Fruitvale, BC. August 14, 2014 – The winners of the 2014 National Wine Awards of Canada were announced last week and BC’s newest winery, SOAHC Estate Wines, received a bronze medal for its biodynamic Riesling.
This was the first scheduled year of production for SOAHC Estate Wines, and it was up against some tough contenders. More than 1300 wines were entered in this year’s competition, representing 209 well established wineries including Peller Estates, Mission Hill and Stag’s Hollow.
“We’re stoked to have been recognized in our first year,” stated SOAHC Estate Wines General Manager Jamie Fochuk. “This is just the beginning for us and our wines will continue to get better and better.”
This was the 22nd installment of the Wine Align National competition, held annually each June. The competition is open to only wines grown and produced in Canada with a goal of providing Canadian wine drinkers a reliable guide to wine quality. Wine Align winners are exposed to a minimum of three tasting flights and 24 gradings before a final decision is made.
SOAHC is one of the first biodynamic vineyards from inception in North America. Currently the vineyard produces Riesling and Chardonnay and is slated to start producing Pinot Noir in 2015.
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