Awards

2017

2017 National Wine Awards of Canada

Silver – 2015 Pinot Noir Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard

Silver – 2016 Albarino Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard

Sliver – 2014 Renaissance Pinot Noir

Bronze – 2015 Syrah

Bronze – 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Stag’s Hollow Vineyard

Bronze – 2016 Vidal Orange Wine 

Bronze – 2014 Renaissance Syrah

Bronze – 2015 Pinot Noir Stag’s Hollow Vineyard

Bronze – 2014 Cabernet Franc 

2017 All Canadian Wine Championships

Gold – 2014 Renaissance Merlot

Silver – 2014 Tempranillo

Silver – 2014 Merlot

Bronze – 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Stag’s Hollow Vineyard

2017 Cascadia Wine Competition

Double Gold, Best in Class – 2016 Albarino

Gold – 2016 Syrah Grenache Rose

2016

2016 InterVin International Wine Awards

Gold – 2014 Renaissance Syrah

Bronze – 2014 Pinot Noir

Bronze – 2013 Heritage Block

Bronze – 2014 Merlot

2016 Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada Results

Gold

2014 Viognier Hearle Vineyard – Rhys Pender, MW

A lovely restrained yet intense Viognier. There is lemon, apricot and peach and pretty jasmine aromas on the nose. The palate is full-bodied yet remains fresh and crisp and with stone fruit and citrus fruit all unfolding slowly then lingering on a long finish. 91 points

Silver

2013 Hawk’s Hollow – Steve Thurlow

This powerful big red is an equal blend of syrah and cab sauvignon with an addition of 10% petit verdot. It has an appealing lifted nose of blackberry and blueberry fruit with lemon and well integrated oak spice. It is finely balanced and will surely develop well over the next few years if cellared. Excelllent length. Best 2017 to 2021. Tasted June 2016. 90 points

2013 Cabernet Franc – Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.

Deep ruby red with a tawny rim. Aromas of dark berries and black cherries with a hint of grilled red peppers and spice. Full-bodied with chalky tannins and dried herb and fruit on the long finish. Needs time in bottle. Tasted blind at NWAC June 2016. 88 points

2014 Malbec – Bill Zacharkiw

Yet another impressive effort from Stag’s Hollow. Floral, dark fruited and meaty, this is classic malbec. Tannins are a bit aggressive so perhaps a lighter hand is needed on the press, but that’s being nit picky. Good job. Bigger wine that doesn’t go over the top. Tasted blind NWAC16. 89 points

2015 Grenache – Michael Godel

An effete, in effect style of grenache, pretty, pure and elegant. She resists the trappings of overripeness, over-extraction and over-pressing. She is conceived with great purpose and with pelucid substance. Her palate is silken, with fresh berries and then the sort of grand structure that rolls into ambient endings. One of Canada’s great grenache triumphs. Drink 2016-2020. Tasted June 2016. 91 points

2013 Renaissance Merlot – DJ Kearney
There is a plush, seductive nose on this powerful wine. Spicy, vanilla-scented forward oak, shoe polish and dense fruitcake aromas pave the way for rich palate flavours of ripe plum, cassis and dark chocolate. Layered and complex, the tannins are structured and still quite tight, but pedigreed fruit and skilled winemaking are on full display. Tasted June 2016 90 points

2015 Dolcetto – John Szabo, MS

An unusual but strangely compelling example of dolcetto, full of reductive grapefruit-citrus/orange peel aromatics, very botanical and light leafy, but all in a pleasant way. I like the savoury edge and the edgy acids – this works well in the final analysis. Tasted blind at NWAC June 2016. 89 points

2013 Syrah Hearle Vineyard – Michael Godel

Great fruit, mostly red berries, crunchy, chewy, a citadel of fortissimo, tart but so far from sour within its powerful ripeness. Phonetically rampant and ripping. This offers nothing if not the crucial tenets of syrah pleasure. Though it creeps with sweetness and is not exacted with the longest finish it is certainly so amenable. Drink 2016-2019. Tasted blind at NWAC16, June 2016. 88 points

