British Columbia wines shine in All-Canadian Wine Championships

By on September 2, 2013

Jeff Martin of La Frenz fared well in the 2013 All Canadian Wine Championships.

Jeff Martin is the owner and winemaker at La Frenz, one of Canada’s top wineries. Martin’s winery is on the Naramata Bench of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.

La Frenz in Naramata, British Columbia, won two best-in-class awards and seven gold medals at the annual All-Canadian Wine Championships.

CedarCreek Estate Winery in Kelowna won two best-in-class awards and three gold medals.

Lang Vineyards won the trophy for best Canadian white wine for its 2011 Farm Reserve Riesling, while Mission Hill Family Estate in West Kelowna won best dessert wine for its 2011 Family Estate Reserve Vidal Icewine.

Here are the complete British Columbia results of the 2013 All-Canadian Wine Championships.

Best in class

50th Parallel Estate 2012 Estate Gewürztraminer, $18

8th Generation 2010 Pinot Noir, $24

Arrowleaf 2012 Snow Tropics Vidal, $16

Bench 1775 Winery 2011 Whistler Sauvignon Blanc Icewine, $29

CedarCreek Estate Winery 2010 Merlot, $20

CedarCreek Estate Winery 2009 Platinum Syrah, $40

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $25

Double Cross Cidery 2013 Fuji Iced Cider, $20

Forbidden Fruit Winery 2012 Speachless, $20

House of Rose Winery 2011 Winter Wine, $25

Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2009 Dostana Merlot, $30

La Frenz NV Liqueur Muscat, $22

La Frenz 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, $28

Lang Vineyards 2011 Farm Reserve Riesling, $20

Mission Hill Family Estate 2011 Family Estate Reserve Vidal Ice Wine , $50

Moon Curser Vineyards 2011 Touriga Nacional, $39

OVINO Winery 2011 Momento, $15

Pentâge Winery 2010 Syrah, $25

Quinta Ferreira 2008 Obra-Prima, $35

Red Rooster Winery 2012 Riesling, $17

Red Rooster Winery 2012 Reserve Viognier, $22

River Stone Estate Winery 2012 Pinot Gris, $20

Silverside Farm & Winery 2011 Tayberry , $20

SpierHead Winery 2012 Rosé, $19

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Franc, $22

Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery 2012 Mystic River Pinot Blanc, $19

Gold

50th Parallel Estate 2012 Estate Rosé, $17

8th Generation 2011 Riesling SELECTION, $29

8th Generation 2012 Pinot Gris, $20

Arrowleaf 2011 Pinot Noir, $18

Bench 1775 Winery 2011 Paradise Ranch Merlot Icewine, $29

Bench 1775 Winery 2012 Chill White, $16

Black Sage Vineyard 2010 Cabernet Franc, $20

Blasted Church Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, $26

Cassini Cellars 2009 Cabernet Franc, $45

Cassini Cellars 2010 The Godfather, $70

Cassini Cellars 2011 Syrah, $29

CedarCreek Estate Winery 2010 Cabernet Merlot, $20

CedarCreek Estate Winery 2010 Shiraz Cabernet, $23

CedarCreek Estate Winery 2012 Riesling, $18

Church & State Wines 2012 Syrah Rosé, $21

Church & State Wines 2010 Coyote Bowl Syrah, $35

Covert Farms Family Estate 2012 Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, $21

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2009 Cabernet Franc, $25

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2008 Mirage, $30

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2011 Gamay, $18

Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery 2008 AC 50, $48

Forbidden Fruit Winery 2012 Earth Series Sauvignon Blanc, $22

Fort Berens Estate Winery 2012 Pinot Gris, $18

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2011 Dry Rock Merlot, $16

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Dry Riesling, $15

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Private Reserve Riesling, $15

Gehrnger Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Dry Rock Sauvignon Blanc, $16

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Private Reserve Pinot Blanc, $15

Gray Monk Estate Winery 2010 Odyssey Merlot, $24

Hillside Winery 2012 Gewürztraminer, $22

Inniskillin Okanagan 2010 Dark Horse Vineyard Meritage, $25

Intrigue Wines 2012 Pinot Gris, $17

Isabella Winery ltd. 2011 L. Beaver Riesling Icewine, $55

Isabella Winery ltd. 2011 Blueberry Fruit Wine, $18

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate 2009 SunRock Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, $30

