Recognition

Awards

At Indigenous World Winery we pride ourselves on producing wines of the highest quality, made from the very best grapes grown in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. These wines are produced by one of the top winemakers and his crew of excellent cellar hands. The quality shines through with the many awards we have won.

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Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2018

During the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, we received the honour of taking home 8 medals. This 2018 competition saw 3000 entries from more than 600 wineries across the globe all blind judged. We are proud to have been among such incredible quality competitors. Here is what we took home to Indigenous World Winery:

  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Silver)
  • 2016 Chardonnay (Silver)
  • 2017 Gewürztraminer (Silver)
  • 2013 Simo
  • 2015 Pinot Noir (Bronze)
  • 2016 Hee-Hee-Tel-Kin Red Blend (Bronze)
  • 2017 Estate Muscat (Bronze)
  • 2017 Red Fox Rosé (Bronze)
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Pacific Rim Wine Competition 2018

With over 1000 entries, Pacific Rim Wine Competition judged wines from Canada, the United States, Australia, Chile, France, Italy, Argentina and more. This year sees Indigenous World Winery with four medals from this prestigious competition and we are very grateful. Those award winners are:

  • 2013 Cabernet Franc (Silver)
  • 2017 Gewürztraminer (Silver)
  • 2017 Pinot Gris (Silver)
  • 2017 Estate Muscat (Bronze)
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Great American International Wine Competition 2018

The line up of judges from this awareness driven competition is made up of writers, Masters of Wine, Sommeliers, Master Sommeliers, educators and many more prestigious industry professionals. It's a privilege to announce that we have brought home the following wine awards:

  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Gold)
  • 2016 Hee-Hee-Tel-Kin Red Blend (Gold)
  • 2017 Gewürztraminer (Gold)
  • 2013 Simo (Gold)
  • 2017 Pinot Gris (Silver)
  • 2017 Estate Muscat (Bronze)
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BC Best of Varietal Wine Awards 2018

Winning awards for your wines in your own backyard is beyond an honour. BC has provided some of the greatest wines in the world and Indigenous World Winery is among excellent company. This year we have been awarded some fabulous medals that we are so proud of, and those are as follows:

  • 2013 Cabernet Franc (Best Cabernet Franc over $26)
  • 2017 Estate Muscat (Gold)
  • 2017 Pinot Gris (Gold)
  • 2015 Pinot Noir
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International Wine Challenge 2018

This international awards challenge is hosted in Sussex, UK, which presented us with three awards in 2018:

  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Silver)
  • 2013 Cabernet Franc (Commended)
  • 2015 Chardonnay (Commended)
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San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC) 2017

This year's event was highly competitive during which the judges tasted more than 4,200 wines from 31 countries around the world. Our wines submitted were received with approval. This wine competition is the largest and most influential wine competition in America. Three of our wines took home medals!

  • 2016 Red Fox Pinot Noir Rosé (Gold)
  • 2016 Hee-Hee-Tel-Kin White Blend (Silver)
  • 2016 Estate Muscat (Bronze)
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National Wine Awards of Canada 2017

This year, the National Wine Awards of Canada were bigger and better than ever with over 1700 entries from 240 different wineries! Three of our wines won medals; one gold and two bronze!

  • 2016 Red Fox Pinot Noir Rosé (Gold)
  • 2016 Viognier (Bronze)
  • 2016 Estate Muscat (Bronze)
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Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2016

The Decanter World Wine Awards is the world's largest and most influential wine competition. Judged by the world’s wine experts, the results provide a comprehensive list of wine recommendations and international stockists. Three of our wines were recognized by this extremely influential group of experts.

  • 2012 Simo (Bronze)
  • 2013 Merlot Single Vineyard (Commended)
  • 2014 Chardonnay Single Vineyard (Commended)
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San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC) 2016:

Our wines submitted into the San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC) were received well.  This wine competition is the largest and most influential wine competition in America.  5 of our wines won the following medals:

  • 2013 Hee-Hee-Tel-Kin Red Blend (Double Gold)
  • 2012 Simo (Gold)
  • 2014 Chardonnay Single Vineyard (Silver)
  • 2013 Merlot Single Vineyard (Silver)
  • 2014 Red Fox Rose (Silver)
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All Canadian Wine Championships (ACWC) 2016:

The All Canadian Wine Championships are open to all Canadian wineries.  This years competition took place June 7-9, 2016, in Prince Edward County.  There were over 135 entries from over 230 wineries!  Two of our wines won medals; one gold, and one silver!

  • 2015 Gewürztraminer (Gold)
  • 2013 Merlot Single Vineyard (Silver)
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International Wine and Spirits Competition 2016

The International Wine and Spirit Competition was held in London, England May 3 - 5, 2016, which receives entries from approximately 90 countries world wide. The judges recognize and reward the very best in the wine industry. Three of our red wines were entered into this competition and all three took home some hardware!

  • 2013 Hee-Hee-Tel-Kin Red Blend (Silver)
  • 2013 Merlot Single Vineyard (Silver)
  • 2012 Pinot Noir Single Vineyard (Bronze)
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Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition was held in Rochester, New York on March 18 to 20, 2016.  Over 3800 international wines were entered into the competition with 4 of those wines coming from Indigenous World Winery.  All 4 wines took home medals!

  • 2012 Simo (Double Gold)
  • 2013 Hee-Hee-Tel-Kin Red Blend (Gold)
  • 2013 Merlot Single Vineyard (Silver)
  • 2012 Pinot Noir Single Vineyard (Silver)
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Top 25 - Cornucopia

Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial is Whistler’s food + drink celebration celebrating its 19th year. The festival is newly expanded to eleven days of gourmet food, wines, spirits and craft beer complete with an exciting line up of talent, including mixologists, sommeliers, and renowned chefs in the food and drink industry. Our Simo Bordeaux style blend has recently won its third medal making the Top 25 list for Cornucopia. Wine lovers and aficionados alike are invited to explore the top 25 award-winning wines at various Cornucopia tasting events, including the flagship tasting event: CRUSH Grand Gala Tasting, November 7, the top-shelf wine tasting event: Cellar Door Grand Tasting, November 6, as well as Cornucopia’s awards celebration: Top 25 Celebratory Reception, November 7.

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Two Silver & 1 Bronze Medal - The New York World Wine & Spirit Competition

Our 2014 Gewurztraminer and 2012 Simo Bordeaux Blend both won a Silver Medal at The New York World Wine & Spirits Competition. The 2014 Pinot Gris took home a Bronze medal in the same competition. The New York World Wine and Spirits Competition is one of the largest competitions for the retail beverage industry in the world and has attracted top professional Judges from restaurants, bars and clubs, food and beverage buyers, USBG Mixologists, Educators, Beverage Directors, Columnists, Writers, Sommeliers and Chefs.

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Honours - InterVin

We won our very first medal at The InterVin competition in Toronto, Ontario in August 2015. The InterVin International Wine Awards is designed to recognize and celebrate the very best wines available to Canadian consumers.