Mission Hill Wins ‘Best Canadian Pinot Noir’, ‘Best Canadian Red’ at Decanter World Wine Awards

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West Kelowna, BC | Mission Hill is proud to announce that their 2015 Terroir Collection No. 43 Reflection Point Pinot Noir has earned the title of ‘Best Canadian Pinot Noir’ and ‘Best Canadian Red Wine’ at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards held in London, UK on May 25, 2017.

With a record 17,200 entries, Decanter presented only 134 Platinum Best in Category medals. Mission Hill 2015 No.43 Reflection Point Pinot Noir has been awarded Platinum Best in Category with a score of 95 points, a remarkable feat for the wine’s inaugural vintage.

Harvested in 2015 and bottled in 2016, this was the first wine created as a ‘Privilege Member only’ wine for Mission Hill’s wine club. With the thought of making something special for members, distinct parcels were selected from the winery’s oldest Pinot Noir vineyards on the steep brow of an inactive volcano close to home, on Mission Hill road. This location presents a stunning view and is the inspiration for this small lot offering.

“Planted back in 1998, the fruit from this block of land has always expressed a floral, fine, and elegant note,” Mission Hill’s chief winemaker Darryl Brooker remarks. “This block was then paired with some fruit from our East Kelowna vineyard, across the lake from the winery. This particular pocket of land has consistently presented us with wine showing good structure and tannin, which is essential for ageability, making it the perfect marriage in this Pinot Noir.”

“We hand-selected only the top one percent (1%) of our estate fruit from these two vineyards,” says Brooker. “This wine is unfiltered, unfined, and wild fermented,” – a very natural approach to winemaking with this delicate Pinot Noir, considered to be one of the most difficult wines to make and known as “the heartbreak grape”. Ultimately this meticulous process means the vintage is very limited in quantity with only 13 barrels produced.

Brooker is equally excited for the 2016 vintage, which is still in barrel. Currently, Mission Hill’s Privilege members have exclusive access to pre-purchase this rare wine before its release. To purchase the 2016 vintage of this award-winning wine or to join Privilege Membership, please contact the winery at 250.707.2277 or email membership@missionhillwinery.com.

DETAILS

1730 Mission Hill Road | West Kelowna, BC V4T 2E4
Telephone: 250-768-7611
Email: info@missionhillwinery.com
Web: www.missionhillwinery.com
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Hours

The Winery is open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm with wine tasting and tours offered.
The Terrace is open from May to October for lunch and dinner. For restaurant or tour reservations, visit our website, or call 250-768-6467

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The Team

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Proprietor: Anthony von Mandl
Managing Director: Ian Morden
Chief Winemaker: Darryl Brooker

About Mission Hill Family Estate

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“The centerpiece of the Canadian wine tourism industry…understated wines which rank among the country’s best and the Terrace Restaurant on the estate’s front lawn is one of the most glorious dining experiences around.” Travel & Leisure Magazine

Located in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Mission Hill Family Estate is a family-owned winery that crafts boutique wines. Majestic mountains, scenic lakes, and lush orchards encase the winery’s dramatic architecture and culminate in a setting that celebrates wine, food and the arts. Mission Hill uses a ‘pruning to bottle’ program for the viticulture to winemaking process that ensures all our wines reflect the origin and unique character of the Valley. Visit us at the winery’s Education Centre for workshops and seminars on tastings, viticulture, wine and food pairings and more or enjoy our elegant tasting salons which provide a luxurious setting for an exclusive sampling of Mission Hill Family Estate wines.

We invite you to join us for patio dining at The Terrace and enjoy lunch or tapas overlooking our lush vineyards. Our Winery Chef’s innovative culinary style of Cuisine de Terroir, a seasonal and regional approach to gastronomy, is globally influenced, but locally crafted. Our Chef selects only the freshest local ingredients and seasonal fare is handcrafted to compliment our wines. Year round private dining is also available with the pinnacle Chef’s Table dining experience, an intimate evening with our renowned Winery Chef.

The Terrace is a proud member of OceanWise.

Accolades

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Mission Hill Family Estate has been honoured with numerous awards including:

* 4 Times Winery of the Year 2001 + 2007. Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards, 2011 Intervin International Wine Competition and 2013 Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada
* Best Chardonnay 1994, International Wine and Spirits Competition
* The Terrace, Top Five Winery Restaurants in the World by Travel and Leisure Magazine
* The Terrace, Best Okanagan Restaurant, Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

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