A premier wine competition in the heart of wine country

Thompson Okanagan Trends Magazine is presenting the 2023 Top BC Wine Awards. Blind tasted by a panel of judges, the award-winning wines will be showcased in the Spring 2023 print edition of Trends magazine.

Registration is open

Wineries can enter up to six wines per winery. Registration is now open.



Wine Entries

Once you have registered, you will be emailed a link to complete the Wine Entry List. This form must also be printed in hard copy and shipped with your wine entries.

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded for the highest-scoring wines in each category. Awards for Best of Show wines will be given to the red and white wines entered in the competition with the highest overall scores. An award for Best Winery may be given to the winery with the greatest awards. 

Our panel of judges include experienced wine sommeliers, wine educators and wine critics with wide experience and extensive training from all facets of the wine industry. Our wine panel chair is Helene Scott.

Wine Categories
  • Sparkling Wine – traditional or frizzante style
  • Off-Dry White (01-02 sweetness code)
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Riesling
  • Pinot Gris
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Viognier
  • Chardonnay
  • Other Dry White
  • Rosé
  • Pinot Noir
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Marechal Foch
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Syrah/Shiraz
  • Bordeaux style/Meritage Red
  • Red Blends
  • Other Red Wine
  • Sweet/Ice Wine (05-10 sw.code)
  • Fortified Wine
  • Other wines (fruit, honey)
Competition Rules
  1. All B.C. wineries are eligible.
  2. Only wines made from 100% B.C. grown fruit will be accepted.
  3. The competition categories are subject to change. The competition chair reserves the right to add or remove categories as required (i.e., larger or smaller than anticipated submission quantities).
  4. Entries are limited to six (6) wines per producer. The competition chair reserves the right to arbitrarily eliminate wines submitted that do not follow this requirement.
  5. All products to be eligible must be available for sale wihtin BC, at a liquor store or at the winery.
  6. As well as online submissions and payments, participating wineries must submit hardcopy forms along with their wines. These forms include the registration forms and a list which details the following information: product name and vintage, producer, grape variety or varieties, category, current retail price, SKU, and BC liquor stores sweetness code (00 to 10) or sugar content.
  7. To enter wine in a grape variety or blend category, the grape varieties must be specified on the label or on a product information sheet accompanying the entries.
  8. A registration fee is required.
  9. Three bottles per brand are to be submitted for each entry.
  10. Awards for Best of Show wines will be given to the red and white wines entered in the competition with the highest overall scores. The competition chair reserves the right to award Best of Show in an Ice Wine competition. An award for Best Winery may be given to the winery with the greatest award score, with greater weight given for gold medals and the least for bronze.
Wine Shipments

Wineries must submit three bottles per entry.

Shipping Address:  Trends Magazine 5190 MacNeill Crt, Peachland, BC V0H 1X2
Call 250-575-4004. Shipments can be dropped-off. 


Registration-Top BC Wine Awards

The 2023 Top BC Wines Awards presented by Trends Magazine is set for this spring at the Kelowna Hyatt. Please enter up to six of your wines. Entries are limited to six (6) bottle entries per winery. Once payment is received, you will be requested to complete your wine entry form. Wineries must submit three bottles per entry.

Your registration fee (plus GST) includes an entry for three wines to the competition and a full colour print advertisement in the Spring issue of Trends Magazine (our magazine is delivered directly to 18,000 homes and businesses in the Thompson Okanagan). Additional wine entries can be added for a $40 registration fee.

Award winning wines will be listed in the print magazine and featured on trendsmag.ca website with a bottle shot and link to your online store.

See the competition rules.