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Year to year, the WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition is the largest contest of its kind in the world.  Entries are judged in Vermont, followed up with a conference in California where the winners are announced.  Wine entries come from most American states, several Canadian provinces and from many other wine regions around the world. Our wines compete against those of fellow winemakers using their own recipes, using kits and even from scratch using juice from their backyard harvests. In most years, there are over 4000 wines entered.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: 2012
Crescent Wines won 6 Gold, 9 Silver and 10 Bronze medals.

With 4,318 entries this year, the WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition is once again the largest wine competition if its kind in the world! Seven countries competed including Iceland, Turkey, Australia, US and Canada. Crescent Wines won 6 Gold, 9 Silver and 10 Bronze.

Gold Medal Winners

Vineco Kenridge Showcase German Muller Thurgau (white)
Vineco Cheeky Monkey Gruner Veltliner (white)
Vineco Chocolate Hazelnut Port
Cellar Craft Showcase Amarone (red with crushed grape pack)
Cellar Craft Showcase Rosso Fortissimo (red with crushed grape pack)
Cellar Craft Showcase Collection Grenache Quartet (red with crushed grape pack)

Silver Medal Winners

Cellar Craft Showcase Yakima Valley Viognier (white)
Cellar Craft Showcase Collection Rousanne-Marsanne-Viognier (white)
Vineco Kenridge Showcase New Zealand Pinot Noir (red)
Vineco Kenridge Showcase Argentine Malbec (red)
Vineco Kenridge Showcase Collection Spanish Garnacha (red)
Vineco Kenridge Founders Chilean Carmenere (red with crushed grape pack)
Cellar Craft Showcase Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel (red)
Cellar Craft Showcase Collection Australian Cabernet Shiraz (red with crushed grape pack)
Cellar Craft Showcase Collection Grenache Quartet (red with crushed grape pack)

Bronze Medal Winners

Cellar Craft Showcase Collection Rousanne-Marsanne-Viognier (white)
Vineco Kenridge Chocolate Port
Vineco Legacy Primo Rosso (red)
Cellar Craft Showcase Rosso Fortissimo (red with crushed grape pack)
Cellar Craft Showcase Barbera (red with crushed grape pack)
Cellar Craft Showcase South African Pinotage (red with crushed grape pack)
Cellar Craft Showcase Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon (red with crushed grape pack)
Cellar Craft Showcase Yakima Valley Syrah (red with crushed grape pack)
Cellar Craft Showcase Collection Trio Tinto (red with crushed grape pack)
Cellar Craft Showcase Collection South African Cabernet Sauvignon (red with crushed grape pack)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: 2011
Crescent Wines won 4 Gold, 9 Silver and 21 Bronze medals.

With 4,235 entries this year, the WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition is once again the largest wine competition if its kind in the world! Crescent Wines won more combined medals, 40% of our entries, than ever before with 4 Gold, 9 Silver and 21 Bronze.

Gold Medal Winners

Vineco Kenridge Showcase Italian Pinot Grigio (white)
Cellar Craft Showcase Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (red)
Cellar Craft Showcase Yakima Syrah (red)
Cellar Craft Showcase Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel (red)

Silver Medal Winners

Vineco KenRidge Founders German Riesling (white) - 2 medals
Cellar Craft Showcase Yakima Valley Pinot Gris (white)
Vineco Legacy Piesporter (white)
Vineco Legacy Liebfraumilch (white)
Vineco Kenridge Showcase French Sauvignon Blanc (white)
Vineco Kenridge Collection Ltd. Washington Gewurztraminer-Riesling (white)
Vineco Founders Chilean Carmenere (red)
Cellar Craft Showcase Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel (red)

Bronze Medal Winners

Vineco Cheeky Monkey Chardonnay (white)
Vineco Cheeky Monkey Washington Pinot Gris (white)
Vineco Cheeky Monkey South African Sauvignon Blanc (white)
Vineco Kenridge Showcase Italian Pinot Grigio (white)
Vineco Kenridge Showcase Ltd. Monestrell and Vinterra Pinot Noir Blend (red)
Vineco Kenridge Founders South African Pinotage (red)
Vineco Kenrdige Collection Ltd. Petit Verdot (red)
Vineco Legacy Primo Rosso (red)
Vineco Kenridge Chocolate Port
Cellar Craft Showcase Pinot Nero 2009 (red) - 2 medals
Cellar Craft Showcase Amarone 2009 (red)
Cellar Craft Showcase Amarone 2010 (red)
Cellar Craft Showcase Austrian Zweigelt (red) - 2 medals
Cellar Craft Showcase Ltd. Australian Cabernet Shiraz (red) - 2 medals
Cellar Craft Showcase Ltd. Uruguay Tannat (red)
Cellar Craft Sterling Old Vines Zinfandel (red)
Cellar Craft Sterling Malbec (red)
Cellar Craft Porto Corinto
Enter the name for this tabbed section: 2010
Crescent Wines won 4 Gold, 5 Silver and 14 Bronze medals.

