Canadian WineAlign Awards for 2022

Wine Align 2022 AwardsWe all like to receive awards.  Knowing that we are good, or the best at something.  Fastest runner at the 100-yard dash, smartest in math, etc. when we are in school.  Then industry awards when we go to work.  There are many wine awards around the world, but for Canadian wineries, being recognized by a local agency, like WineAlign, means a bit more I think. The 2022 WineAlign Awards have been released through July culminating with the Winery of the Year, Top 25 Wineries, Top 10 BC Wineries, and Top 10 Ontario wineries. You probably want to know who they are so you can buy some of the wines they submitted to the competition, and hopefully send them congratulations via email, in person, or on social media.

Winery of the Year

CedarCreek Estate Winery

Top 25 Wineries 

  1. CedarCreek Estate Winery

Winery of the Year

British Columbia
2 Platinum, 4 Gold, 8 Silver

CedarCreek Platinum 2020 Jagged Rock Syrah
CedarCreek 2019 Aspect Collection Block 5 Chardonnay
CedarCreek Platinum 2020 Jagged Rock Chardonnay
CedarCreek 2020 Aspect Collection Block 3 Riesling
CedarCreek 2021 Pinot Noir Rose

2. 13th Street Winery

Ontario
2 Platinum, 2 Gold, 7 Silver, 9 Bronze

13th Street 2020 Reserve Syrah
13th Street 2015 Premier Cuvee
13th Street 2020 Gamay
13th Street 2019 Blanc de Blanc
13th Street 2020 Gamay Whitty Vineyard


  3. SpearHead Winery

Best Performing Small Winery

British Columbia
1 Platinum, 7 Gold, 3 Silver, 5 Bronze

SpearHead 2019 Coyote Vineyard Pinot Noir
SpearHead 2019 Botrytis Affected Late Harvest Riesling
SpearHead 2019 Pinot Noir Cuvée
SpearHead 2019 Golden Retreat Pinot Noir
SpearHead 2020 Pinot Gris Golden Retreat Vineyard

Read more: Announcing the Best Performing Small Winery


4. Mission Hill Family Estate

British Columbia
1 Platinum, 4 Gold, 9 Silver

Mission Hill 2020 Terroir Collection Jagged Rock Syrah
Mission Hill 2021 Reserve Riesling
Mission Hill 2020 Perpetua Chardonnay
Mission Hill 2020 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Mission Hill 2020 Reserve Merlot


5. La Frenz Estate Winery

British Columbia
1 Platinum, 9 Gold, 8 Silver

La Frenz 2019 Syrah Rockyfeller Vineyard
La Frenz 2019 Malbec Rockyfeller Vineyard
La Frenz 2019 Grand Total Reserve
La Frenz 2018 Aster Brut
La Frenz 2020 Reserve Vivant


6. Vieni Estates

Ontario
1 Platinum, 4 Gold, 2 Silver, 9 Bronze

Vieni 2020 Riesling
Vieni 2018 Cabernet Franc
Vieni 2017 Cabernet Franc Reserve
Vieni 2021 Pinot Grigio
Vieni 2019 Unoaked Chardonnay


7. Black Hills Estate Winery

British Columbia
1 Platinum, 5 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze

Black Hills Estate Winery 2020 Ipso Facto
Black Hills Estate Winery 2020 Per Se
Black Hills Estate Winery 2020 Chardonnay
Black Hills Estate Winery 2020 Roussanne
Black Hills Estate Winery 2020 Addendum


8.  Fort Berens Estate Winery

British Columbia
1 Platinum, 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 6 Bronze

Fort Berens 2020 Pinot Noir
Fort Berens 2021 Small Lot GrĂĽner Veltliner
Fort Berens 2019 Merlot Reserve
Fort Berens 2019 Merlot
Fort Berens 2019 Cabernet Franc Reserve


9. Bordertown Vineyards & Estate Winery

British Columbia
1 Platinum, 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze

Bordertown 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bordertown 2019 Cabernet Franc
Bordertown 2019 Malbec
Bordertown 2019 Syrah
Bordertown 2019 Cabernet Franc Reserve


10. Thirty Bench Wine Makers

Ontario
6 Gold, 7 Silver, 1 Bronze

Thirty Bench 2020 Winemaker’s Blend Cabernet Franc
Thirty Bench 2019 Special Select Late Harvest
Thirty Bench 2019 Small Lot Riesling Wood Post Vineyard
Thirty Bench 2020 Small Lot Riesling Steel Post Vineyard
Thirty Bench 2020 Small Lot Pinot Noir


