2016 Ontario Wine Awards

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 - Niagara-on-the-Lake – The 22nd year of the Ontario Wine Awards showed just how dynamic the contemporary Ontario wine industry is across the province – from the large companies to the boutique and garagiste producers. This year the awards ceremony was held at Niagara College and their Benchmark Restaurant, hosted by the celebrity chef and TV personality, Michael Bonacini.
 
The Ontario Wine Awards recognize VQA varietal quality in 25 different categories such as Dry Riesling and Cabernet Franc, and acknowledge winners in Bronze, Silver and Gold Medal levels. There are also distinctive awards honouring the Winemaker of the Year, White Wine of the Year, Red Wine of the Year, Wine Journalism Award, and Best Label Design. Please click here to view the full list of award winners.
 
Grape Growers of Ontario Oaked Chardonnay Award
presented by GGO Board Chair Matthias Oppenlaender (centre) to Gerry and Lia Spinosa for their Exultet Estates 2013 Chardonnay "The Blessed"