3-6 pm Fri Dec 21 Mission Hill Winery Tasting

2010 Viognier Reserve $17.99
Silver Medal: 2012 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition; 2012 Northwest Wine Summit; 2012 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition; 2011 Spring Best of Varietal Wine Awards,  Okanagan Wine Festival.

The 2010 Viognier opens with intense aromas of orange, apricot, ginger, and honey. The palate displays flavours of nectarine, tangerine, crème fraiche, and peach syrup. Round, ripe fruit flavours are complemented by complex notes of all spice, lemon candy, mineral, and refreshing citrus infused acidity.

2009 Perpetua Chardonnay Save $10 Now $29.99
Great gift idea!  Delicacy and elegance epitomize this balanced and complex single vineyard Chardonnay. It opens with mineral notes, jasmine and lemon-lime, along with hints of fennel, hazelnut and vanilla and spice aromas. The palate is crisp and lively with lime, nectarine and grapefruit flavours, along with a faint note of praline and oak spice on the finish. A clean, pure reflection of our top Chardonnay vineyard farmed on the Osoyoos Lake Bench.


2008 Quatrain $45
Full bodied, yet soft and approachable with fine tannins and a round, fruit forward palate. Merlot and Syrah blend seamlessly and are from the finest parcels along the Black Sage and Osoyoos benches. Notes of plum, dark cherry, blueberries and pepper fill the glass, along with subtle hints of licorice, clove, tobacco and vanilla. This well-structured wine displays fine tannins and bright acidity to frame its exotic spice and ripe fruit.

3-6 pm Sat Dec 22 Fireside Wines

The View 2011 Frizzante Distraction Rose $18.90
An elegant wine expressing the colours of a rose petal. Scintillating and intense aromas of bright cherries, sun kissed strawberries and pink grapefruit. The palate delivers a clean, crisp acidity, and a long finish. Solo sipper and food friendly; pair this with poached wild pink salmon and lush risotto.

Sumac Ridge Black Sage 2007 Pipe $24.99
2012 BC Wine Awards Silver Medal.   Try with decadent chocolate desserts.  Blend of Merlot Cab Sauv, and Cab Franc. This port style wine is an expression of the dedication of exceptional winemaking of Mark Wendenburg, and the passion our Founder, Harry Mcwatters has for this distinctive and extraordinary wine. 

Blackwood 2009 Cab Sauv Canadian Port $68
Very popular at our Men’s Night!  Blackwood’s best Cabernet Sauvignon went into making this amazing Canadian Port. Using only our finest Brandy and barrel aged for 3 years, this fortified vintage style port is ready to drink now but it will continue to develop over the next decade. Look for a rich nose of blackberries and currants, orange marmalade, dried cherries, black liquorice, smooth full mouth feel and amazing finish.

Paradise Ranch 2006 Pinot Blanc Late Harvest $14.99
A soft, full-bodied wine with flavours of honeydew melon, pear and apricot, finished with the sweetness of honey SILVER – Grand Harvest Awards 2008 SILVER – New World International

 

3-6 pm Sun Dec 23 Christmas Made Easy: Simple appetizers paired with wines

Pinot Noir wines paired with Vista Doro Spiced Cranberry
with Icewine Preserve and Farm House Camembert:

Cedar Creek Platinum 2008 Pinot Noir Save $5 Now $24.90
Strawberry, raspberry and red cherry plus cloves and soft, silky tannins.  Pair with sockeye salmon.

Little Straw 2007 Pinot Noir $21.90
Aged 18 month in oak.  Classic spice and cherry aromas.  Best at room temperature.  Enjoy now or cellar.  Pair with Richer flavours of beef, cheese, fish or fowl.

Tantalus 2010 Pinot Noir $29.90
“Aromas of brown sugar, violets and Bing cherry. The palate is a dance between rhubarb pie, wild raspberry and lush plum. The tannin structure runs between dusty and velvety and gives structure and mouth presence while maintaining elegance. The finish is long, providing ample opportunity to savour the wines single vineyard provenance.” Winemaker David Paterson

Oak Bay 2008 Pinot Noir $19.50
The perfect red wine for Pacific North Cuisine. Pinot Noir displays well-structured medium body, red plum and cherry notes as well as hints of tobacco, vanilla and truffles on the nose. Great with sushi and sashimi!

3-6 pm Holiday Inspirations Cheese & Wine Pairings

Holiday Inspirations Cheese & Wine Pairings
Dec 11 – 18, 2012

As featured in the Chilliwack Progress

3-6 pm Tuesday Dec 11

Poplar Grove 2010 Chardonnay $21.90
Church & State 2009 Pinot Noir $19.90
Paired with Lady Jane Brie, a big soft brie with
quite a mushroomy element to it.

3-6 pm Wednesday Dec 12

Gray Monk 2011 Siegerrebe $17.99
Not only does it pair beautifully with the Basil Gouda from Smits & Co.w, but it’s also a beautiful wine to have with your turkey dinner. This wine won a Gold Medal at the 2012 All Canadian Wine Awards!

Oak Bay 2011 Gamay Noir $15.75
Farm House La Pyramide is an exquisite, French-style goats’ milk cheese, ash-ripened to a complex, lingering flavour.  One bite is never enough!

3-6 pm Thursday Dec 13

Lang 2008 Reserve Riesling $19.90
Lang 2010 Aurora $12.90

Pairs deliciously with a wedge of Gouda, a baguette and
some slices of tart granny apple.

Dirty Laundry 2010 Kay-Syrah $25.99
Paired with Smits & Co.w Black Pepper Gouda. The black pepper in the Gouda meets and melds nicely with the white pepper notes in the wine.

3-6 Tuesday Dec 18th

Gray Monk 2011 Siegerrebe $17.99
Not only does it pair beautifully with the Basil Gouda from Smits & Co.w, but it’s also a beautiful wine to have with your turkey dinner. This wine won a Gold Medal at the 2012 All Canadian Wine Awards!

Oak Bay 2011 Gamay Noir $15.75
Farm House La Pyramide is an exquisite, French-style goats’ milk cheese, ash-ripened to a complex, lingering flavour.
One bite is never enough!

3-6 pm Fri Dec 13 Upper Bench Tasting

Upper Bench Wine Tasting

2011 Pinot Blanc $18.90
Mango, pear, banana rounded by soft aromas of warm butter excite the nose. A bright and well-structured mouthfeel highlights flavours of pineapple, banana, and stonefruit followed by a delicate tropical finish

2011 Pinot Gris $19.90
The 2011 Pinot Gris has the soft summer bouquet of pear, apple, peach, nectarine and cantaloupe with bright crisp flavours of tangerine, honey and stone fruit. A clean fruit forward wine with a long steely finish.

2011 Chardonnay $24.90
This is our first Chardonnay delivers notes of lemon drop, honey, peach, ripe banana and toffee to thenose. Crisp acidity, citrus, stone fruit, mango and papaya satisfy the taste buds while subtle French oak provides a lush mid-palette and a long rich finish.

2010 Pinot Noir $26.90
Aromas of strawberries, raspberries and campfire greet the nose, bright redcurrant; strawberries with a hint of tobacco leaf excite the tongue, while silky tannins coat the palette before a long black currant, caramel finish.