Thompson Okanagan wines were the big winners of the All Canadian Wine Championships this year, which were able to be held despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oliver’s Nk’Mip Cellars produced the best red wine of the year, while Monte Creek Ranch Winery took home the best white wine of the year honours.
A total of 130 wineries across the country entered 805 wines to be judged this year, including 545 from B.C.
Eleven people comprised the judging panel.
Nk’Mip Cellars won the red wine award with its 2017 Qwam Qwmt Syrah, which sells for $34.99.
Monte Creek, meanwhile, came out on top of all whites thanks to its 2018 Reserve Riesling, which retails at $28.74.
Double gold, gold, silver and bronze awards were handed out in 51 categories.
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