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The drumroll please….2014 wine winners

Posted by Amanda

Monday, November 3rd, 2014
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HOT OFF THE PRESS!

The winners of this year’s Ottawa Wine Challenge – the wine competition associated to the annual Ottawa Wine & Food Festival – have been announced.  We are thrilled that for the first time in ever that the Best of Show winning wines are all made in Canada!  Move over France, Australia & Italy…Canadian wines are taking top marks and the owning the podium at this challenge.

Ottawa wine challenge
The Savvy Team seizes every opportunity to wave the Canadian flag & we are excited that several of the wineries that we feature in our Savvy Selections wine-of-the-month-club as well as our Taste & Buy events won medals in this wine competition.  <Insert big round of applause!>.

Those Canadian wineries we have featured are highlighted.  Be sure to visit the winemakers & winery owners at this weekend’s show or subscribe to Savvy Selections to have award winning wines delivered year round!

Best of Show…

WHITE WINE – Strewn Winery Cottage Block Riesling 2012 – Ontario, Canada
RED WINE – Southbrook Vineyards Triomphe Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – Ontario Canada
SWEET WINE – Domaine Pinnacle Ice Cider 2012 – Quebec, Canada

Gold Medal Winners…

Konzelmann Estate Vidal Icewine 2010 – Ontario, Canada
Konzelmann Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Palatine Hills Estate Prestige Sparkling Wine – Ontario, Canada
Oyster Bay Sparkling Rose Cuvee Brut Hawke’s Bay/Marlborough – New Zealand
Sideroad Twenty Cellars Red Tractor Cabernet Franc 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Rosewood Estates Origin Cabernet Franc 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Rosewood Estates Sussreserve Riesling 2013 – Ontario, Canada
Strewn Winery Cottage Block Riesling 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Southbrook Vineyards Triomphe Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – Ontario, Canada
Domaine Pinnacle Ice Cider 2012 – Quebec, Canada

Silver Medal Winners….

Wither Hills Wairau Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – New Zealand
Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – New Zealand
Viticoltori d’Acqui Brachetto de’Acqui Sparkling Rose NV – Italy
Konzelmann Estate Special Select Late Harvest Vidal 2013 – Ontario, Canada
Mission Hill Family Estate Diabolica Red 2012 – British Columbia, Canada
Cantina Negrar Amarone 2010 – Italy
Domain Martin Plan de Dieu 2011 – France
Family Wine Merchants Sangre de Toro 2013 – Spain
Rosewood Estates Select Merlot 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – Canada
Alpine Valley Alpine Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – New Zealand
Loosen Brothers Villa Wolf Riesling 2013 – Germany
Pelee Island Winery Alvar Pinot Noir 2012 – Canada
Konzelmann Estate Shiraz 2013 – Canada
Rancourt Winery Merlot 2009 – Canada (a new winery that we have not featured yet!)

Bronze Medal Winners…

Konzelmann Estate Unoaked Chardonnay 2013 – Ontario, Canada
Palatine Hills Estate 1812 Unoaked Chardonnay 2013 – Ontario, Canada
Lailey Vineyards Old Vines Chardonnay 2012 – Ontario, Canada
The Wine Group Chloe Chardonnay 2012 – USA
Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2013 – New Zealand
Mission Hill Reserve Chardonnay 2012 – Canada
Bodgas Santa Julia Santa Julia Chardonnay 2013 – Argentina
Stoneleigh Chardonnay Malborough 2013 – New Zealand
Vina Santa Rita Reserva Chardonnay 2013 – Chile
Coyote’s Run Red Paw Vineyard Pinot Gris 2013 – Ontario, Canada
Pondview Estate Winery Bella Terra Pinot Gris 2013 – Ontario, Canada
Sandbanks Winery Pinot Grigio 2013 – Ontario, Canada
Mondo del Vino Barone Montalto Pinot Grigio 2013 – Italy
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – New Zealand
Babich Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – New Zealand
Brancott Estate Letter Series B Sauvignon Blanc Malborough 2012 – New Zealand
Sacred Hill White Cliff Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – New Zealand
Veramonte Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – Chile
GA Schmitt Clean Slate Riesling 2013 – Germany
Rosewood Estates Mima’s Block Riesling 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Konzelmann Estate Canada White Riesling 2011 – Ontario, Canada
Lailey Vineyards Late Harvest Riesling Dry 2013 – Ontario, Canada
Konzelmann Estate Pinot Blanc 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Sandbanks Winery Dunes White 2013 – Ontario, Canada
Laroche Laroche de la Chevaliere Viognier 2013 – France
LGCF Chateau Cleray Muscadet 2012 – France
Willm Gewurztraminer 2013 – France
Torres Vina Esmerelda Moscatel Gewurztraminer 2013 – Spain
Diamond Estates 1914 Honour White 2013 – Ontario, Canada
Fuzion Wines Fuzion Alta Torrontes Pinot Grigio 2013 – Argentina
Brumont Gros Manseng Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – France
Coyote’s Run Estate Winery Black Paw Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Konzelmann Estate Pinot Noir 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Konzelmann Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Gnarly Head Cellars Pinot Noir 2012 – USA
Don Sebastiani & Sons Aquinas Napa Valley Pinot Noir 2012 – USA
Rosewood Estates Origin Pinot Noir 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Lailey Vineyards Syrah 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Deakin Shiraz 2013 – Australia
Lailey Vineyards Unfiltered Merlot 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Palatine Hills Neufeld Vineyard Merlot 2012– Ontario, Canada
Oyster Bay Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2013 – New Zealand
Irony Wines Merlot 2011 – USA
Noble Vines 181 Lodi Merlot 2012 – USA
Pelee Island Winery Vinedresser’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – Ontario, Canada
Pondview Estate Winery Bella Terra Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – Ontario, Canada
Torres Gran Coronas Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – Spain
Gnarly Head Cellars Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – USA
Don Sebastiani & Sons Smoking Loon Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – USA
Fuzion Wines Fuzion Alta Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – Argentina
Bodgas Santa Julia Reserva Cabernet 2012 – Argentina
Rodney Strong Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – USA
Wente Vineyards Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – USA
Maison Louis Latour Gamay 2011 – France
Bodegas Trivento Fair Trade Malbec 2013 – Argentina
Fuzion Wines Fuzion Alta Reserva Malbec 2013 – Argentina
Campo Viejo Tempranillo 2012 – Spain
Coyote’s Run Rare Vintage Cabernet Franc 2012– Ontario, Canada
Pondview Estate Winery Bella Terra Cabernet Franc 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Sandbanks Winery Reserve Baco Noir 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Torres Coronas Tempranillo 2011 – Spain
Costa Mediana Valpolicella Ripasso 2011 – Italy
Southbrook Vineyards Triomphe Cabernet Franc 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Bodegas Portia Faustino VII Rioja 2011 – Spain
Don Sebastiani & Sons Smoking Loon Old Vine Zinfandel 2012 – USA
Coyote’s Run Rare Vintage Cabernet Syrah 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Konzelmann Estate Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Konzelmann Estate Heritage Red 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Lailey Vineyards Impromptu 2012– Ontario, Canada
Pelee Island Winery Singing Moon Cabernet Merlot 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Sandbanks Winery Shoreline Red 2013 – Ontario, Canada
Sandbanks Winery Mouton Noir 2013 – Ontario, Canada
Torres Infinite Red 2011 – Spain
Diamond Estates 1914 Valour 2013 – Ontario, Canada
Palatine Hills Estate Cabernet Merlot 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Rancourt Winery Meritage 2009 – Ontario, Canada
Mondo del Vino Barone Montalto Nero d’Avola Cabernet 2013 – Italy
Bodegas Piqueras Castillo de Almansa Reserva 2010 – Spain
Fuzion Wines Fuzion Shiraz Malbec 2013 – Argentina
Fuzion Wines Fuzion Organico Malbec Cabernet 2013 – Argentina
Distell Inception 2011 – South Africa
Rosewood Estates Lock, Stock & Barrel 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Southbrook Vineyards Connect Red 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Cellier des Dauphins Cellier des Dauphins Rouge 2012 – France
Palatine Hills Estate Gamay Noir Rose 2013– Ontario, Canada
Chivite Chivite Gran Feudo Rosado 2013 – Spain
Konzelmann Estate Sparkling Riesling NV – Ontario, Canada
Konzelmann Estate Sparkling Rose NV – Ontario, Canada
Pelee Island Winery Secco 2012 – Ontario, Canada
Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut Cava NV – Spain
Henkell Cavas Hill NV – Spain
Segura Viudas Segura Viudas Cava NV – Spain

Now how is that for a shopping list!!

