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September 29, 2017

 
STELLAR SILVERS: InterVin celebrates a diverse array of international wines

 
September 29, 2017. Toronto, ON – The silver medallists from the 2017-18 InterVin International Wine Awards includes some of the competition's highest scoring wines. Award winners feature representatives from seven countries, including strong showings from wineries based in Australia, Canada and the United States.

A total of 235 silver medals were conferred including three wines that retail for less than $15, which also received a special Judges’ Award for Best Value.

"Winning an InterVin silver medal isn’t easy," says Christopher Waters, editor of VINES Magazine and head judge of the InterVin International Wine Awards. "Judges were hard markers when it came to rating the quality of the wines sampled. Only 65 wines received gold medal grades from the pool of more than 1,200 samples. Bottles that rated a silver medal are truly worthy of wine lovers’ attention.”

The 2017-18 InterVin International Wine Awards competition was held in August at White Oaks Resort & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake. A panel of distinguished sommeliers, wine writers and winemakers assessed more than 1,200 wines from 14 countries during the extensive three-day blind tasting evaluation.

The 21 InterVin judges included top sommeliers Jordan Alessi and Lorie O'Sullivan, respected writers Rod Phillips and Daenna Van Mulligen and celebrated winemakers Rob Power and Sue-Ann Staff.

The results, including Gold, Silver and Honours Award winners, a selection of top value wines and a spotlight of the Top 15 Wineries of the Year from the competition, will be formally announced in a special edition of VINES Magazine released in October. For more information, visit intervin.ca.

SILVERS

 
CABERNET FRANC
Black Sage Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Franc
C.C. Jentsch Cellars 2014 Cabernet Franc
Inniskillin Okanagan 2014 Dark Horse Vineyard Cabernet Franc
Kacaba Vineyards 2015 Founder's Select Cabernet Franc
North 42 Degrees Estate Winery 2016 Cabernet Franc
Painted Rock Estate Winery 2013 Cabernet Franc
Peller Estates Winery 2015 Private Reserve Cabernet Franc
Peller Estates Winery 2014 AP Signature Series Cabernet Franc
Poplar Grove Winery 2014 Cabernet Franc
Rockway Vineyards 2015 Small Lot Cabernet Franc
Tawse Winery 2012 Van Bers Vineyard Cabernet Franc
Thirty Bench Wine Makers 2014 Small Lot Cabernet Franc
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Franc
 
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Backyard Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Beringer Vineyards 2014 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Black Sage Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
C.C. Jentsch Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Church & State Wines 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate 2014 Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Louis M. Martini 2014 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
Monte Creek Ranch Winery 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Moon Curser Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
NK'Mip Cellars 2015 Qwam Qwmt Cabernet Sauvignon
NK'Mip Cellars 2014 Qwam Qwmt Cabernet Sauvignon
Redstone Winery 2012 Redstone Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Ringbolt 2015 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Mondavi Winery 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Taylors Wines 2015 St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon
Taylors Wines 2014 The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon
Two Sisters Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Wayne Gretzky Estates 2015 Estate Series Cabernet Sauvignon
Wolf Blass 2015 Gold Label Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
Wynns 2014 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon
Yalumba 2016 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
 
