My Recommended Wineries to Try at Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014

the wine world is hereFebruary 24, 2014.  That’s the kick off for the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  On Thursday – Saturday in the Acura International Festival Tasting Room you have the opportunity to try wines from near and far; red, white, and pink; sparkling and still; sweet and dry.  But which ones?  Luckily, I have had a chance over the years to try wines from many of these wineries, so below are my recommended wineries to try.

FRANCE

ALSACE
Hugel & Fils
Pierre Sparr 

BORDEAUX

Baron Philippe de Rothschild
Dourthe

BOURGOGNE
Maison Louis Jadot
Maison Louis Latour

CHAMPAGNE
Nicolas Feuillatte  <very special Champagne.>
Champagne Taittinger
Thiénot

Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d'Or Rose Brut 2003

Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d’Or Rose Brut 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOIRE
Domaine Joseph Mellot

RHÔNE   <all of these wineries are highly recommended!>
M. Chapoutier
Delas Frères
Ogier
Famille Perrin

SOUTHWEST FRANCE
Vignobles Brumont

ARGENTINA

Bodegas Graffigna
Bodega Haarth
Las Perdices  <try their Bondard if it’s there!>
Bodega Vistalba

las perdices Reserva Bonarda 2008

las perdices Reserva Bonarda 2008

AUSTRALIA

Chapel Hill <Grenache>
Evans & Tate
McGuigan Wines  <try their Semillon>
Yalumba

CANADA

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars
Meyer Family Vineyards
Painted Rock Estate Winery
Tantalus Vineyards

CHILE

Lapostolle
Santa Rita

ITALY

Tenuta Argentiera
Barone Ricasoli
Damilano
Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi
Monte del Frà
Cantina di Negrar
Rocca delle Macìe 

NEW ZEALAND

Nautilus Estate
Villa Maria Estate

Villa Maria Private Bin East Coast Pinot Gris 2012

Villa Maria Private Bin East Coast Pinot Gris 2012

PORTUGAL  

José Maria da Fonseca

SOUTH AFRICA

Glen Carlou
Graham Beck Wines

SPAIN

Campo Viejo
Codorníu <sparkling wine>
Miguel Torres
Nathalie Bonhomme

USA

CALIFORNIA
Chateau St. Jean
Michael David Winery <really fun wines to drink>

Chateau St Jean Cinq Cepages 2005

Chateau St Jean Cinq Cepages 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OREGON
King Estate

WASHINGTON  <These last 2 are quite local so try if you have time, otherwise, drive to visit them this summer at their winery!>
Charles Smith Wines / K Vintners
Chateau Ste. Michelle

Drink Good Wine. That is my motto and I really want to help you drink good wine. What is good wine? That can be a different thing for each people. Some people prefer red wines. Some only like Cabernet Sauvignon. MyWinePal was started by Karl Kliparchuk, WSET. I spent many years with the South World Wine Society as the President and then cellar master. I met many great wine makers. I love to travel around the world, visiting wine regions and sharing my passion for food & wine with you. Come live vicariously through me, and enjoy all my recommended wines.