Thanks to everyone who entered our most recent Newsletter competition. The correct answer was Prickly Pear Cactus, and the latin name for the variety here in the Okanagan is Opuntia fragilis. We put everyone’s name in that was reasonably close, and by random draw, Jim Rexford was the lucky winner of 3 bottles of Black Widow wines.
The results are in, and our entries placed well especially considering these were new vintages just bottled, often up against older wines. Most notably a SILVER for our 2012 Pinot Gris (highest score for a 2012 P. Gris from the Naramata Bench).
At a recent Vancouver tasting, we were pleased to have John Schreiner, a prolific Canadian wine writer, visit our table for a tasting. Every new release scored 90 or 91 points – a clean sweep for our 2013 Spring Release!
Wine Press Northwest (Washington State) runs a competition open only to wines from the Northwest that have recently won a GOLD medal. Our 2011 Pinot Gris and Oasis were both entered – the Pinot Gris won a PLATINUM medal and the Oasis a DOUBLE GOLD. Only 3 wines in the P. Gris category were awarded PLATINUM and only 4 in the White Blend category earned a DOUBLE GOLD or better. With 200 wineries competing, we’re very proud to have had our wines selected for these prestigious awards. For full details visit: http://winepressnw.com/2012/12/21/2213804/best-of-the-best-results-of-the.html