NEWS RELEASE
October 12, 2016

 
STELLAR SILVERS: InterVin celebrates a diverse array of international wines

The mix of silver medallists from the 2016-17 InterVin International Wine Awards includes some of the competition’s highest-scoring wines. The award winners comprise representatives from 16 countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Italy and the United States.
A total of 222 silver medals were awarded, including 19 wines that retail for less than $15, which also received a special Judges' Award for Best Value.
"Winning a medal at InterVin isn't easy," explains Christopher Waters, editor of VINES Magazine and head judge of the InterVin International Wine Awards. "With only 48 wines receiving gold medal marks from the pool of more than 1,300 entries, our judges truly looked for the bottles that stood out."
The 2016-17 InterVin International Wine Awards was conducted in August at White Oaks Resort & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
InterVin judges included internationally acclaimed sommeliers Lorie O'Sullivan and Scott Zebarth, respected wine writers Rod Phillips and Daenna Van Mulligen, and celebrated winemakers Marlize Beyers and Emma Garner.
The results, including Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners, a selection of top value wines and a spotlight of the Top 10 Wineries of the Year from the competition, will be formally announced in a special edition of VINES Magazine. A selection of winners will also be featured during the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo Nov. 17-20 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Toronto. For more information, visit intervin.ca.
 
2016-17 InterVin International Wine Awards Silver Medallists
Red Wines
Cabernet Sauvignon
19 Crimes Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
C.C. Jentsch Cellars Small Lots Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Cassini Cellars The Godfather 2012
First Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Francis Ford Coppola Winery Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Hope Family Wines Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Pacific Breeze Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Painted Rock Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Peller Estates Niagara-on-the-Lake Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Rodney Strong Vineyards Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Stags' Leap Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Ste. Michelle Wines Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Toasted Head Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Wakefield/Taylors Wines Promised Land Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Wakefield/Taylors Wines The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Wolf Blass Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Wynns Coonawarra Estates Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
 
Cabernet-Merlot/Meritage
Cassini Cellars Maximus 2012
CedarCreek Estate Winery The Last Word Meritage 2013
Chaberton Estate Winery Reserve Meritage 2013
Church and State Wines Quintessential 2013
Clos du Soleil Estate Reserve Red 2012
Clos du Soleil Signature 2013
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Grand Reserve Meritage 2014
McWatters Collection (Time Estate Winery) Meritage 2013
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery Compendium 2013
Moon Curser Vineyards Dead of Night 2013
Nk'Mip Cellars Talon 2014
Painted Rock Estate Winery Red Icon 2012
Perseus Winery Invictus 2013
Summerhill Pyramid Winery Om 2012
Tawse Winery Meritage 2012
The Hatch Screaming Frenzy Meritage 2014
Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery Red Horizon Meritage 2013
 
Merlot
Chaberton Estate Winery Reserve Merlot 2013
Church and State Wines Merlot 2014
Church and State Wines Merlot 2013
Kim Crawford Wines Hawkes Bay Merlot 2013
Kraze Legz Winery Skaha Vineyard Merlot 2013
Lunessence Winery & Vineyard Merlot 2014
Nk'Mip Cellars Qwam Qwmt Merlot 2013
Nk'Mip Cellars Winemaker's Merlot 2013
Pacific Breeze Winery Merlot Reserve 2013
Tawse Winery David's Block Merlot 2012
Two Sisters Vineyards Estate Merlot 2012
 
Pinot Noir
50th Parallel Estate Unparalleled Pinot Noir 2014
Buena Vista Carneros Pinot Noir 2012
CedarCreek Estate Winery Platinum Pinot Noir Block 2 2014
Church and State Wines State of the Union Pinot Noir 2014
Flat Rock Cellars Gravity Pinot Noir 2013
Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery Speck Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2012
Huff Estates Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2014
Kim Crawford Wines Rise & Shine Pinot Noir 2015
La Frenz Reserve Pinot Noir 2014
Quails' Gate Estate Winery Richard's Block Pinot Noir 2013
Red Rooster Winery Pinot Noir 2014
Red Rooster Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2014
Stanners Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014
Thirty Bench Wine Makers Small Lot Pinot Noir 2014
Tightrope Winery Pinot Noir 2014
Wayne Gretzky Okanagan Signature Series Pinot Noir 2014
 
