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Kamloops-area wineries honoured at BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

Monte Creek Winery won Gold and Silver, while Harpers Trail won two Silvers

Two Kamloops-area wineries were honoured at the recent BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards.

Monte Creek Winery won Gold for its 2020 Living Land Sparkling Rose and a Silver for its Living Land Chardonnay.

Harpers Trail Estate Winery won Silvers for its 2019 Thadd Springs Vineyard Cabernet Franc and its 2018 Chardonnay Sparkling.

This year’s wine entries were subjected to scrutiny from an esteemed panel of judges from Canada and the United States.

​The competition, presented by Valley First, TricorBraun, ContainerWorld and Argus Properties, was open to all licensed B.C. wineries, including those that produce fruit wines and mead. Silver and gold medals were awarded. The top two per cent of medal winners received platinum medals.

In 2018, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, with support from the Government House Foundation and the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society, announced a new partnership to celebrate B.C. wines with the creation of the BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards.

“It is a genuine joy to produce this competition each year”, said Okanagan Wine Festivals Society general manager, Elan Morris. “And we are thrilled to have the continued support of the Office of the BC Lieutenant Governor. We are proud to celebrate the 2021 winning wines and continue to do the important work of placing our B.C. wineries on the stage they so well deserve.”

For more on the awards, go online to thewinefestival.com.