3-6 pm Sat Oct 13 Sumac Ridge Winery Tasting

Tiffany from Sumac Ridge Winery will be here pouring:

Sparkling Gewurztraminer

Silver at the 2012 BC Wine Awards
This unique and limited offering opens with crisp, clean fruit aromas. Fine bubbles allow delicate flavours of pineapple and pink grapefruit to envelop your glass. This wine is ripe and delicious with a soft lingering mousse.  This beautiful Sparkling Gewurztraminer calls for Winery Chef Ryan Fuller’s Vietnamese Style Salad Rolls with Vancouver Island Spot Prawns and pickled Vermicelli Noodles or the traditional spicy pairing of Thai Curry. $24.99

2010 Black Sage Cabernet Sauvignon

Complex nose of spice, dark fruit, currant and a hint of mint and eucalyptus is balanced by ripe, rich tannins and a great mouth feel – typical of a ripe Cabernet Sauvignon. The rich, smooth tannins are complimented by cherry, spice, cinnamon and more dark fruit on the palate $23.99

2010 Black Sage Cabernet Franc

Gold at the 2012 BC Wine Awards
Ripe black fruits, earthiness, and spice on the nose build the complexity in this newest vintage of the award-winning Black Sage Vineyard Cabernet Franc. A satisfying yet, long and lingering finish is graced with ripe red fruits, strawberries and the earthiness we have come to love of cool climate Cabernet Franc. $21.99

2-5 pm Sun Oct 14 Granite Creek Winery Tasting

 Granite Creek Estate Wines is located in one of the Canada’s most northern growing areas, Tappen, British Columbia. It is slightly north of the famed German wine region of the Rheingau.

2008 Gamay Noir

A medium-bodied, velvet-textured wine featuring the flavours of raspberry, cranberry, cassis and a hint of vanilla with a white pepper finish. This grape of French origin blossoms and ripens early making it the perfect choice for cool climates. Serve lightly chilled with pork, lamb or red meats. $19

 2006 Cabernet Syrah

Our blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Syrah.  The wine starts traditionally with classic Cab flavours of black currant, blackberry and vanilla, but finishes as a Syrah mid palate with dark fruit, vanilla, custard and goji berry. Enjoy this wine with any red meat or pasta. $20

2006 Syrah

Scents of cherry and cloves whet the palate and prepare you for the taste of blackberry, boysenberry, plum, blueberry and currant that finishes with a white pepper and cedar. This wine will compliment any steak, roast, duck, lamb or pot roast. $19

3-6 pm Thurday Oct 4: Thanksgiving Wine Tasting

Rieslings & Pinot Noirs for Thanksgiving:

Summerhill 2010 Riesling Organic

White Wine of the Year – 2011 BC Wine Awards Best Riesling
2012 Battle of the Benches Award Winner

Classic balanced Mosel style Riesling. Notes of apple, apricot, nougat, citrus and honeycomb $19.95

Joie 2011 Riesling

The nose carries through to the palate where intense flavours of lemon, lime ginger and mango explode in your mouth and follow through to a long lingering, lip-smacking finish.  $22.92

Haywire 2010 Pinot Noir

Excellent flavour development; very pure strawberry and cherry characters.  Like a good Okanagan Pinot Noir should, this has the fruit, acid, and structure for foods heavy in tomatoes and olive oil. $27

Upper Bench 2010 Pinot Noir

“This is a wine that Gavin inherited but finished well, giving it 18 months in oak –30% of it new barrels. While the texture is still firm, the wine displays aromas and flavours of cherries and red berries. 88.” johnschreiner.blogspot.ca $26.90

3-6 Fri Oct 5 Covert Winery Tasting

Covert Winery Tasting Friday 3-6pm:

2011 Pinot Blanc
Supple and round, singing of fresh nectarine, honeysuckle and lilies.  Best enjoyed with buckets of shellfish, a hefty supple of napkins and no utensils. $18.90

2011 Rose
Mouth-watering refreshing, bursting with notes of rainier cherries and strawberry patch.  This rose is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier Roussane, with just a touch of Malbec for the gorgeous pink colour. $16.99

The Bluff 2010
Brawny wine with bold blackberry notes and a flirtatious hint of lavender.  Firm, muscular and age-worthy.  The Bluff is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, incorporating Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot for a heavy ripe red.  $25.99

2010 MDC
50% Cab, 25% Zin, and 25% Syrah blend.  100% Organic $25.99

2009 Amicitia Red
Red blend with rich aromas of spice cake.  On the palate, there are flavours of spicy black currants, sweet plums, dark chocolate and tobacco. $25.99

3-6 pm Sat Oct 6 Tasting: Staff Picks for this Autumn

Staff Picks Tasting Saturday 3-6pm:

Clos du Soleil 2011 Capella

Capella reminds Kim of a great New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. $24.90

Hester Creek 2011 Pinot Gris

Miriam loves the flavour of this crisp Pinot Gris.  Tree fruit aromas reflect the land where the grapes are grown and mark it as different from its European relatives. $16.99

Cassini 2011 Red Carpet Pinot Noir

Julie loves the delicate aromas of cherry, vanilla and blackcurrant with a nice fruity red berry and toffee finish. Delicious with turkey.  $17.90

Quails Gate 2010 Old Vines FOCH

Karen loves this wine for its full body and smoothness.  Cinnamon spice, candied cherry, bitter chocolate and tobacco.  $24.99