3-6 pm Fri Oct 26 Saxon Winery Tasting

Saxon Estate Winery’s goal is to present hand-picked, organically-grown wines at an affordable price so that wine enthusiasts of all ages can appreciate the wonderment of wine drinking.

Their beautiful setting on Bottleneck Drive in Summerland, BC is home to some of the best cool-climate organically-grown wines in the Okanagan valley.

Paul from Saxon will be pouring:

Viognier 2011
Aromas of pink grapefruit, stone fruit combined with minerality.  Medium/full-bodied, dry with minerality and citrus fruit – tongue tickler.  Butter with a lingering finish.  Pair with white meats and grilled fish, soft cheeses. $18.40

Gewürztraminer 2011
Aromas of lychee and tropical fruits.  Taste lychee, pineapple, citrus fruits, medium bodied.  Balanced finish.  Pair with lightly spiced foods. $16.90

Léon Millot 2011
People’s Choice Best Wine in Show Summerland Fall Fair 2012
Aromas of blackberry and plums.  Taste black fruit, light-bodied and medium acidity.  Silky tannins and a long finish.  Pair with strong cheeses, shellfish, appetizers and desserts. $23.90

Merlot 2011
Aromas rich, dark fruit.   Blackcurrant, medium-bodied with lively acidity.  Long finish.  Pair with lamb, red meats and stews. $19.90

3-6 pm Sat Oct 27 St. Hubertus Winery Tasting

Raymond from St. Hubertus will be pouring this Saturday from 3-6 pm:

2010 Dry Riesling
This is possibly the perfect white wine! This dry Riesling is extremely versatile; have it with friends over a bowl of green chicken curry or just sip it at your romantic lake side picnic. Classically styled, this wine shows delicate floral aromas with hints of honey, apple and lime. $15.75

2011 Chasselas
This is the quintessential Swiss wine, perfect for your fondue or raclette party at the ski chalet. Delicate and refreshing, with grassy floral notes on the nose, it is light-bodied and finishes with the freshness of lemon zest. Great as an aperitif with salads, cheeses or try it with sushi and sashimi. $19.50

Oak Bay 2011 Gamay Noir
A characteristic Beaujolais. Our Gamay shows intense black cherry, peppery, mineral aromas with very light, dry tannins. Perfect for your fondue party at the ski chalet! Also serve with Birch Syrup-Roasted Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter Hazelnut Sauce or wild BC Sablefish over Lentils with Vinaigrette $15.75

Oak Bay 2010 Meritage
This deep dark, full-bodied and well-structured red serves well with bison tenderloin, beef, prosciutto, goat cheese and farm bread.  $28.95

Wed 3-6 pm Ezra Cipes CEO Summerhill Wines

Enjoy a tasting of Organic wines along with Ezra Cipes CEO:

  • Cipes Brut
    This classic BC sparkling wine has won gold medals every year since introduced in 1991. Cipes Brut is a beautiful Riesling a

Fri 3-6 pm Bartier Bros & Haywire

Alison Scholefield from Okanagan Crush Pad will be pouring:

  • 2010 Bartier Scholefield White
    This is a REFRESHING cocktail of Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, and Chardonnay. The wine was grown in the South end of the Okanagan Valley at the Wise Brothers’ vineyard in Oliver. The wine is a true expression of fruit with non-interventionist techniques used in vinification. No barrels were used, just tanks. Lees contact was significant and contributed much to the mid palate of this wine. $18.99
  • Haywire Switchback 2011 Pinot Gris
    The wine has a crisp acidity, juicy apricot flavours and a chalky, limestone taste along with a flinty finish which is the hallmark of clone 52. It is all bundled up with a silver label to denoted that it is one of the vineyard designated wines we are most proud of this season. $23
  • Bartier Scholefield 2010 Rose
    100% Gamay Noir from the Wise Brothers’ vineyard in Oliver.  Skin contact with the juice was allowed for a few hours.  Very intriguing, very good. $18.99
  • 2008 Bartier Scholefield Red
    Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, all grown on the clay bench northeast of Penticton. All manner of macerations were used in this, punchdowns, pump overs, pump unders, rack and return, you name it. . . Two and a half years of aging in neutral barrels! $25

Sat 3-6 pm Bonitas Winery Tasting

Jeff from Bonitas Winery will be here pouring:

Eye Candy 2011 Viognier
Tastes like candy! Fresh and striking aroma, with hints of orange blossom, acacia, apricot, mango and white peach spiced with anise and mint. Match with spicy oriental stir-fries & curry. Pair with old European cheeses with strong aromas. $22

2009 Pinot Gris
Intense aromas, flavour & weight. Crisp acidity & lovely aroma of pear, apple and melon with citrus notes. Full body & fruit characteristics complement everything. $16

2008 Casabella
Our White House Wine – a blend of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris Dessert Wine. Beautiful pale straw color, aromas of honeysuckle, fresh fruits (melon, pear, peach, green apple) along with delicate flavours of rose water. $20

2008 Pinot Noir Artist
Limited Artist Series – Our newest vintage, smooth silky and extremely fruity. Black cherry, hints of rose petals, spice and herbs. Soft, velvety; enjoy with grilled salmon, roast beef, lamb, duck and mushrooms. Its complexity will grow with cellaring. $29.99

2008 Merlot Artist
Limited Artist Series – This wine greets you with black currant, cherry and plum in a blend from both French and American Oak. Spicy hints of pepper to enjoy with Italian cuisine, your favorite steak or ribs.  An ideal addition to your wine cellar. $39.99