BC VQA Wine Awards

2017 BC Wine Institute Members' BC VQA Wine Awards

BC VQA Wines are entered in dozens of competitions around the world each year and achieve amazing success. In 2016, BCWI assisted our member wineries by consolidating shipments to 14 international and national competitions in which they received nearly 1,200 awards!

In 2017, BCWI is consolidating for the following 15 competitions. Awards won by BCWI members' wines will be posted on this page as results are made publicly available.

New World International Wine Competition (Ontario, California)
24th Chardonnay du Monde (Burgundy, France)
5th Cascadia Wine Competition (Hood River, Oregon)
32nd Pacific Rim International Wine Competition (San Bernardino, California)
37th All Canadian Wine Championships (Prince Edward County, Ontario)
34th International Wine Challenge (Tranche 2) (London, England)
35th Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition (Santa Rosa, California)
Decanter World Wine Awards (London, UK)
48th International Wine & Spirit Competition (London, England)
78th Los Angeles International Wine Competition (Los Angeles, California)
37th San Francisco International Wine Competition (San Francisco, California)
20th Mondial des Pinots (Sierre, Switzerland)
InterVin International Wine Awards (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario)
10th Syrah du Monde (Ampuis, France)
Decanter Asia Wine Awards (Hong Kong, China)

Other competitions of interest (not included in consolidation program):

Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines (Victoria, British Columbia)
17th WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada
2nd annual Judgment of British Columbia (Summerland, British Columbia)
Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Spring Wine Festival (Penticton, British Columbia)
Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Fall Festival BC Wine Awards (Kelowna, British Columbia)
Vancouver Magazine Wine Awards
 

New World International Wine Competition
(Ontario, California) February 26-27, 2017

Best New World Chardonnay (1)
Church & State Wines Chardonnay 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Best of Varietal (1)
Church & State Wines Chardonnay 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Best of Class (2)
Church & State Wines Chardonnay 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Church & State Wines Merlot 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley 

Double Gold (1)
Church & State Wines Merlot 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Gold (3)
Backyard Vineyards Gossip Red 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley 
Backyard Vineyards Pinot Gris 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley 
Church & State Wines Chardonnay 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Silver (11)
Backyard Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2013 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Backyard Vineyards Gewurztraminer 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Backyard Vineyards Nosey Neighbour Red 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Church & State Wines Coup d'Etat 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Desert Hills Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Desert Hills Estate Winery Gamay Noir 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery Mingle White 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley 
Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery Pinot Noir Reserve 2013 BC VQA Okanagan Valley 
Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery Pinot Grigio 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley 
Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery The One 2012 BC VQA Okanagan Valley 
Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery Merlot 2012 BC VQA Okanagan Valley 

Bronze (14)
Backyard Vineyards Cabernet Franc Reserve 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Backyard Vineyards Merlot 2013 BC VQA Okanagan Valley 
Backyard Vineyards Riesling 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley 
Backyard Vineyards Rosé 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Backyard Vineyards Syrah Reserve 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Bench 1775 Winery Brut Rose NV BC VQA Okanagan Valley 
Bench 1775 Winery Semillon 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Bench 1775 Winery Spirit Fortified Petit Verdot 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Bench 1775 Winery Syrah 2013 BC VQA Okanagan Valley 
Church & State Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Church & State Wines Lost Inhibitions Red 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley 
Church & State Wines Malbec 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Desert Hills Estate Winery Mirage 2012BC VQA Okanagan Valley 
Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery Cabernet Franc 2012 BC VQA Okanagan Valley

 

24th Chardonnay du Monde
(Burgundy, France) March 7-10, 2017

706 wine samples from 38 countries were tasted. After three days of judging, the panels awarded medals to 235, or 1/3 of the 706 wines entered. BCWI members' BC VQA Wine won a total of seven medals: three gold and 4 silver.

