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Road 13 Vineyards' Marsanne Awarded Platinum at Wine Align's National Wine Awards

Updated: Jan 19, 2020

For Immediate Release 

August 14, 2019

Road 13 Vineyards' Marsanne Awarded Platinum at  Wine Align's National Wine Awards 

Medal Wins, Fall Wine Dinners and Wine Club Exclusives

Oliver, B.C. - Road 13 Vineyards raises a glass of Platinum award-winning Marsanne to celebrate the coveted accolade at the June National Wine Awards of Canada which has been managed by Wine Align since 2013. The Golden Mile Bench winery is elated with a platinum win amongst the 15 medals awarded through blind tastings by a panel of twenty-one judges from eight provinces.   Road 13 Vineyards' 2017 Marsanne is now recognized in the top 1% of wine in Canada with the Platinum award in the category of Other Single White Varieties. The 2017 Marsanne is a blend of 94% Marssanne, 4% Roussanne, 2% Viognier, is pale gold in colour and has an exotically complex nose made up of Asian pear, white peach, quince, apricot, and mandarin orange peel, in addition to notes of honeysuckle and white flowers. The overall impression is of a wine that is complex, full and rich, but with elegance, delicacy, and impeccable balance. The Marsanne pairs perfectly with seafood and shellfish, spicy Asian food and lighter meats.  Held annually in June, the National Wine Awards of Canada (NWAC) are only open to wines grown and produced in Canada. The goal of 'The Nationals' is to expose Canadian wine drinkers to the best in Canadian wines. With no price restrictions each winery has the opportunity to compete with the best wines in the country. This year the awards were held in Wellington, located in the Prince Edward Country wine region in Ontario, and saw 1,815 entries from 259 different wineries spanning eight provinces. Road 13 Vineyards was awarded platinum for the 2017 Marsanne. Fourteen additional medals were awarded to wines within the Road 13 Vineyards portfolio of red and white wines including one gold, four silver and nine bronze. Road 13 Vineyards was recognized as a Top 12 winery in Canada and Top 10 in British Columbia.  Award Highlights Include:   Platinum -  Road 13 Vineyards 2017 Marsanne (limited quantities left) Gold - Road 13 Vineyards 2017 Viognier Silver -  Road 13 Vineyards 2016 GSM (sold out) Silver -  Road 13 Vineyards 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Club 13 exclusive)  Silver -  Road 13 Vineyards 2016 5th Element Silver -  Road 13 Vineyards 2017 VRM Bronze -  Road 13 Vineyards 2016 Jackpot Syrah (sold out) Bronze -  Blind Creek Collective 2016 Petit Verdot Bronze - Road 13 Vineyards 2017 Seventy-Four K Bronze - Road 13 Vineyards 2017 Honest John's White (sold out) Bronze - Road 13 Vineyards 2018 Chip off the Old Block Chenin Blanc Bronze - Road 13 Vineyards 2016 Stemwinder Bronze - Road 13 Vineyards 2018 Honest John's White Bronze - Blind Creek Collective 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Bronze - Blind Creek Collective 2016 Consensus (sold out) Bottle images available here. Fall Culinary Experiences at Road 13 Vineyards: Fall Wine Festival Road 13 Dinner  Join the Luckhurst family and celebrate the Fall Wine Festival. This spectacular evening pairs Road 13's artisan wines with a sumptuous four course meal created by Chef Chris Van Hooydonk of Backyard Farm. Dine in the Executive Lounge and take-in the stunning views as the sun sets and the stars appear. When: Saturday, October 12, 2019 Time: 6:15pm Where: Road 13 Vineyards - 799 Ponderosa Drive, Oliver, BC Price: $149 and can be purchased here Ticket includes a four course dinner with wine pairings, shuttle (from Penticton, Oliver & Osoyoos), and gratuity.  Library Dinner November 2nd  The team at Road 13 Vineyards has decided to have some fun and raid the library, and guests will be delighted to discover what they found when they dusted off the shelves. Chef Chris Van Hooydonk from Backyard Farms will be creating a four course menu around the library wines.  When: Saturday, November 2, 2019 Time: 6:15pm  Where: Road 13 Vineyards - 799 Ponderosa Drive, Oliver, BC Price: $175 and can be purchased here Tickets includes a four course dinner with wine pairings, shuttle (from Penticton, Oliver, & Osoyoos), and gratuity. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early.  Fall Club 13 Exclusives Club 13 members are eagerly awaiting the September shipment that includes the highly anticipated 2018 Gamay Noir, full of bright red fruit and is paired perfectly with a patio when slightly chilled.  Road 13 has officially released the much anticipated, very limited release (only 200 bottles), Jackpot Sparkling Chenin Blanc 2010. This sparkling wine has been sitting on the lees, in the Sparkling Cave for an additional seven years. This extended time on lees has added richness, depth, and complexity. The classic 2015 Sparkling Chenin Blanc is also available.  Gamay Noir 2018 $18.00 Club | $20.00 Retail Jackpot Sparkling Chenin Blanc 2010 $78.26 Club | $86.96 Retail Sparkling Chenin Blanc 2015 $35.99 Club | $39.99 Retail Not a member yet? Loyal Road 13 Vineyard enthusiasts are invited to join Club 13- a wine club that offers three shipments of six bottles per year (March, June, and September). Members enjoy extra perks of a 10 percent discount on all wine purchases, events and logo'd merchandise, free or discounted shipping on full case orders, complimentary tours, free tastings for up to four people in theCastle tasting room, exclusive access to limited release wines, advanced notice and access to all wines. Cost varies on options selected.                  - 30 -  About Road 13 Vineyards: Road 13 Vineyards is a winery located on the Golden Mile Bench in Oliver, BC. The winery has a short yet colourful past and continually receives ongoing critical acclaim for making white, red and rosé varietals that are a quintessential expression of Okanagan Valley terroir. Accolades continue to pour in for Road 13 Vineyards who claim the success is "All About the Dirt." In 2018, Road 13 Vineyards took both Canada and BC's top winery spot in Canada Wine Align's National Wine Awards having maintained a spot in Wine Align's top 12 for the past eleven years.  In addition to the award-winning wines, Road 13 Vineyards is a destination in itself, offering guests two unique experiences: feature tastings in the "Castle," or a more leisurely tasting of the entire Road 13 wine portfolio in the Executive Lounge. Visitors are encouraged to stay a while and bring a picnic while enjoy the stunning views of the Oliver-Osoyoos Wine Country.  For more information visit or visit socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Media Contacts:     Krista Lochhead Trade Inquiries Contact: Brian Berry Revelry Imports  604.347.8343


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