Click on any of the links below to see recent press for Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery

May 2019:
Best of Varietal Awards, BC Wine Festival,
2018 Récolte Blanche, Best White Blend,
2018 Gewurztraminer, SILVER medal

September 2018:
InterVin International Wine Awards,
2015 Pinot Noir Terraces – GOLD medal
2015 Chardonnay – SILVER medal

May 2, 2018:
Best of Varietal BC Wine Awards
2107 Gewurztraminer – Top Gewurztraminer
https://www.thewinefestivals.com/2018bovresults

September 28, 2017:
What a night at the BC Wine Awards!!
2014 Chardonnay, PLATINUM (top Chardonnay of the Show),
2015 Pinot Noir Estate Terraces, GOLD medal
2015 Pinot Noir Reserve, SILVER medal
2016 Gewürztraminer, BRONZE medal
https://www.thewinefestivals.com/competitions

July 17, 2017:
National Wine Awards of Canada,
2014 Estate Chardonnay, GOLD MEDAL, 91 Points
2016 Gewurztraminer, SILVER MEDAL, 90 Points
http://www.winealign.com/awards/2017/07/17/2017-nwac-results

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.
http://www.wineanorak.com/wineblog/

December 2016:
Wines of Canada announce our 2015 Récolte Blanche the top wine of 2016.
http://www.winesofcanada.com/bestof2016.html

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
http://allcanadianwinechampionships.com/acwc-2016-results/

May 2016:
Best of Varietal Awards, Okanagan Wine Festival
2015 Blanc de Noirs Rosé, GOLD medal
2013 Pinot Noir, GOLD medal
https://www.thewinefestivals.com/awards/results/3/2

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
2014 Récolte Blanche scored Finalist White Blend
https://www.thewinefestivals.com/wine_awards/best-of-varietal-wine-award…

Oct 2014 
BC Wine Awards,
2012 Cab Franc – Platinum
2012 Estate Pinot Noir- Gold
http://www.thewinefestivals.com/wine_awards/british-columbia-wine-awards…

Oct 2014
InterVin International Wine Awards,
2011 Pinot Gris, GOLD medal

May 2014 Anthony Gesmondi gives 87 points for 2013 Blanc de Noirs Rosehttp://www.vancouversun.com/life/refreshing+ros%c3%a9s/9871782/story.html

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,
2012 Blanc de Noir Rosé, SILVER medal
2011 Merlot/Cab Sauvignon BRONZE medal

2013 InterVin International Wine Awards,
2011 Pinot Noir,  SILVER medal
2011 Merlot/Cab Sauvignon, SILVER medal

2013 National Wine Awards of Canada,
2012 Gewurztraminer, SILVER medal
2011 Chardonnay, SILVER medal
2012 Blanc de Noir Rosé, BRONZE medal

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,
2010 Chardonnay, SILVER medal
2011Pinot Gris, SILVER medal
2011 Blanc de Noirs Rosé, SILVER medal
2010 Pinot Noir Estate, BRONZE medal
Sept 27, 2012

2012 Canadian Wine Awards 6 metals earned for 6 wines entered,
2010 Chardonnay, SILVER medal
2010 Pinot Noir Estate, SILVER medal
2011 Blanc de Noirs Rosé, SILVER medal
2011 Gerwurztraminer, BRONZE medal
2011 Pinot Gris, BRONZE medal
2009 Pinot Noir Reserve, BRONZE medal
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, 2012
http://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

BC Wine Awards. Sept 29, 2011
2010 Blanc de Noirs Rose, SILVER medal
2010 Pinot Gris, BRONZE medal
http://static.ow.ly/docs/2011%20BC%20Wine%20Awards_lRj.pdf ;

Canadian Wine Awards 2009
2011 Estate Pinot Noir, BRONZE medal
2010 Blanc de Noirs Rosé, BRONZE medal
2010 Pinot Gris, BRONZE medal

Lorne Eckersley Comments on Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery, June 28, 2011
http://www.bclocalnews.com/kootenay_rockies/crestonvalleyadvance/opinion/124369

Lorne Eckersley Comments on Baillie-Grohman Winery June 21, 2011
http://www.bclocalnews.com/kootenay_rockies/crestonvalleyadvance/opinion/124002664.html

Vines Magazine Rates Baillie-Grohman 2009 Blanc de Noirs Rose 4 stars
June/July 2011
http://www.vinesmag.com/sitepages/?aid=3910&cn=WEB%20EXCLUSIVE&an=Must-Have%20Rosés

Lorne Eckersley with the Creston Valley Advance comments on Baillie-Grohman/ March 7, 2011
http://www.bclocalnews.com/kootenay_rockies/crestonvalleyadvance/opinion/117524273.html

Vines Magazine Rates Baillie-Grohman 2009 Estate Pinot Noir 4 stars February/March 2011
http://www.vinesmag.com/sitepages/?aid=3282&cn=BUYERS+GUIDE&an=Red+Issue+2011+%7C+Buyers+Guide#canada

Hired Belly Tim Pawsey Talks about us in The North Shore News / February 6, 2011
http://www.nsnews.com/life/dream+realized/4232522/story.html

The Globe and Mail discusses why you should explore “off-the-radar wines”, including Baillie-Grohman / January 14,2011
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/beppi-crosariol/why-you-should-explore-off-the-radar-wines/article1867852/

Restaurant Central talks about Canada’s newest emerging wine region / January 12, 2011
http://www.restaurantcentral.ca/WineRegioninCrestonValley.aspx

Edible British Columbia comments on the Blanc De Noirs Rose / December 23, 2010
http://www.edible-britishcolumbia.com/2010/12/

Mike Nierychlo does an on line tasting of Baillie-Grohman wine / December 22, 2010
http://mikenierychlo.com/?p=1476

Eat Magazine Rates Blanc de Noirs Rose / December 15, 2010
http://www.eatmagazine.ca/drink/1899

CBC All  Points West Recommends Blanc De Noirs Rose in Best 5 Gift Wines / December 13, 2010
http://www.cbc.ca/allpointswest/wine.html

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
http://foodserviceworld.com/western/bcyukonnwt/2492-calgary-couple-pop-cork-on-new-bc-winery.html

Calgary Herald’s Shelley Boettcher introduces us in her weekly column, Uncorked / November 30, 2010
http://communities.canada.com/calgaryherald/blogs/uncorked/archive/2010/11/30/calgarians-behind-one-of-bc-s-newest-wineries.aspx

Liam Carrier introduces us on his Icon Wines website! / November 30, 2010
http://iconwinesbc.blogspot.com/2010/11/introducing-baillie-grohman.html

John Schreiner on wine / A toast to William Baillie-Grohman / November 28, 2010
http://johnschreiner.blogspot.com/2010/11/toast-to-william-baillie-grohman.html

Rhonda May Shares our news on Cityfood.com / November 24, 2010
http://www.cityfood.com/drink/drink_news/bc_s_newest_winery_is_from_creston

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.