Wine Competitions

The Wine Factory entered the WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Wine Makers Competion in 2008 through 2012. In that time we earned 32 Medals on 70 Entries (46%). All of these wines were made just like any wine made here with our customers. Many of them came out of the barrel aging program so in fact, each barrel aged* medal winning wine shares that honour with the other nine customers who had wine in that same barrel. Congratulations everyone! We stopped entering the competition, like many other stores, because of the logistical issues involved in the shipping and movement of alcoholic beverages across provincial and international boundaries.

Here is a list of the Medal Winners (* Indicates Barrel Aged Wine):

 2012 – 1 GOLD, 4 SiILVER, 4 BRONZE on 22 Entries (41%)

100% Vineco Kenridge Founders Series Grenache Syrah Mouverdre 2011* GOLD

100% RJ Spagnols En Primeur Australian Shiraz 2010* SILVER

100% Vineco Kenridge Showcase Argentine Malbec 2010* SILVER

100% RJ Spagnols Cru Select RQ Malbec Syrah 2011* SILVER

100% RJ Spagnols Cru Select RQ Trio do Vinho Tinto 2010* SILVER

100% Cellar Craft Showcase South African Pinotage 2010* BRONZE

60% Cellar Craft SC Argentine Malbes, 20% Cellar Craft Sterling Cab Sauv, 20% Cellar Craft Sterling Merlot 2009* BRONZE

100% Vineco Kenridge Founders Grenache Syrah Mouverdre 2010 BRONZE

100% RJ Spagnols Cru Select Orange Blossom Muscat 2008 BRONZE

2011 – 1 GOLD, 3 BRONZE on 12 Entries (33%)

100% Cellar Craft Showcase 2009 Argentinean Malbec*  GOLD

100% Cellar Craft Showcase 2009 South African Pinotage*  BRONZE

100% RJ Spagnols Cru Select 2009 RQ Okanagan Valley Red Meritage*  BRONZE

60% Cellar Craft Showcase 2009 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauv., 40% Cellar Craft Showcase 2009 Spanish Tempranillo* BRONZE

2010 – 1 GOLD, 2 SILVER, 3 BRONZE on 12 Entries (50%)

100% RJ Spagnols Cru Select 2007 Specialty Cabernet Franc Ice Wine Style  GOLD

100% RJ Spagnols Cru Select 2008 Australian Shiraz/Viognier*  SILVER

100% RJ Spagnols Cru Select 2008 Italian Brunello*  SILVER

100% RJ Spagnols Cru Select Restricted Quantity 2008 Argentine Trio  BRONZE

60% Cellar Craft Showcase 2009 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauv., 40% Cellar Craft Showcase 2009 Spanish Tempranillo* BRONZE

2009 – 2 GOLD, 2 SILVER on 12 Entries (33%)

100% RJ Spagnols Cru Select Australian Shiraz/Viognier*  GOLD

100% RJ Spagnols Cru Select Orange Chocolate Port  GOLD

100% RJ Spagnols Cru Select Cabernet Franc Ice Wine Style  SILVER

100% RJ Spagnols Cru Select French Grenache/Syrah/Mourverdre*  SILVER

2008 – 3 GOLD, 3 SILVER, 3 BRONZE on 12 Entries (75%)

100% RJ Spagnols Cru Select 2006 RQ Shiraz Viognier*  GOLD

100% RJ Spagnols Cellar Classic 2005 Grande Port Style  GOLD

100% RJ Spagnols Cru Select RQ 2006 Orange Chocolate Port  GOLD

100% RJ Spagnols Cru Select RQ Australian/Cabernet/Shiraz Merlot  SILVER

100% RJ Spagnols Cru Select 2006 Australian Shiraz*  SILVER

100% RJ Spagnols International Series 2006 California Cabernet/Syrah/Zinfandel  SILVER

100% RJ Spagnols Cru Select 2006 Valpolicella Ripassa* BRONZE

For many years we entered wines in the Queensborough Fall Fair and earned many ribbons every year. Unfortunately, several years ago, without explanation, we stopped being invited to this competition.

  • The Wine Factory

    649 Front St.
    New Westminster
    604.540.8907
    info@winefactory.ca

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