Tawse named Winery of the Yearby jmaloni
Tawse in Vineland has been named Canada's 2011 Winery of the Year.
It's the second year in a row the award-winning vintner has received the honor at the prestigious Canadian Wine Awards, where Tawse racked up an impressive 24 medals in the competition, including a record-setting six gold medals.
"We're very excited to be named Canada's Winery of the Year again in 2011 - for us it's like winning the 'best picture' Oscar two years in a row," said Moray Tawse, a Toronto financier and winery owner.
"Our philosophy is that great wine begins in the vineyard, and I'm indebted to our winemaker, Paul Pender, and his team, who are as involved in viticulture as they are in making wine."
The Canadian Wine Awards have been held annually since 2000 by Wine Access Magazine, and involve stringent, international-caliber competition with blind tasting by wine experts.
Tawse Winery is located on the bench of the Niagara Escarpment along Ontario's wine route.
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