Written By Guest Writer Libations / Wine News Jul 5, 2012 2012 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in BC Wines SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestWinners 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 Winery2009 Pinot Noir v Gold Hill Winery2009 Cabernet Franc v Hester Creek Estate Winery2008 Reserve Merlot v Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate2008 Entourage Sparkling Chardonnay v Laughing Stock Vineyards2010 Syrah v Painted Rock Estate Winery 2009 Syrah 2009 Red Icon v Poplar Grove Winery2009 Cabernet Franc v Road 13 Vineyards2011 Jackpot Viognier Roussanne Marsanne v Ruby Blues Winery2011 Viognier v Thornhaven Estate Winery2011 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. BC Wine awards SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Victoria / Wine Events October 5, 2017 Crush ~ A Fine Wine Affair, Sunday, October 22, 2017 “A Benefit for The Belfry Theatre at the Inn at Laurel Point” The Belfry Theatre’s annual fine wine auction returns to the Inn ... Read More Wine Events May 17, 2017 Coast to Coast – Ontario & Nova Scotia Wines Shined at the Vancouver Wine Festival. At the Vancouver Wine Festival 2017 only six attendees at a standing room only Coast to Coast media and trade seminar who, when asked if anyone had ... Read More Fortified Wine April 28, 2017 Madeira: intense, indestructible… and overlooked What comes to mind when you hear “Madeira wine “? If anything, it’s likely to be a dusty bottle sitting alongside the Marsala, balsamic vinegar ... Read More Okanagan / Wine Festivals March 22, 2017 Canada 150: The Purity and Diversity of BC Wines The 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary with Canadian wines at the core. Punters lined up for a taste ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 15, 2017 Highlights and Sours at Victoria Beer Week After nine days of events, Victoria Beer Week once again poured its final pint of the year. Some may still be reeling (recovering?) from the ... Read More Coffee & Tea March 7, 2017 Is Your Coffee in Season? GROWING UP IN MANITOBA TAUGHT ME TO APPRECIATE SEASONAL fruits and vegetables. Unlike Vancouver Island, Manitoba has a brief growing season. All of ... Read More Comments are closed.