Click on any of the links below to see recent press for Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery
September 2018: InterVin International Wine Awards, 2015 Pinot Noir Terraces GOLD medal, 2015 Chardonnay SILVER medal
May 2, 2018: Top Gewurztraminer for our 2107 Gewurztraminer in the Best of Varietal BC Wine Awards
September 28, 2017: What a night at the BC Wine Awards!! PLATINUM for 2014 Chardonnay ( top Chardonnay of the Show), GOLD for 2015 Pinot Noir Estate Terraces, SILVER for 2015 Pinot Noir Reserve, and BRONZE for 2016 Gewürztraminer.
July 17, 2017: National Wine Awards of Canada, GOLD MEDAL, 91 Points 2014 Estate Chardonnay, SILVER MEDAL, 90 Points 2016 Gewurztraminer
February 19, 2017: Jamie Goode’s Wine Blog; Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery Pinot Noir Reserve 2013 BC, Canada. In an emerging wine region called Creston, on the same latitude of Osoyoos but higher, at 600 m. Glacial till, with a lot of granite. Supple and pretty with lovely fresh red cherry fruit. Light, expressive, fine and fruity with purity and finesse. There’s a lovely texture to this fruit. It’s so drinkable and pure. 93 Points.
December 2016: Wines of Canada announce our 2015 Récolte Blanche the top wine of 2016.
September 2016: InterVin International Wine Awards, 2013 Chardonnay Reserve GOLD medal, 2015 Pinot Gris SILVER medal
June 2016: All Canadian Wine Championships, 2013 Pinot Noir GOLD medal, 2013 Cabernet Franc SILVER medal
May 2016: Best of Varietal Awards, Okanagan Wine Festival, 2015 Blanc de Noirs Rosé GOLD medal and 2013 Pinot Noir GOLD medal
Posted in Calgary Herald by Darren Oleksyn Oct 3, 2015 :
One of the top stories for me from the 2014 B.C. Wine Awards was the success of Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery. The small winery from Creston — located about halfway between Calgary and the Okanagan Valley in southern B.C. — earned a platinum award for its delicious Cabernet Franc and a gold for this 2012 estate Pinot Noir.
While earning one of only five platinum awards handed out was a big deal, Baillie-Grohman co-owner Bob Johnson was more excited about the gold-medal-winning Pinot. That’s because the Cab Franc was made from fruit sourced in the Okanagan Valley, while the Pinot grapes grew on the estate vineyard in Creston.
The gold medal proved that the emerging wine region around Creston could compete with anyone.
April 2015 Best of Varietal Awards, Okanagan Wine Festival, 2014 Blanc de Noirs Rosé scored Best Rosé and 2014 Récolte Blanche scored Finalist White Blend
Oct 2014 BC Wine Awards, Platinum for 2012 Cab Franc and Gold for 2012 Estate Pinot Noir. Platinum is top 5 wines in the province and Gold is Top Pinot Noir.
Oct 2014 InterVin International Wine Awards, Gold for 2011 Pinot Gris, Sept 3, 2014, our first GOLD Medal
May 2014 Anthony Gesmondi gives 87 points for 2013 Blanc de Noirs Rose
April 2014 John Schriener says Kootenay Wines Worth Discovering ; 2 Baillie-Grohman wines get 90 Points http://johnschreiner.blogspot.ca/2014/04/kootenays-wines-worth-discoveri…
2013 White and Rosé Wines Released – March 2014
2013 BC Wine Awards, SILVER for 2012 Blanc de Noir Rosé, and BRONZE for 2011 Merlot/Cab Sauv, Oct 3, 2013
2013 InterVin International Wine Awards, Silver for 2011 Pinot Noir, 2011 Merlot/Cab Sauv, Aug 29, 2013
2013 National Wine Awards of Canada, SILVER for 2012 Gewurztraminer, 2011 Chardonnay , andBRONZE for 2012 Blanc de Noir Rosé, July 22, 2013
Congratulations to our Winemaker Dan Barker and wife Kaylea on the birth of their new baby girl Georgia
Blanc de Noirs Rosé is #1 in Canada – Wine Assess Magazine December 2012/January 2013 presented the 2012 Canadian Wine Awards Results: Page 60 “The judges are looking for balance, purity and complexity in rosé, not just drinkability and charm. The top-scoring Baillie-Grohman Blanc de Noirs is a solid, attention-grabbing pinot noir from the Creston Valley in southeastern BC” Baillie-Grohman was rated the top wine of 53 entries in the Canadian rosé category.