JoieFarm 2012 “Re-Think Pink” Rosé, $21

La Frenz NV Tawny, $22

La Frenz 2011 Reserve Pinot Noir, $32

La Frenz 2011 Reserve Chardonnay, $29

La Frenz 2012 Riesling, $20

La Frenz 2011 Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, $25

La Frenz 2011 Viognier, Roussanne, Chardonnay, $25

La Frenz 2012 Alexandria, $20

Lake Breeze Vineyards 2009 Tempest, $40

Mission Hill Family Estate 2009 Quatrain, $45

Moon Curser Vineyards 2010 Dead of Night, $38

Moon Curser Vineyards 2012 Viognier, $28

Moraine Estate Winery 2012 Cliffhanger Red , $17

Mt.Boucherie Family Estate Winery 2009 Family Reserve Zinfandel, $35

Mt.Boucherie Family Estate Winery 2011 Family Reserve Chardonnay, $25

Mt.Boucherie Family Estate Winery 2009 Estate Collection Semillon, $16

Muse Winery 2012 Gewürztraminer, $19

Nk’Mip Cellars 2010 Winemaker’s Merlot, $20

Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery 2012 Pinot Grigio, $19

Oliver Twist Estate Winery 2012 French Embrace, $17

Pentâge Winery 2012 Gewürztraminer, $18

Quinta Ferreira 2009 Cabernet Franc, $30

Red Rooster Winery 2012 Reserve Rosé, $22

Robin Ridge Winery 2011 Chardonnay, $19

Ruby Blues Winery NV Red Stiletto, $25

Salt Spring Vineyards 2009 Karma, $35

Sandhill Estate Vineyard 2012 Sandhill Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, $19

Sanduz Estate Wines N/V Blueberry Port, $34

Sanduz Estate Wines 2008 Merlot, $21

Saxon Winery 2011 Leon Millot, $24

See Ya Later Ranch 2010 Pinot Noir, $23

See Ya Later Ranch 2020 Rover, $25

See Ya Later Ranch 2011 Riesling, $17

Silkscarf winery 2011 Ensemble Blanc, $22

Sonoran Estate Winery 2011 Jazz Series Gewürztraminer, $18

Thornhaven Estates Winery 2012 Gewürztraminer, $18

Township 7 Vineyards and Winery 2010 Merlot, $25

Van Westen Vineyards 2009 Voluptuous, $30

Van Westen Vineyards 2011 Vino Grigio, $20

Van Westen Vineyards DiBello Wines 2011 Pinot Noir, $38

Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery 2012 Blanc de Noirs, $19

Silver

Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery 2010 Cabernets, $20

Black Sage Vineyard 2010 Merlot, $20

Black Widow Winery 2012 Syrah Rosé, $22

Black Widow Winery 2012 Pinot Gris, $20

Blasted Church Vineyards 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, $19

Blue Moon Estate Winery 2012 Moon Shine, $18

Blue Moon Estate Winery 2012 Moon Beam, $18

Cassini Cellars 2009 Maximus, $34

CedarCreek Estate Winery 2010 Pinot Noir, $25

CedarCreek Estate Winery 2010 Platinum Pinot Noir, $40

CedarCreek Estate Winery 2012 Gewürztraminer, $18

CedarCreek Estate Winery 2012 Pinot Gris, $18

Church & State Wines 2010 Coyote Bowl Merlot (Okanagan), $30

Church & State Wines 2010 Coyote Bowl Cabernet Franc, $35

Desert Hills Estate Winery 2012 Gewürztraminer, $20

Dirty Laundry Vineyard 2011 Merlot, $23

Dirty Laundry Vineyard 2011 Cabernet Merlot, $25

Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery 2011 Canoe Cove Barrel Reserve Chardonnay, $21

Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery 2011 Pinot Gris, $17

Forbidden Fruit Winery 2010 Earth Series Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, $30

Fort Berens Estate Winery 2012 Rosé, $18

Gray Monk Estate Winery 2011 Reflection, $19

Gray Monk Estate Winery 2011 Riesling, $17

Hester Creek Estate Winery 2012 Pinot Blanc, $16

Hillside Winery 2010 Pinot Noir, $25

Hillside Winery 2011 Viognier, $22

Hillside Winery 2012 Muscat Ottonel, $22

Inniskillin Okanagan 2011 Riesling Icewine, $60

Inniskillin Okanagan 2009 Discovery Series Zinfandel, $26

Intersection Estate Winery 2011 Milepost Red , $20

Intersection Estate Winery 2012 Mile’s Edge White , $19

Isabella Winery ltd. 2011 L. Beaver 3- in 1 Icewine, $60

Isabella Winery ltd. 2008 L. Beaver Grand Reserve Syrah, $23

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate 2010 Grand Reserve Cab/Shiraz/Viognier, $28

