Township 7 wins best Canadian sparkling wine

Dec 03 17:12 2019 Print This Article

Photo: Township 7's  Mary McDermott

When Township 7 Vineyards & Winery recruited winemaker Mary McDermott several years ago, her experience in making sparkling wine in Ontario likely was one reason she was hired.

Those skills are now paying off. Earlier this fall, Seven Stars Polaris 2016 sparkling wine was judged the best Canadian sparkling wine at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine Championships in London.

Even more impressive, the wine was a finalist in two categories – including Supreme World Champion. Those trophies went to venerable Champagne producers. The champion was Dom Pérignon. It is a great accomplishment for Township 7 to be competitive against producers that have been making benchmark Champagnes for centuries.

I reviewed the wine earlier this year. I liked it but perhaps my score was a touch low.

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John Schreiner on Wine

John Schreiner is Canada's most prolific writer of books on wine. Since his first book in 1984, The World of Canadian Wine, he has written 15, including multiple editions of The Wineries of British Columba, British Columbia Wine Country and John Schreiner's Okanagan Wine Tour Guide.

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