Whistler Cornucopia's Top 25


An expert panel of 10 esteemed industry leaders has announced the Top 25 Wines from Cornucopia 2015. The competition illustrates the enormous talent existing at Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial, pitting a vast selection of exceptional wines against each other to reveal the festivals Top 25 wines.

Leading the esteemed panel of judges is DJ Kearney, head judge and wine presenter for Cornucopia. Kearney commends the high standard of admissions, stating that “the entries this year were of a high-calibre and the judges were delighted at the quality of the submissions. Every flight was meaningful and challenging and the judges worked diligently to separate the best of the best.”

Each winery participating in Cornucopia was given the opportunity to enter their choice of wines into the Top 25 competition. The panel of judges tasted all submissions in a closed, blind-tasting session before declaring their final selection.

The Top 25 wines are:

Top Bubble

  • Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars Gold Label Brut

Top White
  • C.C. Jentsch Cellars Small Lots Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2014

Top Red
  • MASI Campofiorin 2011

Best of the Rest, in alphabetical order
  • C.C. Jentsch Cellars Syrah 2013
  • Calliope Figure 8 Red 2013
  • Calliope Viognier 2014
  • Clos de Los Siete 2012
  • Dominio Del Plata BenMarco Malbec 2013
  • Fort Berens Pinot Noir 2013
  • Harper's Trail Cabernet Franc 2013
  • Harper's Trail Pioneer Block Dry Riesling 2013
  • Indigenous World Winery Simo "See-Moo" Small Lot Red Blend  2012
  • Liquidity Wines Chardonnay 2013
  • Lopez De Haro Rioja Reserva 2005
  • Mascota Vineyards La Mascota Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
  • Michael David Winery Petite Petit 2013
  • Monte Del Fra Ca del Magro 2012
  • Quails' Gate Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2013
  • Quails' Gate Stewart Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2013
  • Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico DOCG 2013
  • Santa Ana Reserve Malbec-Shiraz 2013
  • Stoneboat Vineyards Faux Pas Rose 2014
  • Stoneboat Vineyards Piano Brut
  • Vinosia Aglianico 2014
  • Vistalba Corte C 2014

Wine lovers and aficionados alike are invited to explore these award-winning wines at various Cornucopia tasting events, including the flagship tasting event: CRUSH Grand Gala Tasting, November 7, the top-shelf wine tasting event: Cellar Door Grand Tasting, November 6, as well as Cornucopia’s awards celebration: Top 25 Celebratory Reception, November 7.  These events are just a small taste of the extensive calendar of events at Whistler’s Cornucopia, featuring 11 delicious days of food and drink.

We wish to send a huge thank you to our esteemed panel of expert judges:
DJ Kearney
Daenna Van Mulligen
David Stansfield
Iain Philip
Judith Lane
Kurtis Kolt
Michael Kompass
Michaela Morris
Samantha Rahn
Sid Cross