It is such an honour to named as one of the winners for the 2016 Best of Varietal Wine Awards at the Okanagan Wine Festivals 22nd Spring Okanagan BC Wine Fest:

The competition featured 24 different varietal categories, with a record total of 567 wines entered. Within each of the categories, the judges narrowed the selection down to 122 finalists with one overall clear winner being declared THE BEST in each category.

Our 2015 Frontenac Gris currently isn’t available for sale we we still have 2014 stock. You can expect this delicious wine to be released within a few months. We can’t wait to share it with you!



This new vintage smells like ripe apricot, toasted coconut and salted caramel. You can experience pineapple, citrus, and melon aromas. It is very fresh but textural. Enjoy with soft cheeses and fresh green salads. This is the perfect summer sipper!



Some of the other 2016 winners of the British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Awards included:

Wine of the Year St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery – St. Hubertus Vineyard Riesling 2013
Best Cabernet Franc Tinhorn Creek Vineyards – Cabernet Franc 2013
Best Cabernet Sauvignon Black Sage Vineyard – Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Best Chardonnay CedarCreek Estate Winery – Estate Chardonnay 2014
Best Dessert Style Wine Golden Age Meadery – Hearth and Fire Mead
Best Gewürztraminer Wild Goose Vineyards – Mystic River Gewürztraminer 2015
Best Icewine Inniskillin Okanagan – Dark Horse Vineyard Riesling Icewine 2012
Best Merlot Tinhorn Creek Vineyards – Oldfield Series Merlot 2012

We are also excited to announce that our 2015 Hands Up White won Gold at the Okanagan Life Best of BC Wine Awards 2016! Entries from 41 BC wineries showcased 170 wines made entirely from BC grown fruit. This vintage currently isn’t readily available for purchase but we anticipates its release very soon.

This fan favourite has melon, apricot, and gooseberry aromas. The palate offers a mildly sweet attack with a dry finish. This wine pairs with quiche, tarts, and whitefish.

Winning Gold this month in the Best of BC wine awards for our 2015 Hands Up White and Gold this month in the Best of Varietal wine awards for our 2015 Frontenac Gris is a great testament to our focus and passion here at Monte Creek Ranch to produce exceptional wines that reflect this great growing region.  The grapes for these wines were grown on our Estate here in the South Thompson and highlight both the talent of our Winemaker Galen Barnhardt and the potential of our tremendous site. – General Manager, Erik Fisher

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