Cheers!
Debbie & the Savvy Team

 

 

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Order the best wines from Niagara-on-the-Lake

Posted by Debbie

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
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Another SOLD OUT Savvy Event!

Back by popular demand, One Unforgettable Taste & Buy provided the opportunity for guests to order any combination of their favorite wines.  The featured wines are not available at the LCBO or Vintages.  As an extra bonus, free shipping by courier will be offered for orders of 12 bottles or more.  This is a perfect opportunity to stock up for summer entertaining.

Go to our Facebook page to see some photos of the event.

While the event is over for another year – don`t despair! Anyone can still order Niagara-on-the-Lake wines online using a new service we have created – Savvy Sip & Shop. 

Click here order Niagara-on-the-Lake wines! 

It is that easy to have your favorite Niagara-on-the-Lake wines delivered – within a week.


One Unforgettable Taste & Buy is about tasting, discovering & ordering …  

Have a look below at the large selection of outstanding wines that will be uncorked to enjoy.  None of these wines are available at the LCBO.

Exclusive at this event – You can order ANY combination of outstanding wines from ANY of the featured wineries & they will be delivered by courier to your home or office. Free shipping on all orders of 12 bottles or more!  Now you can order your ANY of these wines online  

Featured wineries & wines:

Between The Lines Estate Winery

2011 Gewürztraminer $14.95

2011 Cabernet Franc $15.95

 

Cattail Creek Estate Winery

2012 Simply Stainless Chardonnay Estate $16.95

2010 Pinot Noir Estate $18.95

 

Château des Charmes

2010 Chardonnay Musqué Estate Bottled $16.95

2010 Gamay “Droit” St. David’s Bench $14.95

 

Coyote’s Run Estate Winery

2011 Red Paw Pinot Gris $17.95

2011 Red Paw Pinot Noir $19.95

 

Diamond Estates Winery

2012 Lakewiew Cellars Syrah Rosé Reserve $16.95

2010 Lakeview Cellars Baco Noir Reserve $19.95

 

Hinterbrook Winery

2011 Riesling $18.00

2011 Rosé $16.00

 

Inniskillin

2012 Discovery Series P3 $19.95

2011 Merlot Reserve $22.95

 

Jackson-Triggs Winery

2012 Grand Reserve Sauvignon Blanc $19.95

2010 Grand Reserve Shiraz $19.95

 

Joseph’s Estate Wines

2010 Pinot Gris $13.95

2009 Baco Merlot $10.95

 

Konzelmann Estate Winery

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon $12.75

2012 Shira$12.75

 

Lailey Vineyard

2012 Chardonnay Unoaked $15.00

2011 Pinot Noir 3.7 $30.00

 

Niagara College Teaching Winery

2010 Dean’s List Chardonnay $27.95

Pinot Noir Balaance $18.95

 

Palatine Hills Estate Winery

2011 Riesling $12.85

2010 Cabernet Franc Neufeld Vineyard $19.95

 

Peller Estates

2012 Sauvignon Blanc Private Reserve $18.95

2011 Cabernet Franc Private Reserve $21.95

 

Pillitteri Estates Winery

2011 Chardonnay Barrel Fermented $15.00

2011 Dry Rosé $15.00

 

Pondview Estate Winery

2011 Riesling $16.00

2011 Chardonnay Barrel Fermented $25.00

 

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

2011 Chardonnay Estate $24.00

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate $39.00

 

Reif Estate Winery

2012 Fortune Cabernet Rosé $12.95

2011 The Magician Pinot Noir/Shiraz $19.95

 

Riverview Cellars Winery

2012 Sauvignon Blanc $16.95

2011 Salvatores Malbec Reserve $29.95

 

Small Talk Vineyards

2011 Sauvignon Blanc $14.95

RSVP White Blend $14.95

 

Southbrook Vineyards

2012 Triomphe Chardonnay $21.95

2008 Triomphe Cabernet Merlot $23.95

 

Stratus Vineyards 

2012 Wild Ass Rosé $19.95

2009 Tollgate Fumé Blanc $24.95

 

Strewn Winery

2012 Fumé Blanc Terroir $18.95

2011 Meritage Canadian Oak $18.95

 

Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery

Burgundy Plum $23.95

Chocolate Embrace (375 mL) $24.95

 

Trius Winery at Hillebrand

2012 Riesling Ghost Creek Vineyard $25.00

2012 Trius Rosé $15.75

 

One Unforgettable Taste & Buy – details

DATE: Tuesday May 28, 2013
EVENT STARTS: 7pm
EVENT ENDS: 9pm
LOCATION: The NEW Agriculture & Food Museum, 361 Prince of Wales Drive, located on the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa

 

Buy your tickets >>

Can’t make it but want to order wines?

No problem! Simply call our Savvy Team on 613-SAVVYCO (613-728-8926) to make the arrangements for you.  Place your order before June 1st and you can take advantage of the free shipping offer on a case of wine.

We look forward to seeing you at One Unforgettable Taste & Buy.
Everyone is welcome to join us!

 

Contact Savvy Company for more information about other Savvy Events
www.savvycompany.ca
613.SAVVYCO
613.728.8926
Cheers!


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Sip, Savour & ‘Selebrate’ with these wines on Thursday

Posted by Debbie

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
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There are many reasons to raise a glass at Sip, Savour & ‘Selebrate’! Ontario wineries have just finished picking this year’s stellar grape harvest (predicted to be the best vintage yet!), the Ontario craft beer industry is booming with impressive varieties of craft brews…and Savvy Company is celebrating its 10th year in business.  Bring your dancing shoes as there will be a jazz band too!

 

Casa-Dea Estates Winery – Prince Edward County
2009 Chardonnay $15.95
2010 Pinot Gris $18.95
2010 Gamay $14.95
2009 Cabernet Franc $18.95

Cattail Creek Family Estate Winery – Niagara-on-the-Lake
2009 Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2009 $10.95
2009 Estate Merlot 2009 $16.95
2007 Estate Cabernet Merlot $14.95
2009 Select Late Harvest Cabernet Sauvignon $24.95

Château des Charmes – Niagara-on-the-Lake
2008 Sparkling Rosé $28.95
2008 Gewurztraminer $19.95
2010 Equuleus $40
2007 Late Harvest Riesling $12.95
(Special price! Regular $21.95)

Closson Chase Winery – Prince Edward County
2010 Chardonnay $29.95
2011 Rosé $19.95
2010 Pinot Noir $39.95

Diamond Estate Wines – Niagara-in-the-Lake
2008 Lakeview Cellars GMR Sparkling Reserve $24.95
2007 Lakeview Cellars Merlot Reserve $19.95
2007 Lakeview Cellars Gewurztraminer Icewine (200mL) $34.95
Seasons Port $39.95

Kacaba Vineyards – Beamsville Bench
2011 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay $22.95
2009 Cabernet Franc $18.95
2009 Syrah $29.95
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon $24.95

Keint-He Winery and Vineyard –Prince Edward County
2009 Chardonnay $20
2009 Foxtail Pinot Meunier $27
2009 Little Creek – Closson Pinot Noir $32
2008 Pineaux Sauvage (375mL) $50

Lailey Vineyard – Niagara-on-the-Lake
2011 Unoaked Chardonnay $15
2011 Sauvignon Blanc $20
2010 Chardonnay Brickyard $30
2010 Cabernet Franc $25
2010 Syrah $27
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon $30

Lighthall Vineyards -Prince Edward County
2011 Progression Sparkling $20
2011 Gewurztraminer $25
2009 Chardonnay Réserve $25
2010 Pinot Noir $25

Marynissen Winery and Estates – Niagara-on-the-Lake
2010 Road Block Chardonnay $15
2011 100Marks White Merlot $25
2009 Bottoms Up! $18
2010 Solstice $22
2010 100Marks Pinot Noir $45

Palatine Hills Estate Winery – Niagara-on-the-Lake
2011 Lakeshore White $13.95
2010 Neufeld Vineyard Chardonnay $22.95
2010 Cabernet Merlot $15.95
2010 Neufeld Vineyard Meritage $29.95

Pondview Estate Winery – Niagara-on-the-Lake
2010 Riesling $16.95
2010 Bella Terra Chardonnay $24
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon $34.95
2010 Meritage $39.95

Rosehall Run Vineyard & Winery –Prince Edward County
2011 Unoaked Chardonnay Cuvée County $17.95
2010 Canadian Barrel Chardonnay Cuvée County $24.95
2010 Cabernet Franc Cuvée County $24.95
2010 ‘The Swinger ’Syrah Cuvée County $34.95

Sandbanks Winery –Prince Edward County
2011 Love Cassis Aperitivo $14.95
2011 Sauvignon Blanc $16.95
2011 Gewurztraminer $16.95
2010 French Kiss $24.95

 Strewn Winery – Niagara-on-the-Lake
2010 Strewn Merlot Terroir $16.95
2011 Strewn Riesling Terroir $25.80

AND… new this year, Ontario craft breweries are joining us to ‘Selerate with their award-winning brews:
Ashton Brewing Company – Ashton
Clocktower Brewpub –Ottawa
Hockley Valley Brewing Company– Orangeville
Kichesippi Beer Co –Ottawa
Mill Street Brewery –Ottawa &Toronto

 

Cheers!

