Gordon Fitzpatrick, President of Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards, is pleased to announce that their winery was the recipient of five gold medals at the National Wine Awards of Canada 2018. All seven of the Fitz wines submitted won medals, with the signature sparkling wines capturing 4 golds. Listed below are the gold medal winners recognized by the Wine Align judges.
Gold – 2014 Fitz Brut Sparkling Wine, $32.99
Gold – 2015 Fitz Brut Sparkling Wine, $32.99
Gold – 2014 Fitz Sparkling Rosé, $42.50
Gold – 2014 Fitz Blanc de Blancs, $42.50
Gold – 2017 Pink Mile Rosé, $19.50
“We are very encouraged by these impressive results”, notes Gordon Fitzpatrick who only opened the doors to their new facility in the Spring of 2017. “We firmly believe that our unique site at our historic Greata Ranch is ideally suited to crafting world-class traditional method sparkling, and site specific still wines. We have all the right ingredients starting with 22-year-old Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines grown on a site which retains wonderful natural acidity. Our purpose built, gravity flow sparkling wine facility, and temperature-controlled caves along with state of the art equipment, skillfully managed by our winemaker Sarah Bain, enables us to craft fresh, crisp and complex estate grown wines”.
We always say “why wait to celebrate” at the winery because we believe sparkling wine belongs as much to Tuesdays as it does birthdays, anniversaries and New Year’s Eve. But in this case, we’re popping corks to celebrate something special. If you’re in the neighborhood, come by and join us or contact us online at fitzwine.com to purchase the gold medal winners.
About Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards
After 27 years of developing CedarCreek Estate Winery into one of Canada’s premium wineries resulting in two Canadian Winery of the Year awards, the Fitzpatrick’s have transformed their historic Greata Ranch property into a stand alone boutique winery offering remarkable on-site hospitality experiences. The new winery, named Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards, is located just south of Peachland and will focus on traditional method sparkling wine of exceptional quality, but also produce a selection of estate grown still wines.