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2011 InterVin International Wine Awards Silver Medallists

The 2011 InterVin International Wine Awards, conducted in August at White Oaks Resort & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake, featured representatives from 10 countries, including Australia, Canada and the United States. Nearly 1,100 wines from 15 countries were assessed during an extensive three-day blind-tasting evaluation. A total of 123 silver medals were conferred on some of the competition’s highest scoring wines. InterVin judges included internationally acclaimed sommeliers Lindsay Groves and Lorie O’Sullivan, respected wine writers Jamie Drummond and Daenna Van Mulligen and celebrated winemakers Natalie Reynolds and Sue-Ann Staff. Ontario’s presence was substantial, and below is a list of its silver medalists.

Red Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon
Creekside Estate Winery 2007 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Canada

Merlot
Inniskillin Wines 2009 Two Vineyards Merlot Canada
John Howard Cellars of Distinction 2007 Megalomaniac Statement Series Reserve Merlot Canada

Syrah / Shiraz
Creekside Estate Winery 2008 Broken Press Syrah Canada

Other Red Blends
Colaneri Estate Winery 2009 Insieme Canada
John Howard Cellars of Distinction 2007 Megalomaniac Statement Series Reserve Cabernet Merlot Canada

White Wines

Chardonnay
Coyote’s Run Estate Winery 2010 Unoaked Chardonnay Canada
Flat Rock Cellars 2009 The Rusty Shed Chardonnay Canada
Henry of Pelham Family Estate 2009 Speck Family Reserve Chardonnay Canada
Rosehall Run Vineyards 2009 Rosehall Vineyard Chardonnay Canada

Riesling

Featherstone Vineyard 2027 Cellars 2009 Riesling Canada
Angels Gate Winery 2009 Süssreserve Riesling Canada
Flat Rock Cellars 2010 Riesling Canada
Fielding Estate Winery 2010 Riesling Canada
Henry of Pelham Family Estate 2008 Riesling Canada
Thirty Bench Wine Makers 2010 Small Lot Steel Post Vineyard Riesling Canada
Thirty Bench Wine Makers 2010 Small Lot Triangle Vineyard Riesling Canada

Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris
Henry of Pelham Family Estate 2010 Pinot Grigio Canada

Sauvignon Blanc
Creekside Estate Winery 2009 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Canada
Peninsula Ridge Estate Winery 2009 Vintners Private Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Canada

Other Whites
Creekside Estate Winery 2009 Reserve Viognier Canada
Featherstone Winery 2010 Gewürztraminer Canada

Other White Blend
Creekside Estate Winery 2009 Laura’s White Canada
Southbrook Vineyards 2010 Connect White Canada

Dessert Wine
Inniskillin Wines 2007 Cabernet Franc Icewine Canada
Inniskillin Wines 2007 Vidal Icewine Canada
Inniskillin Wines 2007 Oak Aged Vidal Icewine Canada
Inniskillin Wines 2010 Sparkling Vidal Icewine Canada
Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate 2007 Proprietors’ Grand Reserve Cabernet Franc Icewine Canada
Peller Estates Niagara-on-the-Lake 2010 Signature Series Vidal Icewine Canada

For more information, please visit intervin.ca.

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