Debbie & the Savvy Team

 

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All Canadian Wine Championships 2011 Winners

Posted by Debbie

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
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All Canadian Wine Championships Winners 2011

All of us at Savvy Company are thrilled that many of the wineries & their wines we have featured in our Savvy Selections wine of the month club have received impressive awards in this year’s All Canadian Wine Championships. Kudos & Congrats!

 

Trophy Winners

Best Red Wine of the Year

Blasted Church Vineyards, BC 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot $25.99

 

Best White Wine of the Year

Mike Weir Wine, ON 2008 Riesling $14.95

 

Best Sparkling Wine of the Year

Flat Rock Cellars, ON 2007 Riddled $29.95

 

Larry Paterson Trophy, Best Dessert Wine of the Year

(Sponsored by Ontario Viniculture Association)
Vignoble du Marathonien, QC 2009 Vidal Late Harvest $28.00

 

Best Fruit Wine of the Year

(Sponsored by Ontario Viniculture Association)
Applewood Farm Winery, ON 2008 Iced Cider $19.95

 

Best Value Wine of the Year

Sonoran Estate Winery, BC 2007 Cabernet/Merlot $22.90

 

Best of Category Medals / Double Gold

 

Chardonnay, Unoaked

Blasted Church Vineyards, BC 2010 Chardonnay Musque $17.99

 

Chardonnay Under $20

Strewn, ON 2009 Chardonnay Barrel Aged $12.75 winery featured in Savvy Selections

 

Chardonnay Over $20

Quails’ Gate Winery, BC 2008 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay $29.99

 

Riesling Dry

Thirty Bench Wine Makers, ON 2010 Small Lot Riesling Triangle Vineyard $30.00

 

Riesling Off Dry

Mike Weir Wine, ON 2008 Riesling $14.95

**Trophy, Best White Wine

 

Sauvignon Blanc

Sandhill Wines, BC 2010 Sauvignon Blanc $18.99

 

Gewurztraminer

Thornhaven Estates Winery, BC 2009 Gewürztraminer $17.90

 

Pinot Gris/Grigio

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery, BC 2010 Private Reserve Pinot Gris $14.99

 

Pinot Blanc

Lake Breeze Vineyards, BC 2010 Pinot Blanc $17.00

 

Vidal

Aleksander Estate Winery, ON 2010 Vidal $10.95

 

Other Single White Hybrid

Jost Vineyards Ltd., NS 2010 Appellation L’Acadie $18.00

 

White Hybrid Blends

Jost Vineyards Ltd., NS 2010 Valley Roads L’Acadie Frontenac $9.99

 

Viognier

Pentage Wines 2009 Viognier $19.40

 

Other Single V.V. Whites

LA FRENZ, BC 2010 Semillon $19.90

 

White V.V. Blends

Hester Creek Estate Winery, BC 2010 Character White $19.99

 

Rose

Featherstone Winery, ON 2010 Rosé $14.95 winery featured in Savvy Selections

 

Cabernet Sauvignon Under $25

Peller Estates Winery Okanagan, BC

2008 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $19.99

 

Cabernet Sauvignon Over $25

Dan Akroyd Wines, ON 2007 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon $34.95

 

Merlot Under $25

Nk’Mip Cellars, BC 2008 Merlot $19.99

 

Merlot Over $25

Ridgepoint Wines, ON 2007 Merlot $35.00

 

Pinot Noir Under $25

Stoney Ridge, ON 2009 Excellence Pinot Noir $25.00

 

Pinot Noir Over $25

Starling Lane Vancouver Island 2009 Pinot Noir $27.00

 

Cabernet Franc Under $25

Kacaba Vineyards, ON 2008 Cabernet Franc $18.95

 

Cabernet Franc Over $25

Pondview Estate Winery, ON 2009 Bella Terra Cabernet Franc $28.00

 

Bordeaux Blends Under $25

Sonoran Estate Winery, BC 2007 Cabernet Merlot $22.90

**Trophy, Best Value Wine of the Year

 

Bordeaux Blends Over $25

Blasted Church Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot $25.99

** Trophy, Best Red Wine

 

Syrah / Shiraz Under $25

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate, BC 2007 Proprietors’ Grand Reserve Shiraz $25.00

 

Syrah / Shiraz Over $25

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate, BC 2008 Sunrock Shiraz Gold Series $35.00

 

Marechal Foch

Jost Vineyards Ltd., NS 2009 Marechal Foch $10.98

 

Baco Noir

D’Angelo Vineyards Estate Winery, ON 2008 Baco Noir $14.90

 

Other Single Hybrid Reds

Gaspereau Vineyards, NS 2008 Lucie Kuhlmann Barrel Select $24.99

 

Other Red Hybrid Blends

Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery, BC 2009 “Ca Beautage” $23.00

 

Other Single V.V. Reds

Desert Hills Estate Winery, BC 2010 Gamay $17.90

 

Other Red V.V. Blends

Ruby Tuesday Winery, BC 2009 Red Stiletto $25.00

 

Late Harvests

Vignoble du Marathonien, QC 2009 Vidal Vendange Tardives $28.00

** Larry Paterson Trophy, Best Dessert Wine of the Year

 

Riesling Icewine

Inniskillin Wines, ON 2008 Riesling Icewine $69.95 winery featured in Savvy Selections

 

Vidal Icewine

Peller Estates Winery Niagara 2008 Signature Series Vidal Icewine $54.95

 

Red Icewine

Inniskillin Wines, ON 2007 Cabernet Franc Icewine $79.95

 

Other Icewine

Caroline Cellars, ON 2009 Sauvignon Blanc Icewine $48.00

 

Soft Fruit Dry

Sanduz Estate Wines, BC N/V Dry Blueberry Wine $15.41

 

Soft Fruit Off-Dry

Applewood Farm Winery, ON 2009 Trio $14.95

 

Soft Fruit Dessert

Sanduz Estate Wines, BC N/V Raspberry Dessert Wine $19.28

 

Tree Fruit Dry

Les Vergers de la Colline, QC 2010 CID Cuivré $30.00

 

Tree Fruit Off-Dry

Forbidden Fruit Winery, BC 2010 Caught Apricot Mistelle $26.95

 

Tree Fruit Dessert

Coteau St-Paul, QC 2010 Carmina $18.00

 

Fruit Sparkling

Smith & Wilson Estates Wines, ON 2008 Pink Cadillac $18.00

 

Meades

Applewood Farm Winery ON NV Mac Meade $14.95

 

Iced Ciders

Applewood Farm Winery, ON 2008 Iced Cider $14.95

*Trophy, Best Fruit Wine of the Year

 

Grape Fortifieds & Other Desserts

LA FRENZ, BC 2009 Vintage Style Port $24.90

 

Medals of Merit

Sparkling

 

Gold

Hillebrand Winery, ON NV Trius Brut $24.95

Peller Estates Winery Niagara, ON NV Ice Cuvee Rose $35.00

Peller Estates Winery Niagara, ON NV Ice Cuvee $31.75

 

Silver

Gray Monk Estate Winery, BC 2008 Odyssey White Brut $24.99

Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate, ON 2009 Proprietors’ Reserve Cuvee Close Sparkling $14.95

Summerhill Pyramid Winery, BC NV Cipes Ice Brut $45.00

 

Bronze

Gray Monk Estate Winery, BC N/V Odyssey Rose Brut $24.99

Summerhill Pyramid Winery, BC NV Cipes Brut $24.99

 

Chardonnay, Unoaked

 

Gold

Fielding Estate Winery, ON 2010 Chardonnay Musque $16.95

Gray Monk Estate Winery, BC 2009 Chardonnay, Unwooded $16.99

 

