PondView Icewine wins best in show at prestigious Decanter Asia Wine Awards
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. (September 21, 2016) — Canada is renowned around the world for producing the best Icewine on the planet, and PondView Estate Winery has been recognized as the best of the best.
The 2015 Riesling Icewine that comes from the Niagara-on-the-Lake vineyard surrounding the winery has been awarded the Platinum Best in Show medal for sweet wines at the prestigious 2016 Decanter Asia Wine Awards.
“From identifying the best grapes in the vineyard for the sweet treat, through to waiting for the temperature to plummet, picking the frozen grapes and then crushing the concentrated juice from it, crafting the ideal Icewine is truly an intense labour of love. We call it Extreme Winemaking,” says Sommelier Marcel Morgenstern, Director of Sales at PondView. “There are so many Canadian wineries making so many good Icewines, that it is an honour that our Riesling Icewine has been selected as the best in what is one of the world’s most competitive wine competitions.”
The Decanter Asia Wine Awards recognize quality wines and provide consumers across Asia with a trusted source of recommendations. Chaired by Steven Spurrier, Chairman of the Decanter World Wine Awards, U.K. and Decanter’s Consultant Editor, judging took place in Hong Kong in early September. Winners were selected by a professional judging panel that rigorously blind taste wines from around the world, organized in flights to ensure the very best tasting conditions.
About PondView Estate Winery:
Drawing on more than three generations of winemaking experience, PondView Estate Winery is one of the newest additions to the Four Mile Creek appellation in the heart of Niagara’s wine country. Family owned by Luciano and Adriana Puglisi, PondView crafts exceptional Ontario VQA wines rooted in an Italian heritage. Luciano’s enthusiasm and respect for the winemaking process, alongside his dedication and commitment to excellence, earned him the prestigious title of Grape King in 2008, awarded by the Ministry of Agriculture to the finest vineyard operator in Ontario. The secret to the success of PondView Estate Winery is the long-held belief of the Puglisi family: Great wine is a harmony of earth and vine.