2012 Cuvée Winners – Ontario wine industry sparkles at the ‘Oscars’ style 24th Annual Gala and Awards.
Friday, March 2nd, 2012
Who knows local wine better than the people who make it? Just like the Oscars of the entertainment world, the Cuvée Awards of the Ontario wine industry is peer-judged .Earlier this year 51 Ontario winemakers gathered for a blind tasting and judging of a record number of wines. In total 12,000 wine glasses, over 1000 bottles of wine, and 63 wineries submitted 264 wines that they thought were the best in their line-ups. The tasting is blind and the only information that the judge is given is the name of the varietal or blend and vintage of the wine.
Last night the Ontario wine industry put away their rubber boots and overalls and donned their finest for the red carpet awards and gala at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls for the 24th annual Cuvée Gala and Awards. A total of 26 awards were given out in a special Oscar style ceremony.
And the winner are…..
Award Category Winery Wine
Red Wine Palatine Hills estate Winery Proprietor’s Reserve Merlot 2007 www.palatinehillsestatewinery.com
Limited Edition Red Wine Angels Gate Winery Mountainview Pinot Noir 2009 www.angelsgatewinery.com
White Wine Greenlane Winery Riesling 2007 www.greenlanewinery.com
Limited Edition White Wine 2027 Cellars 19th Street Chardonnay 2010 www.2027cellars.ca
LCBO Red Wine Creekside Estate Winery Shiraz 2009 www.creeksidewine.com
LCBO White Wine Hillebrand Winery Trius Sauvignon Blanc 2010 www.hillebrand.com
Desert Wine G.Marquis Vineyards Riesling Icewine 2009 www.gmarquis.com
Limited Edition Dessert Wine Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery Riesling Icewine 2007 www.staffwines.com
Sparkling Wine Tawse Winery Spark Rose 2009 www.tawsewinery.ca
Chardonnay Stoney Ridge Cellars Excellent Chardonnay 2009 www.stoneyridge.com
Riesling Greenlane Estate Winery Riesling 2010 www.greenlanewinery.com
Gewürztraminer Konzelmann Estate Winery Gewürztraminer Late Harvest 2010 www.konzelmann.ca
Sauvignon Blanc Peller Estates Winery Private Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2010 www.pellar.com
White Blend Stonechurch Vineyards Riesling Gewürztraminer 2009 www.stonechurch.com
Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris Fielding Estate Winery Estate Bottled Pinot Gris 2010 www.fieldingwines.com
Viognier Fielding Estate Winery Viognier 2010 www.fieldingwines.com
Cabernet Sauvignon Peller Esates Winery Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 www.pellar.com
Cabernet Franc Fielding Estate Winery Cabernet Franc 2010 www.fieldingwines.com
Meritage Kacaba Vineyards Reserve Meritage 2007 www.kacaba.com
Pinot Noir Angels Gate Winery Mountainview Pinot Noir 2009 www.angelsgatewinery.com
Merlot Palatine Hills estate Winery Proprietor’s Reserve Merlot 2007 www.palatinehillsestatewinery.com
Gamay Noir 13th Street Winery Gamay Noir Sandstone Old Vines 2010 www.13thstreetwinery.com
Red Blend Colanari Estate Winery Insieme 2009 www.colaneriwines.com
Syrah/Shiraz Creekside Estate Winery Broken Press Syrah 2008 www.creeksidewine.com
Tony Aspler CuvéeAward of Excellence Ron Giesbrecht, Winemaker Henry of PelhamFamily Estate Winery. www.henryofpelham.com
CuvéeAward of Excellence in Viticulture Duarte Oliveira Sr., Oliveira Vineyards
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