Wending Home a Big Winner at the 2024 All Canadian Wine Championships! And More!

The 2024 edition of the All Canadian Wine Championships was successful for four Wending Home wines with two wines recognized as Double Gold medalists!

Kicking things off with a Bronze medal was our 2021 Smith Vineyards Viognier. This wine has been a fan favourite for a while now, and we are happy to see it get the recognition it deserves! A light, crisp, refreshing summer sipper; this wine has a beautiful long finish and low acidity that pays homage to traditional French viogniers.

Next, winning silver was the 2020 Cabernet Franc. This powerhouse wine also won silver at the 2023 Wine Align National Wine Awards. The 2020 vintage was a “super vintage” and this wine embraces it beautifully. Expect more great things from this vintage in years to come, as it ages and truly transforms into the phenomenal wine we know it to be!

Leading the way with stunning performances achieving Double Gold Medal status were the dynamic duo of the 2021 Chardonnay and the 2020 Up Above Pinot Noir. “We’ve long considered this Pinot Noir one of our best wines and it’s so great to see it get the recognition it deserves,” says Winemaker Ron Giesbrecht. This single vineyard wine showcases what Wending Home strives to be – a terroir focused winery that embraces what the grapes provide. As Rick Vansickle said on this wine: “This is Pinot Noir!”

Even more notable was the Double Gold medal for the 2021 Chardonnay – which has yet to be released. “Our chardonnay has been recognized around the world with our 2020 Chardonnay winning the prestigious Chardonnay du Monde competition in France”  praises co-owner Ying Feng. “We all knew 2020 was a great year, so it’s great to see that 2021 is also a fantastic vintage.”

You can’t purchase the 2021 Chardonnay individually on our website yet but if you can’t wait, we are offering a Gold Medal 6-pack which includes a special PREVIEW of our 2021 Double Gold winning 2021 Chardonnay along side Chardonnay du Monde gold winner – 2020 Chardonnay, our Double Gold winning 2020 “Up Above” Pinot Noir!

But what else?!

The results of the 2024 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) have also just been released, and Wending Home has won 6 medals! This wine competition has firmly established itself as the world’s largest and most influential wine competitions over its 21 years. Respected globally for its rigorous judging process and world-class judges, DWWA results are trusted internationally by both trade and consumers. 

Our 2020 Cabernet Franc continues to be recognized with a silver medal, with a score of 90 points. 

Other notable winners include bronze to our 2020 “Up Above” Pinot Noir, 2020 Chardonnay, 2020 Wending North, 2020 Pinot Gris, and our 2021 Estate Gamay

With over 14,500 wines entered globally, Wending Home continues to showcase its dedication to producing high-quality wines. 

The 2024 Wine Align Awards are also being judged this week, and we look forward to seeing the results in July. So stay tuned to see how your favourites are being regarded at these wine competitions!

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