Fielding Estate Winery made a great impression on the judges at the All Canadian Wine Championships (ACWC) in late May, winning two gold medals and a bronze for its Ontario VQA wines.
In a tough field that included submissions from more than 180 Canadian wineries in eight provinces, Fielding won gold for its 2010 Chardonnay Musque and its 2010 Pinot Gris. It earned a bronze with its 2010Estate Bottled Pinot Gris.
“We are extremely proud of our showing at the All Canadian Wine Championships,” says Curtis Fielding, General Manager of Fielding Estate Winery. “Thousands of Canadian wines were in the running, and that we placed as well as we did is a testament to the great wines we are making on the Beamsville Bench.”
The ACWC was established in 1981, and has been with the Canadian wine industry from its infancy to the vibrant, world-class wine-making region it is today. It relies on a panel of some 36 wine writers, sommeliers and wine judges to make its decisions after blind taste tests.
Wines are submitted, sorted by category, price and sugar, wrapped and then assigned to the panel for assessment. Each entry is scoredusing a 100-point scale, examined for sensory components, varietal character and structural soundness.
“It is no small honour to be able to say your wine is an All Canadian Wine Championship gold medal winner,” says Fielding. “There are great wines coming out of Canada. We have proven across almost every region of this country that we have the capability to make world-class wines on par with any from anywhere in the world. To say that we have some of the best from the best made in the country is something special.”