Silver

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery, BC 2010 Dry Rock Chardonnay Unoaked $13.99

Hillebrand Winery, ON 2009 Artist Series Unoaked Chardonnay $10.75

 

Bronze

Angel’s Gate Winery, ON 2008 Unoaked CHARDONNAY $12.95

Mt Lehman Winery, BC 2010 Unoaked Chardonnay $20.00

 

 

Chardonnay, Under $20

 

Gold

EauVivre Winery & Vineyards, BC 2008 Chardonnay $18.00

Red Rooster Winery, BC 2009 Chardonnay $16.99

Stoney Ridge, ON 2009 Simply White $14.00 winery featured in Savvy Selections

Strewn, ON 2008 Chardonnay Terroir $19.95 winery featured in Savvy Selections

 

Silver

Mission Hill Family Estate, BC 2009  Reserve Chardonnay $18.99

Mt. Boucherie Family Estate, BC 2009 Estate Collection Chardonnay $14.99

Pentage Wines, BC 2007 Chardonnay Reserve $19.90

Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery, BC 2009 Chardonnay $19.90

 

Bronze

Aleksander Estate Winery, ON 2010 Chardonnay $14.95

LA FRENZ, BC 2009 Chardonnay $19.90

Nk’Mip Cellars, BC 2009 Chardonnay $16.99

Pondview Estate Winery, ON 2009 Chardonnay $17.00

Quails’ Gate Winery,BC 2009 Chardonnay $19.99

Stoney Ridge, ON 2009 Warren Classic Chardonnay $15.00

 

Chardonnay Over $20

 

Gold

LA FRENZ, BC 2009 Reserve Chardonnay $28.90

Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery, BC 2009 Chardonnay $23.90

Pondview Estate Winery, ON 2009 Bella Terra Chardonnay $24.00 winery featured in Savvy Selections

 

Silver

Huff Estates Winery, ON 2008 South Bay Chardonnay $29.95 winery featured in Savvy Selections

Niagara College Teaching Winery, ON 2009 Dean’s List Chardonnay $27.95 winery featured in Savvy Selections

 

Bronze

Church & State Wines, BC 2009 Chardonnay $24.90

Stoney Ridge, ON 2009 Excellence Chardonnay $26.00 winery featured in Savvy Selections

 

Riesling Dry

 

Gold

Caroline Cellars, ON 2008 Riesling $11.50

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery, BC 2010 Dry Riesling $13.99

Quails’ Gate Winery, BC 2010 Dry Riesling $16.99

 

Silver

Mission Hill Family Estate, BC 2009  Reserve Riesling $18.99

Silkscarf Winery, BC 2010 Riesling Muscat $22.00

SummerGate Winery, BC 2009 Riesling Two (Certified Organic) $19.90

 

Bronze

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery, BC 2010 Private Reserve Riesling $14.99

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery, BC 2010 Riesling $13.99

Huff Estates Winery, ON 2008 Riesling Reserve $19.95 winery featured in Savvy Selections

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate, BC 2008 Proprietors’ Reserve Riesling $12.99

 

Riesling Off Dry

 

Gold

Cornerstone Estate Winery, ON 2009 Riesling Reserve $20.00 winery featured in Savvy Selections

Hinterbrook Estate Winery, ON 2010 Riesling $18.00

Huff Estates Winery, ON 2009 Riesling Medium Dry $17.95 winery featured in Savvy Selections

 

Silver

Rockway Glen Estate Winery, ON 2009 Fergie Jenkins ‘Limited Edition’ $14.95

 

Bronze

Angel’s Gate Winery, ON 2009 SUSSRESERVE RIESLING $13.95 winery featured in Savvy Selections this August!

 

Sauvignon Blanc

 

Gold

Hillebrand Winery,ON 2009 Trius Sauvignon Blanc $13.75

LA FRENZ, BC 2010 Sauvignon Blanc $21.90

Pentage Wines, BC 2010 Sauvignon Blanc $19.40

 

Silver

Henry of Pelham Family Estate, ON 2009 Sauvignon Blanc $14.95

Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate, ON 2009 Silver Series Sauvignon Blanc $17.95

 

Bronze

Dan Akroyd Wines, ON 2010 Sauvignon Blanc $14.95

Hinterbrook Estate Winery, ON 2010 Sauvignon Blanc $21.00

Stoney Ridge, ON 2010 Excellence Sauvignon Blanc $22.00 winery featured in Savvy Selections

 

Gewurztraminer

 

Gold

Flat Rock Cellars, ON 2010 Gewürztraminer $18.95

The View Winery, BC 2010 Gewürztraminer $16.95

Wild Goose Vineyards, BC 2010 Gewürztraminer $19.00

 

Silver

Red Rooster Winery , BC 2010 Gewurztraminer $15.99

Ruby Tuesday Winery, BC 2010 Gewurztraminer $20.00

Wild Goose Vineyards, BC 2010 Mystic River Gewurztraminer $23.00

 

Bronze

Arrowleaf Cellars, BC 2009 Solstice Gewürztraminer $20.00

Harwood Estates, ON 2009 Gewürztraminer $20.00

Kalala Organic Estate Winery, BC 2009 Gewürztraminer $17.95

See Ya Later Ranch, BC 2009 Gewürztraminer $14.99

 

Pinot Gris

 

Gold

8th Generation Vineyard, BC 2010 Pinot Gris $19.99

Fielding Estate Winery, ON 2010 Pinot Gris $18.95

Pentage Wines, BC 2010 Pinot Gris $17.40

Red Rooster Winery, BC 2010 Pinot Gris $16.99

Wild Goose Vineyards, BC 2009 Mystic River Pinot Gris $20.00

 

Silver

Black Widow Winery, BC 2010 PINOT GRIS $19.90

Blasted Church Vineyards, BC 2010 Pinot Gris $19.99

Inniskillin Wines, ON 2010 Pinot Grigio $12.95

Lake Breeze Vineyards, BC 2010 Pinot Gris $17.00

Therapy Vineyards, BC 2010 Pinot Gris $20.00

 

Bronze

Fielding Estate Winery, ON 2010 Estate Bottled Pinot Gris $21.95

Hester Creek Estate Winery, BC 2010 Pinot Gris $16.99

Peller Estates Winery Niagara, ON 2009 Private Reserve Pinot Gris $18.95

Smith & Wilson Estates Wines, ON 2010 Pinot Gris $14.00

Stoney Ridge, ON 2010 Pinot Grigio $17.00 winery featured in Savvy Selections

 

Pinot Blanc

 

Gold

Van Westen Vineyards, BC 2009 Vivacious $18.90

 

Silver

Wild Goose Vineyards, BC 2010 Mystic River Pinot Blanc $19.00

 

Bronze

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery, BC 2010 Private Reserve Pinot Blanc $13.99

 

Viognier

 

Gold

Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery, BC 2009 Viognier $19.90

Silkscarf Winery, BC 2010 Viognier $22.00

 

Silver

D’Angelo Estate Winery, BC 2009 Viognier $19.90

Mt Lehman Winery, BC 2010 Viognier Reserve $24.00

 

Bronze

Serendipity Winery, BC 2009 Viognier $17.90

Van Westen Vineyards, BC 2009 Viognier $24.90

 

Vidal

 

Gold

Reif Estate Winery, ON 2010 Vidal $9.95 winery featured in Savvy Selections

 

Silver

Rockway Glen Estate Winery, ON 2010 Patio 19 $12.95

 

Bronze

Sanson Estate Winery, ON 2010 Autumn Harvest Vidal $13.95

 

Single White Hybrid

 

Gold

Gaspereau Vineyards, NS 2010 Seyval Blanc $16.99

Jost Vineyards Ltd., NS 2010 Cote St. George L’Acadie Blanc $15.99

 

Silver

Gaspereau Vineyards, NS 2010 L`Acadie Blanc $15.99

Jost Vineyards Ltd., NS 2010 Petite Milo $15.00

 

Bronze

Blomidon Estate Winery, NS 2009 L’Acadie Blanc $15.29

Domaine de Grand Pre, NS 2010 Muscat $18.50

 

Other Single V.V. Whites

 

Gold

Domaine de Chaberton, BC 2009 Bacchus Dry $15.40

Lake Breeze Vineyards, BC 2010 Semillon $19.00

SummerGate Winery, BC 2009 Muscat Ottonel (Certified Organic) $19.90

 

Silver

CedarCreek Estate Winery , BC 2010 Ehrenfelser $18.90

Domaine de Grand Pre, NS 2010 Ortega $20.00

LA FRENZ, BC 2009 Semillon $19.90

 

