Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines Announced
Three Nova Scotian wines have been selected to receive the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines.
The award, established by Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant in 2014, recognizes the exceptional quality of locally sourced and produced wines, and honours the dedication and craft of those in Nova Scotia's vibrant wine industry.
Through a blind tasting, an independent panel of experts chose the following wines, in no particular order, as the best among the Nova Scotia wines submitted:
-- L'Acadie Vineyards, Vintage Cuvée Rosé, 2011
-- Domaine de Grand Pré, Riesling Icewine, 2013
-- Gaspereau Vineyards, Riesling, 2013
"I am delighted to play a part in recognizing the wine industry in our province," said Lt.-Gov. Grant. "I offer my sincere congratulations to all the award recipients and look forward to presenting each with their medals."
Winery Association of Nova Scotia and Taste of Nova Scotia members were invited to submit up to three commercially available wines with 100 per cent Nova Scotia content.
"The Winery Association of Nova Scotia is pleased to see the winners of Lieutenant Governor's Awards for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines announced," said Gillian Mainguy, Manager, Winery Association of Nova Scotia. "Congratulations to winemakers Jürg Stutz, Gina Haverstock, and Bruce Ewert, they should all be very proud of their wines. And a tip of the hat to Jürg Stutz and the Domaine de Grand Pre team on this being their second win of this prestigious award!"
The award ceremony will include the unveiling of the new Lieutenant Governor's Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines badge granted by the Governor General and the new Wine Award Gold Medal.
The awards will be presented as a ceremony hosted by the Lieutenant Governor at Government House on Thursday, Aug. 6.