JoieFarm 2011 En Famille Reserve Pinot Noir, $40

JoieFarm 2012 Muscat, $23

La Frenz 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, $22

La Frenz 2012 Semillon, $20

Lake Breeze Vineyards 2011 Riesling, $20

Lake Breeze Vineyards 2012 7 Poplars Sauvignon Blanc, $20

Lang Vineyards 2011 Marechal Foch, $18

Moon Curser Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, $29

Moon Curser Vineyards 2011 Petit Verdot, $29

Nk’Mip Cellars 2011 Winemaker’s Chardonnay, $17

Noble Ridge Vineyard and Winery 2009 Meritage Reserve, $30

Oliver Twist Estate Winery 2009 Merlot, $26

Oliver Twist Estate Winery 2012 Oliver’s Choice, $19

Orofino 2010 Passion Pit Cabernet Sauvignon, $29

Orofino 2010 Beleza, $34

Orofino 2011 Scout Vineyard Syrah, $29

Peller Estates Okanagan 2011 Family Select Merlot, $15

Pentâge Winery 2009 Merlot, $20

Red Rooster Winery 2012 Gewürztraminer, $17

Rocky Creek Winery 2012 Wild Blackberry, $20

Rollingdale Winery 2012 Pinot Gris, $20

Ruby Blues Winery 2012 Gewürztraminer, $20

Salt Spring Vineyards 2009 Millotage, $20

Sandhill Estate Vineyard 2010 Small Lots Sandhill Estate Vineyard Sangiovese, $30

Sandhill Estate Vineyard 2011 Sandhill Estate Vineyard Chardonnay, $18

Sanduz Estate Wines N/V Dry Blueberry Wine, $15

Saxon Winery 2012 Pinot Gris, $19

See Ya Later Ranch 2011 Pinot Gris, $20

Serendipity Winery 2010 Devil’s Advocate, $25

Silkscarf winery 2009 Malbec-Cabernet, $35

Stag’s Hollow Winery 2012 Syrah Rosé, $20

Stag’s Hollow Winery 2010 Cabernet Franc, $28

Steller’s Jay 2007 Steller’s Jay Brut, $25

Summerhill Pyramid Winery 2012 Organic Riesling, $20

The View Winery 2012 Riesling, $19

Therapy Vineyards 2012 Pink Freud, $17

Thornhaven Estates Winery 2009 Merlot, $25

Thornhaven Estates Winery 2011 Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay, $18

Tightrope Winery 2012 Rosé, $19

Tightrope Winery 2012 Riesling, $22

Tinhorn Creek 2009 Oldfield Series Syrah, $35

Tinhorn Creek 2012 Pinot Gris, $19

Township 7 Vineyards and Winery 2009 Reserve 7, $35

Volcanic Hills Estate Winery 2008 Syrah, $28

Westham Island Estate Winery 2012 Strawberry Rhubarb Wine, $13

Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery 2010 Merlot , $20

Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery 2012 Gewürztraminer, $19

Young & Wyse 2009 Blend, $27

Bronze

8th Generation 2012 Confidence, $23

Arrowleaf 2010 Merlot, $19

Arrowleaf 2010 Zweigelt, $18

Arrowleaf 2011 Solstice Pinot Gris, $22

Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery 2012 Gewürztraminer, $18

Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery 2010 Shiraz, $20

Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery 2012 Beau Nouveau, $18

Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery 2010 Ca Beautage, $20

Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery 2010 Beauhemian, $19

Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery 2012 Pinot Gris, $18

Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery 2012 Qandisa, $19

Bench 1775 Winery 2011 Chardonnay, $19

Black Widow Winery 2011 Phobia, $27

Black Widow Winery 2012 Oasis, $22

Blasted Church Vineyards 2012 Gewürztraminer, $17

Broken Shadow 2010 Wind Station Red , $18

Cassini Cellars 2011 Syrah, $29

Cassini Cellars 2009 Chardonnay Reserve, $29

Church & State Wines 2011 Coyote Bowl Chardonnay, $27

Clos du Soleil Winery 2010 Signature, $40

Dirty Laundry Vineyard 2010 Naughty Chardonnay, $25

Dirty Laundry Vineyard 2012 Riesling, $20

Dirty Laundry Vineyard 2012 Threadbare Vines Gewürztraminer, $20

Dirty Laundry Vineyard 2012 Pinot Gris, $20

Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery 2012 Siegerrebe, $17

EauVivre Winery & Vineyards Ltd. 2010 Buddhafull, $26

Forbidden Fruit Winery 2012 Impearfection Asian Pear, $22

Fort Berens Estate Winery 2011 Pinot Noir, $25

Fort Berens Estate Winery 2012 Riesling, $18

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2011 Private Reserve Pinot Noir, $16