Syrah/Shiraz
Blasted Church Vineyards Syrah 2014
C.C. Jentsch Cellars Syrah 2014
C.C. Jentsch Cellars Syrah 2013
Church and State Wines Syrah 2014
Creekside Estate Winery Unbroken Press Syrah 2012
Fielding Estate Winery Syrah 2012
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Grand Reserve Shiraz 2013
Jacob's Creek Double Barrel Shiraz 2013
La Frenz Syrah Rockyfeller Vineyard 2014
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery Terroir Collection No.23 Crosswinds Syrah 2013
Nk'Mip Cellars Qwam Qwmt Syrah 2014
Nk'Mip Cellars Qwam Qwmt Syrah 2013
Painted Rock Estate Winery Syrah 2012
Reif Estate Winery Shiraz 2014
Sandhill Wines Sandhill Estate Vineyard Syrah 2014
Wayne Gretzky Okanagan Signature Series Shiraz 2014
Wakefield/Taylors Wines Jaraman Shiraz 2014
Wolf Blass Gold Label Barossa Shiraz 2014
 
Other Red Varieties
Bench 1775 Winery Cabernet Franc 2013
C.C. Jentsch Cellars Small Lots Cabernet Franc 2014
Church and State Wines Malbec 2014
Concha y Toro Winemaker’s Lot Carmenere 2014
Di Profio Wines Limited Gamay Noir 2014
Fogolar Wines Cabernet Franc 2014
Fogolar Wines Picone Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2014
Moon Curser Vineyards Malbec Contraband Series 2013
Moon Curser Vineyards Tannat 2012
Pacific Breeze Winery Barbarian Barbera 2012
Pacific Breeze Winery Reserve Petit Verdot 2013
Peller Estates Niagara-on-the-Lake Private Reserve Gamay Noir 2014
Rancourt Winery Cabernet Franc 2012
Sandhill Wines Phantom Creek Vineyard Small Lots Petit Verdot 2013
Tawse Winery Unfiltered Redfoot Vineyard Gamay Noir 2015
Tawse Winery Laundry Cabernet Franc 2012
Tawse Winery Van Bers Cabernet Franc 2012
Thirty Bench Wine Makers Small Lot Cabernet Franc 2013
Time Estate Winery Cabernet Franc 2014
Trius Winery Showcase Red Shale Clark Farm Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2013
 
Other Red Blends
Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico DOCG 2013
Creekside Estate Winery Iconoclast Red 2012
El Petit Bonhomme 2015
Famille P & J Allard S.A.S. Chateau Lastours Simone Descamps AOC 2011
Fielding Estate Winery Red Conception 2015
Frescobaldi Marchesi de Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni 2013
Hahn Family Wines GSM 2014
Hope Family Wines Troublemaker Blend 9
Hope Family Wines Treana Red 2012
La Frenz La Vita Pazza Red 2014
Lungarotti L'U Rosso Umbria IGT 2013
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery Quatrain 2013
Moon Curser Vineyards Border Vines 2013
Monte Creek Ranch Ranch Hand Red 2014
Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva 2012
Ruffino Oro Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2010
Societa Agricola Livon S.S. Borgo Salcetino Rossole IGT 2013
The Good Earth Vineyards & Winery Big Fork Red 2014
Truett Hurst Winery California Square Red Blend 2013
Wolf Blass Grey Label Cabernet Shiraz 2014
 
White Wines
Chardonnay
Bachelder Chardonnay Wismer Vineyard Wingfield Block 2013
Buena Vista Carneros Chardonnay 2014
Dreaming Tree Chardonnay 2014
La Frenz Chardonnay Reserve 2014
Lake Breeze Vineyards Chardonnay 2012
Painted Rock Estate Winery Chardonnay 2014
Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Ranches Chardonnay 2014
Sterling Vintner's Collection Chardonnay 2014
Tawse Winery Robyn's Block Chardonnay 2012
Trius Winery Showcase Wild Ferment Oliveira Vineyard Chardonnay 2014
Westcott Vineyards Chardonnay 2013
Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay 2013
Woodbury Vineyards, Inc. Chardonnay 2012
 
