Each week, we spotlight a wine for you to try. Discover along with us, and expand your wine horizons.
January 1, 2018 - Intersection Silica Unfiltered Merlot
Support the home team! This terroir-driven Merlot scored supremely well in the Judgment of B.C., and shows how well our most planted red grape is suited to the Okanagan Valley's complex soils and terrain.
December 25, 2017 - Zardetto Prosecco Superiore Refosso Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG
This week's Find is appropriately festive - a "superiore" example of Prosecco.
December 18, 2017 - Nichol Blanc de Noir Extra Brut Rosé
Champagne-style bubbly that detonates with wild red berry aromas and flavours and finishes on a long (and very dry) toasty note.
December 11, 2017 - Luigi Bosca La Linda Malbec
December 4, 2017 - Anthonij Rupert L'Ormarins Brut Classique
Need an elegant, rich sparkling wine? This gem from South Africa is made just like Champagne, for half the price.
November 27, 2017 - Tawse Winery Cherry Avenue Pinot Noir
Check out this stunning Pinot Noir from the Niagara Peninsula. Tawse makes spectacular wines, and we just got this fine shipment in!
November 20, 2017 - Famille Bougrier Vouvray Chenin Blanc
A dry and snappy white to sip while you throw the family dinner together!
October 31, 2017 - Bodega Garzón Reserva Albariño
Not tried wine from Uruguay yet? Here's a suave winter white for a weekend seafood stew from wine's newest frontier.
October 16, 2017 - The Furst Riesling
Fall for this rich Alsatian Riesling... a powerful dry autumnal white to pair with baked ham, smoked chops, or classic Choucroute.
October 2, 2017 - Mirabel Vineyards Chardonnay
Mirabel does it again... with a stylish Chardonnay that will dazzle on your Thanksgiving dinner table
September 25, 2017 - Kitten Swish Cabernet Franc "Here & Gone"
Laughing Stock and Kitten Swish frolic in the winery! This inky, suave Cab Franc is the intoxicating result of a brilliant collaboration.
September 18, 2017 - Poggio al Tesoro Solosole
Wild salmon or halibut will love this aristocratic Italian white from the elite Bolgheri region in Tuscany. Luscious flavours, no oak and creamy texture, it's one of the best bottles of Vermentino I have EVER tasted.
September 11, 2017 - Strofilia White Dot Moschofilero Rhoditis
Greek wine has NEVER tasted so good! Try this clean, fresh, modern Greek white with takeout Souvlaki or Greek salad.
September 4, 2017 - Undurraga Cabernet Sauvignon Sibaris
Here's the perfect weeknight grilling Cab. Sip a glass while you grill up some tasty sausages, ribs, or burgers on the BBQ. Sibaris is one of the best value brands anywhere.
August 28, 2017 - Viña Maipo Protegido Cabernet Sauvignon
Party with King Cab on International Cabernet Sauvignon Day, August 30. Did you know some of the greatest expressions of Cab can be found in Chile? Even at $50 this wine over-delivers massively.
August 21, 2017 - Macedon Pinot Noir
Bet you've never had a Pinot Noir from Macedonia! (Unless you're a member of The Wine Club!) You'll look like a geeky wine pro when you pour this for your friends. Gorgeous plump fruit with soft tannins and smooth texture, pair with grilled wild salmon.
August 14, 2017 - 50th Parallel Pinot Noir
Get ready to toast Pinot Noir Day on August 18. The 'heartbreak grape' loves the steep, rocky terroir at 50th Parallel. Fruity, earthy, gutsy proper Pinot!
August 7, 2017 - López de Haro Rioja Reserva
A truly world-class red from Rioja with five years of mellowing age... for just $22 bucks! Grill some rosemary-rubbed lamb chops with this wine.
July 31, 2017 - Okanagan Crush Pad Narrative White
One sip of this fruit-packed dry summery wine will show why this is our best-selling B.C. white! The long weekend is coming, so stock up now.
