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Jackson-Triggs 2012 Awards continue to keep "Canada's Most Awarded Winery" on top

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NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON, July 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Hard work and dedication pays off for Jackson-Triggs as both Niagara and Okanagan Estate Wineries continue to collect significant awards from recent international and Canadian wine competitions including  the International Wine and Spirits Competition, Decanter World Wine Awards, the All Canadian Wine Championships, Selections Mondials des Vins Canada and the San Francisco International Wine Championships.

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate Winemakers Derek Kontkanen and Brooke Blair along with Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winemaker Marco Piccoli, have been awarded over 95 medals between them.

Three key awards were won by Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate including the Decanter REGIONAL TROPHY for SPARKLING (under 10 pounds), the 2012 Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines for 2008 ENTOURAGE Sparkling Chardonnay, and BEST OF NATION in the San Francisco International Wine Championships. As the largest and most respected international competition in the United States, Jackson-Triggs Okanagan stood out in the latter competition amongst over 1,300 wineries from 26 states and 29 countries.

Heavily supported by strong and dedicated viticulture teams and growers, the Jackson-Triggs Winemakers are able to apply their talents and skills to award winning wines.

While Jackson-Triggs has garnered many awards over the years for table wines and Icewines, this year marks a significant milestone for recognition for our Sparkling Wines with 10 awards. Jackson-Triggs has expanded the Sparkling portfolio to include ENTOURAGE Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Chardonnay, Methode Classique and the original Cuve Close Sparkling.  The consumer's demand for "bubbles" has inspired our winemakers to invest the time and effort into producing stunning Sparkling wines in the traditional method under the ENTOURAGE label.

AWARD HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

The Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wines:

Okanagan Estate
2008 ENTOURAGE Sparkling Chardonnay

The Decanter World Wine Awards: 19 awards including The Regional Trophy for Sparkling (over 10 pounds)

Okanagan Estate
Regional Trophy and GOLD - 2008 Gold Series ENTOURAGE Sparkling Chardonnay; 2007 Proprietors' Grand Reserve Shiraz

Niagara Estate
GOLD- 2010 Silver Series Gewurztraminer

The International Wine and Spirits Competition:  24 awards including four GOLD

Niagara Estate
GOLD -2007 Proprietors' Reserve Vidal Icewine; 2007 Delaine Vineyard Riesling Icewine

Okanagan Estate
GOLD - 2009 Grand Reserve Riesling Icewine; 2007 Proprietors' Grand Reserve Shiraz

San Francisco International Wine Competition: 19 awards including four DOUBLE GOLD, one GOLD and BEST OF NATION

Okanagan Estate
BEST OF NATION
Four DOUBLE GOLD - 2009 Riesling Icewine, Proprietors' Grand Reserve, 2008  ENTOURAGE Chardonnay Brut,  2008 Meritage , Gold Series,  2007 Shiraz, Proprietors' Grand Reserve

Niagara Estate
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - 2010 Fumé Blanc, Gold Series

Selections Mondial des Vins Canada: 10 awards including six GOLD

Okanagan Estate
GOLD - 2008 Gold Series Merlot; 2007 Grand Reserve Shiraz; 2009 Proprietors' Grand Reserve Riesling Icewine; 2008 Gold Series Sunrock Vineyard Shiraz

Niagara Estate
GOLD - 2010 Gold Series Chardonnay; 2007 Proprietors' Reserve Vidal Icewine.

All Canadian Wine Championships: 14 awards including two DOUBLE GOLDS and three GOLDS

Okanagan Estate
DOUBLE GOLD - 2009 SunRock Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Cabernet Sauvignon over $20.)
GOLD - 2008 Gold Series Chardonnay (Chardonnay under $20.)

Niagara Estate
DOUBLE GOLD - 2010 Silver Series Chardonnay (Chardonnay under $20.)
GOLD - 2010 Silver Series Sauvignon Blanc

Okanagan Spring Festival:  BEST OF CLASS

2008 Gold Series Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz-Viognier
2009 Proprietors' Edition Riesling Icewine

Product information sheets  www.jacksontriggswinery.com

About Jackson-Triggs

Founded in 1993, Jackson-Triggs has set the benchmark of excellence as one of Canada's most renowned winemakers.  Both Jackson-Triggs Okanagan and Niagara Estate wineries have been uncompromising in their pursuit of crafting Canadian wines that compete with the world's finest and promise exceptional quality and value.

SOURCE Jackson-Triggs



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