Nova Scotia wineries uncorked 16 medals at the annual All Canadian Wine Championships held recently in Windsor, Ont.
Annapolis Highland Vineyards in Bear River East took gold for its 2009 Pinot Gris and its 2009 White Wedding dessert wine, silver for its 2008 Highland Blue blueberry-grape wine and bronze for its 2009 Geisenheim Riesling.
Karen Enright, who co-owns Annapolis Highland Vineyards with her husband Brendan, was “absolutely thrilled” by the recognition the relatively new winery garnered at the national championship.
“I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw our Pinot Gris won gold,” she said in a news release Wednesday.
Annapolis Highland released its first wines in 2009.
The annual competition attracted a record 1,143 wines, submitted by 173 Canadian wineries, most from Ontario and British Columbia.
“This recognition continues to show that our wines are being represented and respected on the national as well as international levels,” said Janice Ruddock, managing director of the Winery Association of Nova Scotia.
reprinted from the Chronicle Herald, May 27, 2010. By Bruce Erskine