Tag: syrah

French Door Estate Winery héritage 2019, Mais Oui!

French Door Estate Winery héritage 2019 with wine in glass

Bordeaux blends are popular around the world.  Many wineries make Bordeaux blends in BC, but few have a winemaker from Bordeaux!  One such winery is French Door Estate Winery, a family-run winery founded in 2019 just south of Oliver, BC,…

A Few Wine Suggestions for Canadian Thanksgiving 2022

Traditional Thanksgiving

Canadian Thanksgiving is on Monday, October 10, 2022.  You may be making a list of ingredients to buy for your Thanksgiving dinner.  A traditional / historical dinner with turkey or ham, brussel sprouts, yam, and mashed potatoes with gravy.  Or…

Two Big Red Wines from the 2018 Vintage by Gold Hill Winery

Gold Hill Winery Syrah 2018 and Merlot 2018

2018 was a warm year in BC with a long Fall that caused our grapes to reach full phenolic ripeness.   I have two red wines from Gold Hill Winery‘s 2018 vintage showing black ripe fruit.  Buy them now to enjoy…

Many Top Quality Wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery to Enjoy

Jeff Hundertmark, Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery winemaker with a bottle of his Riesling

I have been a fan of Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery‘s wines for many years.  I still have a bottle of their 2003 Summit Reserve Semillon I purchased at the winery that I hope to open this year with friends.  On…

Old World Rhone Valley Grapes in the New World – 3 Examples

Cono Sur Bicicleta Reserva Viognier 2020, Stag's Hollow Winery Syrah 2020, and Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap 2020 wines

Can you name the native grapes of the Rhone Valley?  There are the north and south ends of the valley and different varieties.  The main varieties of the north end are Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne. The northern Rhone is…

Rhone Grapes Done Right by Moon Curser Vineyards in Ososyoos

Moon Curser Vineyards Roussanne Marsanne 2021 and Syrah 2020

Today we are going on a journey tasting Rhone grape varieties; Syrah for red grapes, and Roussanne and Marsanne for white grape varieties. You may have heard of Syrah. BC Syrah is quite well-known for its quality, but Roussanne and…