The Lieutenant Governor Visits Kacaba

 In 2011 The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario announced the launch of the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Ontario Wines. Its aim was to promote Ontario viticulture and winemaking, this awards program recognizes and honours VQA Ontario wines that are made from 100% Ontario-grown and processed grapes. In this unique competition, all wines compete against each other, with eight to 12 being chosen for their excellence, regardless of vintage or varietal.  

 In 2012, a total of 258 wines were submitted from 73 wineries. Adjudication was conducted by 14 of Ontario’s leading wine experts and sommeliers.The eleven winning wines derive from one of Ontario’s most concentrated wine appellations. Ontario’s various terroir conditions support balanced, complex, and elegant wines. Kacaba Vineyards 2007 Meritage was among the wines selected in 2012 and was presented with the award by the Lieutnant Governer himself. 

The Reserve Meritage 2007 was a very dark garnet, almost black in color with a big, round nose with lots of spice, ripe cherries, and plum aromas. It was gorgeous in the mouth with rich waves of ripe plum, blackberry and warm spices a nice, long nish with solid tannins. The blend is 42% Cabernet Franc 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Merlot. This blend wowed the judges in 2012 and will continue to age well for many more years.