The Ice House Wins the Most Prestigious Icewine Awards in the WorldIn the wine industry, Jamie learned that an Icewine Award from Monde Selection would be the most prestigious and well known medal any wine could win. It is a quality award granted by a totally independent professional jury panel. Today, Monde Selection, the International Institute for Quality Selections, has been developing for more than 50 years and it holds a unique expertise to test and analyze wines and other consumer goods from all over the world to grant them an internationally renowned quality award.
About Monde Selection AwardsMonde Selection is an independent International Institute founded in 1961 in Brussels, Belgium. Each year approximately 1500 products are presented to the Institute from more than 70 countries in order to assess their quality standards. Monde Selection constitutes a genuine guarantee of quality because of the serious nature of the procedures observed and because of the experience and reputation of the juries involved. For the companies that enter, the award provides an outside opinion and independent checks for monitoring the quality of their finished product, in accordance with previously defined criteria, parameters and recognized tasting schedules When Jamie’s Northern Ice Vidal Icewine won his first Icewine Award and Grand Gold Medal in 2005, it was one of over 3000 wines that had been entered. Only 2 wines won a a Grand Gold; Northern Ice Vidal and another wine from Australia. In 2015, The Ice House Winery's Northern Ice Vidal won another Gold medal for Northern Ice Vidal 2013 at Monde Selection. Well done, Jamie! In 2016, Jamie won 3 more gold medals for Northern Ice Cabernet Franc Icewine 2014, Gewürztraminer Icewine 2013 and Riesling Icewine 2013 plus a silver to Northern Ice Merlot Icewine 2013! Thanks to this quality label from Monde Selection, wine lovers from all over the world are able to instantly recognize that an receiving an Icewine award shows that The Ice House Winery produces only the highest quality wine in the world. Monte Selection’s jury is made up of world-wide renowned oenologists, master sommeliers, university lecturers and professional tasters. Quite the panel!