The Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon has been awarded a GOLD medal at the 2017 International Competition of Cabernets (Concours International Des Cabernets, or CIDC) in Paris. This BC VQA wine was the only Canadian wine to achieve this ranking at this prestigious competition.
The Cabernets International Competition / Concours International Des Cabernets (CIDC) is devoted exclusively to all forms of Cabernet, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Dorio, Cabernet Blanc, and more. At this year’s event on Monday, April 24th an expert panel of 27 sommeliers, all of whom are members of the Union de la Sommellerie Française (UDSF), blind tasted 250 international wines made from Cabernet.
A total of 33 wines were awarded Gold medals at the event. Burrowing Owl is thrilled that its wine was recognized as being among the best in the world, and the winery is particularly honoured to have crafted the only Canadian wine to earn Gold at the prestigious competition. Consumers will have plenty of time to anticipate tasting the winning wine for themselves, however, as the winery won’t be releasing the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon until October or November 2017.