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Field Stone Fruit Wines of Strathmore has been awarded 10 medals from two recent competitions. At the NorthWest Wine Summit, at Hood River, Oregon, Field Stone was awarded a gold medal, three silver medals and four bronze medals. This year’s gold medal went to their Raspberry Fruit Wine. The Cherry Fruit Wine, Strawberry-Rhubarb Fruit Wine and Strawberry Dessert Wine won silver medals, and bronze went to their Bumbleberry Fruit Wine, Black Currant Fruit Wine, Wild Black Cherry Dessert Wine and Black Currant Dessert Wine.

At the NorthWest Wine Summit Competition more than 2,000 wines were judged from wineries in British Columbia, Alberta, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.

At Canada’s All-Canadian Wine Championships in Windsor, Ont., Field Stone was awarded a silver medal for Strawberry Dessert Wine and a bronze medal for its Strawberry-Rhubarb Fruit Wine. The All-Canadian Wine Championships is Canada’s oldest and largest wine competition, judged by a panel of approximately fourteen wine writers, sommeliers and accredited wine judges.

In 2005 Field Stone Fruit Wines was the first business to be granted a licence under the Government of Alberta’s new cottage winery regulations. All Field Stone Fruit Wines are vinified from 100 per cent Alberta-grown fruit, 90 per cent of which is grown on the family’s Bumbleberry Farm south of Strathmore.

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