Seduction Wins for Northern Lights Estate Winery
Prince George, B.C.- Northern Lights Estate Winery’s “Seduction” wine has been crowned the “Best Verietal” in the fruit wine category in the BC Best of Varietal Wine Competition.
This category includes fruit wine, honey wine (mead) and dessert wines made from grapes, fruit or honey. “Seduction” is the Northern Lights blend of rhubarb and strawberry made at the winery here in Prince George.
The competition features over 600 wines judged by 15 leading sommeliers and experienced wine media with over 30 different award categories representing British Columbia’s major varietals and blends. Northern Lights Winery wine making consultant , Christine Leroux, was on hand to accept the award.
Doug Bell recognized his team for their exceptional work. “This award belongs to our wine making consultant Christine Leroux, our farm manager Noemie Touchette and our sales and service manager Wendy Gianisis. Noemie watches all of our crops closely in order to harvest at the optimal time maximizing sugar and flavour for the perfect wine fruit. Wendy brings her years of experience at Quails Gate in West Kelowna to our winery and helps to create the perfect blend.”
“Seduction” is Northern Lights Winery’s best selling wine. “We find it difficult to keep Seduction on our shelves. We started with 500 rhubarb plants in 2014 and expanded to 1,000 in 2016. It very quickly became clear that we had to step up our production and in the next few weeks will be planting an additional 6,000 rhubarb plants.”
The “BC Best of Varietal” competition marks the first major BC competition that Northern Lights Estate Winery has entered.