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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Final Results for Ontario Wine Awards 2007!

Yo Peckers!


Yes, you frickin' heard me...

I got here the wines that took the most prisoners at the 2007 Ontario Wine Awards!

First I gots to thank Forefront Communications Network, who put the whole damn thing together!

They worked like frickin' scurvy-ridden galley slaves on this event, right up until the last minute and deserve a big round of applause.

Now having said that...

So many of you Saltines have written or phoned your humble Deacon, axin' me who the winners were / are, that I'm just gonna list them all for you here:

2007 Ontario Wine Awards – Final Results

Evian Sparkling Wine Award (2 Golds, no typo!)
Gold: Thirteenth Street Winery 2002 Premier Cuvée
Gold: Hillebrand Estates NV Trius Brut
Bronze: Peller Estates NV AP Signature Series Ice Cuvée

Crush Wine Bar & Restaurant Dry Riesling Award
Gold: Calamus Estate 2005 Riesling
Silver: Flat Rock Cellars 2006 Nadja's Vineyard Riesling
Bronze: Château des Charmes 2005 Riesling
Bronze: Château des Charmes 2005 Riesling, Estate Bottled

680News Off-Dry Riesling Award
Gold: Hillebrand Estates 2005 Trius Riesling Dry
Silver: Vineland Estates 2005 Riesling Reserve
Bronze: Angels Gate Winery 2006 Riesling Sussreserve

Forefront Communications Dry White Varietal Award
Gold: Reif Estate 2006 Chenin Blanc
Silver: Peninsula Ridge Estates 2002 Equinox
Bronze: Flat Rock Cellars 2006 Twisted

Mike Mandel Best Rock Band Award
Gold: AC/DC
Silver: Black Sabbath
Bronze: Led Zeppelin

LCBO Gewurztraminer Award
Gold: Fielding Estate 2006 Gewurztraminer Reserve
Silver: Ridgepoint Wines 2006 Gewurztraminer
Bronze: Pointer's Hill Estates 2006 Bench Boss Gewurztraminer

Wine Access Pinot Gris Award
Gold: Calamus Estate 2006 Pinot Gris
Silver: Coyote's Run Estate 2006 Pinot Gris
Bronze: Pointer's Hill Estates 2006 Bench Boss Pinot Gris

Imported Ontario Ice Wine Award
Gold: Shanghai
Silver: Beijing
Bronze: Hunan

The Wine Establishment Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon Award
Gold: Peninsula Ridge Estates 2005 Fumé Blanc
Silver: Vineland Estates 2005 Sauvignon Blanc Rosomel Vineyard
Bronze: Château des Charmes 2006 Sauvignon Blanc, St. David's Bench Vineyard

The Distillery Historic District Oaked Chardonnay Award ~ Under $20
Gold: Peller Estates 2004 Private Reserve Chardonnay
Silver: Mountain Road 2003 BF Chardonnay
Bronze: Creekside Estate 2005 Reserve Chardonnay, Butler's Grant Vineyard

Niagara Grape & Wine Festival Oaked Chardonnay Award ~ Over $20
Gold: Mountain Road 2003 Reserve Chardonnay
Silver: Flat Rock Cellars 2005 The Rusty Shed Chardonnay
Bronze: Inniskillin 2004 Founders' Reserve Chardonnay

Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce Unoaked Chardonnay Award
Gold: Angels Gate Winery 2005 Chardonnay
Silver: Willow Heights Estate 2005 Unoaked Chardonnay
Bronze: Tawse Winery 2006 Chardonnay Musqué

Rosé/Blanc de Noir Award (Yes, 2 Silvers!)
Silver: Fielding Estate 2006 Rosé
Silver: Henry of Pelham Family Estate 2006 Dry Rosé
Bronze: Creekside Estate 2006 Cabernet Rosé

Curiosk Marketing Solutions Inc. Gamay Award
Gold: Thirteenth Street Winery 2005 Gamay Noir Reserve
Silver: Huff Estates 2005 Gamay Noir
Bronze: Château des Charmes 2005 Gamay Noir 'Droit', St. David's Bench Vineyard

Deacon Dr. Fresh Pecker of the Year Award
Gold: Tim Atkins
Silver: Tim Atkins
Bronze: Tim Atkins

Grape Growers of Ontario Pinot Noir Award
Gold: Flat Rock Cellars 2005 Gravity Pinot Noir
Silver: Stoney Ridge Estate 2005 Founder’s Signature Collection Pinot Noir
Bronze: Flat Rock Cellars 2005 Pinot Noir

