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Ontario Wine Awards 2011

The winners were announced on June 10, 2011 with great fanfare at this year’s Ontario Wine Awards. All of us in the Savvy Team congratulate the award winners – several winemakers who we are proud to have shone the spotlight on their talent & wines in our Savvy Selections wine of the month club.

Raise a glass & enjoy fantastic Ontario VQA wines!

Sparkling Wine Award

Gold: Peller Estates NV Ice Cuvée Rosé

Silver: Château des Charmes 2008 Rosé Sparkling Methode Traditionnelle – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Henry of Pelham Family Estate NV Cuvée Catharine Brut – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Peller Estates NV Ice Cuvée

Dry Riesling Award

Gold: Château des Charmes 2008 ‘Old Vines’ Riesling Estate Bottled – featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Henry of Pelham Family Estate 2008 Riesling

Bronze: Thirty Bench 2009 Small Lot Riesling Steel Post Vineyard

Semi-Dry Riesling Award

Gold: Mike Weir Estate 2008 Riesling – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Hillebrand Estates 2009 Showcase Riesling Four Mile Creek Vineyard

Silver: Flat Rock Cellars 2009 Riesling

Bronze: Tawse 2010 Quarry Road – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Dry White Varietal Award

Gold: Nyarai Cellars 2010 Viognier – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Gold: Creekside Estate 2009 Viognier Reserve – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Konzelmann Estate 2008 Riesling Traminer Late Harvest – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Château des Charmes 2009 Aligoté Estate Bottled – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Gewurztraminer Award

Silver: Konzelmann Estate 2008 Gewurztraminer – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Malivoire Wine Company 2010 Gewurztraminer – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Pinot Blanc/Pinot Gris Award

Gold: Calamus Estate 2009 Pinot Gris – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Fielding Estate 2009 Pinot Gris – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Inniskillin 2010 Pinot Grigio – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon Award

Gold: Jackson Triggs 2009 Gold Series Fumé Blanc

Silver: Creekside Estate 2009 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Jackson Triggs 2009 Gold Series White Meritage

Oaked Chardonnay Award ~ Under $20

Gold: Magnotta Winery 2007 Chardonnay Special Reserve

Silver: Stoney Ridge Estate 2009 Warren Classic Chardonnay – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Lailey Vineyard 2009 Chardonnay – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Oaked Chardonnay Award ~ Over $20

Gold: Exultet Estates 2009 Chardonnay

Silver: Tawse 2009 Robyn’s Block Chardonnay – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Coyote’s Run Estate 2009 Red Paw Vineyard Chardonnay – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Unoaked Chardonnay Award

Gold: Niagara College Teaching Winery 2009 Unoaked Chardonnay – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Vineland Estates 2009 Chardonnay Musqué – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Tawse 2010 Chardonnay Musqué – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Rosé/Blanc de Noir Award

Gold: Flat Rock Cellars 2009 The Rogue Pinot Noir

Silver: Malivoire Wine Company 2010 Ladybug Rosé – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Palatine Hills Estate 2010 Cabernet Franc Rosé – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Tawse 2010 Sketches Rosé – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Southbrook Vineyards 2010 Connect Organic Rosé – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Gamay Award

Gold: Malivoire Wine Company 2010 M2 Small Lot Gamay – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Malivoire Wine Company 2010 Gamay – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Malivoire Wine Company 2009 Courtney Gamay

Pinot Noir Award

Gold: Tawse 2008 Laidlaw Pinot Noir – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Stoney Ridge Estate 2009 Excellence Pinot Noir – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Rosewood Estates 2009 Pinot Noir Reserve – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Red Hybrid Award

Silver: Sandbanks Estate 2008 Foch Reserve

Bronze: Sandbanks Estate 2009 Baco Noir

Cabernet Sauvignon Award

Gold: Fielding Estate 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Southbrook Vineyards 2007 Whimsy Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 19 – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Strewn 2007 Terroir Cabernet Sauvignon – – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Cabernet Franc Award

Gold: Kacaba Vineyards 2007 Cabernet Franc Reserve  – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Hillebrand Estates 2008 Showcase Cabernet Franc ‘Carlton Vineyard’

Silver: Peller Estates 2008 Signature Series Cabernet Franc

Bronze: Pillitteri Estates 2007 Exclamation Cabernet Franc Reserve  – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Rosewood Estates 2008 Cabernet Franc  – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Merlot Award

Silver: Kacaba Vineyards 2007 Merlot Reserve – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Hillebrand Estates 2007 Showcase Merlot ‘Carlton Vineyard’

Syrah/Shiraz Award

Gold: Flat Rock Cellars 2007 The Rogue Syrah

Silver: Lakeview Cellars 2007 Syrah Reserve (Diamond Estates-The Winery)

Bronze: Southbrook Vineyards 2009 Triomphe Syrah – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Kacaba Vineyards 2008 Syrah winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Creekside Estate 2007 Shiraz Reserve- winery featured in Savvy Selections

Meritage and Cabernet/Merlot Blends Award

Gold: Kacaba Vineyards 2007 Meritage Reserve – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Vineland Estates 2007 Cabernet Merlot Reserve – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Magnotta Winery 2007 Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon Special Reserve

Late Harvest Award

Gold: Konzelmann Estate 2008 Special Select Late Harvest Vidal – winery & wine featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Château des Charmes 2008 Late Harvest Riesling Estate Bottled – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Calamus Estate 2009 Special Select Late Harvest Vidal  – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Vidal Icewine Award

Gold: Inniskillin 2007 Pearl Vidal Icewine

Silver: Inniskillin 2008 Sparkling Icewine

Bronze: Inniskillin 2006 Oak-Aged Vidal Icewine

Vinifera Icewine Award

Gold: Magnotta Winery 2007 Cabernet Franc Icewine Limited Edition

Silver: Mike Weir Estate 2008 Cabernet Icewine

Bronze: Peller Estates 2008 Signature Series Cabernet Franc Icewine

Blended White Award

Gold: Peninsula Ridge Estates 2009 Top Bench White – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Silver: Hinterbrook 2010 Cabernet Franc Blanc

Bronze: Legends Estates 2010 Truth

Blended Red Award

Gold: Wayne Gretzky Estates 2008 Estate Series Shiraz/Cabernet

Silver: Reif Estate 2009 The Magician – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Bronze: Vineland Estates 2009 Pinot Meunier – winery featured in Savvy Selections

Best Label Design Award

Gold: Kacaba Vineyards 2008 Single Vineyard Syrah

Silver: Lakeview Cellars 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Bronze: Fielding Estate 2007 Chosen Few Red

Wine Journalism Award

Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail

White Wine of the Year Award

Château des Charmes, 2008 ‘Old Vines’ Riesling Estate Bottled

Red Wine of the Year Award

Flat Rock Cellars, 2007 The Rogue Syrah

Innovation in the Vineyard Award

Deborah Paskus, Closson Chase Vineyards

Winemaker of the Year Award

Paul Pender, Tawse Winery – Savvy Selections June featured winery & winemaker

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