The Ice House Winery Grand Gold Awards
Grand Gold Awards from Monde Selection are rarely awarded and define the highest honour any wine can receive. Monde Selection is an annual non-competitive award open to food and drink products, created in 1961. It is run by the commercial company, International Institute for Quality Selections, Brussels, Belgium. Consumer products are tasted and tested in order to grant them a quality label. All products with a minimum score of 60% receive an award: Bronze for an average between 60% and 69%, Silver for 70%-79%, Gold for 80-89%, Grand Gold for 90-100%. Monde Selection states that “This bronze, silver, gold or grand gold quality label can be compared to the quality stars of a hotel or those of the Michelin Guide.”
The Ice House is the only winery to receive three Grand Gold Awards from this prestigious institution for its “perfect and flawless” Icewine.
Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine, Vintage 2006
2007 Grand Gold Monde Selection
Vintner’s Reserve Vidal Blanc Icewine, Vintage 2006
2006 Grand Gold Monde Selection
Northern Ice™ Vidal Blanc First Vintage, 2005
About Grande Gold Awards
Monde Selection, the international institute in Brussels, Belgium, is the world’s most prestigious quality selection institute and the official judge of all wines produced within the European Economic Union.
“A Grand Gold is superior to Gold,” said a spokeswoman for Monde Selection. “It…means that the product awarded was unanimously recognized by the jurors as exceptional and perfect (faultless).” The Grand Gold Monde Selection medal is the highest honor rarely accorded to a wine.
Jamie talks about Awards
Jamie Macfarlane and Karen King share their stories about winning the Grand Gold award two years in a row.