We Won! WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada - Top 10

 

We Won!

At the end of 2020 we got some pretty fantastic news! We had submitted our 2018 Pinot Gris2015 Merlot, and 2019 Rose for review by Canada's top Wine Judges at Wine Align. These guys are tough... like your worst calculus teacher tough when it comes to evaluating wines. Well, the results are in and we want to tell you how it went!

 

 What is WineAlign?

First of all, if you're unfamiliar with the WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada, it is basically a competition where wine judges from across the country, get together to taste and categorize the wines, rate them, and review them for consumers. This year, with the restrictions in place due to Covid-19, they had the participating wineries pre-select what they deemed to be their best wines, and each winery sent them to their Toronto office for tasting by five Ontario WineAlign judges and critics. They received 860 wines in 15 categories, and tasted them – physically distanced – over a five-week period in October and November. The panel consists of Masters of Wine and Master Sommelier's alike - along with leading wine journalists.

 

The Results:

ALL 3 of the wines we entered earned a TOP 10 IN CANADA placement! We couldn't be more thrilled with these results. Don't just take our word for it... See the grades for yourself by following the links below to the WineAlign website. All three of our wines also received the "TOP VALUE" status in their respective categories. 

 

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What The Critics Said

 

volcanic hills 2018 pinot gris that won top 10 in the wine align national wine awards of canada in 2020. Volcanic Hills is a family-owned winery in west kelowna, B.C., Canada located in the heart of the okanagan valley.

 

Pinot Gris 2018

 "Intensely aromatic stone fruit , floral and ginger. Presents off-dry and fruity with a fine seam of acidity that makes for a lovely balanced wine. Medium long finish. Tasted blind." - Janet Dorozynski, Dip WSET, Ph.D.

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volcanic hills 2015 merlot that won top 10 in the wine align national wine awards of canada in 2020. Volcanic Hills is a family-owned winery in west kelowna, B.C., Canada located in the heart of the okanagan valley.

Merlot 2015

"This is a quite deep and rich merlot with very ripe aromas of blackberry jam, forest floor, vanillin and spice. Very attractive aromas. It is full bodied, quite lush and soft although the tannins are still woolly The length is excellent." - David Lawrason Buy Now
volcanic hills 2019 rose that won top 10 in the wine align national wine awards of canada in 2020. Volcanic Hills is a family-owned winery in west kelowna, B.C., Canada located in the heart of the okanagan valley.

Rosé 2019 

"An off-dry style with and charmingly fruity with pleasant notes of strawberry, raspberry and pomegranate. Offering very good concentration and balance. A widely appealing style." - Sara d'Amato

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Try all 3 and get FREE SHIPPING:

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We couldn't be more proud to be able to share our 2015 Merlot, our 2019 Rose, and our 2018 Pinot Gris with you.

 

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