Tag: Enrico Winery

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The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 19, 2023

It’s time for our BC wines to be recognized by our peers.  The results from the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards have been announced. Here is the press release.  Pick up the bottles that won as soon as possible as they will sell out soon! ~~~ (KELOWNA, BC) – April 18, 2023: On April 3 through 5, 2023,…

Traditional Thanksgiving

A Few BC Wines for COVID Thanksgiving 2021

 mywinepal  October 8, 2021

Canadian Thanksgiving 2021 is going to be very different this year for many of us who are accustomed to getting together with our parents, brothers and sister, and maybe aunts and uncles for dinner. Just like Thanksgiving 2020, but now that many of us have been vaccinated we can open our bubble a little.  I’ve checked through my BC wine…

2021 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards

BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards Recognizes the Best in BC Wines

 mywinepal  October 8, 2021

Yesterday was the announcement of winners for the 2021 BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards.  I was very pleased to read that Spearhead Winery won 3 Platinum Medals for 3 different Pinot Noir wines.   Here is the press release about the awards and the winners. ~~~ (KELOWNA, BC) October 8, 2021 – The 2021 BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards were announced…

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2021 With BC Wine

 mywinepal  February 3, 2021

While we may want to go big on Valentine’s Day this year for our significant other, COVID still lurks and most of us are not yet vaccinated.  Maybe you would consider ordering dishes from your favourite restaurant and enjoying it at home with some tasty BC wines?   Various foods, for their texture, scent, colour, shape and/or taste has an effect…

Enrico Winery Celebration Charme de l'ile 2019 and Shining Armour Pinot Gris 2018 wines

Pinot Gris Two Ways from Enrico Winery

 mywinepal  February 1, 2021

Today I tasted Pinot Gris two ways from Enrico Winery.  The two wines I tasted are their Shining Armour Pinot Gris 2018 and their Celebration Charme de l’ile 2019. The latter wine is a sparkling wine, made with the Charmat (tank) method. Charme de l’ile (Island charm) is a term for this type of sparkling wine made by some wineries…

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…

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14 Victoria Day Wineries

 mywinepal  May 16, 2020

In honour of Victoria Day, you may want to enjoy a bottle of wine made in Victoria (BC) or in the defined Victoria region.  There are 14 wineries in or around Victoria, BC.  Do you know which wineries?  They are: Deep Cove Winery Church & State Wines Rocky Creek Winery Devine Distillery & Winery Averill Creek Unsworth Vineyards Blue Grouse…

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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…