I’ll Have What She’s Having by New District features wines from Le Vieux Pin, JoieFarm, Moraine, Bartier Bros, and Nichol.
These are the six wines I am pouring alongside dinner at home. Like you I love wine, and find the greatest pleasure in a broad range of flavours and styles. There is a powerfully spicy dry Gewurztraminer from Bartier Bros. that I love to pair with pâté, and a zesty, succulent blend from Clos du Soleil in the rugged Similkameen Valley that's killer with goat's cheese.
The third white in my 6-pack is Le Vieux Pin's Ava, a Rhone-styled blend of Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne. Full-bodied, fragrant and botanical, it's what I crave with free-range roasted chicken. When it is time for light and juicy red, JoieFarm's PTG - an unusual duo of Gamay and Pinot Noir - will be in my oversized glass; and to pair with crispy duck breast, I'll choose an earthy, gutsy, ripe Pinot Noir from Naramata's Moraine made by a winemaker who, like me, has a black belt. And finally, a grape I think is one of the best fits for the Okanagan, Cabernet Franc. This edition from Nichol is a marvel of herbal sagebrush and dark savoury fruit, made from just 13 rows of vines planted in 1989.
I hope you find these six authentic B.C. wines as refreshing and exciting as I do.