680News Red Hybrid Award
Gold: Henry of Pelham Family Estate 2005 Baco Noir Reserve
Silver: Rockway Glen Estate 2005 Baco Noir
Bronze: Lakeview Cellars Estate 2004 Baco Noir Reserve
Bronze: Waupoos Estate 2005 Baco Noir

680News Cabernet Franc Award
Gold: Marynissen Estates 2004 Cabernet Franc, Estate Bottled
Silver: Magnotta Winery 2005 Cabernet Franc Special Reserve
Bronze: Stoney Ridge Estate 2003 Cabernet Franc Reserve

The Ideal Printing Company Limited Cabernet Sauvignon Award
Gold: Reif Estate 2002 First Growth Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver: Château des Charmes 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, St. David's Bench Vineyard
Bronze: Lailey Vineyards 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon

Dairy Farmers of Canada Merlot Award
Gold: Reif Estate 2002 First Growth Merlot
Silver: Colio Estate 2002 CEV Signature Merlot
Bronze: Pillitteri Estates 2002 Merlot Family Reserve

Fine Wine Reserve Wine Storage Syrah/Shiraz Award
Gold: Creekside Estate 2004 Reserve Shiraz, St. David's Bench
Silver: Lakeview Cellars Estate 2004 Syrah Reserve 15th Anniversary
Silver: Jackson Triggs 2004 Delaine Vineyard Syrah

Allen’s Meritage and Cabernet/Merlot Blends Award
Gold: Creekside Estate 2002 Reserve Meritage
Gold: Stoney Ridge Estate 2003 Founder's Signature Collection Meritage
Bronze: Château des Charmes 2004 Cabernet/Merlot, Estate Bottled

The Ideal Printing Company Limited Late Harvest Award
Gold: Château des Charmes 2005 Late Harvest Riesling, Estate Bottled
Silver: Niagara Vintners Incorporated 2005 20 Bees Late Harvest Vidal
Bronze: Stoney Ridge Estate 2005 Igluu Cabernet Franc Late Harvest

Niagara Airbus Select & Special Select Late Harvest Award
Gold: Henry of Pelham Family Estate 2005 Special Select Late Harvest Vidal
Silver: Konzelmann Estate 2004 Select Late Harvest Riesling Traminer
Bronze: Colio Estate 2002 CEV Select Late Harvest Cabernet Franc

Vintage Hotels Vidal Icewine Award
Gold: Maleta Estate 2002 First Frost Last Grape American Oak-Aged Vidal Icewine
Silver: Peller Estates 2005 AP Signature Series Vidal Icewine
Bronze: Lailey Vineyards 2005 Vidal Icewine

VIA Rail Vinifera Icewine Award
Gold: Magnotta Winery 2004 Cabernet Franc Icewine Limited Edition
Silver: Stoney Ridge Estate 2006 Chenin Blanc Icewine
Bronze: Stoney Ridge Estate 2005 Cabernet Franc Icewine

Ontario Wine Society Small Crush, Dry White Award
Gold: Creekside Estate 2005 Laura White

All Stick Label Limited Best Label Design Award
Gold: Flat Rock Cellars 2005 The Rusty Shed Chardonnay
Silver: Lailey Vineyard 2005 Pinot Noir
Bronze: Thirty Bench 2005 Red

Deacon Dr Fresh Beater Boppin' Babe Award
Gold: Lindsay Groves
Silver: Doris Miculan Bradley
Bronze: Jennifer "Chotzi" Rosen

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation Wine Journalism Award
Rod Phillips

Grapes for Humanity Award
Larry Paterson

Best 18th Century Ship with Pratt and Whitney Turbine Engines and a Helipad Award
The Black Freighter

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation Sommelier of the Year Award
Lindsay Groves

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation Wine of the Year Award
Maleta Estate 2002 First Frost Last Grape American Oak-Aged Vidal Icewine

Vintage Hotels Winemaker of the Year Award
Paul M. Bosc, Château des Charmes

Congrats to all you winners! Your Deacon lubs you!

Deacon Dr. Fresh
Wine as a marital art


Anonymous Dean Tudor said...

As a judge at the Ontario Wine Awards, I distinctly rememember giving a Gold Medal recommendation and npoints (over 90) to Deep Purple in the Rock Band category. So what happened? Is the fix in????

11:16 AM  
Blogger Deacon Dr. Fresh said...

Yo Dean:

You be right. Deep Purple did get 91 points, but most of the judges said they'd rather hear Stairway to Heaven slightly more often than Smoke on the

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Deacon Doctor Fresh

I am an avid and eager reader of your majestic ramblings. I would like to tithe 10% of my income to further your kingdom.

Please advise.

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7:54 PM  

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