July 24, 2017 - Luigi Baudana Dragon Langhe Bianco di Serralunga
Boost your wine geek IQ with this enchanting, micro-production white blend from Piedmont. And really, who can resist a wine called Dragon?
July 17, 2017 - La Flauta de Bartolo Tinto Monastrell
The name comes from a beloved Spanish nursery rhyme, telling the tale of how Bartolo makes the ladies swoon by playing a flute. This is no one-noted wine, but rather a playful melody with many dimensions.
July 10, 2017 - Marchesi di Barolo Maraia Barbera di Monferrato
You'll taste 200 years of wine history in every mouthful of this suave, sophisticated, full-bodied Barbera.
July 3, 2017 - Jill Spoor White Terroir Blend
This blend is designed by Jill Spoor, a smart and feisty dame who directs the wine program at the Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Botanist Restaurant, along with her team of three awesome female sommeliers. Jill’s wine is Okanagan Crush Pad’s Campus Wine Project #7, a groundbreaking mentoring initiative that allows sommeliers to make small lot wines.
June 26, 2017 - JoieFarm Quotidien Brut
From the easy-to-pop beer cap, the super-appealing blend of Riesling and Chardonnay with just the right amount of playful peachy fruit, a lip-smacking toasty finish, and just 11.7% alcohol, this is a wine you can savour every day.
June 19, 2017 - Nespoli Romagna Sangiovese
Give this red a chill and serve with souvlaki or herby pasta salad for a real treat. We promise it'll be a crowd-pleaser.
June 12, 2017 - Alpes de Haute Provence Rosé Lavendette
The world's fastest-growing wine category is on full display this summer. This French Rosé offers flawless refreshment - perfect for a sunny Sunday.
June 5, 2017 - Viña Maipo Domaines Vitral Reserva Carmenere
Did you know that Carmenere is a great match for kale salad? Grilled beef is a natural too, but this fleshy Carmenere is sensational with veggie mains.
May 29, 2017 - Domaines Barsalou Pays de l'Aude
Load up on this robust, chewy, savoury gem from the South of France—for this price, it should be your house pour all summer long.
May 22, 2017 - R&D Rosé Blend
Four bold red grapes get the Rosé treatment in this full-flavoured summer-time wine from Culmina. Made by the Triggs family (Canadian wine royalty), R&D Rosé 2016 combines red wine structure, white wine refreshment and delicious plummy fruit for pairing with BBQ ribs or take-away Indian.
May 15, 2017 - Wilhelm Walch Pinot Grigio Marat
This is not your average budget Italian Grigio! Wilhelm Walch's crisp, richly textured stunner showcases lemon, peach and almond flavours with a crushed stone finish. Streamlined but with just the right weight for creamy spot prawns or spaghetti carbonara.
May 8, 2017 - Charles de Fère Cuvée Jean-Louis Brut Blanc de Blancs
At this unbeatable price, you can drink bubbly all week long. This dry and snappy four-grape blend will energize your weekend brunch menu, and it's definitely OK to add a splash of exotic fruit juice!
May 1, 2017 - Raymi Cabernet Sauvignon
Here's a terrific value robust red from one of Chile's pioneering wineries, Carmen. With easygoing fruit, smooth texture and generous body, Raymi Cabernet Sauvignon is highly quaffable with some juicy grilled sausages.
April 24, 2017 - Freccia Bianco
Freccia (say FRETCH-ah) Bianco is a dry, crisp and highly thirst-quenching Italian white blend. Trebbiano is the main grape, delivering juicy lemon and almond flavours, with a creamy finish. Farmed with no herbicides or pesticides, Freccia is pure and fresh and just waiting for Linguine Vongole.
April 17, 2017 - Mirabel Pinot Noir
Mirabel Vineyards Pinot Noir 2015 is B.C.’s newest premium Pinot Noir. Yes, it has a pricey sticker, but it is well worth it. Elegant and silky, it has a quiet power and demands flavourful food like wild mushroom pasta or game pâté and chewy baguette. Only 237 cases of this wine was made, and it will be snapped up swiftly. We're proud to be Mirabel's exclusive retailer.