Cuvée 2009: Ontario’s Wine “Academy Awards”

cuveeThe  Cuvée  awards, is a weekend red carpet event, celebrating the outsanding Ontario wine and food industry in the heart of Niagara wine country. It is a black-tie gala (much like the Academy Awards) where winemakers select the winners and guests mingle with the stars of the Ontario wine and culinary scene and travel the wine route (by red carpet) for special tastings. The award ceremony took place on February 27th, 2009. The competition revue panel involved 41 Ontario winemakers who tasted over 190 wines from 52 wineries to determine the winners.

Awards were given to the following Wineries based on their categories:
Red:
Cabernet Franc, by Cave Spring 
Pinot Noir, by Niagara College
Meritage, by Tawse Winery and Strewn Winery
Shiras/Syrah, by Creekside Estates and Lailey Vineyard 
Red Blends, by Wayne Gretzky
White:

Chardonnay Musque, by Cave Spring
Gewurztamminer, by Calamus Estate
Riesling, by Legends Estates
Sauvignon Blanc, by Peninsula Ridge
White Blend, by Hillebrand Estates

Youtube video of event: