The 36th annual Fall Okanagan Wine Festival kicked off Thursday (Sep 29) night with the announcement of the British Columbia Wine Awards winners.
Ten judges spent four days tasting the 624 submitted wines from over 90 B.C. wineries.
In the end, eight wines were given the title of platinum winners, while just one took home the Premier’s Award for Best Wine in B.C.
The top wine was given to Kelowna’s own SpierHead Winery’s 2014 Pinot Noir Cuvee.
The other seven platinum winners included CedarCreek’s 2013 The Last Word Red Meritage Blend, Deep Roots’ 2014 Syrah, Mission Hill’s 2014 Reserve Chardonnay, Red Rooster’s 2015 Riesling, Road 13’s Sparkling Chenin Blanc, Summerhill’s Cipes Blanc de Blanc and Time Estate Winery’s 2013 Syrah.
The Fall Okanagan Wine Festival will continue over the next days with over 100 events across the Okanagan.