Bronze

Lake Breeze Vineyards , BC 2010 Ehrenfelser $19.00

Mt. Boucherie Family Estate, BC 2008 Estate Collection Semillon $12.99

Viewpointe Estate Winery, ON 2010 Auxerrois $14.95

 

White V.V. Blends

 

Gold

Arrowleaf Cellars, BC 2009 First Crush White $13.99

MUSE, BC 2010 Chardonnay/Semillon $19.00

Stag’s Hollow Winery , BC 2009 Con-Fusion $18.99

Therapy Vineyards, BC 2010 Alter Ego $25.00

 

Silver

Celista Estate Winery, BC 2010 Celista Conundrum $19.00

Diamond Estate Wines, Fresh, ON 2009 Gewurztraminer Riesling $11.95

Inniskillin Okanagan Vineyards, BC 2009 Discovery Series Marsanne Roussane $19.99

Ruby Tuesday Winery, BC 2010 White Stiletto $20.00

 

Bronze

Cherry Point Estate Wines, BC 2010 Ortega /Siegerrebe $20.01

Hester Creek Estate Winery, BC 2009 Semillon Chardonnay $15.99

Hillebrand Winery, ON 2009 Trius White $19.75

Reif Estate Winery, ON 2009 Trend White $12.95 winery featured in Savvy Selections

Therapy Vineyards, BC 2010 Freudian Sip $17.00

 

White Hybrid Blends

 

Gold

Forbidden Fruit Winery, BC 2010 SauVidal Earth Series $21.00

Pelee Island Winery, ON 2010 Blanc de Blanc $9.95

 

Silver

Jost Vineyards Ltd., NS 2010 L’Acadie Pinot Grigio $12.99

Jost Vineyards Ltd., NS NV Kellermeister $9.99

 

Bronze

Domaine de Grand Pre, NS 2010 Tidal Bay $22.50

Gaspereau Vineyards, NS 2010 Appellation Wine $24.99

 

Rose

 

Gold

8th Generation Vineyard, BC 2010 Pinot Meunier Rosé $19.99

Hinterbrook Estate Winery, ON 2010 Rosé $16.00

Oliver Twist Estate Winery, BC 2010 Patio Passion $18.00

The View Winery, BC 2010 Distraction Rosé $14.50

 

Silver

CedarCreek Estate Winery, BC 2010 Pinot Noir Rosé $17.90

Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery, ON 2010 Resurrection Rosé $17.80

Greata Ranch Estate Winery, BC 2010 Rosé $13.90

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, BC 2010 Oldfield Series 2Bench Rosé $22.99

 

Bronze

Colio Estate Wines Inc., ON 2010 Girls’ Night Out Chard / Merlot Rosé $12.75

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate, BC 2009 Black Series Rosé $15.99

Kacaba Vineyards, ON 2010 Rebecca Rosé $14.95 winery featured in Savvy Selections

Pondview Estate Winery, ON 2009 Cab Franc Rosé $15.00 winery featured in Savvy Selections

Volcanic Hills Estate Winery, BC 2010 Rosé $15.90

 

Cabernet Sauvignon Under $25

 

Gold

Legends Estates Winery, ON 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve $17.95

 

Silver

Inniskillin Okanagan Vineyards, BC

2008 Dark Horse Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon $24.99

 

Bronze

Colchester Ridge Estate Winery, ON 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon $19.80

 

Cabernet Sauvignon Over $25

 

Gold

Lakeview Cellars Estate Winery, ON 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve $34.95

Painted Rock Estate Winery, BC 2008 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon $40.00

 

Silver

Muscedere Vineyards,ON 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon $30.00

Nk’Mip Cellars, BC 2008 Qwam Qwmt Cabernet Sauvignon $29.99

 

Bronze

Desert Hills Estate Winery, BC 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Proprietor’s Red $29.90

 

Merlot Under $25

 

Gold

Angel’s Gate Winery, ON 2008 MERLOT $14.95 winery featured in Savvy Selections this August!

Red Rooster Winery, BC 2009 Merlot $18.99

Thornhaven Estates Winery, BC 2008 MERLOT $24.90

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, BC 2008 Merlot $17.99

 

Silver

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate, BC 2008 Gold Series Merlot $20.00

Robin Ridge Winery, BC 2007 Merlot $19.90

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, BC 2007 Oldfield Series Merlot $24.99

Wild Goose Vineyards, BC 2008 Merlot $20.00

 

Bronze

Legends Estates Winery, ON 2007 Merlot Reserve $17.95

Mission Hill Family Estate, BC 2007 Reserve Merlot $24.99

Seven Stones Winery , BC 2009 Row 128 Merlot $25.00

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, BC 2008 Black Sage Vineyard Merlot $19.99

Merlot Over $25

 

Gold

Kalala Organic Estate Winery, BC 2008 Merlot $28.95

Ruby Tuesday Winery, BC 2008 Merlot Grand Reserve $40.00

 

Silver

Mission Hill Family Estate, BC 2006 Select Lot Collection Merlot $29.99

Van Westen Vineyards, BC 2007 Vivre la Vie $27.90

 

Bronze

Poplar Grove Winery, BC 2007 Merlot $29.90

 

Pinot Noir Under $25

 

Gold

D’Angelo Estate Winery, BC 2007 Pinot Noir $24.90

Lake Breeze Vineyards, BC 2008 Seven Poplars Pinot Noir $25.00

Mike Weir Wine, ON 2008 Pinot Noir $19.95

Mt. Boucherie Family Estate, BC 2009 Summit Reserve Pinot Noir $19.99

 

Silver

EauVivre Winery & Vineyards, BC 2008 Pinot Noir $19.00

Flat Rock Cellars, ON 2009 Pinot Noir $19.95

Stonechurch Vineyards, ON 2007 Pinot Noir Reserve $19.95

 

Bronze

Grange of Prince Edward, ON 2008 Trumpour’s Mill Pinot Noir $16.95

Mission Hill Family Estate, BC 2007  Reserve Pinot Noir $24.99

Robin Ridge Winery, BC 2009 Pinot Noir $21.90

Therapy Vineyards, BC 2009 Pinot Noir $22.00

 

Pinot Noir Over $25

 

Gold

Kacaba Vineyards, ON 2007 Reserve Pinot Noir $42.95 winery featured in Savvy Selections

Nk’Mip Cellars, BC 2009 Qwam Qwmt Pinot Noir $29.99

 

Silver

CASSINI CELLARS, BC 2009 Pinot Noir Reserve $29.00

Church & State Wines, BC 2009 Hollenbach Pinot Noir $25.90

 

Bronze

LA FRENZ, BC 2009 Reserve Pinot Noir $31.90

Road 13 Vineyards, BC 2008 Jackpot Pinot Noir $39.99

 

Cabernet Franc Under $25

 

Gold

Colio Estate Wines Inc., ON 2007 CEV Cabernet Franc $20.75

Inniskillin Wines, ON

2008 Winemaker’s Series Two Vineyards Cabernet Franc $22.95

 

Silver

Hillside Estate Winery, BC 2008 Cabernet Franc $24.99

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, BC 2008 Cabernet Franc $17.99

 

Bronze

Colchester Ridge Estate Winery , ON 2008 Cabernet Franc $17.80

Pelee Island Winery, ON 2010 Cabernet Franc $11.45

 

Cabernet Franc Over $25

 

Gold

Peller Estates Winery Niagara, ON 2008 Signature Series Cabernet Franc $38.00

 

Silver

Seven Stones Winery, BC 2009 Cabernet Franc $28.00

 

Bronze

Thirty Bench Wine Makers, ON 2008 Small Lot Cabernet Franc $40.00

 

Bordeaux Blends Under $25

 

Gold

Cerelia Vineyards & Estate Winery, BC 2008 Misceo $23.00

Colio Estate Wines Inc., ON 2006 CEV Meritage $20.75

Pelee Island Winery, ON 2008 Alvar Cabernet Merlot $12.95

 

Silver

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery, BC 2009 Dry Rock Cabernet-Merlot $14.99

Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate, ON 2009 Black Series Cab Franc Cab Sauvignon $13.45

Ridgepoint Wines, ON 2007 Meritage $25.00

Smith & Wilson Estates Wines, ON 2007 Raleigh Vines $14.00

 

Bronze

Harvest Estate Wines, ON 2007 IT’s Our Time $13.95

Hester Creek Estate Winery, BC 2009 Cabernet Merlot $15.99

Lake Breeze Vineyards, BC 2008 Meritage $22.00

Stag’s Hollow Winery, BC 2008 Heritage Block $24.99

 

Bordeaux Blends Over $25

 

Gold

Church & State Wines, BC 2007 Quintessential $49.90

Gray Monk Estate Winery, BC 2009 Odyssey Meritage $34.99

LA FRENZ, BC 2007 Grand Total Reserve $39.90

Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery, BC 2007 Obra-Prima $34.90

Thornhaven Estates Winery, BC 2008 EVOLUTION $31.90

 

Silver

Church & State Wines, BC 2008 Coyote Bowl Meritage $34.90

Church & State Wines, BC 2008 Quintessential $49.90

Kacaba Vineyards, BC 2007 Reserve Meritage $44.95

LA FRENZ, BC 2008 Grand Total Reserve $39.90

 

Bronze

CASSINI CELLARS, BC 2009 Collector’s Series Maximus $29.00

Harbour Estates , ON 2007 Premier Vintage $45.00

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate, BC 2007 Sunrock Meritage $35.00

Painted Rock Estate Winery , BC 2008 Estate Red Icon $55.00

Van Westen Vineyards , BC 2007 Voluptuous $29.90

 

Syrah / Shiraz Under $25

 

Gold

Moon Curser Vineyards, BC 2009 Syrah $24.90

 

Silver

Peller Estates Winery Okanagan, BC 2008 Private Reserve Syrah $19.99

 

Bronze

Mt. Boucherie Family Estate , BC 2007 Summit Reserve Syrah $24.99

Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery , BC 2008 Syrah $24.90

 

Syrah / Shiraz Over $25

 

Gold

Red Rooster Winery, BC 2009 Syrah Reserve $29.99

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, BC 2007 Oldfield Series Syrah $29.99

 

Silver

Black Widow Winery, BC 2009 SYRAH $31.90

Mission Hill Family Estate, BC 2007 Select Lot Collection Syrah $36.99

 

Bronze

CedarCreek Estate Winery, BC 2008 Platinum Syrah $39.90

Painted Rock Estate Winery, BC 2008 Estate Syrah $40.00

 

Marechal Foch

 

Gold

Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard, BC 2009 Marechal Foch $19.50

 

Silver

Larch Hills Winery, BC 2009 Marechal Foch $16.40

Summerhill Pyramid Winery, BC 2007 Organic Foch $26.95

 

Bronze

Jost Vineyards Ltd., BC 2009 Cote St. George Marechal Foch $14.99

 

Baco Noir

 

Gold

Henry of Pelham Family Estate, ON 2008 Reserve Baco Noir $24.95

 

Silver

Sandbanks Estate Winery, ON 2008 Baco Noir Reserve $24.95

 

Bronze

Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery, ON 2009 Baco Noir Reserve $24.80

 

Other Single V.V. Reds

 

Gold

Domaine de Chaberton, BC 2009 Gamay Noir $15.25

Featherstone Winery, ON   2009 Gamay $19.99

Inniskillin Okanagan Vineyards, BC 2008 Discovery Series Malbec $24.99

 

Silver

Mt. Boucherie Family Estate, BC 2008 Family Reserve Zinfandel $34.99

The View Winery, BC 2009 Red Shoe Red (Pinotage) $14.50

 

Bronze

Legends Estates Winery, ON 2007 Petit Verdot Reserve $19.95

 

Other Single Hybrid Reds

 

Gold

Gaspereau Vineyards, NS 2009 Triomphe D’Alsace $17.99

 

Silver

Gaspereau Vineyards, NS 2008 Lucie Kuhlmann $21.99

 

Bronze

Annapolis Highland Vineyards , NS 2010 DeChaunac $22.00

 

Other V.V. Blends

 

Gold

Inniskillin Wines, ON 2008 Winemaker’s Series Shiraz Cabernet $24.95 winery featured in Savvy Selections

Road 13 Vineyards, BC 2009 Rockpile $24.99

 

Silver

Hester Creek Estate Winery, BC 2009 Character Red $19.99

Reif Estate Winery, ON 2009 The Magician $19.95 winery featured in Savvy Selections

 

Bronze

Kalala Organic Estate Winery, BC 2009 Cuvée Noir $15.95

SMITH & WILSON ESTATE WINES, ON 2007 DOUBLE BARREL $15.00

 

Red Hybrid Blends

Gold

Gaspereau Vineyards, NS NV Vitis $21.99

Jost Vineyards Ltd., NS 2010 Valley Roads Leon Millot Baco Noir $9.99

L’Acadie Vineyards, NS 2009 Innovation Series Red $29.99

Stoney Ridge, ON 2010 Radical Red $25.00

 

Silver

Eastdell Estates Winery, ON 2009 Black Cab $12.95

Gillis of Belleisle Winery, NB 2010 Belleisle Premium Red $24.80

House of Rose Winery, BC 2009 Hot Flash $17.90

 

Bronze

Averill Creek Vineyard , BC 2009 Prevost $22.00

Domaine & Vins Gélinas , QC 2008 Rouge Réserve $20.00

Skimmerhorn Winery & Vineyard , BC N/V Devil’s Chair $19.50

 

Late Harvest Wines:

Gold

Hester Creek Estate Winery, BC 2009 Late Harvest Pinot Blanc $15.99

 

Silver

Reif Estate Winery, ON 2009 First Growth Riesling TBA $50.00 winery featured in Savvy Selections

 

Bronze

Calamus Estate Winery, ON 2009 Special Select Late Varvest Vidal $23.10 winery featured in Savvy Selections

 

 

Riesling Icewines:

 

Gold

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate, BC 2009 Gold Series Riesling Icewine $70.00

 

Silver

Mission Hill Family Estate, BC 2009 Reserve Riesling Icewine $59.99

 

Bronze

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate, BC 2007 Proprietors’ Reserve Riesling Icewine $60.00

 

Vidal Icewines:

 

Gold

Inniskillin Okanagan Vineyards, BC 2008 Vidal Icewine $52.99

Inniskillin Wines, ON 2008 Sparkling Vidal Icewine $69.95

Mike Weir Wine, ON 2006 Icewine Vidal $39.95

Silver

Peller Estates Winery Niagara, ON 2008 Private Reserve Vidal Icewine $26.85, 200ml

Bronze

Domaine de Grand Pre, NS 2010 Vidal Icewine $39.50

Inniskillin Wines, ON 2007 Vidal Icewine $49.95

 

Red Icewines:

 

Gold

Pondview Estate Winery, ON 2009 Cab Franc Icewine $35.00

Strewn, ON 2008 Cab Franc Icewine $63.00

 

Silver

Hinterbrook Estate Winery, ON 2009 Cabernet Franc Icewine $48.00

Peller Estates Winery Niagara, ON 2008 Signature Series Cabernet Franc Icewine $90.00

Pondview Estate Winery, ON 2009 Bella Terra Cab Sauvignon Icewine $40.00

 

Bronze

Mike Weir Wine, ON 2008 Icewine Cabernet $39.95

Niagara College Teaching Winery, ON 2008 Dean’s List Cabernet Franc Icewine $54.95 winery featured in Savvy Selections

 

Other Icewines:

 

Gold

Caroline Cellars, ON 2009 CHARDONNAY ICEWINE $42.00

LuLu Island Winery, BC 2007 Riesling Chardonnay Icewine $69.00

 

Silver

Therapy Vineyards, BC 2010 Bi-Polar $50.00

 

Bronze

Domaine & Vins Gélinas, QC 2010 Signature Swenson White $32.00

Stoney Ridge, ON 2009 Excellence Gewurztraminer Icewine $100.00

 

Grape Fortifieds & Other Desserts

 

Gold

Harwood Estates, ON 2009 Just Desserts $25.00

House of Rose Winery, BC 2006 Vintage Okanagan Port $29.90

Stoney Ridge, ON n/v Passion $25.00

 

Silver

Annapolis Highland Vineyards, NS 2010 Highland Beauty $24.00

River’s Bend Winery, BC N/V AMBER $13.00

 

Bronze

La Halte des Pèlerins Inc., QC 2009 Le Miraculé $23.00

Stoney Ridge, ON 2009 Forte $20.00

 

Soft Fruit Dry

 

Gold

Westham Island Estate Winery, BC 2010 SnoGoos Wine $14.95

 

Silver

Sanduz Estate Wines, BC N/V Blueberry Merlot $16.37

 

Bronze

Living Sky Winery, SK 2010 Rhubarb $17.00

 

