Ovino Winery wins two medals at the 2019 All Canadian Wine Championships. (File photo)

Shuswap wineries win big at All Canadian Wine Championships

Ovino Winery’s Pinot Grigio earns a coveted double gold medal.

The best Pinot Grigio in Canada is grown, bottled and corked on a secluded property up the Shuswap’s Yankee Flats Road.

Ovino Winery’s Pinot Grigio picked up a double gold medal and that was just one of several awards won by local wineries at the 2019 All Canadian Wine Championship.

John Koopmans, Ovino’s owner and winemaker, described the medal-winning white wine as beautifully dry, aromatic and fruit-forward. He said it is at its best as a summertime sipper but is enjoyable in any season.

Read More: Salmon Arm church will resume services at site of fatal shooting

Read More: 51 out of work as Sicamous’ Waterway Houseboats shuts down

Ovino also won a silver medal for its black Riesling in the red hybrid blends category.

The winery on Yankee Flats Road was far from the only local producer to medal at the championships.

Sunnybrae Vineyards and Winery won a pair of gold medals for their Ortega and their 2017-vintage Redneck Red.

Read More: Letter: Salmon Arm student wants your support for school kitchen

Read More: Small fire in Silver Creek storage shed quickly extinguished

Larch Hills Winery’s Lemberger also impressed the judges, winning a silver medal.

Recline Ridge Winery, located in Tappen, won bronze for its 2017 Marechal Foch.


@SalmonArm
jim.elliot@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Salmon Arm thrift stores temporarily refuse donations to keep up with glut

Too much stuff for storage space, staff shortage, main reasons for sporadic closures

CSRD to assess rural Sicamous, South Shuswap housing needs

UBCM to provide $33,000 through 2019 Housing Needs Reports initiative

Shuswap woman protests for family court reform

Goals include increased resources for people who wish to represent themselves

Salmon Arm pool to close for maintenance

SASCU Recreation Centre shutdown to last for two weeks, re-opens Sept. 9

Alberta man killed in Highway 97A collision south of Sicamous

Aug. 16 crash under investigation by the RCMP and BC Coroners Service

VIDEO: Title of 25th Bond movie is ‘No Time to Die’

The film is set to be released in April 2020

RCMP catch ‘erratic’ driving thieves; upon release steal mountain bike

The incident involved a police chase, taser, and a destroyed vehicle

New study suggests autism overdiagnosed: Canadian expert

Laurent Mottron: ‘Autistic people we test now are less and less different than typical people’

B.C. father tells judge he did not kill his young daughters

Andrew Berry pleaded not guilty to the December 2017 deaths

Trans Mountain gives contractors 30 days to get workers, supplies ready for pipeline

Crown corporation believes the expansion project could be in service by mid-2022

Riot on the Roof returns to top of North Okanagan Parkade

Party of the summer will rock out above the city

Heavy police responses in Kamloops connected to unfounded weapons calls

Mounties were seen in Westsyde and in North Kamloops on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning

Letter: Festivalgoer says thank you by shopping in Salmon Arm

Writer expresses gratitude to Roots and Blues and community

Suspect drops white powder running from police near Kelowna playground

Kelowna RCMP responded to reports of two individuals swinging a chain in a park

Most Read