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WineAlign announces the winners of its National Wine Awards

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Niagara Falls, Ont. – has announced the winners of its National Wine Awards of Canada for 2015.

The awards are held annually in June, with leading wine writers and judges gathering somewhere in Canadian wine country to evaluate wines grown in Canada. This year it was in Ontario at the Sheraton on the Falls in Niagara Falls and took place between June 23 and 27.

A total of 1,408 wines were entered from 205 wineries. Sixty wineries entered for the first time.

“The goal of ‘The Nationals’ is to bring together the best of Canadian wines and Canadian wine critics under one roof,” says Anthony Gismondi, co-head judge and a WineAlign principal critic.


“Each year, and this is the 15th, the competition presents a snapshot in time of the state of Canadian wine. The results are an invaluable guide for consumers and producers when it comes to finding out who is making the best wine in the country.”

Nova Scotia had a big year: 11 of its wines won medals with a sparkling wine from Canning’s Blomidon Estate Winery making it onto the gold medal list.

In all, WineAlign handed out 14 Platinum, 101 Gold, 263 Silver and 375 Bronze awards. To qualify for a bronze, the wine must score 87 points by a panel of a minimum of three judges.

The Platinum Medal Winners include:

13th Street 2013 Gamay Noir, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

13th Street Gamay Noir 2013

C.C. Jentsch 2013 Syrah,Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

C.C. Jentsch Syrah 2013

Chateau des Charmes 2012 Gamay Noir ‘Droit’ St. David’s Bench Vineyard, St. David’s Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Château Des Charmes Gamay Noir 2013

Church & State 2014 Trebella, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Church & State Trebella 2014

Deep Roots Winery 2014 Gamay, Naramata, British Columbia

Deep Roots Gamay 2014

Kacaba Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Franc, Niagara Escarpment, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Kacaba Cabernet Franc 2013

LaStella 2013 Fortissimo, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Lastella Fortissimo 2013

Mission Hill 2014 Reserve Vidal Icewine, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Vidal Icewine 2014

Norman Hardie Winery 2012 Chardonnay Unfiltered, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Norman Hardie Niagara Unfiltered Chardonnay 2012

Norman Hardie Winery 2013 County Chardonnay Unfiltered, Prince Edward County, Ontario

Norman Hardie County Chardonnay Unfiltered 2013

Road 13 Vineyards 2013 GSM, British Columbia

Road 13 Vineyards GSM 2013

Road 13 Vineyards 2013 Syrah Malbec, British Columbia

Road 13 Syrah Malbec 2013

The Good Wine 2012 Cabernet Franc, Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

The Good Earth Cabernet Franc 2012

Thirty Bench 2013 Riesling Small Lot Triangle Vineyard, Beamsville Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Thirty Bench Riesling Small Lot Triangle Vineyard

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