Soft Fruit Off Dry

 

Gold

Domaine Le Cageot, QC 2010 Le Frambleu $22.25

Muskoka Lakes Winery, ON 2009 Cranberry Blueberry $16.75

Westham Island Estate Winery, BC 2010 Raspberry Wine $12.95

 

Silver

Black Bear Farm Estate Winery, ON 2007 PAPA’S SPECIAL RESERVE $18.00

Living Sky Winery, SK 2010 Raspberry $17.00

Rocky Creek Winery, BC 2010 Blackberry $20.00

Silverside Farm & Winery, BC 2011 Tayberry $20.00

 

Bronze

Aleksander Estate Winery, ON 2010 Raspberry $13.95

Field Stone Fruit Wines, AB N/V Raspberry Fruit Wine $15.95

Harvest Estate Wines, ON N/V Blueberry Mist $9.95

Westham Island Estate Winery, BC 2010 Blueberry Wine $12.95

 

Soft Fruit Dessert

 

Gold

La Vallée de la Framboise Inc., QC 2010 Le Brochu $20.00

Muskoka Lakes Winery, ON 2009 Red Maple $18.85

 

Silver

Coastal Black Estate Winery, BC 2009 Raspberry Dessert $18.00

Field Stone Fruit Wines, AB N/V Saskatoon Berry Dessert Wine $19.95

Kawartha Country Wines, ON 2010 BlackBerry Dessert $9.80

 

Bronze

Black Bear Farm Estate Winery, ON 2009 STRAWBERRY & RED RASPBERRY $15.00

Black Bear Farm Estate Winery, ON 2009 BEAR’S SPECIAL BLEND $20.00

 

Tree Fruit Dry

 

Gold

Forbidden Fruit Winery, BC 2010 Cherysh Cherry Rose $19.95

 

Silver

Les Vergers de la Colline, QC 2010 Ancestral $8.78

 

Bronze

Cypress Hills Vyd & Winery, SK 2010 Saskatchewan Sour Cherries $18.75

 

Tree Fruit Off Dry

 

Gold

Harvest Estate Wines, ON n/v Nectarine Peach $9.95

Les Vergers de la Colline, QC 2010 Rosé (ROSEHIPS) $10.53

 

Silver

Domaine de Grand Pre, NS NV Stutz Hard Apple Cider $10.50

Muskoka Lakes Winery, ON 2010 Georgian Bay Rose $16.95

 

Bronze

Blue Moon Estate Winery, BC 2010 SIRIUS, Apple Table Wine $16.90

 

Tree Fruit Dessert

 

Gold

Jost Vineyards Ltd., NS NV Maple Wine $14.99

 

Silver

Living Sky Winery, SK 2010 Juliett Port-style $23.00

 

Bronze

Forbidden Fruit Winery, BC 2009 Cerise D’Eve Red Cherry Portstyle $29.95

Stoney Ridge, ON 2009 Blueberry Maple Ice $40.00

 

Meades

 

Gold

Applewood Farm Winery ON N/V Madrigal Meade $14.95

 

Silver

Munro’s Meadery, ON 2010 Sweet Mead $15.12

 

Bronze

No Bronze Awarded

 

Iced Ciders

 

Gold

Cidrerie du Minot, QC N/V CRÉMANT DE GLACE $25.00

Domaine Pinnacle, QC NV Reflet d’hiver Ice Cider $21.99

 

Silver

Cidrerie Verger Léo Boutin, QC 2009 Mont de Glace $19.50

Domaine Félibre, QC 2009 Givré $22.75

 

Bronze

Cidrerie du Minot, QC 2006 DU MINOT DES GLACES $15.50

Domaine Leduc-Piedimonte, QC 2007 Ice Cider $26.50

 

Fruit Sparkling

 

Gold

No Gold Awarded

 

Silver

Verger Belliveau Orchard, NB 2009 Framboise Mousseux $12.95

 

Bronze

Domaine Le Cageot, QC 2010 Le Cageolais $29.25

 

Congratulations to all of the winners!

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A Vino-Education: The Story of Strewn Winery

Posted by Derek

Monday, May 16th, 2011
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Savvy Selections wine of the month club
features Strewn Winery
Canada’s wineries delivered to your doorstep

 

This time last year, Ontario’s winemakers were absolutely elated because the grape growing season began with ideal weather conditions. The days were warm, the nights were cool and there was just the right amount of rain. What a difference a year makes! This year, our spring has been marked with unseasonably cold temperatures and record breaking rainfall.

 

When it comes to weather, winemakers and grape growers in California, Australia or Chile have it much easier because the growing conditions are consistent year over year. These consistent growing conditions lead to consistently crafted wines. In Canada, the year-over-year variation in the weather associated with our growing season makes grape growing and winemaking more of a challenge.

 

However, having said all of this, it is Ontario’s growing conditions that inspire people like Joe Will. Joe is one of the owners and winemaker at Strewn Winery.

 

For the month of May, we are delighted to feature in the Savvy Selections wines from Strewn Winery – an Ontario wine industry pioneer. Our Savvy Sommelier Derek Vollrath, chatted with Joe for hours one Sunday afternoon, in order to understand his philosophy on wine and winemaking. On the following pages, read Derek’s interview and learn about the diverse path of Joe’s life that lead to the creation of Strewn.

 

 

For May the Savvy Selections Tasting Panel chose to feature the following wines from Strewn’s high end collection called ‘ Terroir’:

 

·Pinot Blanc VQA 2009 Terroir

·Meritage VQA 2008 Terroir

·Merlot VQA 2007 Terroir – a special Savvy price!

 

As always in the Savvy eZine, we have included the tasting notes from our Savvy Sommeliers along with recipes that Derek specifically chose to pair with the selected wine.

If there is a particular wine from Strewn that you enjoyed (Derek is betting that you will particularly like the Pinot Blanc!) feel free to contact me and I would be more than happy to arrange a delivery of additional bottles to be sent to you. Same holds for previously featured wines, just give me a call to arrange a special shipment of your favorite wines.

 

Cheers & Enjoy!

Debbie & Savvy Team
Savvy Company
debbie@savvycompany.ca

 

 

STREWN WINERY
Presented by Sommelier Derek Vollrath

One of the amazing benefits of being part of the Savvy Team is the opportunity each month to take part in sampling wonderful Ontario wines for the Savvy Selections wine of the month club. In addition, I have the chance to talk with some of this province’s top-notch winemakers. It’s discussions with the winemakers that give wine geeks like me (!) insight into what went on behind the wine that is being delivered to your door.

 

For this month’s Savvy Selection, I spent a few hours one Sunday morning talking with Joe Will, Strewn’s long standing winemaker. Like most winemakers, making the “gift of the Gods” has always been one of Joe’s interests. He didn’t start out as a “professional” winemaker per se, rather he has been making wine since high school!

 

 

Joe grew up on the Canadian prairies, so he began making wine using choke cherries or crab apples since they were plentiful. It’s a pretty safe bet that the Savvy Selections subscribers will not receive a choke cherry or crab apple wine in their monthly delivery, however, the technique used in making an alcoholic beverage from fermented fruits is quite similar to making grape wine.

 

Before turning that experimental interest into a day job, Joe started a journalism career with the Canadian Press, then was lured to British Columbia’s Okanagan. In 1989 Joe moved from Alberta to the Okanagan where he worked as a “cellar rat” in a small winery.

 

A leap of faith later landed him in Australia, enrolled in a one year graduate degree program in winemaking. Being a student a second time around helped immensely because Joe wanted to be there: Joe’s studies were interesting and he was very keen and eager to learn all aspects of the winemaking process.

 

One of the up-shots of being a foreign student in Australia was the opportunity to audit any course offered. Being the keen student he was, Joe took advantage of this opportunity and sat-in on a number of viticulture courses (winespeak: grape growing courses).

 

After graduation, Joe stayed a year and worked at the internationally known Australian winery of Yalumba. To put things into perspective as to the size of Yalumba, the year that Joe spent working in Australia they crushed as many grapes as all of the wineries in Ontario combined. The Ontario industry continues to grow, yet it is still small when compared to other wine regions – even in those considered “New World” like Australia.

 

In 1992, when he returned to Canada, Joe landed the job as the winemaker at Pillitteri Estates where he spent five years before breaking out on his own and opening Strewn.

 

 

Joe explained to me that makes Strewn wines that are Old World in style so that the terroir of the Niagara region is richly expressed in each wine.

