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2018 Lt. Governor’s & BC Wine Awards

The pomp, the circumstance. The hatch. It all comes together at the Laurel Packing, where the elite of the BC wine industry come together in celebration and judgement of each other. Oh the highs, the lows! The tears, the laughter. The friendships that will last forever. And the medals, to which we brought a few of them home.

the hatch 2015 Ross 3.0Bronze
the hatch 2017 B. YancoSilver
the hatch 2015 ‘The Smokeshow’ Silver
the hatch 2016 ‘Dynasty Red’GOLD
Black Swift Vineyards 2016 ‘Kurkjian Farm’ RieslingNothing but this wine is amazing, doesn’t need a medal
Black Swift Vineyards 2015 ‘The Long Road’ SyrahSerious, how didn’t this win anything? Leaves the rest of the results in serious doubt.

This text box has some space to fill so it looks balanced, so why not just mention that? That ‘Smokeshow’ is pretty dang tasty though, that one I can agree with. New vintage of Dynasty Red is solid too, definitely my favourite Dynasty yet. There’s just no accounting for some tastes, am I right? After the show we can get to taste all the Gold and better wines, and some were definitely deserving, some of those winners were questionable to say the least. Not much we can do about that though. Just keep on keeping on I reckon. When it comes down to it, you just gotta believe in your craft and carry on, you know? There’s a certain ‘sameness’ that seems to win wine awards, and I’m proud that our wines don’t follow that convention. Not just the marketer in me speaking, but maybe not winning is what makes these wines the biggest winners after all? Yes, that will do just fine.

We start the year with two of the bigger, better North American wide awards! How did hatch do?
Did you really need to ask that?
2018, year of the hatch!

 

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition:

Double GoldHatchchild 2014
– The only Canadian wine to wine a double gold!
GoldCrown and Thieves Scoundrels Punch 2015
Silver Black Swift Pinecrest Chard 2015
Bronze – Unicorn 2014
Bronze – Crown and Thieves Gewurztraminer


Cascadia International Wine Competition:

Silver – 2014 the hatch ‘Hatchchild’
Silver2016 Talking Stories ‘Lip Service White’
Silver2014 Crown and Thieves ‘Scoundrels Punch’
Bronze – 2014 the hatch ‘Unicorn’
Bronze – 2015 Black Swift Vineyard ‘Pinecrest Vineyard’ Chardonnay
Bronze – 2014 Black Swift Vineyard ‘Monarch Vineyard’ Syrah
Bronze2016 Talking Stories ‘Bold Faced Red’

Last year we won a bunch of Gold and a Platinum, which was fun so this year we wanted to round things out with Silvers and Bronze and boy howdy did we ever! Set your eyes to ‘stun’ and take it all in.

Screaming Frenzy 2016 Pinot Gris
bronze

Screaming Frenzy 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
bronze

Screaming Frenzy 2015 Pinot Noir
silver

The Hatch 2016 Rhymes with Door Hinge
silver

the hatch 2015 Birds Eye View Clone 667 Pinot Noir
silver

The Hatch 2015 Hobo Series Cabernet Franc
bronze

The Hatch 2015 Hobo Series Gamay Sunrise Vineyard
silver

Black Swift Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay Pinecrest Vineyard
bronze

Black Swift Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir Stones Throw
bronze

Black Swift Vineyards 2014 Syrah Long Road
bronze

Black Swift Vineyards 2014 ‘Long Road’ Pinot Noir
bronze

The Hatch Crown + Thieves 2014 Broken Barrel Syrah
silver

The Hatch Crown + Thieves 2015 Roussanne Viognier
bronze

Every fall we get to go up against our friends and peers in the ‘Best of BC‘ wine awards. They say it’s not about winning, but enjoying the game. Well, we played the game and won; and that’s way more fun.

Black Swift ‘Long Road’ Syrah 2014
Gold

the hatch ‘Dynasty’ Red 2014
Bronze

the hatch ‘Dynasty’ White 2015
Silver

Talking Stories White 2015
Bronze

the hatchchild Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Bronze

Screaming Frenzy Meritage 2014
Silver

the hatch ‘hobo series’ Muscat 2015
Bronze

Black Swift ‘Oak Street Vineyard’ Chardonnay 2014
Bronze

Black Swift ‘Kurkjian Farms’ Riesling 2014
Bronze

Dear The Hatch,
Thank you for entering The National Wine Awards of Canada 2016.
Congratulations, the following wines won an award!

Black Swift 2013 Long Road Syrah * 2013 is sold out, but we have the ’14
Platinum

The Hatch N/V Brut Rose Octobubble
Gold

The Hatch 2014 Prima Volta Pinot Noir
Silver

Black Swift 2014 Oak Street Vineyard Chardonnay
Silver

The Hatch 2014 Screaming Frenzy Meritage
Silver

The Hatch 2015 Talking Stories White
Silver

The Hatch 2015 Gobsmacked Gruner Veltliner
Silver

The Hatch 2012 Hatchchild
Silver

The Hatch 2014 Talking Stories Red
Bronze

The Hatch 2013 Dynasty Red
Bronze

And with that, ‘the hatch’ has been named the 9th place winery in all of Canada!
http://www.winealign.com/awards/2016/07/27/2016-nwac-top-25-wineries-in-canada/

Going back into the annals of histrionics, here’s the plethora of metallic objects decisively forced upon ‘the hatch’. That’s the past, with the future brighter then ever. What’s old is new.

Best of BC wine awards, 2017 – I guess a bronze is better than nothing. 
Silver:
the hatch 2016 Dynasty White
Bronze:
Talking Stories 2016 Red
Crown + Thieves 2015 Roussanne Viognier
the hatch 2016 Lifecycle of a hobo

InterVin International Wine Awards, 2016
Gold:
Black Swift Long Road Syrah 2014
Silver:
Screaming Frenzy Meritage 2014
Bronze:
the hatch ‘hatchchild’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
talking stories white whtie 2015
Black Swift Long Road Chardonnay 2013
Black Swift Desert Valley 2013
Gobsmacked Gruner Veltliner 2015

2016 ‘6 Nations’ Wine Challenge:
Gold:
the hatch 2013 ‘Dynasty Red’

2016 All Canadian Wine Championship:

Silver:
the hatch – ‘hatchchild’ 2012
the hatch – Talking Stories White 2014
the hatch – Screaming Frenzy Meritage 2014

2015 Best of BC wine Awards:
Gold:
2013 – Screaming Frenzy Pinot Noir
Silver:
2013 – the hatch ‘Dynasty’ Red
2013 – the hatch ‘Dynasty’ White
N/V – the hatch ‘Octobubble’ Brut Rose

2015 Wine Align National Wine Awards:
Bronze:
Screaming Frenzy 2012 Meritage
Screaming Frenzy 2013 Pinot Noir

2015 All Canadian Wine Championship:
DOUBLE GOLD (best in category)
2013 Screaming Frenzy Chardonnay $19.90
Silver:
2013 Screaming Frenzy Pinot Noir
Bronze:
2012 Screaming Frenzy Meritage