Sea Star Vineyard& Farm employ miniature sheep (Babydoll Southdowns) that control weeds and grass in both their vineyards and orchards. Region Pender Island Grapes A blend of Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Ortega & Schoenberger Tasting Notes Notes of peach, melon, lime and spice. The palate is slightly off dry, juicy and finishes dry. Food Pairing Spot prawns, fish curry, Tandoori chicken.
Harper’s Trail Pioneer Block Dry Riesling
The Pioneer Block Vineyard was planted in 2008. The vein of limestone that runs through the property gives this wine its pronounced minerality. Kamloops’ cool climate gives this wine its lean body and zippy character. Region Kamloops Grapes 100% Riesling Tasting Notes Notes of white florals, citrus and honey. The palate is juicy and bright with peach & lime with a dry stony finish. Food Pairing Fish tacos, peach cobbler.
SOAHC is the first winery in BC to be planted and grown biodynamically from inception. Biodynamics requires biodiversity in the vineyard, animals and other plants and insects thrive in these vineyards as they lack conventional pesticides. Region Fruitvale, Southern Kootenay Grapes 100% Chardonnay Tasting Notes Notes of lemon, green apple and minerality. The palate is crisp and juicy with flavours of toasted oak and caramel. Food Pairing Fish & chips, pork chops with roasted apple.
Baillie Grohman Recolte Rouge
Recolte is the French word for “harvest”. Organic farming practices are used in the vineyard and Baillie Grohman is committed to be carbon neutral each year. Region Creston Grape A blend of Pinot Noir (Creston), Merlot & Cab Franc (Oliver) Tasting Notes Nose of black cherry & plum with floral and spice. Medium bodied and juicy with a lengthy dry finish. Food Pairing Cured meats and cheese, chicken cordon bleu, aged cheeses.
Emandare Marechal-Cabernet Foch
Emandare wines are 100% estate grown, sustainably farmed, dry farmed (no irrigation, fermented with wild yeasts. Region Cowichan Valley Grape 80% Marechal Foch & 20% Cabernet Foch Tasting Notes Blackcurrant, plum and dark cherry fruit. Medium-bodied palate of dark fruits. Subtle tannins and a spicy dry finish. Food Pairing Rosemary lamb chops, pesto & salami Panini.
Fort Berens Meritage
As Lillooet is not hot enough to ripen some grapes, grapes grown in Oliver & the Similkameen are used. Region Lillooet, Oliver & Similkameen Vineyards Grape Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Sauvignon. Tasting Notes Notes of espresso, cassis and baking spice The palate has ripe black fruits, blueberry and a toasty dry finish. Food Pairing Beef stroganoff, grilled veggies with balsamic.