A number of other prestigious awards were presented during the Judges Recognition Soirée, including the 2018 PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AWARD.
This award is conferred to the producer whose wines obtain the best avarage score. This average is calculated based on the five registered wines that obtained the highest scores overall. This year, the award was presented to CHÂTRAU DE RIQUEWIHR DOMAINES DOPFF & IRION, a French producer.
For the first time ever, the Canadian Association of Oenologists (ACOE) presented an award to the top Canadian ice wine, which was seleted by its attending association members. the six ACOE oenologists coferred the award to VIN BLANC DE L’ONTARIO, STREWN 2016, TERROIR CHARDONNAY AMERICAN OAK, which is produced in Ontario by STREWN WINERY.
The 2018 Best Wine Brand Ambassador Awardis conferred to the Quebec-based brand ambassador whose wine products obtain the best avarage score. This average is calculated based on the five registered wines that obtain the highest scores overall.
This year, the award was presented to CONSTALLATION BRANDS CANADA INC. / ARTERRA WINE
The GHISLAIN K.-LAFLAMME Award is conferred to the champagne that obtains the highest score in the Champagne category.
This year, the award was presented to CHAMPAGNE CASTELNAU 2004, which is produced by LA SOCIÉTÉ CHAMPAGNE CASTELNAU, in FRANCE.
The 2018 VINOFED Award is conferred to the Gold-medal wine with the lowest standard deviation.
This year, the award was presented to Australian wine CHÂTEAU BARREYRE, BORDEAUX SUPÉRIEUR AOC 2015, which is produced by the SOCIÉTÉ SC CHÂTEAU BARREYRE, in FRANCE.