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B.C. winery named Winery of the Year


November 2, 2011
By Press release

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November 2, 2011, West
Kelowna, BC – Mission Hill Family Estate has been named Winery of the Year at
the InterVin International Wine Awards Competition, topping the list of more
than 300 wineries entered in this year’s competition.

November 2, 2011, West
Kelowna, BC – Mission Hill Family Estate has been named Winery of the Year at
the InterVin International Wine Awards Competition, topping the list of more
than 300 wineries entered in this year’s competition.

“We are honoured by this
recognition for our dedication and contribution to the art of fine winemaking,”
said Anthony von Mandl, proprietor of the family-owned winery, located in the
heart of the Okanagan Valley in B.C. “I would like to thank InterVin for this
prestigious accolade and acknowledge the panel of judges. This recognition is
to our entire team’s credit, with special acknowledgement for Mission Hill’s
winemaker John Simes. His vision, discerning approach and diligent work is
without dispute.”

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Mission Hill Family Estate
collected a total of 20 medals for its portfolio of fine wines spread across
virtually every category in the competition.

Presented by Vines
Magazine
, the InterVin International Wine Awards recognizes and celebrates the
best wines available to Canadian consumers.

The panel — a team of
judges featuring hospitality, wine journalism, wine education and winemaking
professionals — uses a blind tasting format to reach its decisions. Competing
wines were grouped by varietal or wine-style, ensuring that each wine was
fairly evaluated alongside its peers.

In addition to the Winery
of the Year accolade, Mission Hill Family Estate also received several
individual awards for its wine making achievements, including: Gold Medals for
the 2007 Quatrain, 2007 Compendium, 2010 Five Vineyards Rosé and 2010 Reserve
Vidal Icewine. The 2009 Select Lot Collection Merlot, 2009 Reserve Merlot and
2007 Select Lot Collection Syrah earned Silver Medals, as did its 2010 Five
Vineyards Pinot Blanc, which earned a further Judges’ Choice for Best Value. A
complete listing of awards is available online at InterVin International Wine
Awards
.