 

 

Old World Style vs. New World Style

Wines made in the Old World Style have a tendency to rely on traditional production methods with the final product gaining its flavours from the surrounding terroir and the affect of the climate, soil and winemaker’s decisions on harvesting on the grapes. Old World Style wines develop great complexity over time making them perfect for cellaring – especially the reds that we have chosen for your Savvy Selections. Strewn wines also wines made with the understanding that great wine is even better with good food, and come ‘alive’ in your mouth when paired properly.

 

Conversely, wines made in a New World Styles tend to be immediately appealing as they are more fruit forward, both on the nose as well as the palate.

 

 

Terroir – What is that you say?

Terroir is a French term that includes the soil, topography and microclimate of a grape growing area. All these elements integrate themselves into the grapes that then create the distinctive character of each wine. The French wine region of Burgundy is famous for what the ‘terroir’ imparts to the grape and to the wine.

 

In addition to crafting wines that are expressive of the terroir of the Niagara Region, Strewn has some other interesting things going on in the winery. One of these unique features is that there is a cooking school attached to the winery for as Joe told me, “it is so that our visitors can fully experience food and wine matching”.

 

If you are planning on heading to Niagara this summer Strewn Winery should definitely be on the list of wineries to visit. Cheers!

 

 

~ SAVVY SOMMELIER TASTING NOTES ~

 

 

Pinot Blanc VQA 2009, $15.95

Pinot Blanc is a French white wine variety and, as the name suggests, is part of the Pinot family alongside with Pinot Noir – noted as the most popular family member. According to Jim there is not a “tremendous” amount of Pinot Blanc grown in the Niagara region, so it is a treat to be offered as part of this month’s Savvy Selection. Enjoy!

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: A bright pale-lemon colour with a hint of green on the rim. The nose is exceptionally expressive and complex displaying aromas of cool-climate fruit such as pear and green apple with undertones of cut grass. The wine is dry, light to medium bodied with refreshing acidity that helps maintain a long citrus finish.

Suggested Food Pairing: This is definitely a food wine and would match well with grapefruit salad or grilled scallops with a herbed lemon sauce. The Savvy Selections tasting panel recommends mussels Provençale – recipe is on the following pages.

Cellaring: This wine is drinking really well now so stock up for the summer months. It could also keep in your cellar for 6 to 12 months.

 

 

Merlot VQA 2007 $26.95 (reduced from $32.00)

From a winemaking perspective, 2007 was one of the three best years of the decade; and for the curious to know, 2001 and 2005 were the other two notable years according to Joe. Joe made this Merlot in a New World style (i.e. fruit forward), which is difficult to achieve in Niagara because of the inconsistency of our summer weather. To fully enjoy this Merlot we recommend decanting it 30 minutes to an hour before serving

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: The wine has a wonderful ruby red core that fades ever so slightly to a garnet-coloured rim. This colouring is an indication that the wine is beginning to show its age. Initially the nose was muted (winespeak: faint aromas) but after about 15 minutes the wine opened up with aromas of dark fruits, cherry, red currant along with some earthy notes such as leather and pencil shavings. This medium-bodied dry wine has well-integrated tannins and a noticeably long complex peppery finish.

Suggested Food Pairing: A charcuterie platter of flavourful meats along with artisan cheeses is definitely an excellent pairing suggestion. Derek offers the recipe for striploin roast with wild mushrooms on the following pages.

Cellaring: This wine can be opened and enjoyed now or if you wish it could cellar for another 2 years.

 

 

Meritage VQA 2008, $18.00

The 2008 Meritage was the first of its kind produced by Strewn. In keeping with other Meritage wines this is a blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: Medium ruby red in colour, the wine displayed aromas of green pepper, pencil shavings and dark fruit (black berries to be exact). On the palate the wine was dry, but the presence of ripe red fruit and vanilla made it appear slightly-off dry. The wine had a silky mouth feel with integrated tannins and medium length vanilla (i.e. oak) finish.

Suggested Food Pairing: This Meritage is definitely a “red meat” wine and the Savvy Selections Tasting Panel suggests that you pair this wine with a flat-iron steak accented with herbed butter. It is an easy meal to prepare and is a great excuse to use the barbeque. The recipe for this dish is on the following pages.

Cellaring: This Meritage is drinking now or could cellar it for 2 or 3 years.

 

 

~ RECIPES TO ENJOY WITH YOUR SAVVY SELECTIONS ~

 

 

With Strewn Winery Pinot Blanc…

Mussels Provençale
FromHeart Smart, the Best of HeartSmart Cooking, Bonnie Stern

Makes 8 servings as an appetizer; 4 as a main course

Ingredients
4 lbs (2 kg) mussels

1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil

1 shallot, chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 can (28 oz / 796 mL) plum tomatoes, drained and chopped

1 cup (250 mL) dry white wine, stock or water

1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh tarragon, or 1 tsp (5 mL) dried

1 tsp (5 mL) cracked black peppercorns

¼ tsp (1 mL) salt

Pinch of pepper

3 tbsp (45 mL) chopped fresh parsley

2 whole wheat or regular baguette, sliced

 

 

Method

1.Clean mussels and discard any that have broken shells or do not close when lightly tapped

2.Heat oil in a large Dutch oven on medium-high heat. Add shallot and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until fragrant and tender, but do not brown. Add tomatoes and bring to a boil.

3.Add mussels and turn to coat well. Add wine and bring to a boil. Sprinkle with tarragon, salt and pepper.

4.Cover and cook mussels for 5 minutes, or until mussels open. Discard any that do not open after another minute of cooking.

5.Transfer mussels to large bowls. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lots of bread to soak up juices.

 

 

With Strewn Winery Meritage…

 

 

Flat Iron Steak with Herb Butter
From Foodies: Simple, Fresh & Inspired

Serves 4

Herbed Butter Ingredients

½ lb. Butter, Softened

½ bunch Parsley, Chopped

½ bunch Tarragon, Chopped

½ bunch Chives, Chopped

Steak Ingredients

4 – 7 oz. Flat Iron Steaks

Vegetable Oil

Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper, To Taste

 

 

Method – Butter

1.Place the herbs in a food processor with 1 pound of softened butter and a pinch of salt. Mix until well incorporated and light green in colour.

2.Remove from mixer and form into a log using plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm

 

 

Method – Flat Iron Steak

1.Oil and season the steaks. On an indoor grill, cook to medium rare and rest.

2.Slice the steaks across the grain and top with a couple of slices of herb butter. Reheat quickly and plate. Serving suggestion: Plate with steamed seasonal vegetables.

 

 

With Strewn Winery Merlot…

 

 

Striploin Roast with Wild Mushrooms

From Heart Smart: The Best of Heart Smart Cooking
Serves 4

Ingredients
1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp (15 mL) pepper

1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce

1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh rosemary or ½ tsp (2 mL) dried

4-lb (2 kg) striploin roast, well trimmed and tied

1 tsp (5 mL) salt

1 tsp (5 mL) olive oil

12 shallots peeled and quartered

2 tbsp (30 mL) balsamic vinegar

2 cup (500 mL) dry red wine

1 lb (500 g) wild mushrooms (we recommend a combination of Portobello,shiitake or oyster), chopped

⅓ cup (75 mL) oyster sauce

2 tbsp (30 mL) coarsely chopped fresh parsley

 

 

Method

1.In a small bowl, combine mustard, garlic, pepper, Worcestershire and rosemary. Pat roast dry and rub mustard mixture into roast. Marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature or longer in refrigerator. Just before cooking sprinkle roast with salt.

2.Heat oil in a large, deep non-stick skillet on medium-high heat. Brown roast well on all sides; this should take about 10 minutes. Transfer roast to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Discard all but 1 tbsp (15 mL) fat from skillet.

3.Roast meat in a preheated 375° F (190°C) oven for 45 to 60 minutes, or until meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of meat registers about 135° F (57°C) for medium-rare. Allow roast to rest for 10 to 20 minutes before carving. Remove fat from surface of pan juices.

4.Meanwhile, return skillet to heat. Add shallots, vinegar and any defatted pan juices. Cook, stirring, until vinegar evaporates and shallots begin to brown. Add wine. Cook on medium-high heat, scraping pan until wine reduces to about ½ cup (125 mL) and shallots are tender.

5.Add mushrooms to skillet and cook for about 10 minutes, or until wilted and browned. Add oyster sauce and cook for 5 minutes. Add parsley and taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.

6.Remove string from roast and carve into slices. Top with mushrooms, shallots and juices.

 

 

Cheers & Enjoy this month’s Savvy Selections!

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