Lots of GOLD for Southwest Ontario Wineries

Posted by Gary Killops on May 21, 2010

Although medal count is down this year compared to last year more GOLD and DOUBLE awards were handed out to several local wineries at the 2010 All Canadian Wine Championships. The ACWC was established in 1981 and is Canada’s oldest wine awards.

Wineries from seven provinces participated at this year’s competition. British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Price Edward Island and New Brunswick.

Eight wineries in Southwestern Ontario (Lake Erie North Shore and Pelee Island) were awarded a total of 18 medals including 4 double gold and 4 gold.

4 – GOLD
18 total

Pelee Island Winery
2009 Blanc de Blanc – DOUBLE GOLD
2008 Late Harvest Vidal – GOLD
Chardonnay Unoaked – GOLD
2008 Cabernet- Merlot – SILVER
208 Baco Noir – SILVER
2008 Riesling Dry – BRONZE
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon – BRONZE

Black Bear Farm Estate Winery
2008 Elderberry – DOUBLE GOLD
2008 Golden Plum – Silver
2008 Red Raspberry & Purple Plum – BRONZE

Aleksander Estate Winery
2008 Chambourcin – DOUBLE GOLD
2008 Baco Noir – GOLD

D’Angelo Winery
Dolce Vita – DOUBLE GOLD

Sanson Estate Winery
2007 Syrah – GOLD

Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery
2007 Meritage – SILVER
2009 Riesling – BRONZE

Mastronardi Estate Winery
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon – BRONZE

Muscedere Vineyards
2009 Vidal Blanc – BRONZE


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May 23, 2011

There are a lot more medal winners than those listed in your list.
Your list should include them all or none.
Pondview won 3 gold medals, including a double gold in best of category for our 2009 Cab Franc, yet not a single mention.

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May 23, 2011

Hi Joseph,

Congratulations on winning several awards at the ACWC, especially the double Gold for your 2009 Cab Franc.

I am sorry about the confusion in my listing of the awards. Perhaps instead of saying “Southwest Ontario” I should have titled the post “Lost of GOLD for Lake Erie North shore and Pelee Island Wineries.

The Niagara wines that I have tasted have been very good and I am sure wines from the Niagara region took home many awards at the All Canadian Wine Championships.

My focus is on wines from LENS and Pelee Island, and that’s why I list only them.

Gary Killops

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