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Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Ontario Wines 2018

The Lieutenant Governor presided over the presentation of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Ontario Wines. The awards are administered by the Ontario Wine Awards with the support of the Grape Growers of Ontario, the Winery and Grower Alliance of Ontario, and the Wine Marketing Association of Ontario. Drawing upon its expertise, the Ontario Wine Awards selects the judging panel, which includes student judges from Canadian Food and Wine Institute at Niagara College.

2018 winning wines

  • 13th Street Winery Premier Cuvée 2012
  • Trius Winery Showcase Ghost Creek Riesling 2016
  • Rockway Vineyards Small Lot Riesling Block 150–183 2015
  • Leaning Post Wines Chardonnay Clone 96 2016
  • Tawse Winery Chardonnay–Quarry Road Vineyard 2013
  • Konzelmann Estate Winery Late Harvest Gewürztraminer 2016
  • The Farm Winery Pinot Noir–Mason Vineyard 2015
  • Tawse Winery Cabernet Franc–David’s Block 2015
  • Creekside Estate Winery Broken Press Reserve Syrah 2015
  • The Foreign Affair Winery The Temptress 2015
  • Hernder Estate Wines Late Harvest Riesling 2012