The Shores of Erie International Wine Festival committee presented the 2014 Wine Awards to Lake Erie North Shore area wineries on July 31, 2014. A total of 36 medals were awarded to the winners chosen by five official Wine Judges of Canada including twelve golds, twelve silvers, and twelve bronzes. Top honours went to Viewpointe Estate Winery, Oxley Estate Winery, North 42 Degrees Estate Winery, and Mastronardi Estate Winery.
Viewpointe Estate Winery was named 2014 Winery of The Year based on the average of top four scores.
Oxley Estate Winery 2013 Chardonnay was named Best White Wine.
Best Red Wine went to North 42 Degrees Estate Winery 2012 Pinot Noir.
In addition, two wines achieved Double Gold levels by scoring 90 points or more from all judges. These honours went to Mastronardi Estate Winery 2010 Syrah and North 42 Degrees Estate Winery 2012 Pinoit Noir.
All wines in this competition were judged by the Wine Judges of Canada using a standard double blind system. Awards were granted based on published WJC standards as defined for Gold, Silver, and Bronze in each submission wine category.
This year the Shores of Erie International Wine Festival will celebrate 10 years running. The celebration takes place on September 4-7, 2014.
More information including all medal award winning wines and wineries to follow
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