Bronze

2013 Tempranillo – National Wine Awards of Canada – David Lawrason

I think it’s fascinating that an Okanagan tempranillo has captured a silver medal – indeed I personally have scored it 90+ gold. The Okanagan shares similar continental climate to the high plateaus of central Spain where tempranillo reigns. This is a very pretty, floral, plummy-fruited red with licorice and well-handled oak. It’s texturally polished, pretty and refined with comfy oak vanillin. The length is very good to excellent. Tasted June 2015. 90+ points

All Canadian Wine Championships

Double Gold – 2013 Syrah

Gold – 2013 Tempranillo

Gold – 2015 Tragically Vidal

Silver – 2014 Renaissance Pinot Noir

Bronze – 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

 

2015

Stag’s Hollow was awarded 8th place in the Small Winery category and 16th place overall at the 2015 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada

Stag’s Hollow Winery was selected as one of the top 10 small wineries in Canada at the 2015 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada.

The WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada (NWAC) are held annually in June. Each year the country’s leading wine writers and judges gather somewhere in Canadian wine country to evaluate wines grown in Canada. They award Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in some two dozen categories, with medal rankings further determining Winery of the Year and the country’s Top Twenty wineries.

 

 

Gold – 2013 Cachet Limited Edition No 4

Gold – 2012 Syrah Hearle Vineyard

Silver – 2013 Tempranillo

Silver – 2013 Grenache

Silver –  2012 Cabernet Franc

Bronze – 2013 Pinot Noir

Bronze – 2012 Hawk’s Hollow

Bronze – 2013 Viognier

 

All Canadian Wine Championships

Silver – 2014 Tragically Vidal

Silver – 2012 Pinot Noir

Bronze – 2012 Cabernet Franc

Bronze – 2012 Renaissance Merlot

 

Riverside International Wine Competition – California

Silver – 2011 Renaissance Pinot Noir

Silver – 2012 Cabernet Franc

Silver – 2012 Syrah

Bronze – 2012 Heritage Block

 

BC Wine Awards

Silver – 2013 Tempranillo

Silver – 2014 Renaissance Grenache

Bronze – 2013 Syrah

Bronze – 2012 Heritage Block

Bronze – 2012 Renaissance Merlot

 

Alberta Beverage Awards

Judges Selection – 2014 Riesling

Judges Selection – 2012 Pinot Noir

 

2014

July 2014 – Top 10 Performance at 2014 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada awarded to Stag’s Hollow

Stag’s Hollow Winery was selected one of the top 10 wineries in Canada at the 2014 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada.

The WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada (NWAC) are held annually in June. Each year the country’s leading wine writers and judges gather somewhere in Canadian wine country to evaluate wines grown in Canada. They award Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in some two dozen categories, with medal rankings further determining Winery of the Year and the country’s Top Twenty wineries.

 

 

2014 Award winning wines

Gold – 2013 Viognier Hearle Vineyard
Gold – 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Balwant Vineyard
Silver – 2011 Syrah Hearle Vineyard
Silver – 2011 Renaissance Pinot Noir Stag’s Hollow Vineyard
Silver – 2012 Tempranillo
Silver – 2012 Grenache
Silver – 2013 Riesling Amalia Vineyard
Silver – 2012 Hawk’s Hollow
Bronze – 2011 Cabernet Franc
Bronze – 2013 Renaissance Sauvignon Blanc Stag’s Hollow Vineyard

BC Wine Awards

Gold – 2011 Syrah Hearle Vineyard
Silver – 2012 Hawk’s Hollow
Silver – 2012 Cabernet Franc
Bronze – 2013 Grenache

Intervin International Wine Awards

Gold – 2013 Syrah Grenache Rose
Silver – 2011 Syrah Hearle Vineyard
Bronze – 2011 Renaissance Pinot Noir Stag’s Hollow Vineyard
Bronze – 2012 Tempranillo
Bronze – 2013 Riesling Amalia Vineyard
Bronze – 2012 Hawk’s Hollow
Bronze – 2013 Viognier
Bronze – 2013 Renaissance Sauvignon Blanc Stag’s Hollow Vineyard