CABERNET MERLOT/MERITAGE
Blasted Church Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Merlot
Cassini Cellars 2014 Cabernet Merlot
Cassini Cellars 2012 Maximus
CedarCreek Estate Winery 2014 Estate Cabernet Merlot
CedarCreek Estate Winery 2014 Platinum Desert Ridge Meritage
Church & State Wines 2014 Coup D'État
Clos du Soleil 2014 Estate Reserve Red
Ferox by Fabian Reis 2015 Merlot Cabernet
Fort Berens Estate Winery 2015 Meritage
Fort Berens Estate Winery 2015 Reserve Meritage
Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery 2015 Speck Family Reserve Cabernet-Merlot
Kraze Legz Winery 2014 SKAHA Vineyard Impulsion
La Frenz 2014 Grand Total Reserve
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery 2014 Legacy Collection Compendium
Moon Curser Vineyards 2014 Border Vines
NK'Mip Cellars 2014 Merriym
Nomad at Hinterbrook Winery 2013 Wanderlove
Painted Rock Estate Winery 2013 Red Icon
Palatine Hills Estate Winery 2012 Meritage
Peller Estates Winery 2015 Private Reserve Meritage
Quails' Gate Estate Winery 2015 The Connemara
River Stone Estate Winery 2013 Corner Stone
Sandhill Wines 2014 Sandhill Estate Vineyard Small Lots Two
Tawse Winery 2012 Meritage
Thirty Bench Wine Makers 2015 Winemaker's Blend Red
Vanessa Vineyard Estate Winery 2013 Meritage
Volcanic Hills Estate Winery 2014 Eruption
Wayne Gretzky Okanagan 2015 Signature Series Cabernet Merlot
 
CHARDONNAY
Bachelder 2015 Niagara Chardonnay
Beringer Vineyards 2016 Napa Valley Chardonnay
Blasted Church Vineyards 2015 Swear to God
CedarCreek Estate Winery 2015 Platinum Block 5 Chardonnay
Flat Rock Cellars 2015 Good Kharma Chardonnay
Flat Rock Cellars 2014 The Rusty Shed Chardonnay
Fort Berens Estate Winery 2016 Chardonnay
Ironstone Vineyards 2016 Chardonnay
Megalomaniac 2015 My Way Chardonnay
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery 2015 Legacy Collection Perpetua Chardonnay
Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery 2014 Reserve Chardonnay
Peller Estates Winery 2015 AP Signature Series Chardonnay
Quails' Gate Estate Winery 2015 Chardonnay
Quails' Gate Estate Winery 2015 Rosemary's Block Chardonnay
Quails' Gate Estate Winery 2015 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay
Robert Mondavi Private Selection 2015 Chardonnay
Sandhill Wines 2015 Sandhill Estate Vineyard Howard Soon Chardonnay
Tawse Winery 2013 Lenko Vineyard Chardonnay
Tawse Winery 2013 Robyn's Block Chardonnay
The Dreaming Tree 2015 Chardonnay
The Wine Group 2016 Cupcake Chardonnay
Thirty Bench Wine Makers 2015 Small Lot Chardonnay
Thirty Bench Wine Makers 2015 Winemaker's Blend Chardonnay
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2015 Oldfield Reserve Chardonnay
Trius Winery 2015 Showcase Oliveira Vineyard Wild Ferment Chardonnay
Two Sisters Vineyards 2016 Barrel-fermented Chardonnay
Wolf Blass 2015 White Label Adelaide Hills Chardonnay
 
DESSERT WINE
Featherstone Estate Winery 2016 Select Late Harvest Gewurztraminer
Inniskillin Niagara Estate 2015 Sparkling Vidal Icewine
Inniskillin Niagara Estate 2015 Vidal Icewine
Inniskillin Okanagan 2014 Vidal Icewine
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate 2015 Grand Reserve Vidal Icewine
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate 2015 Reserve Riesling Icewine
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate 2015 Reserve Vidal Icewine
Konzelmann Estate Winery 2016 Special Select Late Harvest Vidal
Pillitteri Estates Winery 2013 Reserve Riesling Icewine
Sperling Vineyards 2015 Vidal Icewine
Trius Winery 2015 Showcase Cabernet Franc Icewine
Vieni Estates Winery 2014 Sparkling Vidal Icewine
Wayne Gretzky Estates 2015 Cabernet Franc Icewine
Wayne Gretzky Estates 2015 Vidal Icewine
 
