BC VQA Wine Awards

2015 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. BCWI will assist our member wineries by consolidating shipments to 12 competitions in 2015. We expect our members to enter close to 1,000 wines in the international competitions and hundreds more in BC and Canadian competitions.

Check back regularly as we update the list of this year's awards won by BCWI members. Please click on the competition of interest to link to see the BC VQA wines that were awarded trophies or medals.

22nd Chardonnay du Monde (Burgundy, France)
30th Pacific Rim International Wine Competition (San Bernardino, California)
35th All-Canadian Wine Championships (Windsor, Ontario)
20th Northwest Wine Summit (Pomona, California)
32nd International Wine Challenge (West Sussex, UK)
34th Riverside International Wine Competition (Murrieta, California)
12th Decanter World Wine Awards (London, UK)
46th International Wine & Spirit Competition (London, UK)
76th Los Angeles International Wine Competition (Los Angeles, California)
San Francisco International Wine Competition (San Francisco, California)
18th Mondial des Pinots (Sierre, Switzerland)
Intervin International Wine Awards

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

Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Spring Wine Festival
Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines (Victoria, British Columbia)
Okanagan Wine Festivals Society BC Wine Awards
Vancouver Magazine Wine Awards
WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada
 

22nd Chardonnay du Monde
(Burgundy, France) March

826 wine samples from 41 countries were tasted. The judges tasted in accordance with the International rules, and they strictly followed Quality Assurance procedures. 50 percent of the judges were from outside France.

After four days of judging, the panels awarded medals to 275, or 1/3 of the 826 wines entered. The distribution of medals is as follows:

Medal Distribution

  • Gold Medals: 56
  • Silver Medals: 196
  • Bronze Medals: 23

Of 20 BCWI member entries, 6 received awards:

Silver (3)

  • CedarCreek Estate Winery 2013 Platinum "Block 5" Chardonnay
  • Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery 2012 Reserve Chardonnay
  • Quails' Gate Winery 2013 Chardonnay

Bronze (3)

  • Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate 2010 Entourage Grand Reserve Brut
  • Poplar Grove Winery 2013 Reserve Chardonnay
  • Quails' Gate Winery 2013 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay

30th Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
(San Bernardino, California) April

1250 entries, from about 300 wineries representing eleven countries

The two day competition resulted in 80 Best of Class, 219 Gold Medals, 529 Silver Medals and 261 Bronze Medal awards.

Label Competition Results

Most Unique Label: Silver Medal

  • Red Rooster Winery Hen House Sly White

Best Label Series: Silver Medal

  • Moon Curser Vineyards Dead of the Night
  • Moon Curser Vineyards Petit Verdot
  • Moon Curser Vineyards Tempranillo

Medal results to be posted soon!

Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Spring Wine Festival
(British Columbia) April through May

 

35th All-Canadian Wine Championships
(Windsor, Ontario) May

 

20th Northwest Wine Summit
(Pomona, California) April

 

32nd International Wine Challenge
(West Sussex, UK) April

 

34th Riverside International Wine Competition
(Murrieta, California) May

 

12th Decanter World Wine Awards
(London, UK) May

 

46th International Wine & Spirit Competition
(London, UK) March through April

 

76th Los Angeles International Wine Competition
(Los Angeles, California) May

 

San Francisco International Wine Competition
(San Francisco, California) June

 

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

 

18th Mondial des Pinots
(Sierre, Switzerland) August

 

Okanagan Wine Festivals Society BC Wine Awards
October

 

Intervin International Wine Awards
August

 

Vancouver Magazine Wine Awards
October

 

WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada
June

 

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