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Wine Access Magazine

October 12, 2010 16:42 ET

Tawse Winery Named Wine Access 2010 Canadian Wine Awards Winery of the Year

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2010) - Tawse Winery, located in Vineland, Ont., has been named the Wine Access 2010 Canadian Wine Awards Winery of the Year.

Tawse's win marks the first time in the 10-year history of the competition that an Ontario winery has received the prestigious award.

Inniskillin Wines Ontario, located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, placed second; and Mission Hill Family Estate, from Kelowna, British Columbia, placed third.

This year's competition was judged by a national team of 16 wine professionals, representing some of Canada's most well-respected sommeliers, critics, journalists and educators.

The complete list of award-winning Canadian wines, wineries — including the country's Top 20 wineries — and judges, will be published in the December/January issue of Wine Access magazine, on newsstands starting December 6.

Facts about the Wine Access 2010 Canadian Wine Awards (CWA)

  • Nearly 1,000 wines were entered in this year's competition; of that, more than half won medals.
  • This year's judging took place Aug. 15 to 19 at the Penticton Lakeside Resort in Penticton, British Columbia.
  • In addition to being the first Ontario winery awarded Winery of the Year, Tawse Winery also received five gold medals — the most ever awarded to a single winery.
  • This year marked the 10th anniversary of the CWA, which was first held in Ontario in 2001.

If you love Canadian wine, don't miss the results of the Wine Access 2010 Canadian Wine Awards, in the December/January issue of Wine Access Magazine.

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