Riesling
Flat Rock Cellars Nadja's Vineyard Riesling 2015
Fogolar Wines Riesling 2015
Harper's Trail Riesling 2014
Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery Speck Family Reserve Riesling 2013
Huff Estates Winery Off-Dry Riesling 2015
Nomad at Hinterbrook Winery Travellers Riesling 2015
Peller Estates Niagara-on-the-Lake Private Reserve Riesling 2014
Rosewood Estates Winery Origin Series Riesling 2015
Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery Riesling 2013
Tawse Winery Carly's Block Riesling 2014
Thirty Bench Wine Makers Wood Post Vineyard Small Lot Riesling 2014
Thirty Bench Wine Makers Winemaker's Blend Riesling 2015
Trius Winery Showcase Ghost Creek Vineyard Riesling 2015
Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery Riesling 2015
 
Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris
Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery Pinot Gris 2015
Blasted Church Vineyards Pinot Gris 2015
Dirty Laundry Vineyard Pinot Gris 2014
Peller Estates Niagara-on-the-Lake Private Reserve Pinot Gris 2014
River Stone Estate Winery Pinot Gris 2015
Sandhill Wines Hidden Terrace Vineyard Pinot Gris 2015
 
Sauvignon Blanc
Kim Crawford Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Longhand Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Peller Estates Niagara-on-the-Lake Private Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Ravine Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2015
 
Sparkling
G.H. Mumm Champagne Brut Cordon Rouge
Huff Estates Winery Cuvée Peter F. Huff Sparkling 2011
Sperling Vineyards Brut Reserve 2010
Sperling Vineyards Sper...itz 2015
Steller's Jay Sparkling Shiraz
Tantalus Vineyards Blanc de Noir 2013
Thirty Bench Wine Makers Sparkling Riesling
Westcott Vineyards Sparkling Brut           
 
Other White Varieties
Bench 1775 Winery Viognier 2015
Clos du Soleil Pinot Blanc 2015
Dirty Laundry Vineyard The Grande Dame Gewurztraminer 2015
Nk'Mip Cellars Pinot Blanc 2015
Quails' Gate Estate Winery Chenin Blanc 2015
 
White Blends
Church and State Wines Trebella 2015
La Frenz Ensemble 2014
Lunessence Winery & Vineyard Pinot Blanc Oraniensteiner 2015
Roussanne Marsanne Viognier 2011
Sperling Vineyards Market White 2015
 
Rosé
Backyard Vineyards Rosé 2015
Seven Directions Wine Fruitvale Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Franc Rosé 2015
Trius Winery Rosé 2015
 
Dessert Wine/Fortified
Bench 1775 Winery Whistler Viognier Icewine 2014
Colio Estate Wines Prism Icewine 2013
Di Profio Wines Limited Mr. Di’s Delight Late Harvest Riesling 2015
Di Profio Wines Limited Our Teacher's Pet Late Harvest Vidal 2015
Diamond Estates Winery Lakeview Vidal Icewine 2014
Inniskillin Niagara Estate Oak Aged Vidal Icewine 2014
Inniskillin Okanagan Riesling Icewine 2014
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Grand Reserve Vidal Icewine 2014
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Reserve Vidal Icewine 2015
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Reserve Riesling Icewine 2014
Kismet Estate Winery Riesling Icewine 2014
La Frenz Liqueur Muscat
La Frenz Tawny
Peller Estates Niagara-on-the-Lake Signature Series Cabernet Franc Icewine 2014
Peller Estates Niagara-on-the-Lake Signature Series Riesling Icewine 2013
Pillitteri Estates Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine 2013
Pillitteri Estates Winery Reserve Riesling Icewine 2013
Reif Estate Winery Grand Reserve Vidal Icewine 2014
Strewn Winery Vidal Icewine 2013
Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Old Tawny
The Foreign Affair Winery Marisa 2015
Wayne Gretzky Estates Vidal Blanc Icewine 2013

For more information on the InterVin International Wine Awards, please visit   intervin.ca
-30-
Media Contacts | Event Managers:
Christopher Waters, cwaters@postmedia.com, 1.866.474.0454, ext. 545330
Jessica MacDougall, 
jmacdougall@postmedia.com , 1.866.414.0454, ext 545309
You are receiving this email as you signed up for our alerts.

Contact Us
Please do not reply to this email. If you wish to reply or respond to this message please select "Contact Us" in our online account services.

Unsubscribe
Click here to unsubscribe.

Your privacy
To learn more about how we use and protect your information, please click here.

InterVin International Wine Awards
940 Main St. W. Hamilton ON
intervin.ca
Copyright © 2016 All rights reserved