3-6 pm Fri Jan 24 Inniskillin Wine Tasting

2009 Pinot Blanc Rsv.
This wine displays bright straw colour and has intense tropical fruit and apple aromas supported by citrus notes and a crisp refreshing finish.Pairs well with grilled salmon or Caesar salad. Try this wine also with Colby or Feta cheese. $13.99

2008 Marsanne Roussanne
This blend of 50% Marsanne and 50% Rousanne displays vivid floral aromas with hints of apple and pear. This medium bodied wine has ripe pear and almond flavours that are well balanced with crisp acidity on the finish. $19.99

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Our reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 90% Cabernet and 10% Merlot. It has an intense cherry red colour and a complex nose of pepper, cherry and spice. The palate reveals a firm, well- rounded tannin with juicy cherry, ripe red berry and toasty oak flavours. This robust red is lovely to sip on its own or perfectly paired with grilled and roasted meats such as beef, pork and lamb. It can also be enjoyed with dark chocolate and strong hard cheeses.  $16.99

2008 Dark Horse Meritage
Careful blending of the individually crafted wine has yielded a deep purple toned wine with ripe cherry and chocolate aromas, firm tannins, and rich flavours of vanilla-infused oak and plum.  Try this Meritage with roast beef, ribs, or lamb. Pairs well with aged cheddar or dark chocolate $24.99

 

3-6 pm Saturday Jan 25 Patrick from Vista Doro is here pouring

 3-6 pm Saturday Winery Tasting
Patrick the owner of Vista Doro Winery will be here pouring:

2009 Murphy’s Law
Everything that Can go Right Will go Right!
Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Syrah blended and aged for three years in oak. We hope you’ll agree – our continued attempts to overturn this age old law, are well worth the effort! $29.40

2007 D’oro
The ONE that started it all! The flagship of Vista D’oro, this fortified walnut wine is a blend of North Okanagan Marechal Foch, Central Okanagan Merlot & Cabernet Franc, Fraser Valley Green Walnuts and Okanagan Brandy. 13 months in French and American oak. This artisanal fortified port-style wine is made from BC’s finest vinifera and hand made in small batches. A truly unique offering. $49.43

 

3-6 pm Fri & Sat Tasting New Wines, New Wineries and Award Winners

3-6 pm Friday Jan 18 & Saturday Jan 19 tasting feature

Come taste these new wines, new wineries and a Lt. Gov. Award-Winner:

Eau Vivre 2009 Gewürztraminer
Intense nose of white flowers, orange blossoms and candied fruit. The palate is equally balanced with soft acids and lush fruit mouth-feel, produced in the classic dry but fruity style. Designed with medium body and plush, rich fruit this wine has the profile of a much sweeter wine. This small lot production of 2009 Gewürztraminer is made from 100% Similkameen grapes. With only 200 cases produced this very popular wine is building a following of fans and will surely sell out. $17

Gold Hill 2011 Pinot Gris
The wine is layered with aromas of pear, apricots, citrus and hints of grassy notes. This balanced wine finishes clean with after notes of honeydew and pear. Enjoy with seafood and light cream pasta dishes. BC VQA Seafood, light cream pasta dishes.$18

Eau Vivre 2009 Pinot Noir
Winner of the 2012 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in British Columbia Wines.  This Pinot has serious charm and flavor on both the nose and palate. Aromas of cigar box, beet root and dried flowers only help elevate the spiciness and cherry flavors on the palate. Cranberry and oak also play a lesser role on the finish, but help enhance the length and polish the tannin. $19

Garry Oaks 2008 Zweigelt Zeta
Lush, fruit-forward red made from estate-grown Zweigelt grapes. We are one of the few wineries in British Columbia (and the first on the Coast) to grow this exciting Austrian varietal. Black cherry, floral and spice flavours are complemented by vanilla notes. Zeta pairs well with dishes that have sweet-spicy or fruit-based sauces (e.g. BBQ ribs, Moroccan lamb), salads with balsamic dressing, or strong cheeses (especially blue). No mistaking the gender of this wine (we call it wine with cleavage). $22.99

Vista Doro 2007 D’oro
“The complexity of tastes in this port-like wine are apparent with the first sip. Fraser Valley walnuts, picked green and long-soaked in an Okanagan gamay brandy begin the taste experience. Cigar box, medicine chest, shoe leather—there’s a warm and slightly-spicy cherry roundness to this rich mélange of organics, all carried in a Bordeaux-type blend of Okanagan merlot, cabernet franc and marachel foch harvests that linger long on the palate.” Duncan Holmes $49.43

 

3-6 pm Friday Jan 11 Backyard Vineyards Wine Tasting

2011 Pinot Gris
Our renowned consulting winemaker, Tom DiBello, likes it a little lemony, with some flowery hints hitting the nose first. Maybe just a hint of butterscotch.  Then it gets a little tart along the tongue, with a gentle kick at the finish. Sockeye salmon would love it, or pasta Alfredo (i.e. in a cream sauce or anything at all; it’s one of our most versatile white wines when it comes to matching with food.
$15.99

 

2011 Gewürztraminer
Spices and flowers hit the nose first, and then cover the palate; some find honeysuckle in the flavour mix. It’s got fresh fruit ‘n flowers spread all over the tongue with a gently sweet edge in the finish.  Those are the qualities that make it a favourite with Asian cooking or anything spicy.
$15.99

 

2010 Syrah
Some find a lot of vanilla in with the big, fat fruit, the black blueberry aspects. One taster said it reminded him of ‘puffed wheat’! That’s one of the nice things about tasting wine—there’s no right or wrong: whatever you find in the taste—there it is, your call, your style. One thing’s for certain: this is a huge wine, nothing wimpy about it.  No doubt but this is one for lamb—chops, riblets, roasts, burgers.
$24.99

 

2010 Merlot
Our style of Merlot is soft but peppery…another one for carnivores! Hold the glass up to the light and admire the deep garnet colour. Now, do the swirly thing to release the aromas, and take a good, deep sniff: that’s ripe, rich, solid Okanagan Valley Merlot fruit you’re smelling, with perhaps a hint of green peppers in the mix.  Steaks, with a good rub on them, gourmet burgers, what the French call charcuterie, meaning smoked or cured meats of all kinds—sausages, including pepperoni and salami with plenty of garlic, paté if you like it.
$16.99

3-6 Sat Jan 12 Red Rooster Wine Tasting

2011 Pinot Blanc
Gentle treatment of the grapes and whole cluster pressing was used to extract a clean, pure fruit expression. For added depth of flavour and complexity, a small portion of the wine was exposed to French oak. To further enhance the mouth-feel the wine was also aged Sur Lie for 5 months. 
$16.99

2011 Chardonnay
Picked over several days in October, our 2011 Chardonnay was whole cluster pressed to extract a clean, pure fruit expression. To further enhance the mouth-feel the wine was also aged Sur Lie.
$16.99

2008 Merlot Reserve
The grapes are hand-picked from select vineyards and lots which exhibit the potential to go into our top wines. Our Reserve Merlot is blended from the best Merlot barrels identified by our winemaker.
$29.99

2010 Meritage
This Meritage Reserve is the ‘King of the Flock’ with its beautiful bouquet of red and black berries standing perfectly. The grapes are hand-picked from select vineyards and lots which exhibit the potential to go into our top wines.  Blended from the best barrels identified by our winemaker, Karen Gillis. The Meritage Reserve is then put back into barrel, a further 4 months, to allow the wines to integrate, before bottling. Limited production.
$24.99