BC’s Okanagan Valley winery takes home the only Canadian medal
[Summerland, BC] June 4, 2019 – Silkscarf Winery located in Summerland, British Columbia in the Okanagan Valley won a Gold Medal for their 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, which was announced in late April. The 2019 Concours International Des Cabernets (CIDC) held the competition in the city of Limas (15 km north of Lyon, France), on the southern border of Burgundy, where they awarded 29 gold medals to the best cabernets in the world. Silkscarf Winery being the only Canadian winery to win.
Roie Manoff and his wife, both owners and winemakers at the winery said “Aiming at crafting high-end, old world style reds, the prestigious gold medal award from the CIDC wine competition in France, is a significant recognition to our achievements. Our endless strive to grow the best grapes and make wine that reflects the terroir, without manipulation, is and has been our simple philosophy for the last 15 years.”
When asked what a ‘family boutique winery’ means, Roie shared, “We make wine for us to drink, and if there is something left, we’ll bring it to the shelves”.
This competition is judged by Europe’s top sommeliers. Each jury is made up of 3 sommeliers that blind taste several wines. Bottles are covered, numbered and sorted by their percentage of Cabernet, origin and terroir. To read more about the CIDC and the top-league sommeliers from France and around the world: https://www.concourscabernets.com/en/
About Silkscarf Winery:
Since 2004, Silkscarf Winery has been growing grapes in over 10 acres of land in Summerland, British Columbia in the Okanagan Valley. A family run, boutique winery growing varieties such as Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot-Noir Malbec and Syrah. To read more about Silkscarf Winery https://silkscarf-winery.com
Roie Manoff| Owner & Winemaker
Silkscarf Family Boutique Winery
4917 Gartrell Rd., Summerland, BC