Meet WineAlign’s top 10 wineries in Ontario for 2018

The WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada (NWAC), the country’s largest competition of Canadian wines, is held annually in mid to late June. Each year, somewhere in Canadian wine country, co-founders Anthony Gismondi and David Lawrason assemble Canada’s leading wine writers, trade buyers and sommeliers to evaluate the current crop of 100 percent Canadian grown and made wines and ciders.
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Tasting one of each at Flat Rock Cellars, quite possibly the best winery view in Niagara!

In 2018, over 1,850 wines from 257 wineries were entered into the National Wine Awards of Canada, making this year’s awards the largest and most comprehensive wine competition in Canadian history. You can see the full results here. Also awarded this year was the ‘Top 10 Wineries in Ontario’ medals. These 10 wineries stood out to the judges because of their overall quality of production.

Here’s who won.


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Tawse Winery

Other 2018 medals: 1 Platinum, 5 Gold, 9 Silver, 6 Bronze

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Redstone Winery

Other 2018 medals: 1 Platinum, 5 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze

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Two Sisters Vineyards

Other 2018 medals: 1 Platinum, 4 Gold, 1 Silver

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Hidden Bench Estate Winery

Other 2018 medals: 1 Platinum, 4 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze

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Thirty Bench Wine Makers

Other 2018 medals: 1 Platinum, 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze

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Trius Winery

Other 2018 medals: 6 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze

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Magnotta Winery

Other 2018 medals: 1 Platinum, 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze

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Kew Vineyards Estate Winery

Other 2018 medals: 4 Gold

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Peller Estates Niagara-on-the-Lake

Other 2018 medals: 3 Gold, 5 Silver, 5 Bronze

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Flat Rock Cellars

Other 2018 medals: 3 Gold, 2 Silver

Congratulations to all!


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