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December 12th, 2015

Vancouver Magazine International Wine Awards 2016 - Winners Announced


As a place known for its multiculturalism, Vancouver embodies the beautiful blend of east and west. To celebrate the city's diversity, particularly in food and wine, Vancouver Magazine curates an annual list of the best international wines spanning several categories. The results this year are a testament to the fact that BC wineries have become a serious contender in the world of quality wine. 

Congratulations to all of our incredible partners that claimed VanMag International Wine Awards for 2016:

Altos Las Hormigas, Argentina
Langmeil, Australia
Montes, Chile
Poplar Grove, Okanagan Valley
Telmo Rodriguez, Spain
Tinhorn Creek, Okanagan Valley
Vaporetto, Italy

Here are the full results:

Vancouver Magazine International Wine Awards 2016
Chief Judge - DJ Kearney

Best of Show
Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Australia

Best Sparkling Wine
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve, France
Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut, France
Michel Loriot Blanc de Noirs Authentic Meunier Brut, France
Giusti Cuvée Extra Brut, Italy
Vaporetto Prosecco Brut, Italy
Louis Roederer Brut Premier, France
Codorniu Clasico Brut, Spain
Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Rosé, New Zealand
Jansz Tasmania Premium Cuvée, Australia
Lanson Black Label Brut, France
Bailly LaPierre Crémant de Bourgogne Réserve, France
Pierre Paillard Grand Cru Brut, France
Benjamin Bridge Méthode Classique Brut 2008, Canada
Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2012, Australia

Best Light White Wine
50th Parallel Estate Riesling 2014, Canada
Unsworth Allegro 2014, Canada
Clos du Soleil Pinot Blanc 2014, Canada
Château de Sancerre Blanc 2014, France
La Chablisienne Chablis “La Pierrelée” 2013, France
Marisco The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2014, New Zealand
Wild Goose Gewurztraminer 2014, Canada
Mission Hill Reserve Riesling 2014, Canada
Reh Kendermann Uber Riesling Kabinett 2014, Germany
Haywire Switchback Vineyard Pinot Gris 2013, Canada
Fontanafredda Gavi DOCG 2013, Italy
Casal Garcia Vinho Verde, Portugal
Telmo Rodriguez Basa 2014, Spain

Best Medium White Wine
The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2013, South Africa
Laurenz V Singing Grüner Veltliner 2013, Austria
SpierHead Chardonnay 2014, Canada
C.C. Jentsch The Quest 2014, Canada
Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Riesling 2012, Canada
Clos du Soleil Capella 2014, Canada
Argiolas Vermentino di Sardegna Costamolino 2014, Italy
Wakefield Riesling 2015, Australia

Best Rich White Wine
Wolf Blass Gold Label Chardonnay 2014, Australia
Taylors St. Andrews Chardonnay 2013, Australia
C.C. Jentsch Small Lots Series Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2014, Canada
Mission Hill No.5 Lone Pine Chardonnay 2013, Canada
Stina Pošip 2013, Croatia
Kunde Sonoma County Chardonnay 2014, USA
Louis Latour Ardèche Chardonnay 2014, France
Le Vieux Pin Ava 2013, Canada
Beringer Luminus Chardonnay 2013, USA
Monte del Fra Custoza Superiore DOC Ca’ del Magro 2012, Italy

Best Rose
Château de Nages ButiNages Rosé 2014, France
Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series Rosé 2014, Canada
Kismet Estate Infinity Rosé 2014, Canada
Stoneboat Faux Pas Rosé 2014, Canada
Haywire Gamay Noir Rosé 2014, Canada
Okanagan Crush Pad Narrative Rosé 2014, Canada

Best Light Red Wine
Garry Oaks Estate Pinot Noir + Zweigelt 2013, Canada
Arrowleaf Pinot Noir 2013, Canada
Niche Pinot Noir 2014, Canada
Navarro López Pergolas Old Vines Tempranillo Crianza 2012, Spain
St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Pinot Noir 2012, Canada
Red Rooster Pinot Noir 2014, Canada
Bodegas Castaño Lujuria 2014, Spain
Marotti Campi Orgiolo Lacrima di Morro d’Alba DOC Superiore 2013, Italy
Santa Carolina Reserva Pinot Noir Maule Valley 2014, Chile

Best Medium Red Wine
Fontodi Chianti Classico 2011, Italy
Damilano Lecinquevigne Barolo 2010, Italy
Two Hands Angels’ Share McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012, Australia
Giovanni Rosso Langhe Nebbiolo 2012, Italy
Undurraga Sibaris Pinot Noir Gran Reserva 2013, Chile
Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir 2012, Australia
Brotte La Fiole Côtes du Rhône 2013, France
Casa Planeta Syrah 2013, Italy
Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Reserva 2012, Argentina
Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Chile 
Castiglion del Bosco Rosso di Montalcino 2012, Italy
Bodegas Piqueras Castillo de Almansa Reserva 2011, Spain
Stags’ Leap Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, USA
Vistalba Corte C 2014, Argentina
Moon Curser Carmenere 2013, Canada
Cusumano Sicilia Nero d’Avola 2013, Italy
Mezzomondo Salento Negroamaro 2014, Italy
Telmo Rodriguez Viña 105 2013, Spain
Luccarelli Puglia Negroamaro 2012, Italy
Piccini Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2009, Italy
Clos Pegase Mitsuko’s Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir 2012, USA

Best Rich Red Wine
Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Australia
Painted Rock Syrah 2013, Canada
C.C. Jentsch Syrah 2013, Canada
Musella Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso 2012, Italy
Poplar Grove Cabernet Franc 2012, Canada
Heartland Spice Trader Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Canada
KWV Roodeberg 2012, South Africa
Giusti Umberto I 2008, Italy
Howard Park Leston Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Australia
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, USA
Wolf Blass Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Australia
Poplar Grove The Legacy 2011, Canada
Glen Carlou Grand Classique 2011, South Africa
Colomé Estate Malbec 2012, Argentina
Langmeil Barossa Valley Floor Shiraz 2013, Australia
Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2011, Italy
Ca’Rugate Amarone della Valpolicella 2009, Italy
Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series Merlot 2012, Canada
Ruffino Modus 2012, Italy
Emiliana Coyam 2012, Chile

Best Sake
SakéOne G Joy Genshu Junmai Ginjo, USA
SakéOne Momokawa Pearl Junmai Ginjo Nigori Genshu, USA
Yoshinogawa Gokujo Ginjo Premium Sake, Japan
Gekkeikan Horin Ultra Premium Junmai Daiginjo Sake, Japan

Best Dessert/Fortified Wine
Cockburn’s Special Reserve, Portugal
Elephant Island Framboise 2014, Canada
Whistler Viognier Icewine 2014, Canada
CedarCreek Estate Platinum Riesling Icewine 2014, Canada
Pillitteri Estates Vidal Icewine 2013, Canada
Inniskillin Okanagan Riesling Icewine 2013, Canada

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