Big wins for Oliver winery
Colton Davies - Jul 23, 2018 - Biz Profiles


Oliver’s Covert Farms Family Estate has brought an impressive amount of hardware home from a wine competition in Germany.

The winery earned five gold medals and one silver at the International Organic Wine Award for several of its 100 per cent organic, estate-grown-and-produced wines.

Covert Farms was the only Canadian winery in the competition, which featured more than 1,000 organic wines from 28 countries.

“We are really proud of the results,” said Gene Covert, the estate’s winemaker and co-owner with his wife, Shelley. “This competition allows us to be measured against organic wineries around the world at a time when the international wine community continues to increase production of organically grown and produced wines.”

The winery’s red wines earned two gold medals for its 2015 Grand Reserve pinot noir and Grand Reserve cabernet sauvignon. Its 2015 Grand Reserve zinfandel earned a silver medal.

Gold was also awarded for its 2016 pinot blanc white wine, its Covert Farms rosé and its Ancestral pinot noir sparkling wine.

Covert Farms is located on a 650-acre property in Oliver, and the winery said it encourages “biodynamic growing” and using indigenous yeasts as often as possible.

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