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Rosé after Labour Day …

Rosé after Labour Day …

As soon as that calendar flips over to September, we suddenly start talking about pumpkin spice everything, even if we are still getting sunburns, the heat is beating down on us, and we’re wearing shorts.

Well to protest that, yes, we do need to have a glass of rosé after Labour Day, and luckily there are lots to choose from made right here in our backyard.

Evolve Cellars 2016 Rosé


Aromas of berry and melon, mouthwatering and slightly off-dry with succulent fruit flavours of strawberry, watermelon, and Bing cherry. Pairs well with summer fare like grilled fish or pork, couscous, crab cakes, or light summer pastas.

Evolve Cellars intention is to create friendly and approachable wines, providing a pure expression of the grapes grown at our estate vineyard and by our south Okanagan grower partners. Fruit-forward with a bright freshness typical of the area, their wines are a celebration of this great region and how we can evolve together.

$16.99 – winery, grocery stores and private wine stores

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Narrative Rosé 2015

Pinot Noir is the foundation. A delicate salmon hue leads to lifted grapefruit, berry, and citrus notes. On the palate the nature of the Okanagan shines: mouth filling yet crisp, with a clean, juicy, and vibrant finish. An all-encompassing wine that delivers pure Okanagan.

Narrative wines were introduced by Okanagan Crush Pad winery in 2014 with the sole purpose of showcasing what the Okanagan is best at: cool climate, aromatic, crisp, and lively wines and spirits made exclusively from Okanagan grown grapes.

$18.90 winery, private wine stores, restaurants

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And for when you want to squeeze in that last yacht ride, this is the perfect glam rose for the endless summer…

Mirabel Rosé of Pinot Noir

Mirabel, “of wondrous beauty,” perfectly represents the Reimer family’s stunning South East Kelowna hilltop estate and vineyard overlooking the beautiful Okanagan Valley.

The family’s commitment to quality is evident in this first vintage of rosé produced from the estate’s sustainably-farmed Pinot Noir: fresh, delicious, and endlessly food-friendly.

Gentle handling of the Pinot Noir, including cool fermentation in stainless steel and six months of lees contact, produced this delicate, dry, saignée-method Rosé. The wine offers subtle aromas of guava and melons with a citrus twist overlay.

$30.00 winery or New District, restaurants

Guest post by Leeann Froese, wine connoisseur and owner and partner of Town Hall Brands, a full service agency that offers design, marketing and communication services.

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