GOLD (3)
McWatters Collection Chardonnay 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
See Ya Later Ranch Chardonnay 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Summerhill Pyramid Winery Chardonnay Icewine 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley

SILVER (4)
Joie Farm Winery "En famille" Reserve Chardonnay 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Quails' Gate Winery Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Summerhill Pyramid Winery Cipes Blanc de Blanc 2010 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Oldfield Series Chardonnay 2014 BC VQA Golden Mile Bench Okanagan Valley

5th Cascadia Wine Competition
(Hood River, Oregon) March 21-23, 2017

Best of Show (1)
Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery Pinot Gris 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Double Gold / Best of Class (3)
Hillside Winery Muscat Ottonel 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Stag’s Hollow Winery & Vineyard Albariño 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery Gewürztraminer 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Double Gold (14)
Culmina Family Estate Winery R&D White 2015 BC VQA  Okanagan Valley
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery Auxerrois 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley Golden Mile Bench
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery Cabernet Franc Rosé 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley Golden Mile Bench
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery Dry Rock Sauvignon Blanc 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley Golden Mile Bench
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery Gewürztraminer/Schonburger 2016 BC VQA  Okanagan Valley Golden Mile Bench
Intersection Estate Winery Riesling 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
JoieFarm Winery Gamay 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
JoieFarm Winery En Famille Riesling 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
JoieFarm Winery Quotidien Brut 2016 Okanagan Valley
Perseus Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Perseus Winery Select Lots Malbec 2014 Okanagan Valley
Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery Mystic River Gewürztraminer 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery God’s Mountain Vineyard Riesling 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery Red Horizon Meritage 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Gold (20)
Bench 1775 Winery White Merlot 2016 Okanagan Valley
Church and State Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Church and State Wines Merlot 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery Private Reserve Dry Riesling 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery Private Reserve Pinot Gris 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery Classic Riesling 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Hillside Winery Rosé  2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
JoieFarm Winery A Noble Blend White 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
JoieFarm Winery Pinot Noir 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Lake Breeze Vineyards Meritage Red 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Lake Breeze Vineyards Sèmillon 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery Just Being Frank Red 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery Ortega 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Stag’s Hollow Winery & Vineyard Syrah Grenache Rosé 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Chardonnay 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Pinot Noir 2014 Okanagan Valley
Upper Bench Estate Winery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Okanagan Valley
Upper Bench Estate Winery Upper Bench Pinot Blanc 2016 Okanagan Valley
Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery Autumn Gold 2016 Okanagan Valley
Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery Riesling 2016 Okanagan Valley
Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery Rosé 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Silver (57)
Bella Wines Eastside Sparkling Chardonnay Pet Nat 2016 Okanagan Valley
Bella Wines Kamloops Sparkling Chardonnay 2016 Okanagan Valley
Bella Wines West Kelowna Ancestrale Sparkling Gamay 2016 Okanagan Valley
Bench 1775 Winery Naramata Bench Blanc de Blancs 2012 Okanagan Valley
Bench 1775 Winery Naramata Bench Brut Rosé 2014 Okanagan Valley
Bench 1775 Winery Pinot Noir 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Bench 1775 Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Okanagan Valley
Bench 1775 Winery Viognier 2016 Okanagan Valley
Church and State Wines Coyote Bowl Chardonnay 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Church and State Wines Chardonnay 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Church and State Wines Syrah 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Crescent Hill Winery CurvyGurl Chardonnay 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Culmina Family Estate Winery Decora 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Culmina Family Estate Winery Merlot 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley Golden Mile Bench
Culmina Family Estate Winery R&D Red 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley Golden Mile Bench
Culmina Family Estate Winery R&D Rosé 2016BC VQA Okanagan Valley Golden Mile Bench
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery Desert Sun 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery Ehrenfelser 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery Optimum Pinot Gris 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Hillside Winery Dickinson Vineyard Merlot 2012 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Hillside Winery Gamay Noir 2013 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Hillside Winery Gjoa’s Vineyard Merlot 2012 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Hillside Winery Howe Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Hillside Winery K White 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Hillside Winery Merlot 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Hillside Winery Mosaic 2013 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Hillside Winery Pinot Noir 2013 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Hillside Winery Syrah 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Hillside Winery Un-oaked Pinot Gris 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Intersection Estate Winery Barrell Fermented Reserve Viognier-Marsanne 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
JoieFarm Winery PTG 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
JoieFarm Winery ‘Re-think Pink’ Rose BC VQA Okanagan Valley
JoieFarm Winery The Pure Grape Muscat 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Lake Breeze Vineyards Pinot Blanc 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Lake Breeze Vineyards Pinot Gris 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Lake Breeze Vineyards Sèmillon-Chardonnay 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Lake Breeze Vineyards Torok Vineyard Syrah 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Niche Wine Co. Gewürztraminer 2015 BC VQA  Okanagan Valley
Niche Wine Co. Small Batch White 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Paradise Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine 2013 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Perseus Winery Invictus 2013 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Perseus Winery Select Lots Cabernet Franc 2013 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Perseus Winery Sparkling Chardonnay NV BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery Bacchus 2015 BC VQA British Columbia
Stag’s Hollow Winery & Vineyard Renaissance 2014 BC VQA Merlot Okanagan Valley
Stag’s Hollow Winery & Vineyard Tempranillo 2013 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Therapy Vineyards Tada Vineyard Pinot Gris 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Therapy Vineyards Schweinle Vineyard Riesling 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Therapy Vineyards Sutherland Rd. Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc BC VQA 2016 Okanagan Valley
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Gewürztraminer 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley Golden Mile Bench
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Oldfield Series 2Bench Red 2013 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Oldfield Series 2Bench White 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Upper Bench Estate Winery Chardonnay 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Upper Bench Estate Winery Estate Merlot 2013 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery Mystic River Vineyard Pinot Blanc 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery Stoney Slope Riesling 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley

