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Three NOTL wineries among Top 10 in Ontario
The seven winning wines from Niagara College’s Teaching Winery. (Supplied)

Three Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries were named among the Top 10 Ontario wineries at 2019 the WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada.

Trius Winery, Peller Estates Winery and Marynissen Estates Winery made it into the Top 10 Ontario category. Peller and Trius wineries were also named among the Top 25 Wineries in Canada. The results for these categories were announced on Aug. 1 and 2.

With 1,815 entries from 259 wineries, the WineAlign Nationals is the largest wine awards competition in the country.

In total, Trius Winery won one platinum, five silver and three bronze medals.

Peller Estates Winery took home two gold, four silver and one bronze medals while Marynissen Estates Winery received two gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

The Niagara College Teaching Winery has also won a gold, three silver and three bronze medals.

Here is a list of NOTL medal-winning wines:

Platinum Sparkling
Two Sisters 2016 Blanc de Franc

Platinum White
Trius 2017 Showcase Clean Slate Sauvignon Blanc Wild Ferment

Gold Red
Stratus 2014 Syrah
Stratus 2016 Red
Marynissen 2015 Heritage Collection Red
Marynissen Platinum Series 2015 Pinot Noir

Gold White
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate 2017 Grand Reserve Chardonnay
Peller Estates 2017 Andrew Peller Signature Series Riesling
Peller Estates 2018 Private Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Gold Sparkling
Niagara College Teaching Winery 2014 Balance Blanc de Blanc Brut

Gold Icewine
Inniskillin Niagara Estate 2017 Vidal Icewine
Inniskillin Niagara Estate 2017 Cabernet Franc Icewine
Inniskillin Okanagan Estate Series 2017 Riesling Icewine
Peller Estates 2017 Andrew Peller Signature Series Riesling Icewine
Reif Estate 2017 Grand Reserve Vidal Icewine

Silver Red
Creekside 2016 Broken Press Syrah Reserve
Creekside 2016 Syrah Iconoclast
Creekside 2017 Syrah
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate 2016 Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Marynissen 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Marynissen 2017 Cabernet Franc
Niagara College Teaching Winery 2017 Marmitons Gastronomy Pinot Noir
Peller Estates 2016 Andrew Peller Signature Series Cabernet Franc
Peller Estates 2017 Private Reserve Cabernet Franc
Peller Estates 2017 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Peller Estates 2017 Private Reserve Meritage
Stratus 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Strewn 2015 Terroir Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver White
Inniskillin Niagara Estate 2017 Chardonnay
Niagara College Teaching Winery 2017 Marmitons Gastronomy Chardonnay Ziraldo
Queenston Mile 2017 Mile White
Southbrook 2017 Heather’s Home Vineyard Riesling
Southbrook 2017 Organic Triomphe Chardonnay
Stratus 2016 Botrytis Affected Sémillion
Stratus 2016 Chardonnay Unfiltered & Bottled with Lees
Strewn 2017 Terroir Pinot Blanc Strewn Vineyard
Trius 2017 Showcase Riesling Ghost Creek Vineyard

Silver Sparkling
Queenston Mile 2015 Blanc De Noir
Trius N/V Showcase Blanc de Blancs

Silver Rosé
Trius 2018 Rosé

Silver Icewine
Inniskillin Niagara Estate 2017 Gold Vidal Icewine
Inniskillin Niagara Estate 2017 Riesling Icewine
Niagara College Teaching Winery 2017 Dean’s List Prodigy Icewine
Peller Estates 2017 Andrew Peller Signature Series Oak Aged Vidal Blanc Icewine
Peller Estates 2017 Andrew Peller Signature Series Vidal Blanc Icewine
Trius 2017 Showcase Vidal Icewine

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