Fruitvale, B.C. October 15, 2015 – As its name suggests, the Northwest Wine Summit is a competition for wineries from British Columbia, Alberta, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. It is clear to see that SOAHC Estate Wines was up against some pretty tough competitors in their inaugural year of this well-established competition, but the North American panel of judges were impressed with the young vineyard and recognized both SOAHC entries.
More than 1200 wines were judged at the 20th annual Northwest Wine Summit and after eight judging sessions, less than 10% of the submissions were awarded a gold medal. SOAHC’s 2014 vintage Riesling was included in this prestigious group.
SOAHC Estate Wines’ 2014 vintage Chardonnay was also recognized at the competition, receiving a bronze medal. This vintage continues to receive rave reviews from throughout the industry and is keeping company with a number of reputable wineries in the bronze medal category including Inniskillin (BC), Brian Carter Cellars (WA) and Brooks Wines (OR).
“Being recognized at this competition is huge,” stated SOACH Estate Wines General Manager Jamie Fochuk. “The Northwest states, especially Washington and Oregon, produce some fantastic wines.”
SOAHC Estate Wines recently completed the harvest for their 2015 vintage and based on spectacular conditions in Fruitvale BC this summer, SOAHC expects this upcoming vintage to be even more spectacular than the 2014 vintage.