Bronze (17)
Bench 1775 Winery Cabernet Franc 2013 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Bench 1775 Winery Glow 2016 Okanagan Valley
Bench 1775 Winery Malbec 2014 BC VQA Similkameen Valley
Crescent Hill Winery Olde Orchard Muscat 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Culmina Family Estate Winery Dilemma Chardonnay 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Culmina Family Estate Winery Hypothesis 2013 BC VQA Okanagan Valley Golden Mile Bench
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery Dry Rock Unoaked Chardonnay 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley Golden Mile Bench
Intersection Estate Winery Alluvia Unfiltered Merlot 2013 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
JoieFarm Winery En Famille Reserve Pinot Noir 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
JoieFarm Winery Un-Oaked Chardonnay 2016 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Niche Wine Co. Pinot Noir 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Niche Wine Co. Pinot Noir 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Perseus Winery Syrah 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery Siegerrebe 2015 BC VQA British Columbia
Stag’s Hollow Winery & Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2013 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery Pinot Noir 2015 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery Red Horizon Meritage 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley

 

32nd Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
(San Bernardino, California) April 19-20, 2017

Results to be announced.

37th All Canadian Wine Championships
(Prince Edward County, Ontario) June 2017

Results to be announced.

34th International Wine Challenge
(Tranche 2) (London, England) April 18-27, 2017

Results to be announced.

35th Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition (Santa Rosa, California) May 2017

Results to be announced.

Decanter World Wine Awards (London, UK) April 24-28, 2017

Results to be announced.

48th International Wine & Spirit Competition
(London, England) Spring 2017

Results to be announced.

78th Los Angeles International Wine Competition
(Los Angeles, California) May 2017

Results to be announced.

37th San Francisco International Wine Competition
(San Francisco, California) June 2017

Results to be announced.

20th Mondial des Pinots
(Sierre, Switzerland) August 6-8, 2017

Results to be announced.

InterVin International Wine Awards (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario) August 2017
August

Results to be announced.

11th Syrah du Monde (Ampuis, France) May 2017

Results to be announced.

Decanter Asia Wine Awards (Hong Kong, China) September 2017

Results to be announced.

Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines
(Victoria, British Columbia) June 2017

Results to be announced.

17th WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada
(Location to be announced) June 2017

Results to be announced.

Okanagan Wine Festivals Society - Spring Wine Fest 2017 (Penticton, BC) May 4-14, 2017

Results to be announced.

Okanagan Wine Festivals Society BC Wine Awards - Fall Festival (Kelowna, British Columbia) September 28 - October 8, 2017

Results to be announced.

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