Ian Murfitt Wins Best Dry White and Best Island White

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NW’s President, Andrew Fox presenting Ian Murfitt with Saanich Sommeliers Best White Wine trophy.

Congratulations to Ian Murfitt of Nanaimo Winemakers for winning the Best Dry White and Best Vancouver Island White In the Saanich Sommeliers 2020 January Competition.

I asked Ian for some details on his successful wine: “I got a bunch of cuttings from the plant quarantine in Saanich 30 years ago and the only two that I was able to bring with me when I moved to Nanaimo were Madeleine Sylvaner and Cabernet. So the wine that I entered in Saanich was the MS. Funny thing is that I did not like the wine the year before last and thought I should pull out all the plants and plant something else. Procrastination is a good thing in winemaking!!! Sadly I only have ten bottles.”

Not to worry Ian – I only need one to confirm the merit of it’s award!

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