Kamloops, British Columbia – July 29, 2020: Monte Creek Ranch Winery is pleased to announce that nine wines were awarded medals at the 2020 All Canadian Wine Championships, including Best White Wine of the Year for their 2018 Thompson Valley Reserve Riesling in this national level wine competition.
Best White Wine of the Year: 2018 Monte Creek Ranch Winery, Reserve Riesling
Gold: 2018 Monte Creek Ranch Winery, Reserve Chardonnay
Gold: 2018 Monte Creek Ranch Winery, Varietal Series Chardonnay
Gold: 2018 Monte Creek Ranch Winery, Varietal Series Riesling
Gold: 2019 Monte Creek Ranch Winery, Hands Up White
Gold: 2017 Monte Creek Ranch Winery, Hands Up Red
Silver: N/V Monte Creek Ranch Winery, Fruit Sparkling ‘Split Decision’
Silver: 2017 Monte Creek Ranch Winery, Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver: 2017 Monte Creek Ranch Winery, Varietal Series Cabernet Merlot
Erik Fisher, General Manager of Monte Creek Ranch Winery, says “I couldn’t be more of proud of our winemaking and viticulture teams. It takes a tremendous amount of focus and precision to make great wines. I see the dedication on a daily basis but this recognition is a testament to the skill and hard work that goes into making a wine this special.” Winemaker Galen Barnhardt notes “The 2018 Thompson Valley Reserve Riesling is crafted from fruit grown on our two vineyards here in the South Thompson valley. Riesling is well adapted to our hot summers and cold winters here in the South Thompson, and we feel the future is bright for this variety in our region.”
About the 2020 All Canadian Wine Championships
The 40th annual judging of the All Canadian Wine Championship 2020 was completed on July 24, 2020. The field of entries included 805 wines from 130 wineries throughout Canada, including those in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Judges were comprised of the most experienced and unique pool of wine industry professionals including sommeliers, wine educators, bloggers, and members of the media. For more information visit: http://allcanadianwinechampionships.com/
About Monte Creek Ranch Winery
The Kamloops, BC area’s largest winery features award-winning wines, seasonal al fresco patio dining, and stunning river valley views. It was voted Kamloops’ Best Winery and Wedding Venue in 2020. Monte Creek Ranch Winery’s winemaking philosophy is to showcase the terroir of the South Thompson valley, where they produce Riesling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and other premium wines.
Wines are available at the winery, on the Monte Creek Ranch website, and at selected retail locations. The winery is also open for tastings daily until the end of September.