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WOW, the 6th Annual Ontario Wine Fair was a HUGE success!You all suffered through some horrific humidity to come by and taste, and you all did yeomens service to endure tasting through all that wine and cheese 😉

SO, after much tallying and breakdown (I wanted to ensure accuracy) the results are in – first some specs:
There were a total of 81 wines poured to 146 people, who ate 16 kilos of Ontario-crafted cheese and 30 baguettes of bread…
…All of this lead to the cafeTaste Peoples’ Choice Awards – below are our winners!

Favourite Riesling went to Charles Baker Wines for his 2012 ‘Ivan Vineyard’, Twenty Mile Bench
Favourite Chardonnay (Oaked) went to Southbrook Winery for the 2011 Organic Chardonnay
Favourite Chadonnay (Unoaked) went to Sprucewood Shores for their 2011 Chardonnay
Favourite Pinot Noir went to Norman Hardie Wines for his 2011 ‘County Pinot’
Favourite Merlot went to Karlo Estates for his 2010 Merlot
Favourite Cabernet Franc went to Pondview Estate Winery for their 2010 ‘Bella Terra’
Favourite Cabernet Sauvignon went to Calamus Estates for their 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Favourite Sparkling went to Flat Rock Cellars for their 2008 ‘Riddled’, Traditional Method
Favourite Rose went to Keint-He Winery for their 2011 ‘Voyager’ Rose
Favourite Single Varietal Red (Dry) went to Vineland Estates for their 2011 Pinot Meunier
Favourite Single Varietal Red (Non-dry) went to Keint-He Winery for their 2008 ‘Pineaux Sauvage’
Favourite Single Varietal White (Dry) went to Calamus Estates for their 2012 Pinot Gris
Favourite Single Varietal White (Non-dry) went to Lacey Estates for their 2011 Gewurtraminer
Favourite White Blend went to Karlo Estates for their 2010 ‘Van Alstine’ White
Favourite Red Blend went to Stratus Wines for their 2011 ‘Wildass Red’

…AND…it is my great pleasure to announce…
Best of Show Red is awarded to Norman Hardie Wines for his 2011 ‘County Pinot’
Best of Show White is awarded to Southbrook Estate Winery for the 2011 Organic Chardonnay

Congratulations of course goes out to our medal winners, but we also congratulate Bridget Light for being the winner of our VQA Gift Basket draw – thanks to everyone for enjoying the quality of VQA that the Toronto public can now be exposed to!

Anyone wishing to get info on how to order any of these award-winning wines from the producers can simply contact myself, or go direct to the wineries…they’re happy to deliver!
Jeremy Day
Wine Geek
VQA Promoter of the Year 2011
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