2012 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in BC Wines

Winners announced for the 2012 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines


July 5, 2012. VICTORIA – Eleven wines have been chosen for the 2012 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines, the Honourable Steven Point, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, announced today.

“The outstanding quality of wines in British Columbia impresses our wine judges each year and makes the selection increasingly difficult,” said Point. “This year’s winners represent the best of the exceptional wines from our province.”

This year was the largest competition in the 10-year history of the awards, with 347 wines submitted from 94 wineries across the province. The winners are:


v  Eau Vivre Winery

2009 Pinot Noir


v  Gold Hill Winery

2009 Cabernet Franc


v  Hester Creek Estate Winery

2008 Reserve Merlot


v  Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate

2008 Entourage Sparkling Chardonnay


v  Laughing Stock Vineyards

2010 Syrah


v  Painted Rock Estate Winery
2009 Syrah
2009 Red Icon


v  Poplar Grove Winery

2009 Cabernet Franc


v  Road 13 Vineyards

2011 Jackpot Viognier Roussanne Marsanne


v  Ruby Blues Winery

2011 Viognier


v  Thornhaven Estate Winery

2011 Gewurztraminer


The Lieutenant Governor will visit the winning wineries at the end of July to present the Awards. Members of the Consular Corps of British Columbia will accompany him when he makes these presentations so they can gain knowledge of British Columbia’s renowned wine industry.

All wineries in British Columbia were invited to submit their wines for judging by a panel of wine industry professionals. Wines submitted had to be from 100% British Columbian grown grapes and produced in province to be eligible. For more information visit www.ltgov.bc.ca.


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