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Local wineries collect medals at national championship


Winemakers in Area P are feeling pretty good these days after the 37th annual All Canadian Wine Championships in Ontario.

Monte Creek Ranch Winery and Harper’s Trail Estate Winery accumulated an astounding eight medals in a competition that included 1,401 wines from across the country. Monte Creek Ranch Winery’s tasting room and sales centre are located in Area L but it also has vineyards across the South Thompson River in Area P.

Privato Vineyard on Westsyde Road in Kamloops also won a medal.

Twenty wine judges from six provinces judged entries over three days to determine the top wines in several categories sorted by grape variety and price. Wines were scored on a 100-point scale and awarded medals accordingly. The All Canadian Wine Championships is the oldest national wine competition.

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