May – All Canadian Wine Championships

Silver – 2013 Syrah Grenache Rose
Silver – 2011 Cabernet Franc
Silver – 2010 Syrah
Bronze – 2011 Heritage Block
Bronze – 2010 Renaissance Pinot Noir Stag’s Hollow Vineyard

2013

Lieutenant Governor Award of Excellence – awarded for 2012 Cachet No. 03

Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada

Silver – 2010 Syrah
Silver – 2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Silver – 2011 Tempranillo
Bronze – 2012 Viognier Balwant’s Vineyard
Bronze – 2010 Cachet No. 03
Bronze – 2010 Renaissance Pinot Noir Stag’s Hollow Vineyard

Intervin Wine Championships

Silver – 2011 Cabernet Franc
Silver – 2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Bronze – 2011 Syrah
Bronze – 2011 Renaissance Merlot

All Canadian Wine Championships

Silver – 2012 Syrah Rose
Silver – 2010 Cabernet Franc
Bronze – 2010 Heritage Block
Bronze – 2010 Syrah
Bronze – 2013 Renaissance Pinot Noir Stag’s Hollow Vineyard

2012

2012 BC Winery of the Year – Winepress Northwest

Intervin Wine Championships

Silver – 2010 GVM
Bronze – 2011 Tragically Vidal
Bronze – 2010 Viognier
Bronze – 2010 Renaissance Pinot Noir
Bronze – 2010 Cabernet Franc
Bronze – 2011 Riesling

Northwest Wine Summit

Gold – 2011 Riesling
Silver – 2009  Renaissance Chardonnay
Silver – 2011 Tragically Vidal
Silver – 2009 Heritage Block
Bronze – 2009 Cabernet Franc
Bronze – 2011 Syrah Rose
Bronze – 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

All Canadian Wine Championships

Double Gold – Best of Class – 2010 GVM
Double Gold – Best of Class – 2009 Cabernet Franc over $25
Gold – 2011 Syrah Rose
Bronze – 2009 Renaissance Chardonnay
Bronze – 2009 Heritage Block

BC Wine Awards

Silver – 2010 Renaissance Pinot Noir
Silver – 2010 Syrah
Silver – 2008 Heritage Block

Canadian Wine Awards

Silver – 2011 Tragically Vidal
Silver – 2010 Viognier
Bronze – 2009 Heritage Block
Bronze – 2010 Cabernet Franc
Bronze – 2010 Renaissance Pinot Noir
Bronze – 2011 Sauvignon Blanc
Bronze – 2011 Riesling

 

2011

Intervin Wine Championships

Bronze – 2010 Sauvignon Blanc
Bronze – 2010 Tragically Vidal
Bronze – 2009 Cabernet Franc

BC Wine Awards

Silver – 2009 SHV Pinot Noir
Bronze – 2010 Viognier
Bronze – 2010 Sauvignon Blanc
Bronze – 2008 Heritage Block

Canadian Wine Awards

Silver – 2009 Renaissance Merlot
Silver – 2009 Syrah
Silver – 2010 Viognier
Bronze – 2008 Heritage Block
Bronze – 2009 Cabernet Franc
Bronze – 2009 Renaissance Chardonnay
Bronze – 2010 Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Press – Washington State, USA, September 2011

Outstanding – 2009 Renaissance Merlot
Outstanding – 2008 Heritage Block
Excellent – 2009 Syrah

 

2010

Northwest Summit Awards

Gold Medal – 2008 Syrah
Gold Medal – 2008 Syrah Rose
Silver Medal – 2007 Heritage Block
Silver Medal – 2007 SHV Merlot

Spring Okanagan Wine Festival

Best of Class – 2008 Syrah Rose

Fall Okanagan Wine Festival

Silver Medal – 2008 Syrah
Silver Medal – 2009 Con-Fusion
Bronze Medal – 2008 Chardonnay
Bronze Medal – 2008 Pinot Noir
Bronze Medal – 2008 Renaissance Merlot

