Painted Rock named winery of the year

Painted Rock was named winery of the year at the 2014/2015 InterVin International Wine Awards.

Painted Rock was named winery of the year at the 2014/2015 InterVin International Wine Awards.

This years’ InterVin Wine Awards featured nearly 1,350 entries from 16 countries, with 63 wines earning Gold Awards and 199 Silver. Painted Rock wines performed extremely well, making them the top-scoring winery overall.

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 Red Icon and 2011 Syrah all earned gold medals. As well, the 2010 Syrah and 2011 Red Icon were awarded silver medals, and honours went to Painted Rock’s 2012 Chardonnay.

“When we created Painted Rock our express intent was to craft superlative wines from 100 per cent estate-grown fruit, unlocking the unique potential of our terroir. We firmly believe that wines from the Okanagan can compete with the best in the world and this award is wonderfully encouraging,” said proprietor John Skinner.

Skinner added that they celebrate and understand vintage variation and have continued to learn about their site, refining farming methods for balance and ripeness and winemaking for style and nuance.

“We are getting better and so are the wines,” said Skinner.