Sat May 12th Aces Tasting 3-6pm

Making his money as a professional poker player, his vintner sources out the best grapes for his line-up of Poker inspired wines.

2007 Pocket Kings Red
His Big Red  $35
Fruity and elegant. Intense garnet core with thin light red rim. Clean nose with moderate blackberry and black cherry aromas, and greenish vegetal and herbaceous notes.    Ripe dark fruit aroma – almost floral, but with tobacco and dusty leather   undertones. Medium body with moderate intensity. Smooth tannin.

2009 Seven Deuce Red
Over delivers for price point! $19
A big red blend of Merlot, Shiraz, and ‘Cab’ from Osoyoos small lots.  A stunning complement to the grill, it’s the one to pour at your next “high steaks” game.

2010 Seven Deuce White
This is a winning   white! $19
Pinot Gris lightly kissed with Gewurztraminer. Consummates a chicken, fish, or shellfish dish — but is lip-smackingly good all on its own. Don’t be surprised when this off-dry original becomes your summer standby sipper.

2010 Straight Flush Blush
Five perfect grapes make this Blush Flush $19
Think pink, and expect a controlled riot of ripe, succulent fruit on the tongue.
Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris infused with well-aimed splashes of Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Served well-chilled, this blushing beauty complements   seafood, poultry, and spicy offerings.

Saturday May 5th 3-6pm Arrowleaf Cellars Tasting

Join us Saturday from 3-6pm as we welcome Arrowleaf Cellars.

Margrit and Joe Zuppiger immigrated from Switzerland to Canada in 1986. Their son Manuel went back to Switzerland to train in winemaking. Very much a family run business, this winery is a must to taste.

2011 Arrowleaf Bacchus

Bacchus is a Riesling X Sylvaner X Mueller-Thurgau cross that produces lively, aromatic wines that are naturally low in alcohol. The variety excels in cool climates and it has thrived on the upper bench of the vineyard at Arrowleaf. Boasting 26 year old vines, this wine has fresh floral citrus and floral aromas. Crisp, off-dry and flavourful on the palate.

2011 Snow Tropics Vidal

Just arrived in store yesterday!  If this wine is close to being anything the 2010 was, wow! We are looking so forward to tasting this wine.

2011 Arrowleaf Pinot Gris

The locations for these grapes are situated on westerly slopes near the deepest part of Lake Okanagan. The lake moderates the often extreme temperatures experienced in the Okanagan. Pinot Gris is well suited to this area, producing grapes with subtle flavours and retaining plenty of natural acidity. Aromas of Ripe apple, pear, peach and delicate flowers. The palate shows good minerality and extract, with refreshing acidity and fruit flavours on the finish.

2009 Arrowleaf Pinot Noir

Cherry and Raspberry aromas with peppery undertones. Light delicate smooth as silk wine to pair with your favorite porcini mushroom pasta.

2009 Arrowleaf Zwiegelt

Pronounced Ts-vi-gelt this 1922 Blaufrankisch X St. Laurent crossing was pioneered by Dr. Zweigelt  of Austria. It has since rapidly gained in popularity and is now Austria’s most widely planted red grape.

Darkly colored wine with cherry, raspberry and spicy aromas. The taste is medium to full-bodied with rich fruit and vanilla oak flavours lingering on the finish. Pair with tomato-sauce based pastas, barbequed meats and vegetables or strong cheeses.

Sat April 28 wine tasting 3-6pm

Come by this Saturday between 3 and 6 pm as Jim from Neck of the Woods Winery pours you a glass of their new feature Spring releases:

2011 Sauvignon Blanc

Our current take on the hugely popular New Zealand variety is gently grassy, green and bright and fresh, but with nice fruit
and weight in the mouth. (If you’ve tasted New Zealand Sauvignon you know it can be harsh and sharp; we think we’ve come up
with the “Goldilocks” version:  not too acidic, not too overstuffed, not too green, not too sweet, but “just right!”).

2011 Gewurztraminer

This is a brand new release and I can’t wait to try it tomorrow!  Brand new in store!

