Winners announced for the Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

VICTORIA – The winners have been chosen for the 2011 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines. This year 309 wines were submitted from 83 wineries across the province. The winners are:

 

Howling Bluff Estate Winery

2009 Pinot Noir

 

Laughing Stock Vineyards

2010 Pinot Gris

 

Mt. Lehman Winery

2009 Viognier Reserve

 

Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery

2008 Syrah

 

Red Rooster Winery

2008 Meritage

 

Sandhill Wines
2009 Small Lots Syrah

 

St. Hubertus and Oak Bay Estate Winery

2009 Dry Riesling

 

Stoneboat Vineyards

2009 Pinot Noir

 

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

2006 Steller’s Jay Brut

 

Volcanic Hills Estate Winery

2010 Rosé

 

Wild Goose Vineyards and Winery

2010 Mystic River Pinot Blanc

 

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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