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And the envelope please…

Posted by Debbie

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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Known as the “Oscars” of the Ontario wine industry, the highly anticipated results of the prestigious Cuvée Wine Awards have been announced & celebrated! Several of the wineries & their award winning wines have been featured in our Savvy Selections wine of the month club

Red WineThirty Bench Wine Makers, Small Lot Cabernet Franc 2007

 

Limited Edition Red Winemegalomaniac – John Howard Cellars of Distinction, Sous Terre Cabernet Merlot Reserve 2007

 

White Wine Riverview Cellars Winery, Gewürztraminer 2009 **Savvy Selections feature winery in August 2011

 

Limited Edition White Wine Creekside Estate Winery, Queenston Road Vineyard Reserve Viognier 2009 **Savvy Selections feature winery in March 2011

 

LCBO Red WineEastDell Estates Winery, Black Cab 2009

 

LCBO White WineJackson Triggs Niagara Estate, Black Series Sauvignon Blanc 2009

 

Sweet WineInniskillin Wines, Riesling Icewine 2008 **Savvy Selections feature winery in 2008

 

Limited Edition Sweet Wine

Strewn, Riesling Icewine 2008 1ST PLACE **Savvy Selections feature winery in May 2011

Stoney Ridge Cellars, Gewürztraminer Icewine Barrel Fermented Barrel Aged 2009 2ND PLACE **Savvy Selections feature winery in October 2010

 

Sparkling Wine

13th Street Winery, Premier Cuvée NV 1ST PLACE **Savvy Selections feature winery in 2010

Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery, Cuvee Catherine Rosé Brut NV 2ND PLACE

Hillebrand Winery, Trius Brut NV 3RD PLACE

 

Chardonnay

Niagara College Teaching Winery, Dean’s List Chardonnay 2009 1ST PLACE **Savvy Selections feature winery in November 2010

Pondview Estate Winery, Barrel Fermented / Aged Chardonnay 2009 2ND PLACE **Savvy Selections feature winery in April 2011

 

Riesling

Twenty Twenty-Seven Cellars, Fox Croft Vineyard Riesling 2009 1ST PLACE

Cave Spring Cellars, Riesling CSV 2008 2ND PLACE

Gewürztraminer – Riverview Cellars Winery, Gewürztraminer 2009 **Savvy Selections feature winery in Sept 2011

 

Sauvignon Blanc

Creekside Estate Winery, Creekside Estate Vineyard, Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2009 1ST PLACE **Savvy Selections feature winery March 2010

Five Rows Craft Wine of Lowrey Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc 2009 2ND PLACE

White AssemblageStonechurch Vineyards, Quintet White 2009

 

Pinot Grigio / Pinot GrisFive Rows Craft Wine of Lowrey Vineyards, Pinot Gris 2009

 

ViognierCreekside Estate Winery, Queenston Road Vineyard Reserve Viognier 2009 **Savvy Selections feature winery March 2010

 

Cabernet Sauvignon Strewn, Cabernet Sauvignon Terroir 2007 **Savvy Selections feature winery in May 2010

 

Cabernet Franc

Thirty Bench Wine Makers, Small Lot Cabernet Franc 2007 1ST PLACE

Kacaba Vineyards, Reserve Cabernet Franc 2007 2ND PLACE **Savvy Selections feature winery in 2010

Meritage – Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery, Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2007

Merlot – Hillebrand Winery, Showcase Merlot ‘Carlton Vineyard’ 2007

 

Red AssemblageNyarai Cellars, Veritas 2007 **Savvy Selections feature winery in 2009 & 2011

 

Syrah/Shiraz

Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate, Delaine Vineyard Syrah 2007 1ST PLACE

Stonechurch Vineyards, Syrah Reserve 2007 2ND PLACE

 

Tony Aspler Cuvée Award of ExcellenceBill Redelmeier of Southbrook Vineyards:

For selflessly promoting the Ontario wine industry in London and New York. (Bill organized and arranged for Ontario Chardonnays to be blind-tasted by leading wine writers in Toronto to select the best to be shown to the trade and wine press in London and New York).

**Southbrook Vineyards was a Savvy Selections feature winery in 2010

 

Cuvée Award of Excellence in ViticultureKevin Donohue, Colio Estate Wines Inc.

 

More about the awards…
The Cuvée Wine Awards are the only awards in Canada where the winning wines are chosen by the winemakers.  The judging process upholds strict criteria for the award winners and the wines selected for pouring at the Gala. This year, 50 winemakers tasted over 270 wines from 62 wineries to determine the winners.

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