Inniskillin proudly accepts Top Canadian Producer Honours at The International
Wine and Spirits Competition 2012
LONDON, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Inniskillin Niagara Estate Winery was proud to
collect the prestigious Top Canadian Producer of the Year award at the 43(rd)
annual International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC). Winemaker Bruce
Nicholson was on hand to receive the award from IWSC President, Mauricio
Gonzalez Gordon, amidst the grand setting of the historic Guildhall in London,
"Capturing the Top Canadian Producer at the IWSC is a very significant win as
our Canadian wine industry continues to grow," said Inniskillin winemaker
Bruce Nicholson, who previously won the Canadian Producer of the Year Award
four times as winemaker for Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate Winery. "This is
truly an impactful and emotional tribute to all our collective efforts in
winemaking and viticulture; it keeps Inniskillin's highly respected reputation
and continued commitment to producing quality wines of excellence in the
Winning this award makes Nicholson the only Canadian winemaker to win from two
different Canadian viticulture regions and two different Canadian wineries.
"Inniskillin is proud to receive this prestigious award and very proud of
Bruce's accomplishments," said Franco Timpano, Marketing Director,
Inniskillin. "As Canada's Original Estate winery, we have continued to hone
our craft through a dedicated and progressive approach to winemaking. This
award not only shows well for our winery, but for Canadian wines as a whole on
the global stage."
COMPLETE LIST OF AWARDS:
OUTSTANDING GOLD (2) 2010 Sparkling Vidal Icewine and 2008 Riesling
GOLD (2) 2007 Oak-Aged Vidal Icewine and 2007 Cabernet
OUTSTANDING SILVER (1) 2008 Vidal Icewine*
SILVER (5) 2007 Riesling Icewine; 2010 Barrel Aged Pinot
Gris, Winemaker's Series
2009 Two Vineyards Merlot, Winemaker's Series*
2010 Three Vineyards Chardonnay, Winemaker's
2010 Montague Vineyard Chardonnay, Winemaker's
BRONZE (1) 2009 Three Vineyards Cabernet Franc, Winemaker's
*Wines still available for sale
The collective accolades of Nicholson's 11 awards for 11 submissions led to
the trophy for the Top Canadian Winery Award, with over half from the Icewine
category. Nicholson was also proud to be on the shortlist for The IWSC
Winemaker of the Year Trophy, which is awarded to the producer whose entries
achieved the best overall results in the 2011 Competition.
The International Wine and Spirit Competition, founded in 1969, is the premier
competition of its kind in the world. Its aim is to promote the quality and
excellence of the world's best wines, spirits and liqueurs. All entries of
wines, spirits and liqueurs are blind tasted in groups divided by variety,
region and vintage as necessary. Awards are made on a points system and
sponsored trophies are presented in selected categories. The IWSC is supported
by a group of Vice Presidents made up of some of the most influential men and
women in the trade. This year's President is Mauricio González Gordon of
Gonzalez Byass. www.iwsc.net
ABOUT INNISKILLIN WINES
The combined efforts of the Inniskillin winemaking team and the viticulture
team keep Inniskillin focused on consistently producing top quality VQA wines.
Inniskillin Wines, established in 1975 by co‐founders Donald Ziraldo and
Karl Kaiser, is Canada's premier estate winery producing truly distinctive and
elegant wines from premium grape varieties grown in Canada. In January of 2007
Winemaker Bruce Nicholson arrived at Inniskillin after Kaiser's retirement and
is carrying on the tradition of excellence and innovation. Inniskillin has
vineyards in the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario and the Okanagan Valley in
British Columbia. Inniskillin has gained international recognition for its
award winning Icewines and can be found in over 73 countries around the world.
Inniskillin is proud of the role it has played and continues to be one of the
rising stars in bringing recognition to Canada as part of the international
success of Canadian wines.
For product information, visit www.inniskillin.com.
For purchasing, visit: www.greatestatesofniagara.com.
Ashley Bartlett Narrative PR Ashley.Bartlett@Narrative.ca 416-922-2211 x. 4124
Image with caption: "Inniskillin winemaker Bruce Nicholson accepting the Top
Canadian Producer award at the IWSC. (CNW Group/Inniskillin Wines)". Image
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