FORTIFIED WINE
Dillon's Small Batch Distillers Vermouth
La Frenz Tawny Port
 
MERLOT
Cassini Cellars 2014 Nobilus Merlot
Kacaba Vineyards 2015 Reserve Merlot
La Frenz 2015 Merlot
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery 2014 Terroir Collection No.39 Whispering Hill Organic Merlot
NK'Mip Cellars 2015 Qwam Qwmt Merlot
NK'Mip Cellars 2014 Qwam Qwmt Merlot
Oliver Twist Estate Winery 2013 Merlot
Pillitteri Estates Winery 2013 Exclamation Merlot
Redstone Winery 2012 Redstone Vineyard Merlot
Tawse Winery 2012 David's Block Merlot
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2014 Oldfield Reserve Merlot
 
OTHER REDS
Blasted Church Vineyards 2014 Holy Moly
Church & State Wines 2014 Malbec
Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery 2015 Estate Gamay
Moon Curser Vineyards 2015 Carmenere
Moon Curser Vineyards 2015 Tempranillo
Painted Rock Estate Winery 2014 Malbec
Peller Estates Winery 2015 Private Reserve Gamay Noir
Tawse Winery 2016 Unfiltered Gamay Noir
Terre del Barolo 2012 Barolo Nebbiolo
 
OTHER WHITES
Cono Sur 2016 Bicicleta Viognier
Oliver Twist Estate Winery 2016 Viognier
Pentâge Winery 2015 Viognier
Sandhill Wines 2016 Osprey Ridge Vineyard Small Lots Viognier
Silkscarf Winery 2016 Viognier
 
PINOT GRIS/PINOT GRIGIO
Burning Kiln Winery 2016 Quitting Time Pinot Grigio
CedarCreek Estate Winery 2016 Estate Pinot Gris
J Vineyards 2016 Pinot Gris
Poplar Grove Winery 2016 Pinot Gris
Therapy Vineyards 2016 Pinot Gris
 
PINOT NOIR
50th Parallel Estate 2014 Pinot Noir
50th Parallel Estate 2014 Unparalleled Pinot Noir
CedarCreek Estate Winery 2014 Platinum Block 4 Pinot Noir
Hunter's Wines 2014 Pinot Noir
Meldville Wines 2016 Pinot Noir
NK'Mip Cellars 2015 Qwam Qwmt Pinot Noir
NK'Mip Cellars 2015 Winemaker's Pinot Noir
Quails' Gate Estate Winery 2015 Richard's Block Pinot Noir
Quails' Gate Estate Winery 2015 Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir
The Hatch 2014 Black Swift Vineyards Stone's Throw Pinot Noir
Whitehaven 2014 Pinot Noir
Wolf Blass 2015 Yellow Label Adelaide Hills Yarra Valley Pinot Noir
 
RED BLEND
Buena Vista 2015 The Sheriff
Cassini Cellars 2012 Godfather Red
Escudo Rojo 2015 Red
Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery 2015 Family Tree Red
Hester Creek Estate Winery 2015 Syrah-Viognier
Jackson-Triggs Okanagan 2015 SunRock Vineyard Illumina
La Frenz 2015 La Vita Pazza Red Blend
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery 2014 Legacy Collection Quatrain
NK'Mip Cellars 2015 Talon
NK'Mip Cellars 2014 Talon
Oliver Twist Estate Winery 2014 Merlot Cabernet Franc
Penfolds 2015 Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet
Ruffino 2014 IL Ducale
Sandhill Wines 2014 Sandhill Estate Vineyard Small Lots Three
See Ya Later Ranch 2014 Rover
The Lakeview Wine Co. 2013 EastDell Black Label Cabernet Shiraz
Thornhaven Estates Winery 2016 XV
Wolf Blass 2014 Grey Label Langhorne Creek Cabernet Shiraz
Wolf Blass 2012 Black Label Cabernet Shiraz Malbec
Wolf Blass 2012 Grey Label Langhorne Creek Cabernet Shiraz
 
