Gold Medal Winning Wines

By / Magazine / October 24th, 2011 / 1

Although we haven’t even celebrated Hallowe’en yet, I can’t help thinking that party season will be upon us all very soon. Christmas and New Year’s parties often start in November. The fact of so many get-togethers presents a great opportunity to try new wines. Right on time, the 2011 Intervin International Wine Awards held this year at the White Oaks Resort and Spa has released its list of winning wines. No doubt you’ll see some you haven’t yet tried. Pick up a bottle and try it out. See if you agree with the judges choices.

The judging panel was made up of writers and sommeliers. Having to choose a handful of winners from a pool of nearly 1,100 wines, they certainly had their work cut out for them. When the dust finally settled, wines from 15 countries encompassing a variety of styles came out on top. All of the wines listed here were awarded a Gold Medal.


  • Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2008 Meritage British ColumbiaCalona Vineyards 2010 Artist Series Pinot Gris British Columbia
  • Castello di Gabbiano 2007 Chianti Classico Riserva Italy
  • Castillo de Monseran 2007 Old Vines Garnacha Italy
  • Château St. Jean 2009 Sonoma Chardonnay California
  • Château St. Jean 2008 Sonoma Pinot Noir California
  • Colaneri Estate Winery 2010 Cavallone Pinot Grigio Ontario
  • Coyote’s Run Estate Winery 2009 Black Paw Vineyard Pinot Noir Ontario
  • Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery 2008 Syrah British Columbia
  • Flat Rock Cellars 2010 Gewürztraminer Ontario
  • Ghost Pines Winery 2008 Winemaker’s Blend Cabernet Sauvignon California
  • Henry’s Drive Vignerons 2008 Morse Code Red Blend Australia
  • Hillebrand Winery 2006 Showcase Sparkling Ontario
  • Huff Estates 2008 Cuvée Peter F. Huff Ontario
  • Inniskillin Wines 2008 Riesling Icewine Ontario
  • Inniskillin Wines 2010 Winemaker’s Series Barrel Aged Pinot Gris Ontario
  • Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate 2009 Gold Series White Meritage Ontario
  • Kacaba Vineyards 2007 Reserve Merlot Ontario
  • Konzelmann Estate Winery 2008 Vidal Icewine Ontario
  • Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi 2009 Italy
  • Mike Weir Wine 2006 Vidal Icewine Ontario
  • Mission Hill Family Estate 2007 Legacy Series Compendium British Columbia
  • Mission Hill Family Estate 2007 Legacy Series Quatrain British Columbia
  • Mission Hill Family Estate 2010 Five Vineyards Rosé British Columbia
  • Mission Hill Family Estate 2010 Reserve Vidal Icewine British Columbia
  • Pacific Breeze Urban Winery 2009 Big Red British Columbia
  • Palatine Hills Estate Winery 2010 Neufeld Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Ontario
  • Peller Estates Niagara-on-the-Lake 2010 Private Reserve Vidal Icewine Ontario
  • Red Rooster Winery 2009 Reserve Malbec British Columbia
  • Rosewood Estates Winery 2009 Cabernet Franc Barrel #86 Ontario
  • Rossendale Wines 2011 Cottesbrook Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand
  • Sandhill Wines 2009 Sandhill Estate Vineyard Cabernet Franc British Columbia
  • Sogivenus Fine Wines Dacosta ‘Of the Coast’ 10 Years Old Porto Portugal
  • Southbrook Vineyards 2008 Connect Organic Red Ontario
  • Southbrook Vineyards Framboise Ontario
  • Sumac Ridge Estate Winery 2009 Black Sage Vineyard Merlot British Columbia
  • Tawse Winery 2010 Riesling Ontario
  • Tawse Winery 2009 Robyn’s Block Vineyard Chardonnay Ontario
  • The Foreign Affair Winery 2009 Pinot Noir Ontario
  • Thirty Bench Wine Makers 2010 Small Lot Gewürztraminer Ontario
  • Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Franc British Columbia
  • Viña Misiones de Rengo 2011 Reserva Sauvignon Blanc Argentina
  • Wild Goose Vineyards 2010 Autumn Gold British Columbia
  • Wild Goose Vineyards 2010 Pinot Gris British Columbia
  • Wineinc Pty Ltd. 2008 Wine Men of Gotham Cabernet Australia
  • Wineinc Pty Ltd. 2008 Wine Men of Gotham Shiraz Grenache Australia
  • Wolf Blass Wines 2009 Grey Label Shiraz Cabernet Australia

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