The 2010 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition had 4508 entries this year. 8 Provinces, all 50 American States and 8 Countries were represented at the annual competition which takes place in Manchester, Vermont in April.

Gold Medal Winners

Cellar Craft Showcase Yakima Valley Viognier (white)
Cellar Craft Showcase Ltd. Emergence (red)
Cellar Craft Showcase Ltd. Spanish Old Vines Mencia (red)
Cellar Craft Classic Port

Silver Medal Winners

Vineco KenRidge Ltd. Cabernet Franc (red)
Cellar Craft Showcase Yakima Valley Viognier (white)
Cellar Craft Showcase Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel (red)
Cellar Craft Porto Corinto (red current port)
Cellar Craft Showcase Ltd. Yakima Snergy (white)

Bronze Medal Winners

Vineco Kenridge Showcase Okanagan Chardonnay (white)
Vineco Kenridge Showcase Australian Shiraz (red)
Vineco Kenridge Founders Traininer-Riesling (white) (2 medals)
Vineco Kenridge Showcase Ltd. Argentinean Shiraz-Malbec (red)
Cellar Craft Sterling Malbec (red)
Cellar Craft Sterling Amarone (red)
Cellar Craft Classic Cream Sherry
Cellar Craft Showcase South African Pinotage (red)
Cellar Craft Showcase Yakima Valley Riesling (white)
Cellar Craft Showcase Ltd. Quartet Syrah (red)
Cellar Craft Showcase Yakima Valley Syrah (red)
Cellar Craft Showcase Austrian Zweigelt (red)
Cellar Craft Showcase Ltd. Spanish Old Vines Mencia (red)
Enter the name for this tabbed section: 2009
Crescent Wines won 6 Gold, 10 Silver and 16 Bronze medals.

The 2009 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition had 4474 entries this year. 8 Provinces, 49 American States and 7 Countries were represented at the annual competition which takes place in Manchester, Vermont in April. Crescent Wines was awarded "U-VIN of the Year" with a total of 32 medals.

Gold Medal Winners

Vineco KenRidge Showcase Argentine Malbec (red)
Vineco KenRidge Showcase Australian Shiraz (red)
Vineco KenRidge Showcase Italian Pinot Grigio (white)
Cellar Craft Showcase Amarone Grape Pack (red)
Cellar Craft Showcase Gruner Veltliner (white)
Vineco Ltd. Edition Strawberry Ice Wiue

Silver Medal Winners

Vineco KenRidge Founders French GSM (red)
Vineco KenRidge Founders Australian Cabernet/Shiraz (red)
Vineco KenRidge Showcase New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (white)
Vineco KenRidge Chilean Carmenere Ltd. Release (red)
Cellar Craft Red Mountain Merlot Ltd. Release Grape Pack (red)
Cellar Craft Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel Grape Pack (red)
Cellar Craft Austrian Zweigelt Grape Pack (red)
Cellar Craft Yakima Cabernet Shiraz Grape Pack (red)
Cellar Craft Red Mountain Syrah Ltd. Release Grape Pack (red) (2 medals)

Bronze Medal Winners

Vineco Cheeky Monkey Chilean Pinot Noir (red)
Vineco Legacy Liebfraumilch (white)
Vineco Legacy Primo Rosso (red)
Vineco KenRidge Showcase Chilean Chardonnay (white)
Vineco KenRidge Showcaes Spanish Tempranillo (red)
Vineco KenRidge Showcase French Merlot (red)
Vineco KenRidge Showcase Italian Amarone (red)
Cellar Craft Prestige Pinot Grigio (white)
Cellar Craft Prestige Spanish Tempranillo (red)
Cellar Craft Prestige Amarone (red)
Cellar Craft South African Shiraz Grape Pack (red)
Cellar Craft GSM Ltd. Release Grape Pack (red)
Cellar Craft Walla Walla Cabernet Merlot Grape Pack (red)
Cellar Craft Italian Barbera Grape Pack (red)
Cellar Craft Chateau du Pays Grape Pack (red)
Cellar Craft Classic Port
Enter the name for this tabbed section: 2008

Crescent Wines won 6 Gold, 12 Silver and 16 Bronze medals.

The 2008 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition had over 4300 entries, making it not only the largest amateur competition in the world, but also now the largest wine competition - whether it be commercial or amateur - in North America.

