Lt. Gov. Steven Point

Sumac Ridge wine recognized

For the eighth time in nine years, Sumac Ridge Estate Winery has received a prestigious provincial wine award.

For the eighth time in nine years, Sumac Ridge Estate Winery has received a prestigious provincial wine award.

On Thursday morning, the winery received the 2011 Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence for British Columbia Wines. The award was given for the winery’s 2006 Steller’s Jay Brut.

Lt.-Gov. Steven Point presented the award.

A total of 11 wines from around the province received awards. There were 309 entries.

Jason James, winemaker at Sumac Ridge, said the award is an important recognition.

“With so many outstanding B.C. wines, it’s an honour to be one of the winners,” he said. “It’s a proud accomplishment for us at Sumac Ridge.

The awards have been given to B.C. wineries for the past nine years.

For five years, Sumac Ridge has won for its Steller’s Jay Brut. The winning vintages were 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2006.

Other Sumac Ridge wines have also been recognized since the awards were started nine years ago.

 

Just Posted

Boil water notice lifted for some residents on the west side of Okanagan Lake

Two-hundred and seventy property owners in the Westshoe Estates Subdivision can now safely drink their water again

Trudeau has won the most seats — but not a majority. What happens next?

Trudeau will have to deal with some of the implications of Monday’s result

LIVE MAP: Results in Canada’s 2019 federal election

Polls are now closed across the country

ELECTION 2019: Here are the results from our 12 B.C. races to watch

Incumbents mostly won our 12 key races, but there were a few upsets too

Okanagan inmate charged in Princeton kidnapping gets second trial extension

Afshin Maleki Ighani said he was unprepared for trial due to issues around a full disclosure package

Scheer says Canada more divided than ever, as NDP and Bloc hold cards close

While Liberals were shut out of two key prairie provinces, they took two-thirds of the seats in Ontario

Saanich Gulf-Islands’s Elizabeth May coy about leadership plans

The federal Green party leader talks possibility of running as MP without being leader

Hundreds attend first annual climate and food conference in Kelowna

Over 25 industry experts spoke at the two-day event

Estheticians can’t be forced to wax male genitals, B.C. tribunal rules

Langley transgender woman Jessica Yaniv was ordered to pay three salon owners $2,000 each

Two youth arrested in UBC carjacking at gunpoint, after being spotted in stolen Kia

‘A great deal of credit is due the alert person who called us,’ said North Vancouver Sgt. Peter DeVries

South Okanagan man charged following armed standoff gets bail

Information on the proceedings is limited due to publication ban

People’s Party of Canada’s anti-immigration views ‘didn’t resonate’ with voters: prof

Party was formed on anti-immigration, climate denying views in 2018

Windstorm knocks out power for 10,000 in north and central B.C.

Power slowly being restored, BC Hydro says

Behind the blue and white Carnival clown mask

Toshie Okada is named October’s Respect Works Here Community Champion

Most Read