11. Quails’ Gate Estate Winery

British Columbia
6 Gold, 8 Silver, 3 Bronze

Quails’ Gate 2021 Chenin Blanc
Quails’ Gate 2020 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay
Quails’ Gate 2019 Rosemary’s Block Chardonnay
Quails’ Gate 2021 Late Harvest Optima
Quails’ Gate 2020 Pinot Noir


12. Two Sisters Vineyards

Ontario
6 Gold, 5 Silver

Two Sisters 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Two Sisters 2019 Chardonnay Domenica’s Block
Two Sisters 2019 Riesling Icewine
Two Sisters 2019 Chardonnay
Two Sisters 2019 Stone Eagle Eagle Eye


13. Nk’Mip Cellars

British Columbia
5 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze

Nk’Mip Cellars 2019 Qwam Qwmt Chardonnay
Nk’Mip Cellars 2019 Qwam Qwmt Syrah
Nk’Mip Cellars 2019 Merriym Red Meritage
Nk’Mip Cellars 2020 Chardonnay
Nk’Mip Cellars 2020 Merriym White Meritage


14. Peller Estates Niagara-on-the-Lake

Ontario
7 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze

Peller Estates Niagara 2020 Andrew Peller Signature Series Sur Lie Chardonnay
Peller Estates Niagara 2019 Oak Aged Vidal Blanc Icewine
Peller Estates Niagara 2020 Andrew Peller Signature Series Riesling
Peller Estates Niagara 2020 Signature Series Sauvignon Blanc
Peller Estates Niagara 2020 Private Reserve Gamay Noir


15. Malivoire Wine Company

Ontario
6 Gold, 6 Silver, 8 Bronze

Malivoire NV Bisous Rose
Malivoire 2021 Le Coeur Gamay
Malivoire 2021 Gamay Concrete
Malivoire 2021 Farmstead Gamay
Malivoire N/V Bisous Brut


16. Tawse Winery

Ontario
5 Gold, 7 Silver, 8 Bronze

Tawse 2019 Riesling
Tawse 2019 Chardonnay Quarry Road Vineyard
Tawse 2020 Sketches Rosé
Tawse 2019 Riesling Quarry Road Vineyard
Tawse 2019 Estate Chardonnay


17. Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery

Ontario
1 Platinum, 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze

Hidden Bench 2019 Pinot Noir Felseck Vineyard
Hidden Bench 2020 Chardonnay Unfiltered
Hidden Bench 2016 Blanc de Blanc ZĂ©ro Dosage
Hidden Bench 2019 Chardonnay Felseck Vineyard Unfiltered
Hidden Bench 2019 Terroir Caché


18. Redstone Winery

Ontario
1 Platinum, 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze

Redstone 2019 Bistro Riesling
Redstone 2019 The Club Riesling
Redstone 2019 Brickyard Riesling
Redstone 2018 Cabernet Franc Redstone Vineyard
Redstone 2019 Bistro Gamay Noir


19. Kismet Estate Winery

British Columbia
4 Gold, 3 Silver, 5 Bronze

Kismet 2020 Reserve Cabernet Franc
Kismet 2020 Karma
Kismet 2021 Pinot Grigio
Kismet 2020 Viognier Roussanne Marsanne Reserve
Kismet 2019 Reserve Cabernet Franc


20. Blasted Church Vineyards

British Columbia
4 Gold, 7 Silver, 3 Bronze

Blasted Church 2019 Nectar of the Gods
Blasted Church 2019 Cross to Bear Cabernet Franc
Blasted Church 2018 Syrah
Blasted Church 2021 Small Blessings Botrytis Affected Riesling
Blasted Church 2019 Small Blessings Malbec


21. Painted Rock Estate Winery

British Columbia
4 Gold, 4 Silver

Painted Rock 2019 Malbec
Painted Rock 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Painted Rock 2019 Merlot
Painted Rock 2019 Syrah
Painted Rock 2019 Cabernet Franc


22. Meyer Family Vineyards

British Columbia
1 Platinum, 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze

Meyer 2020 Old Block Pinot Noir McLean Creek Road Vineyard
Meyer 2020 Tribute Series Chardonnay Old Main Rd Vineyard
Meyer 2020 Micro Cuvee Pinot Noir McLean Creek Road vineyard
Meyer 2020 Micro Cuvee Chardonnay Old Main Rd
Meyer 2020 Chardonnay McLean Creek Road Vineyard


23. Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

British Columbia
4 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze

Tinhorn Creek 2018 Blanc de Blanc
Tinhorn Creek 2020 Chardonnay
Tinhorn Creek 2021 Pinot Gris
Tinhorn Creek 2019 Oldfield Reserve Syrah
Tinhorn Creek 2019 Oldfield Reserve Merlot


24. Road 13 Vineyards

British Columbia
1 Platinum, 1 Gold, 4 Silver

Road 13 GSM 2019
Road 13 Jackpot Syrah 2019
Road 13 Honest John’s White 2021
Road 13 2020 Honest John’s Red
Road 13 Rose 2021


25. Synchromesh Wines

British Columbia
1 Platinum, 1 Gold, 5 Silver, 3 Bronze

Storm Haven 2020 Riesling Gibson-Block 3
Storm Haven 2020 Gold Digger Riesling
Synchromesh 2021 Dry Riesling Thorny Vines Vineyard
Storm Haven 2020 Cabernet Franc Storm Haven Vineyard
Synchromesh 2021 Riesling Long’s View Vineyard

Top 10 BC Wineries

1. CedarCreek Estate Winery

Winery of the Year

British Columbia
2 Platinum, 4 Gold, 8 Silver

CedarCreek Platinum 2020 Jagged Rock Syrah
CedarCreek 2019 Aspect Collection Block 5 Chardonnay
CedarCreek Platinum 2020 Jagged Rock Chardonnay
CedarCreek 2020 Aspect Collection Block 3 Riesling
CedarCreek 2021 Pinot Noir Rose

Read more: Announcing the Winery of the Year


  2. SpearHead Winery

Best Performing Small Winery

British Columbia
1 Platinum, 7 Gold, 3 Silver, 5 Bronze

SpearHead 2019 Coyote Vineyard Pinot Noir
SpearHead 2019 Botrytis Affected Late Harvest Riesling
SpearHead 2019 Pinot Noir Cuvée
SpearHead 2019 Golden Retreat Pinot Noir
SpearHead 2020 Pinot Gris Golden Retreat Vineyard

Read more: Announcing the Best Performing Small Winery


3. Mission Hill Family Estate

British Columbia
1 Platinum, 4 Gold, 9 Silver

Mission Hill 2020 Terroir Collection Jagged Rock Syrah
Mission Hill 2021 Reserve Riesling
Mission Hill 2020 Perpetua Chardonnay
Mission Hill 2020 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Mission Hill 2020 Reserve Merlot


4. La Frenz Estate Winery

British Columbia
1 Platinum, 9 Gold, 8 Silver

La Frenz 2019 Syrah Rockyfeller Vineyard
La Frenz 2019 Malbec Rockyfeller Vineyard
La Frenz 2019 Grand Total Reserve
La Frenz 2018 Aster Brut
La Frenz 2020 Reserve Vivant


5. Black Hills Estate Winery

British Columbia
1 Platinum, 5 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze

Black Hills Estate Winery 2020 Ipso Facto
Black Hills Estate Winery 2020 Per Se
Black Hills Estate Winery 2020 Chardonnay
Black Hills Estate Winery 2020 Roussanne
Black Hills Estate Winery 2020 Addendum


6. Fort Berens Estate Winery

British Columbia
1 Platinum, 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 6 Bronze

Fort Berens 2020 Pinot Noir
Fort Berens 2021 Small Lot GrĂĽner Veltliner
Fort Berens 2019 Merlot Reserve
Fort Berens 2019 Merlot
Fort Berens 2019 Cabernet Franc Reserve


7. Bordertown Vineyards & Estate Winery

British Columbia
1 Platinum, 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze

Bordertown 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bordertown 2019 Cabernet Franc
Bordertown 2019 Malbec
Bordertown 2019 Syrah
Bordertown 2019 Cabernet Franc Reserve


8. Quails’ Gate Estate Winery

British Columbia
6 Gold, 8 Silver, 3 Bronze

Quails’ Gate 2021 Chenin Blanc
Quails’ Gate 2020 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay
Quails’ Gate 2019 Rosemary’s Block Chardonnay
Quails’ Gate 2021 Late Harvest Optima
Quails’ Gate 2020 Pinot Noir


9. Nk’Mip Cellars

British Columbia
5 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze

Nk’Mip Cellars 2019 Qwam Qwmt Chardonnay
Nk’Mip Cellars 2019 Qwam Qwmt Syrah
Nk’Mip Cellars 2019 Merriym Red Meritage
Nk’Mip Cellars 2020 Chardonnay
Nk’Mip Cellars 2020 Merriym White Meritage


