Tag: Blattner

BC 2022 Vintage Preview mat with glasses

A Preview of BC’s Vintage 2022 With the Winemakers

 mywinepal  May 24, 2023  2 Comments on A Preview of BC’s Vintage 2022 With the Winemakers

In the late Fall, I interviewed a few BC winemakers about their 2022 harvest, but the wines were still fermenting in tanks, barrels or other vessels.  The winemakers sounded optimistic, thanks to the warm Fall weather.  But how would the wines taste?  This we explored with the following winemakers at the BC Vintage 2022 media preview: Laurent Fadanni, Whispering Horse…

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery Charlotte Estate Petite Milo and Sam & Isaac Pinot Gris 2021

Enjoy Seaside Pearl’s Charlotte Estate Petite Milo and Sam & Isaac Pinot Gris 2021

 mywinepal  February 28, 2023

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery is a family-owned boutique winery in the Fraser Valley. If you have not heard of this winery, you should make yourself familiar as they produce top quality wines; both red and white wines. Plus wine production is small volume so you need to buy quickly when you find a wine you like. I have two white…

Tasting room at Beaufort Vineyard & Winery

A Quick Visit with Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery on Vancouver Island

 mywinepal  August 3, 2022

Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery is a small family-run winery (by Sylie Senay and Rolland Tanguay and their son, Alex Guertin) in Courtney – Comox on Vancouver Island.  I had not heard of the winery, but as I was nearby I thought I would check-in. The winery is certified organic and also follows regenerative and sustainable agriculture.  They grow 10…

Seaside Pearl Estate Petite Milo 2019 and Matsqui Prairie Gewurztraminer 2018

Two Aromatic White Wines from Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery

 mywinepal  April 28, 2021

I received several wines from Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery that is located in the Fraser Valley at Mount Lehman. The tasting room is built to resemble a chapel, which looks very inviting to visit.  It is only a one hour drive from Vancouver, so when Dr. Henry says we can travel, that would be an easy day trip.  The chapel…

Enrico Winery Braveheart Cabernet Libre 2017 and King's Council Reserve Vintner's Blend 2018

A Cabernet Libre Red Wine and More at Enrico Winery

 mywinepal  January 25, 2021

Have you tasted wines made from the Cabernet Libre grape? If not, you can have a chance if you buy a bottle from Enrico Winery on south Vancouver Island. Cabernet Libre is a hybrid developed by Valentin Blattner in Germany by crossing Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. This hybrid, and Blattner’s other hybrids, are developed to be disease resistant for…

Enrico Winery Tempest Ortega 2019 and Coronet Reserve Petite Milo 2017

Two Lesser-Known White Grapes Making Excellent Wines at Enrico Winery

 mywinepal  January 23, 2021  1 Comment on Two Lesser-Known White Grapes Making Excellent Wines at Enrico Winery

I have two possibly new white grape varieties to introduce you to today. I am tasting 2 wines from Enrico Winery located on southern Vancouver Island. One is their Coronet Reserve Petite Milo 2017 and the other is their Tempest Ortega 2019. Of the two grapes, you probably have heard of and tried Ortega as it is grown on Vancouver…

Enrico Winery logo

Be Treated Royally with Wines from Enrico Winery

 mywinepal  November 9, 2017

Tucked away on side roads across southern and mid-Vancouver Island, you can be surprised by a family-run winery.  Enrico Winery is one such winery, located at 3280 Telegraph Road, Mill Bay, B.C. A cool climate region, this winery has forged ahead growing very interesting hybrid grapes by Valentin Blattner, a Swiss grape geneticist.  Several of Blattner’s grape hybrids are grown in…

A Visit to Lotusland Vineyards – What’s New?

 mywinepal  August 30, 2012

My last visit to Lotusland Vineyard in the Abbotsford area, Fraser Valley, was September 2010. I thought coming up to September 2012 that I should make another visit and see what is new at Lotusland.  The lady at the winery I met today poured me their Enigma 2004, Merlot 2003, and 2 Cabs. All wines are under screwcap. When I…