Gold Medal Winners


Cellar Craft Showcase Austrian Zweigelt (1st in category out of 203 entries!)
Cellar Craft Global Cuvee Amarone (2nd in category out of 530 entries!)
Cellar Craft Showcase Rosso Fortissimo (3rd in category out of 140 entries!)
Cellar Craft Showcase Chateau du Pays (4th in category out of 140 entries!)
Cellar Craft Global Cuvee Barbera
Cellar Craft Showcase Italian Barbera

Silver Medal Winners

Cellar Craft California Reserve White Shiraz Blush
Cellar Craft Classic Port
Cellar Craft Showcase Old Vine Zinfandel
Cellar Craft Limited Release South African Shiraz
Cellar Craft Showcase Walla Walla Cabernet Merlot
Cellar Craft Limited Release Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineco Founders French Grenache Syrah Mourvedre (GSM)
Vineco Kenridge Classic Riesling
Vineco Vinterra Sauvignon Blanc
Vineco Legacy Primo Rosso
Vineco Showcase Australian Cabernet Shiraz
Vineco Limited Release Australian Petit Verdot

Bronze Medal Winners

Cellar Craft California Reserve Pinot Noir
Cellar Craft Red Mountain Sunset Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon
Cellar Craft Showcase Old Vine Zinfandel
Cellar Craft Limited Release Pinot Synergy
Cellar Craft Limited Release Two Latitudes Merlot†
Cellar Craft Limited Release Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineco Legacy Piesporter
Vineco Legacy Riesling
Vineco Legacy Chianti
Vineco Limited Release Chilean Syrah Viognier
Vineco Limited Release Australian Petit Verdot
Vineco Kenridge Showcase Italian Pinot Grigio
Vineco Kenridge Showcase Australian Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineco Kenridge Showcase Australian Shiraz (2 medals)
Vineco Kenridge Showcase French Cabernet Sauvignon
Enter the name for this tabbed section: 2007

Crescent Wines won 4 Gold, 7 Silver and 12 Bronze medals.

The 2007 edition of the WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition represented the largest and most diverse collection of amateur wines ever assembled. The 3,422 entries arrived from hobby winemakers living in over 40 American states and 8 Canadian provinces.

Gold Medal Winners

Cellar Craft Limited Release Chilean CSC
Vineco South African Chenin Blanc
Vineco Legacy Primo Rosso
Vineco Founders Italian Supertuscan

Silver Medal Winners

Cellar Craft Rosso Fortissimo
Vineco French Sauvignon Blanc
Vineco Legacy Liebfraumilch
Vineco Founders Australian Cabernet Shiraz (2 Medals)
Vineco Limited Release Shiraz/Grenache
Vineco Limited Release South African Pinotage

Bronze Medal Winners

Cellar Craft Cream Sherry
Cellar Craft Argentine Malbec
Cellar Craft Limited Release Barbera (2 Medals)
Cellar Craft Limited Release Cabernet Quartet
Cellar Craft South African Pinotage
Vineco Vinterra Pinot Grigio
Vineco Founders Italian Supertuscan
Vineco Legacy Pinot Noir
Vineco New Zealand Pinot Noir
Vineco Limited Release French Mouvedre (2 Medals)
Jon McComb
CKNW Radio Host

“I have been making wine with Gord from Crescent Wines for over 30 years. Crescent Wines is the best tasting u-vin wine I have ever had. It is awesome! You can not even compare Crescent Wines with store bought wine as the wine from Crescent Wines is so much better.”
Ross Ryan
Enviropages

Ross writes to Kathy and Paula, “ Thanks for the wine. Our team thought it was great. No wonder you ladies won all those awards.”
Donna Muelaner

Donna has been a customer of Crescent Wines since 1997 and she says “ I have been bottling wine for 14 year with Crescent Wines and I am absolutely delighted with the wine I have been making. I went on a wine tour in the Okanagan and I personally feel that Gord’s wine is far superior. Whenever I take my wine to friend’s homes, they are always so impressed with the flavour as well as the price. My favourites are the Cabernet Merlot and the Gewürztraminer.”
Florence

While bottling her wine Florence says to Paula, “Now when I go out, I don’t really enjoy the store bought wine. Crescent’s wine is much better!”
Carol Purkis

Carol Purkis has been bottling wine for 15 years at Crescent Wines and she states “ I have been extremely happy will all the wine I have made. It is awesome and our whole family enjoys the wine. It is especially popular at our family gatherings.”
Pat and Pat Philofer

Pat and Pat Philofer came into the Langley store saying “You’ve got a great business here. Your ears must have been burning all week because we’ve been telling our friend about the wine, the service, and how happy we are with you. Our friends from High Prairie, Alberta are very envious.”
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