All Canadian Wine Championships 2019: BC Dominates

2016 Reserve Chardonnay Wins Gold

Okanagan wineries won best of show for red and white wine at this year’s All Canadian Wine Championships.

A total of 1,376 wines were entered this year, to be judged over three days by panels of judges from across Canada. The majority of the wines – 845 – were entered by British Columbia wineries. Ontario wineries only submitted 394 wines.

It has been speculated that British Columbia’s domination of results in recent years has discouraged Ontario producers. Whether the BC wineries have a quality edge can be debated. However, it is a fact that BC has enjoyed a string of excellent vintages since 2012 while the vintages in Ontario have been less consistent.

June 11, 2019 | John Schreiner