This is the 15th anniversary of these Awards. And the stats on this year’s judging, which took place at the Sheraton on the Falls in Niagara Falls, are record-breaking. A total of 1,408 wines were entered from 205 wineries. Sixty wineries entered for the first time, a testament to the growing number of wineries in the country, and faith in these awards as being a way to showcase and benchmark new wines.
We handed out a record number of awards as well – 14 Platinum, 101 Gold, 263 Silver and 375 Bronze. Given that a bronze must have been scored 87 points by a panel of a minimum of three judges, we have hundreds of wines in Canada that our experts felt were ‘very good’or better. That should instill some confidence among consumers.
In addition to the individual medal winners, we have also awarded Winery of the Year, Best Performing Small Winery, Top 25 Wineries in Canada, Top 10 BC Wineries, Top 10 Ontario Wineries, and Top 10 Small Wineries.
You can also review the style and grape variety categories in which the wines were grouped and judged, presented in alphabetical order. We have provided links for every medal winning wine that will take you to the WineAlign reviews of that wine, where the numerical ratings and reviews are presented by individual WineAlign judges.
Medal winners ordered by variety:
Fortified, Fruit, Cider & Other
Red Single Varietals
White Single Varietals
A Record Medal Haul, A Widening Range of Wines, by David Lawrason
Medals of Honour, by Anthony Gismondi
Register for the World Wine Awards of Canada
Behind the scenes video showing what really happens at the awards.