Central Okanagan wineries win international award competition

Two Kelowna wineries have placed in the top three in the InterVin International Wine Awards.

Two Kelowna wineries have placed in the top three in the InterVin International Wine Awards competition put on by Vines magazine.

Mission Hill Family Estate was named Winery of the Year, while Sandhill Wines placed third in that category, in a field of 100 wineries from 15 countries.

To snare the honour, Mission Hill wines brought home 20 medals in the competition, with some from virtually every category of wine, against more than 300 other wineries.

The InterVin competition includes only wines available in Canada, which are judged in a blind taste testing and judged against wines in the same varietal category.

Mission Hill’s 2007 Quatrain, 2007 Compendium, 2010 Five Vineyards Rose and 2010 Reserve Vidal Icewine all won gold at the competition, while its 2009 Select Lot Collection Merlot, 2009 Reserve Merlot and 2007 Select Lot Collection Syrah picked up silver. The 2010 Five Vineyards Pinot Blanc also won silver, along with a best value designation.

Proprietor Anthony von Mandl commented, “This recognition is to our entire team’s credit, with special acknowledgement for Mission Hill’s winemaker John Simes. His vision, discerning approach and diligent work is without dispute.”

 

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