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

A never before seen Cabernet from the backyard – Jim says the fruit was too good to blend with Merlot – can’t wait – yummy!

2010 Merlot

Plummy and rich-ripe, like grandma’s best fruit compote; soft and round, deep-red, naturally sweet, a texture of stewed mixed fruit, and oh, those über-ripe plums all along the taste buds. This is a good wine to welcome friends with: pour a glass and everyone feels right at home, enjoying the soft-edged, mellow finish, the touch of sweetness just makes it dance on the tongue.

& a very Small Lot release of 2010 Syrah.

Saturday, February 18th 3 – 6pm – Battle of Bordeaux whites and the Battle of Merlots!

Saturday, February 18th 3 – 6pm

Join us for the

Battle of Bordeaux whites and the Battle of Merlots!

Saturday we will be featuring two Big Bordeaux whites with the SLC Mission Hill Sauv/Sem as well as the Jackson Triggs Grand Reserve White Meritage!

We will also be tasting Merlots!

2007 Mount Boucherie Merlot

2008 Cedar Creek Merlot

2010 Perseus Merlot – Brand neW!

All around $20, all different vintages! How fun!

Hope to see you this weekend, enjoy the sunshine!

January 27th and 28th Wine Tastings

100G-6640 Vedder Road Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 0J2


Tastings For Friday Jan 27th

Saturday Jan 28th

3 – 6pm

For this week, we are excited to have a super line-up of wines for you to try. First, on Friday from 3-6pm we will be featuring the wines of the native co-venture NKMip Winery in Osoyoos. NKMip Winery is situated in one of the hottest spots in the Okanagan Valley and boasts some of the biggest reds. Here is the line-up:

2009 NKMip Pinot Blanc

This wine is bright and lively with an explosion of pineapple and tropical notes followed by a crisp, racy finish. Generous notes of citrus with an underlying mineral nuance complete this well balanced wine. Reg $16.99 Sale $15.99

2008 Qwam Qwamt Chardonnay

These Chardonnay grapes were whole bunch pressed to extract the highest quality of wine. Complete Malolactic fermentation during 10 months in French oak barrels developed the unique bouquet and mouth feel. Rich and nutty in flavor offering lots of caramel, marzipan and pear. Enticing and aromatic with subtle layering of honey and pineapple lead to an intriguing vanilla finish. $24.99

2009 NKMip Merlot

This wine weaves intricate flavors of plum, cassis and fresh tobacco that layer harmoniously with subtle clove and cocoa leading into a concentrated toasty finish. $19.99

2007 Qwam Qwamt Syrah

A Silver medal winner at the 2010 International New World International Wine Competition, this wine was aged in French and American oak for 18 months.  Full red berry, plum and jam flavors rush forward with cedar box and cracked pepper to create an intriguing balance. Chewy tannins linger on the palate and harmonize with a soft vanilla finish.

2008 Qwam Qwamt Cabernet Sauvignon

This Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded1 of only 7 Silver medals at the 2011 Canadian Wine Awards. This Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in a combination of 80% French Oak and 20% American Oak for a period of 18 months. Rich with dried black fruit and cassis wrapped in toasty, spicy cedar the Cab leads the palate to contemplate complex flavors of berry, vanilla, coffee, capsicum and cherry.

Saturday 3-6pm Canadian Wine Awards -Silver medallists and One Gold!

Need I say more? Only a very few wines are awarded Gold and very few Silver at The Canadian Wine Awards. Here is Saturday’s line-up.

2010 Kraze Legs Un-Oaked Chardonnay.

2010 Arrowleaf Gewürztraminer

2010 Joie Rose – only 2 awarded silver, no Gold

2009 Gray Monk Odyssey Merlot

2008 Desert Hills Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Kraze Legs Black Bottom Stomp

And to cap the pouring, only 2 wines were awarded Gold for Red Blends. We will be pouring our 2008 Clos Du Soleil Signature!

cheers from sunny Arizona and enjoy the weekend!

100G-6640 Vedder Road Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 0J2


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