BC Wine Institute Awards 2018

Nominations are now closed for the BC Wine Institute’s annual recognition awards that include the Industry Recognition Award and the Award of Distinction. The BCWI Industry Recognition Awards are the foremost honour for exemplary support of the British Columbia wine industry through media, research, policy and regulation, education, advocacy or other means, significantly contributing to the overall strength and long-term viability of the industry. Stay tuned for the winners!

BC Wine Institute Industry Recognition Award
BC Wine Institute Industry Recognition Award Established in 2013, the award recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses (non-winery contributor) for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the BC wine industry and their support of BC VQA Wine.

BC Wine Institute Award of Distinction
Established in 2016, the Award of Distinction, recognizes a winery representative for their outstanding leadership, commitment and passion for the advancement of the British Columbia wine industry.

Nomination and Selection Process
The Awards are open to all organizations, businesses and individuals in the BC grape wine industry. Individual self-nomination is not accepted; however, organizations or businesses may apply directly. Individual Board members and employees of the BCWI are not eligible for the Award of Distinction. The judging committee is comprised of the BC Wine Institute Board of Directors. Judges are expected to declare any conflicts of interest.

Nominations closed at 5:00 PM, Thursday, May 25. To make your nomination, please complete the form information HERE.

Previous Winners

BC Wine Institute Industry Recognition Awards (non-industry)

Cj Basaraba, Westwood Wines
John Yap, MLA, Parliamentary Secretary of Liquor
John Schreiner, Author
Jurgen Gothe, Media
Senator Ross Fitzpatrick
Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament

BC Wine Industry Award of Distinction

Vera Klokocka (founder, Hillside Winery)
Howard Soon, Sandhill (Andrew Peller)
Harry McWatters, Encore Vineyards
Tony Stewart, Quails’ Gate Winery