Best Wines of 2012 for 2011 Pinot Gris (92 Points) and 2011 Blanc de Noirs Rosé (92 Points), Dec 27, 2012 http://www.windsorsquare.ca/2012/12/best-wines-of-2012/
2012 BC Wine Awards, SILVER for 2010 Chardonnay, 2011Pinot Gris, 2011 Blanc de Noirs Rosé, and BRONZE for 2010 Pinot Noir Estate, Sept 27, 2012
2012 Canadian Wine Awards 6 metals earned for 6 wines entered, SILVER for 2010 Chardonnay, 2010 Pinot Noir Estate, 2011 Blanc de Noirs Rosé, and BRONZE for 2011 Gerwurztraminer, 2011 Pinot Gris and 2009 Pinot Noir Reserve, Sept 26, 2012
Baillie-Grohman is on the Cover of Kootenay Business Magazine July/August 2012 http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=119659
John Schreiner rates our 2011 Gerwurztraminer 89 and the 2011 Pinto Gris 88, May 31, 2012http://johnschreiner.blogspot.ca/2012/05/spring-releases-from-bc-wineries.html
Vancouver Sun Wine Writer Anthony Gismondi rates our 2011 Pinot Gris at 88, April 2012
Jay Drysdale rates our 2011 Pinot Gris at 89, April 2012 http://bcwineguydotcom.wordpress.com/
Rated top Pinot Gris in Canada by Vancouver Magazine Internatonal Awards, December 2011,http://www.vanmag.com/Shopping/Vancouver_Magazine_Wine_Awards_2012
Won a Silver Medal for the 2010 Blanc de Noirs Rose and a Bronze medal for the 2010 Pinot Gris in the 2011 BC Wine Awards.Sept 29, 2011http://static.ow.ly/docs/2011%20BC%20Wine%20Awards_lRj.pdf ;
We won 3 Bronze Metals in the 2011 Canadian Wine Awards 2009 Estate Pinot Noir 2010 Blanc de Noirs Rosé 2010 Pinot Gris
Lorne Eckersley Comments on Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery, June 28, 2011http://www.bclocalnews.com/kootenay_rockies/crestonvalleyadvance/opinion/124369
Lorne Eckersley Comments on Baillie-Grohman Winery June 21, 2011489.htmlhttp://www.bclocalnews.com/kootenay_rockies/crestonvalleyadvance/opinion/124002664.html
Vines Magazine Rates Baillie-Grohman 2009 Blanc de Noirs Rose 4 stars
Lorne Eckersley with the Creston Valley Advance comments on Baillie-Grohman/ March 7, 2011
Vines Magazine Rates Baillie-Grohman 2009 Estate Pinot Noir 4 stars February/March 2011
Hired Belly Tim Pawsey Talks about us in The North Shore News / February 6, 2011
The Globe and Mail discusses why you should explore “off-the-radar wines”, including Baillie-Grohman / January 14,2011
Restaurant Central talks about Canada’s newest emerging wine region / January 12, 2011
Edible British Columbia comments on the Blanc De Noirs Rose / December 23, 2010
Mike Nierychlo does an on line tasting of Baillie-Grohman wine / December 22, 2010
Eat Magazine Rates Blanc de Noirs Rose / December 15, 2010
CBC All Points West Recommends Blanc De Noirs Rose in Best 5 Gift Wines / December 13, 2010
Restaurant Central comments on Baillie-Grohman / December 8, 2010 http://restaurantcentral.ca/BallieGrohmanEstateWineryCreston.aspx
Foodservice and Hospitality magazine comments in Foodservice World online / December 2, 2010
Calgary Herald’s Shelley Boettcher introduces us in her weekly column, Uncorked / November 30, 2010
Liam Carrier introduces us on his Icon Wines website! / November 30, 2010
John Schreiner on wine / A toast to William Baillie-Grohman / November 28, 2010
Rhonda May Shares our news on Cityfood.com / November 24, 2010
Vancouver Media Launch November 26, 2010:
Our Vancouver launch with a media tasting and lunch was held at the Shore Club in Vancouver on November 26, 2010. We’re happy to report that it was a great success. Check out the links in Media & Accolades.