Comox Valley winery cleans up at All Canadians

Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery won six medals at the All Canadian Wine Championships.

The Comox Valley’s Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery won six medals at the prestigious All Canadian Wine Championships, including a double gold, best-in-class in Canada, for its 2014 Beaudacious.

It also won two gold medals (2014 Epic and 2014 Nouveau), two silvers (2014 Beauhemian Blonde (to be re-named Beausephine) and the 2014 Rosé) and a bronze for its Pinot Gris.

The winery was established in 2006 by Susan and Jeff Vandermolen, who transferred land stewardship to the Cameron family in 2014. It’s managed by Mark and Freya Timmermans.

“We continue to believe that the All Canadian Wine Championships is one of the toughest competitions for Canadian wineries,” says Susan, Beaufort’s chief Winemaker. “The judging process is very stringent and thorough. We are extremely pleased to receive any sort of medal at the All Canadians, let alone six.”

Beaufort captured six of 11 medals awarded to Vancouver Island grape wineries. It was one of 33 wineries in the country to receive a double gold for a grape-based wine (112 wineries from B.C. entered the competition).

Established in 1981, the ACWC is held annually in Windsor, Ont. It is the oldest and largest competition created specifically for Canadian wines.

“It is a great feeling to receive these awards, and we believe that it proves that Beaufort, with the continuing winemaking expertise of Susan and Jeff, can craft consistently high quality, world-class wines, from sustainably-grown grapes, year-on-year, right here in the Comox Valley,” Mark said. “We’d like to extend a special thanks to Beaufort’s loyal customers, who have supported Beaufort since it opened in 2008, and have continued to do so through the transition in 2014. We’d also like to extend a special thank-you to everyone who buys local and supports their local farmers.”

Just Posted

Looking for crafters for the Gnarly Little Spring Craft Fair in Courtenay

Calling all youth crafters and entrepreneurs! The Gnarly Little Spring Craft Fair… Continue reading

Courtenay supports church renos, lunch program

Council approves $25,000 request from St. George’s United

The Hub Organ Trio coming to Courtenay

The Georgia Straight Jazz Society features an amazing trio at the Avalanche… Continue reading

YANA a blessing for Michaela, Harley, and Baby Violet

Comox Valley association a pillar of the community

Deadline looming for North Island College scholarship applications

Students have until April 24 to apply for a record number of… Continue reading

‘No answers:’ Canadians react to Sri Lanka bombings that killed hundreds

The co-ordinated bomb attacks killed at least 207 people and injured 450 more on Easter Sunday

RCMP confirm witnesses say body found at Kelowna’s Gyro Beach

Police tape is blocking part of the beach and several RCMP officers are on scene.

B.C. fire department rescues kittens

Enderby homeowner not aware kittens in wood pile near garbage pile fire that got out of hand

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Take this short quiz and put your knowledge to the test

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

Global Affairs warns Canadians in Sri Lanka there could be more attacks

A series of bomb blasts killed at least 207 people and injured hundreds more

Waste not: Kootenay brewery leftovers feed the local food chain

Spent grains from the Trail Beer Refinery are donated to local farmers and growers, none go to waste

Kickers beat Meralomas in quarter-final

The Comox Valley Kickers women’s rugby team defeated the Vancouver Meralomas 56-5… Continue reading

Most Read