Building on our 2008 win of 5 medals, and our 2009 win on 6 medals, we’ve just won an unprecedented 8 more medals at the 2010 competition, bringing our total medal count to a whopping nineteen in just 3 short years!

From April 16 to 18, 2010, a record total of 4,508 different wines were judged at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, Vermont.  The 2010 edition of the WineMaker International
Amateur Wine Competition once again represented the largest and most diverse collection of amateur wines ever assembled under one roof. In fact, this year’s competition was the largest wine competition of its kind in the world.

The 4,508 entries arrived from hobby winemakers living throughout North America in all 50 American states and 8 Canadian provinces and as far away as Spain, Turkey and Australia. Over the course of three days, experienced judging panels worked through 796 flights, examining each wine using the UC-Davis 20-point wine scale evaluating appearance, aroma, taste, aftertaste and overall impression. The wines were entered in 50 different categories and included an astonishing array of varietals and wine styles. Kit wines competed alongside fresh-grape entries in this blind tasting.

According to the judgment of this international panel of distinguished wine connoisseurs, Conner’s Wine Cellar has proven for the 3rd straight year that we not only make the best tasting, most aromatic and tantalizing wine in the Fraser Valley, but we’re among the top 10% of non-commercial wine makers in the world!

Here are our 2010 medal wins:

GOLD: RJS Cru Select Restricted Quantity Spanish Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
GOLD: RJS Cru Select Specialty Cabernet Franc Ice Wine Style 2008
SILVER: RJS En Primeur High Tail Washington …Pinot Gris 2008
SILVER: RJS Cru Select Orange Blossom Muscat 2008
BRONZE: RJS En Primeur Talagante Chilean Merlot 2007
BRONZE: RJS Cru Select White Chocolate Port 2008
BRONZE: RJS Cru Select Orange Chocolate Port 2008
BRONZE: RJS Cru Select Specialty Cream Style Sherry 2009

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