The GOODS from Tinhorn Creek
Oliver, BC | Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is proud to announce that its 2013 Oldfield Series 2Bench Red has been awarded a Double Gold designation by the San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC).
Reserved for the finest wines in the world, the Double Gold rating comes from the SFIWC – one of the world’s most respected and longstanding international wine competitions. Now in its 37th year, the competition has been integral in setting the standard for expert wine judging, attracting over 4,200 entries from 31 countries across the globe.
“The Oldfield Series 2Bench Red is one of our greatest achievements,” says Sandra Oldfield, CEO and Founder of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. “Our goal has always been to inspire innovation and improvement with every vintage and this award makes us very confident in the work we’re doing.”
This year, the 2013 Oldfield Series 2Bench Red achieved a Double Gold medal and 94 points rating from the SFIWC’s panel of esteemed judges and wine critics. A blend of five Bordeaux varietals (47% cabernet sauvignon, 24% cabernet franc, 20% merlot, 6% malbec, and 3% petit verdot) sourced from Tinhorn Creek’s estate vineyards on the Black Sage and Golden Mile Benches, this unique blend has earned its place as an international double gold winner. Its full-bodied, balanced and powerful palate boasts a complex aromatic range from spice and dark fruit to tobacco. The 2Bench Red’s dark fruit and herb-infused profile is a perfect fit for pairing with richer meat dishes.
Tinhorn Creek’s 2013 Oldfield Series 2Bench Red retails for $30.49 and can be cellared for up to 15 years. Bottles and cases are available for purchase online at Tinhorn Creek’s wine store.
The People Who Make It Happen
Sandra Oldfield – President & CEO
Kenn Oldfield – Chairman
Andrew Windsor – Winemaker
Andrew Moon – Viticulturist/Vineyard Manager
Korol Kuklo – Assistant Winemaker
Jan Nelson – Sales & Marketing Manager
About Tinhorn Creek
On a hillside overlooking vineyards, sagebrush, and the old gold mining creek that is its namesake, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards has been owned and operated by the Shaunessy and Oldfield families since1993. The winery is located south of Oliver, BC, at the junction of Highway 97 and Road 7 in the famed Golden Mile wine-growing district. This area, named for its rich history of farming that dates back to the early 1900s, is home to several quality wine producers. Tinhorn Creek sources fruit exclusively from its own vineyards: 150 acres of prime land on two very distinct benches. This land lends to the creation of terroir-driven wines that are classic illustrations of the place they are grown. The 100-acre Diamondback Vineyard on the Black Sage Bench is planted with a mix of red and white varieties, primarily Pinot Gris, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The 50-acre Tinhorn Creek Vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench is also planted with a mix of red and white grapes, but primarily features Gewürztraminer.
Farming their own vineyards using sustainable practices allows Tinhorn Creek full control over the quality of fruit delivered to the crush pad for each vintage. The winery produces wines in two tiers under one dynamic and compelling label. The single-varietal series includes a Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Merlot. Only worthy wines are selected each year for the winery’s top tier, the Oldfield Series. This tier provides the winemaker with a playground for experimentation and is a creative showcase for the best wines from each vintage. All Tinhorn Creek wines evoke the unique terroir of the region: the sage-covered desert terrain.
Tinhorn Creek was the first winery in Canada to bottle its entire portfolio with Stelvin screw-cap closures ensuring consistent aging and a guarantee that the wine will be enjoyed as it was intended.