The All Canadian Wine Championship was established in 1981, making it Canada’s oldest wine competition. It receives upwards of 1,000 entries every year from wineries across the nation that are critiqued by a distinguished panel of renowned sommeliers, wine writers and accredited wine judges.
On June 16, the 2018 winners were announced and some of our very own Cowichan wineries came out on top! Enrico Winery from Mill Bay, won a Gold in Best Sparking Wine of the Year for their 2017 Revelation. They won another Gold in the Other Single Vitus and Vinifera Whites category for their 2017 Confessor and they took home a Silver in the Single White Hybrids category for their 2017 Cornet. Alderlea Vineyards from Duncan, was awarded a Gold in the Other Single Vitus Vinifera Whites category for their 2017 Bacchus. Cowichan Bay’s, Rocky Creek Winery was awarded a Bronze in Best Fruit Wine of the Year for their Wild Blackberry wine and Cherry Point Vineyards won a Bronze in the Rose Blush Style category for their Spritzy Rose.
It’s fantastic to see the amount of recognition our local wineries are achieving at a national level although we can’t say we are surprised. Stop by one of their wineries and let the wine speak for itself!
To see the rest of the results from the competition visit: http://allcanadianwinechampionships.com/acwc-2018-results