AWARDS & ACCOLADES

Since 2012, we’ve produced small quantities of premium red wines using only our estate-grown fruit. With our esteemed and legendary vintner Howard Soon producing award-winning wines, we have had the fortune of collecting notable honours at home and abroad, and are well on our way to achieving our long-term goal – becoming one of the best red sites in Canada.

 


MERLOT

2010 Sandhill Cabernet Merlot – Bronze – Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards 2012
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Merlot – Silver – Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition 2017
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Merlot – Silver – Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2018
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Merlot – Silver – SavorNW Wine Awards 2019
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Merlot – Silver – BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards 2018
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Merlot – Silver – Best of Varietal Awards 2018
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Merlot – Silver – Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2018
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Merlot – 92 Points – David Lawrason
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Merlot – 91 Points – Tim Pawsey, Quench Magazine
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Merlot – 91 Points – Anthony Gismondi
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Merlot – 92 Points – John Schreiner
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Merlot – 90 Points – Beppi Crosariol
2009 Sandhill Cabernet Merlot – Silver – Pacific Rim Wine Competition 2012
2009 Sandhill Cabernet Merlot – Gold – International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012
2009 Sandhill Cabernet Merlot – Silver – San Francisco International Wine Competition 2011
2009 Sandhill Cabernet Merlot – Silver – Okanagan Fall Wine Festival 2011
2009 Sandhill Cabernet Merlot – Silver – Jerry Mead’s New World International Wine Competition 2012
2013 Sandhill Cabernet Merlot – Silver – Okanagan Fall Wine Festival 2015 (BC Wine Awards)
2012 Sandhill Merlot – Gold – Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2015
2012 Sandhill Merlot – Best Merlot – Okanagan Wine Festival 2015


SYRAH

2013 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – Gold – Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition 2017
2013 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – Gold – Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition 2017
2013 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah Deanna Van Mulligen
2013 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – 91 Points –  David Lawrason
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – Silver – Pacific Rim Wine Competition 2018
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – Silver – SavorNW Wine Awards 2019
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – Best Syrah – Cascadia International Wine Competition 2019
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – Gold – Cascadia International Wine Competition 2019
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – Double Gold – Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition 2018
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – Silver – BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards 2018
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – Silver – Intervin International Wine Awards 2018
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – 92 Points – David Lawrason
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – 92 Points – Natalie Maclean
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – 92 Points – John Schreiner
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – Platinum – Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition 2019
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – Silver – Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2019
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – Silver – Intervin International Wine Awards 2019
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – Gold – All Canadian Wine Championships 2019
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – Silver – Pacific Rim Wine Competition 2019
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – 91 Points – David Lawrason
2016 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – Silver – BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards 2020
2016 Vanessa Vineyard Syrah – 93 Points – David Lawrason
2012 Red Rooster Reserve Syrah Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in BC Wine 2015
2013 Sandhill Syrah – Bronze – Okanagan Fall Wine Festival 2015 (BC Wine Awards)


VIOGNIER

2017 Vanessa Vineyard Viognier – Silver – Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition 2018
2017 Vanessa Vineyard Viognier – Silver – Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition 2018
2017 Vanessa Vineyard Viognier – Silver – BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards 2018
2017 Vanessa Vineyard Viognier – 90 Points – Anthony Gismondi
2017 Vanessa Vineyard Viognier – 93 Points – John Schreiner
2017 Vanessa Vineyard Viognier – 92 Points – Natalie Maclean
2018 Vanessa Vineyard Viognier – Silver – Pacific Rim Wine Competition 2019
2018 Vanessa Vineyard Viognier – Gold – Cascadia International Wine Competition 2019
2018 Vanessa Vineyard Viognier – Platinum – Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition 2019


ROSE

2016 Vanessa Vineyard Rose – 91 Points – Daenna Van Mulligen
2017 Vanessa Vineyard Rose – Silver – Intervin International Wine Awards 2018
2017 Vanessa Vineyard Rose – Silver – National Wine Awards of Canada 2018
2017 Vanessa Vineyard Rose – 91 Points – Natalie Maclean
2017 Vanessa Vineyard Rose – Silver – All Canadian Wine Championships 2018
2017 Vanessa Vineyard Rose – 91 Points – John Schreiner
2018 Vanessa Vineyard Rose – Gold – BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards 2019
2018 Vanessa Vineyard Rose – Silver – Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2019
2018 Vanessa Vineyard Rose – Silver – Best of Varietal Awards 2019
2018 Vanessa Vineyard Rose – 91 Points – Natalie Maclean
2018 Vanessa Vineyard Rose – B+ – James Nevison
2019 Vanessa Vineyard Rose – Gold – Canadian Wine Championship


MERITAGE

2013 Vanessa Vineyard Meritage – Gold – Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition 2017
2013 Vanessa Vineyard Meritage – Gold – Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition 2017
2013 Vanessa Vineyard Meritage – 90 Points – David Lawrason
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Meritage – Gold – Intervin International Wine Awards 2018
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Meritage – Double Gold – Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition 2019
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Meritage – Silver – SavorNW Wine Awards 2019
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Meritage – Silver – Cascadia International Wine Competition 2019
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Meritage – Double Gold – Pacific Rim Wine Competition 2019
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Meritage – 90 Points – David Lawrason
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Meritage – 93 Points – Natalie Maclean
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Meritage – 94 Points – John Schreiner


RIGHT BANK

2014 Vanessa Vineyard Right Bank – Gold – All Canadian Wine Championships 2018
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Right Bank – Silver – Cascadia International Wine Competition 2019
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Right Bank – Gold – SavorNW Wine Awards 2019
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Right Bank – Gold – Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition 2018
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Right Bank – Silver – Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2018
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Right Bank – Platinum – Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition 2018
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Right Bank – 93 Points – John Schreiner
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Right Bank – 93 Points – Beppi Crosariol
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Right Bank – 91 Points – Rick VanSickle
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Right Bank – 91 Points – David Lawrason
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Right Bank – 91 Points – Daenna Van Mulligen
2014 Vanessa Vineyard Right Bank – 94 Points – Natalie Maclean
2016 Vanessa Vineyard Right Bank – 91 Points – David Lawrason
2016 Vanessa Vineyard Right Bank – 91 Points – Michael Godel


CABERNET SAUVIGNON

2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver – Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition 2018
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver – Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition 2019
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver – Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2019
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver – National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver – Pacific Rim Wine Competition 2019
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – 92 Points – David Lawrason
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – 92 Points – Beppi Crosariol
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – 92 Points – Natalie Maclean
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – 92-94 Points – John Schreiner


CABERNET FRANC

2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Franc – Double Gold – Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition 2018
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Franc – Silver – Intervin International Wine Awards 2018
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Franc – Silver – BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards 2018
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Franc – Double Gold – All Canadian Wine Championships 2018
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Franc – Gold – Cascadia International Wine Competition 2019
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Franc – Silver – SavorNW Wine Awards 2019
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Franc – Gold – Pacific Rim Wine Competition 2018
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Franc – Gold – Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition 2018
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Franc – 91 Points – David Lawrason
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Franc – 90 Points – Anthony Gismondi
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Franc – 91 Points – Natalie Maclean
2015 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Franc – 92 Points – John Schreiner
2016 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Franc – Platinum – Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition 2019
2016 Vanessa Vineyard Cabernet Franc – 90 Points – David Lawrason