Okanagan winery honoured by the WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada
and celebrates the opening of new VIP tasting lounge
Liquidity Wines has been recognized among Canada’s best wineries by the 2018 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada (NWAC). The winery scooped up Gold and Silver awards at the country’s biggest and most revered assessment of Canadian wines, adding to its already impressive collection of national and global accolades. With the recent opening of Liquidity’s state-of-the-art VIP Equity Tasting Lounge, now has never been a better time to visit the vineyard and sip award-winning wines surrounded by the splendour of B.C.’s Okanagan Valley.
Each year, NWAC co-founders Anthony Gismondi and David Lawrason assemble Canada’s leading wine writers, trade buyers and sommeliers to evaluate wines and ciders that are 100 percent grown in Canada. This year, judging took place in Penticton, B.C. between June 20 and 24, with the panel assessing 1,850 entries from 257 wineries. Liquidity outshone competitors in two categories with its 2017 Viognier receiving the coveted Gold Award, and its 2015 Merlot awarded Silver.
Liquidity’s 2017 Viognier (priced at $25 plus tax) offers luscious aromas of ripe peach, guava, mango and jasmine. Rich in mouthfeel, the wine tastes of apricot, lemon curd, gooseberries and yellow plum with a hint of white pepper on the finish. Perfect for summertime patio sipping, the wine is complex enough to be enjoyed on own, but also pairs delightfully with curried mussels, salads and halibut in citrus butter sauce.
The 2015 Merlot (priced at $26 plus tax) is bold and full-bodied with heady aromas and flavours of plum, cherry, blueberry, blackcurrant, leather, cocoa, baking spice and licorice, all leading to a long and satisfying finish. The sultry wine is perfect for sipping with a loved one over a candlelit dinner, ideally grilled T-bone steak, rack of lamb, margherita pizza or beef stew. Both wines are available in the Liquidity Wines tasting room and online, as well as in private wine shops and restaurants throughout the Okanagan and Lower Mainland.
Guests to Liquidity are encouraged to sample these show-stopping wines in the winery’s new VIP Equity Tasting Lounge. The luxurious space, situated onsite in a serene, art-filled gallery curated by Liquidity Wines’ President Ian MacDonald, features impeccable service for guests interested in private tastings. Visitors can cozy up to the bar, settle in at a table for two, or book a long-table for larger parties, then dive into an intoxicating tasting journey of seven expressive wines, including the award-winning 2016 Chardonnay Reserve. The Equity Tasting Lounge offers complimentary services for Liquidity Wine Club and Equity Tasting Club members; non-members are invited to enter for $15.
“We are thrilled that our wines were singled out from among Canada’s best wineries – there are incredible wines being cultivated across this country, and it’s such an honour and privilege to be judged against them,” says Winemaker Alison Moyes. “As you can imagine, we are in a celebratory mood with these recent wins, as well as the opening of our new Equity Tasting Lounge. Now is the perfect time for guests to visit our winery and celebrate with us!”
For more information on Liquidity Wines, visit Liquiditywines.com.
About Liquidity Wines
Based in Okanagan Falls, the Heart of Wine Country™, Liquidity offers an artisan approach to winemaking, taking guests on a journey of the senses that captures the art of winemaking from grape to glass. The winery’s stunning space wows with incredible views, eclectic artwork and locally inspired food. Time in the tasting room and bistro is spent enjoying these finer things in life, while in the vineyard care is taken to hand-harvest the best fruit and artfully blend them into fine wines. Liquiditywines.com