Two Windsor-Essex wineries are bringing home a massive haul of medals from the 2020 Great American International Wine Competition, with one absolutely cleaning house.

Paglione Estate Winery took home 3 medals from the competition, but it was North 42 Degrees Estate Winery that everyone was talking about after taking home 9 medals including Best in Show.

North 42’s 2019 Gewurztraminer took home the best in show while their Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc also received a Platinum medal. The Harrow, Ontario, winery’s Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon Rose, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and Pinot Noir took home gold medals.

The Pinot Grigio from Paglione Estate Winery also took home a gold medal.

This year, the competition saw over 900 entries submitted with 24 respected judges from around the world deciding the winners.

Here is a full list of the local medal winners:

  • Best in Show: North 42 Degrees Estate Winery – Gewurztraminer
  • Platinum: North 42 Degrees Estate Winery – White Sparkling category, Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc
  • Gold: North 42 Degrees Estate Winery – Chardonnay category, Chardonnay
  • Gold: North 42 Degrees Estate Winery – Dry Rose (0-0.99% RS) category, Cabernet Sauvignon Rose
  • Gold: North 42 Degrees Estate Winery – Cabernet Franc category, Cabernet Franc
  • Gold: North 42 Degrees Estate Winery – Cabernet Sauvignon category, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
  • Gold: North 42 Degrees Estate Winery – Pinot Noir category, Pinot Noir
  • Gold: Paglione Estate Winery – Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio category, Pinot Grigio
  • Silver: North 42 Degrees Estate Winery – Sauvignon Blanc category, Sauvignon Blanc
  • Silver: North 42 Degrees Estate Winery – Cabernet Sauvignon category, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Silver: Paglione Estate Winery – Cabernet Sauvignon category, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Bronze: Paglione Estate Winery – Sweet Rose (3.0+% RS) category, Santino Rose