10. Kismet Estate Winery

British Columbia
4 Gold, 3 Silver, 5 Bronze

Kismet 2020 Reserve Cabernet Franc
Kismet 2020 Karma
Kismet 2021 Pinot Grigio
Kismet 2020 Viognier Roussanne Marsanne Reserve
Kismet 2019 Reserve Cabernet Franc

Top 10 Ontario Wineries

1. 13th Street Winery

Ontario
2 Platinum, 2 Gold, 7 Silver, 9 Bronze

13th Street 2020 Reserve Syrah
13th Street 2015 Premier Cuvee
13th Street 2020 Gamay
13th Street 2019 Blanc de Blanc
13th Street 2020 Gamay Whitty Vineyard


2. Vieni Estates

Ontario
1 Platinum, 4 Gold, 2 Silver, 9 Bronze

Vieni 2020 Riesling
Vieni 2018 Cabernet Franc
Vieni 2017 Cabernet Franc Reserve
Vieni 2021 Pinot Grigio
Vieni 2019 Unoaked Chardonnay


3. Thirty Bench Wine Makers

Ontario
6 Gold, 7 Silver, 1 Bronze

Thirty Bench 2020 Winemaker’s Blend Cabernet Franc
Thirty Bench 2019 Special Select Late Harvest
Thirty Bench 2019 Small Lot Riesling Wood Post Vineyard
Thirty Bench 2020 Small Lot Riesling Steel Post Vineyard
Thirty Bench 2020 Small Lot Pinot Noir


4. Two Sisters Vineyards

Ontario
6 Gold, 5 Silver

Two Sisters 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Two Sisters 2019 Chardonnay Domenica’s Block
Two Sisters 2019 Riesling Icewine
Two Sisters 2019 Chardonnay
Two Sisters 2019 Stone Eagle Eagle Eye


5. Peller Estates Niagara-on-the-Lake

Ontario
7 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze

Peller Estates Niagara 2020 Andrew Peller Signature Series Sur Lie Chardonnay
Peller Estates Niagara 2019 Oak Aged Vidal Blanc Icewine
Peller Estates Niagara 2020 Andrew Peller Signature Series Riesling
Peller Estates Niagara 2020 Signature Series Sauvignon Blanc
Peller Estates Niagara 2020 Private Reserve Gamay Noir


6. Malivoire Wine Company

Ontario
6 Gold, 6 Silver, 8 Bronze

Malivoire NV Bisous Rose
Malivoire 2021 Le Coeur Gamay
Malivoire 2021 Gamay Concrete
Malivoire 2021 Farmstead Gamay
Malivoire N/V Bisous Brut


7. Tawse Winery

Ontario
5 Gold, 7 Silver, 8 Bronze

Tawse 2019 Riesling
Tawse 2019 Chardonnay Quarry Road Vineyard
Tawse 2020 Sketches Rosé
Tawse 2019 Riesling Quarry Road Vineyard
Tawse 2019 Estate Chardonnay


8. Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery

Ontario
1 Platinum, 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze

Hidden Bench 2019 Pinot Noir Felseck Vineyard
Hidden Bench 2020 Chardonnay Unfiltered
Hidden Bench 2016 Blanc de Blanc ZĂ©ro Dosage
Hidden Bench 2019 Chardonnay Felseck Vineyard Unfiltered
Hidden Bench 2019 Terroir Caché


9. Redstone Winery

Ontario
1 Platinum, 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze

Redstone 2019 Bistro Riesling
Redstone 2019 The Club Riesling
Redstone 2019 Brickyard Riesling
Redstone 2018 Cabernet Franc Redstone Vineyard
Redstone 2019 Bistro Gamay Noir


10. Fielding Estate Winery

Ontario
3 Gold, 7 Silver, 4 Bronze

Fielding 2020 Cabernet Franc
Fielding 2019 Riesling
Fielding 2019 Estate Bottled Riesling
Fielding 2021 Rosé
Fielding N/V Brut Traditional Method

The Full List of Awards

Here are the WineAlign URLs to their full list of awards for 2022:

Category Date
Sparkling July 15
Red Blends & White Blends July 18
Orange, Rosé & Pinot Gris/Grigio July 19
Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah/Shiraz & Riesling July 20
Red and White Single Varieties (Others) July 21
Gamay, Pinot Noir & Chardonnay (Burgundian varieties) July 22
Cider, Mead, Fruit Wine, Fortified, Icewine & Late Harvest July 25
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Merlot (Bordeaux varieties) July 26
Platinums July 27
Best Performing Small Winery & Top 10 Small Wineries July 28
Winery of the Year and Top 25 Wineries, Top 10 BC, Top 10 Ontario July 29

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