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Private Reserve Pinot Gris, $15

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2012 Gewürztraminer/Schonburger, $16

Inniskillin Okanagan 2011 Dark Horse Vineyard Pinot Noir, $25

Intrigue Wines 2012 Gewürztraminer, $17

Isabella Winery ltd. 2011 L. Beaver Merlot-Pinot Noir, $60

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate 2011 Reserve Riesling Icewine, $53

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate 2010 Grand Reserve Meritage, $26

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate 2012 Reserve Riesling, $14

JoieFarm 2011 Gamay, $24

JoieFarm 2012 A Noble Blend, $24

Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2010 3 Cru Traveller, $20

Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2011 3 Cru Wanderlust, $17

Kraze Legz Vineyard & Winery 2012 Speakeasy Rosé, $20

Kraze Legz Vineyard & Winery 2012 The Charleston Chardonnay, $20

Kraze Legz Vineyard & Winery 2012 The Bee’s Knees Pinot Blanc, $19

Lake Breeze Vineyards 2012 Pinot Gris, $19

Lake Breeze Vineyards 2012 Semillon, $19

Larch Hills Vineyard & Winery 2012 Siegerrebe, $16

Lulu Island Winery 2010 White Icewine, $69

Mission Hill Family Estate 2011 Family Estate Reserve Riesling Ice Wine, $60

Mission Hill Family Estate 2012 Family Estate Five Vineyards Rosé, $15

Mission Hill Family Estate 2011 Martin’s Lane Pinot Noir, $25

Mission Hill Family Estate 2011 Family Estate Reserve Riesling , $17

Monster Vineyards 2011 Merlot, $20

Moon Curser Vineyards 2010 Border Vines, $25

Moon Curser Vineyards 2012 Afraid of the Dark, $22

Moraine Estate Winery 2012 Pinot Gris, $17

Mt.Boucherie Family Estate Winery 2008 Summit Reserve Syrah, $25

Nk’Mip Cellars 2011 Winemaker’s Pinot Noir, $20

Nk’Mip Cellars 2010 Talon, $23

Oliver Twist Estate Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $30

Orofino 2010 Red Bridge Merlot, $25

Orofino 2012 Home Vineyard Riesling, $29

Peller Estates Okanagan 2011 Family Series Chardonnay, $13

Pentâge Winery 2009 Pinot Noir, $22

Pentâge Winery 2012 Pinot Gris, $18

Poplar Grove Winery 2012 Blanc de Noir, $25

Poplar Grove Winery 2010 Cabernet Franc, $35

Poplar Grove Winery 2012 Pinot Gris, $20

Red Rooster Winery 2011 Pinot Noir, $20

Red Rooster Winery 2012 Bantam, $15

River Stone Estate Winery 2011 Merlot, $19

Robin Ridge Winery 2011 Gamay, $24

Ruby Blues Winery 2012 Pinot Gris, $20

Ruby Blues Winery 2012 Viognier, $25

Ruby Blues Winery 2012 White Stiletto, $20

Sanduz Estate Wines NV Blueberry Wine, $14

See Ya Later Ranch 2011 Chardonnay, $20

Serendipity Winery 2009 Estate Merlot, $50

Seven Directions Wine 2012 Kalala Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé, $28

Silkscarf Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $36

Silkscarf Winery 2012 Viognier, $23

Stag’s Hollow Winery 2010 Renaissance Pinot Noir, $35

Stag’s Hollow Winery 2010 Heritage Block, $25

Stag’s Hollow Winery 2010 Syrah, $28

SummerGate Winery 2011 Muscat , $20

Terravista Vineyards 2011 Figaro, $24

The View Winery 2012 Red Shoe White, $16

Therapy Vineyards 2009 Freuds Ego, $17

Therapy Vineyards 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, $20

Therapy Vineyards 2012 Gewürztraminer, $22

Tinhorn Creek 2012 Chardonnay, $19

Unsworth Vineyards 2011 Pinot Gris, $20

Upper Bench Estate Winery 2011 Merlot, $29

Volcanic Hills Estate Winery 2012 Gewürztraminer, $19

Westham Island Estate Winery 2012 Cassis Dessert Wine, $15

Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery 2012 God’s Mountain Riesling, $20

Wild Goose Vineyards & Winery 2012 Riesling, $19

Hidden Chapel Winery 2012 Blushing Bride, $20

Hidden Chapel Winery 2010 The Collection , $25

Averill Creek Vineyard N/V Cowichan Black, $18

Westham Island Estate Winery 2012 Black Currant Wine, $13

About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .

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