sparkling Icewine Award
Gold: Inniskillin 2002 Sparkling Vidal Icewine
Silver: Pillitteri Estates 2003 Sparkling Vidal Icewine
Bronze: Magnotta 2003 Sparkling Ice (Vidal)

All Stick Label Design Best Label Design Award
Gold: Inniskillin 2002 Sparkling Vidal Icewine
Silver: Peller Estates 2003 Dry Riesling Private Reserve
Bronze: Pelee Island Winery 2003 Chardonnay Premium Select




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