Slowly but surely, some of BC's savviest winemakers are realizing the value of blending different varieties of wine grapes to add more complexity to the flavor and texture of a wine and make a rounder and often more full bodied wine.... and amazing blended whites!
In our rush to embrace the sophisticated world of wines available to us... we often overlook what’s right on our doorstep. What is it going to take for us to learn to stop and smell the Rosés… or even notice what amazing red wines are being made here in British Columbia?
It is an exciting time to be a wine lover living on Vancouver Island.... Nearly 25 years after Vigneti Zanata opened their winery doors in 1992, accredited wineries now exceed 30 and the numbers just keep growing.... As well as the classic ‘farm being planted with vines and then becoming a new winery’ and ‘garden vineyard evolving into a commercially viable new winery’...
British Columbia’s wines have never been finer… New BC wineries are opening up in the Okanagan Valley and the Similkameen Valley, as well as the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island. New wine grapes that ripen early are being pioneered by creative grape growers and being fashioned into unique wines by inspired winemakers.
40 Knots Estate Winery - Clearly to Layne and Brenda Hetman-Craig, 40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery was the promise of a dream. Located in the Comox Valley, overlooking the Salish Sea, 40 Knots is part of a community alive with culture and outdoor adventures.
Film director James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis purchased Beaufort Vineyards & Estate Winery in early 2014 from founding owners, grape growers and winemakers Jeff and Susan Vandermolen....Cameron and his wife hired Mark Timmermans as the Vineyard and Winery manager… and retained the services of Jeff and Susan Vandermolen as consulting winemakers.