RIESLING
Cave Vinicole de Pfaffenheim 2015 Pfaff Cuvée Jupiter Riesling
Fielding Estate Winery 2016 Estate Bottled Riesling
Flat Rock Cellars 2016 Nadja's Vineyard Riesling
Harpers Trail 2016 Pioneer Block Riesling
La Frenz 2016 Riesling
NK'Mip Cellars 2016 Qwam Qwmt Riesling
Peller Estates Winery 2016 AP Signature Series Riesling
Rockway Vineyards 2016 Rockway Fergie Riesling
SummerGate Winery 2016 Riesling
Tantalus Vineyards 2014 Old Vines Riesling
Tawse Winery 2015 Carly's Block Riesling
Tawse Winery 2015 Quarry Road Riesling
Thirty Bench Wine Makers 2016 Winemaker's Blend Riesling
Trius Winery 2016 Riesling
Two Sisters Vineyards 2015 Riesling
 
ROSÉ
CedarCreek Estate Winery 2016 Platinum Block 1 Pinot Noir Rosé
Harpers Trail 2016 Rosé
 
SAUVIGNON BLANC
Blasted Church Vineyards 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Creekside Estate Winery 2013 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
Hunter's Wines 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Kim Crawford 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Lunessence Winery & Vineyard 2016 Winemaker's CUT Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough Wine Co. 2015 Toi Toi Sauvignon Blanc
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery 2016 Terroir Collection No. 16 Southern Cross Sauvignon Blanc
Peller Estates Winery 2016 Family Series Sauvignon Blanc
Peller Estates Winery 2015 AP Signature Series Sauvignon Blanc
Robert Mondavi Winery 2015 Napa Valley Fumé Blanc
Stoneleigh 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
 
SHIRAZ/SYRAH
Angove 2016 McLaren Vale Family Crest Shiraz
Backyard Vineyards 2014 Reserve Syrah
Bench 1775 2014 Syrah
Black Hills Estate Winery 2015 Syrah
Blasted Church Vineyards 2015 Syrah
C.C. Jentsch Cellars 2014 Syrah
Cassini Cellars 2011 Syrah
Church & State Wines 2014 Syrah
Jacob's Creek 2014 Double Barrel Shiraz
Leaning Post Wines 2013 Keczan Vineyard Syrah
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery 2014 Reserve Shiraz
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery 2014 Terroir Collection No. 23 Crosswinds Syrah
Moon Curser Vineyards 2014 Syrah
Muscedere Vineyards Estate Winery 2012 Syrah
Painted Rock Estate Winery 2014 Syrah
Painted Rock Estate Winery 2013 Syrah
Sidewood Estate 2015 Mappinga Shiraz
Sidewood Estate 2015 Sidewood Shiraz
Taylors Wines 2015 St. Andrews Shiraz
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2014 Oldfield Reserve Syrah
Vanessa Vineyard Estate Winery 2013 Syrah
Wayne Gretzky Okanagan 2015 Signature Series Shiraz
 
SPARKLING
Backyard Vineyards Blanc de Noir Brut
Flat Rock Cellars 2011 Patrick Chan Sparkling Blanc de Blancs
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate 2014 Grand Reserve Entourage Sparkling Brut
Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut Champagne
Niagara College Teaching Winery 2012 Balance Brut
Noble Ridge Vineyard & Winery 2012 The One Sparkling
Perrier Jouët Grand Brut Champagne
Redstone Winery 2013 Redstone Sparkling
Ruffino Prosecco
Sperling Vineyards 2011 Brut
Sperling Vineyards 2010 Brut
Steller's Jay 2008 Pinnacle
SummerGate Winery 2016 Moscato Frizzante
Trius Winery Brut Rosé
Veuve Ambal Crémant de Bourgogne Sparkling
 
WHITE BLEND
Jackson-Triggs Okanagan 2016 White Meritage
La Frenz 2015 Vivant Reserve
Thornhaven Estates Winery 2016 Brooklyn's Blend


For more information on the InterVin International Wine Awards, please visit intervin.ca.

 

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