Canadian Wine Awards

Silver Medal – 2008 Syrah
Silver Medal – 2007 SHV Merlot
Bronze Medal – 2008 Pinot Noir
Bronze Medal – 2007 SHV Merlot
Bronze Medal – 2007 Renaissance Merlot
Bronze Medal – 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

2009

Northwest Summit Awards

Gold Medal – 2005 Harmony Vineyards Merlot
Silver Medal – 2006 Renaissance Merlot
Silver Medal – 2007 Renaissance Chardonnay
Silver Medal – 2006 Estate Merlot
Silver Medal – 2008 Viognier
Bronze Medal – 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bronze Medal – 2008 Sauvignon Blanc

Okanagan Wine Festival

Gold Medal – 2008 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon

International Value Wine Awards

Judges Choice – 2007 Simply Noir
Judges Choice – 2006 Heritage Block 1

Canadian Wine Awards

Gold Medal – 2008 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon
Bronze Medal – 2006 Estate Merlot
Bronze Medal – 2008 Syrah
Bronze Medal – 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bronze Medal – 2006 Heritage Block 1

Top 100 Wines for 2009 chosen by Wine Access Magazine

2008 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon

2007

Canadian Wine Awards
Silver Medal – 2006 Sauvignon Blanc

Finalist at the 2007 Canadian Wine Awards for White Wine of the Year

Canadian Wine Awards
Bronze Medal – 2005 Renaissance Meritage
Bronze Medal – 2005 Stag’s Hollow Vineyard Merlot

Okanagan Wine Festival
Silver Medal – 2004 Renaissance Meritage
Silver Medal – 2005 Stag’s Hollow Vineyard Merlot

All Canadian Wine Championships

Bronze Medal – 2004 Renaissance Meritage

Georgia Straight in Vancouver picks Renaissance Merlot in top 12 wines of 2006 – January 15, 2007

In his column titled ‘Best wines of the year found close to home’ dated January 11, 2007, Jurgen Gothe picked Stag’s Hollow’s 2003 Renaissance Merlot as one of his top choices for 2006. His description was as follows:

STAG’S HOLLOW RENAISSANCE MERLOT 2003 ($27.90) This blend of different Merlots from the winery’s various vineyards, as well as some Similkameen grapes, makes a huge fruit-basket wine of major depth—all those berries and lots of cocoa and spice. If you can still find some—doubtful—hold on for a year or two just to see. Otherwise, the next vintage follows in these flavourful footsteps.

2006

Okanagan Wine Festival
Silver Medal – 2004 Renaissance Merlot

Canadian Wine Awards
Silver Medal – 2004 Renaissance Meritage
Bronze Medal – 2005 Sauvignon Blanc

All Canadian Wine Championships
Gold – 2005 Sauvignon Blanc
Gold – 2005 Tragically Vidal

Northwest Summit Awards
Silver Medal – 2005 Sauvignon Blanc
Bronze Medal – 2004 Pinot Noir

CBC Radio – Sounds Like Canada
2004 Pinot Noir featured across Canada as one of the best Pinot Noirs tasted in a group of 20 BC and International Pinot Noirs

2005

Okanagan Wine Festival
Bronze Medal – 2004 Tragically Vidal

Canadian Wine Awards
Bronze Medal – 2003 Pinot Noir

Northwest Summit Awards
Silver Medal – 2004 Tragically Vidal

Rossland Wine Festival
Gold Medal – 2004 Tragically Vidal
Silver Medal – 2004 Simply Noir

2004

Okanagan Wine Festival
Silver Medal – 2002 Renaissance Pinot Noir
Silver Medal – 2004 Renaissance Merlot
Silver Medal – 2003 Sauvignon Blanc
Silver Medal – 2003 Simply Noir

Canadian Wine Awards
Bronze Medal – 2002 Renaissance Pinot Noir
Bronze Medal – 2003 Sauvignon Blanc