The future looks bright! No, this is not only a result of your positive mindset but also the first signs of spring coming to our rescue. The sun is out, the umbrellas are back in the closet (for the most part) and sweaters have replaced the thick winter jacket. Weather is mixed and so are our wine suggestions for the season; look at these four amazing BC Wines to enjoy this spring.
Four local wines perfect for spring!
We could not recommend a better way to enjoy the early days of spring: take a family day trip and visit the Fraser Valley. See the family farms, enjoy blooming tulips, handmade snacks and authentic BC wine. When the trip reaches Mt. Lehman in Abbotsford, stop at Singletree Winery for a taste and grab a bottle of their sparkling wine, Merryfield, to take home. Named for the pioneering family that founded the property and grown from 100% estate grapes you’ll see from the tasting room, this is a deep and lively bubbly with flavours of apples and lime. $34.70, available at the winery or online here.
Blue Grouse Quill Q White
This food-friendly white blend from Vancouver Island is crisp, aromatic and a perfect pick when you have to do a last minute run to the liquor store and don’t know what your friends will be serving. It pairs well with most salads, seafoods, white meats and you’ll also look like a pro since Blue Grouse wines are small but heavily-awarded productions. $22, available where fine wines are sold and online here.
Put the chairs down, this rosé will open patio season early. Sip Narrative Rosé outside, watching the sun go down until the sky matches the colour of this bright pink wine. This is a bone dry rosé and is best enjoyed with dear friends. $19.90, available where fine wines are sold and online here.
Haywire Waters and Banks Pinot Noir
Red wine lover? We’ve got you covered with the quintessential Pinot Noir from the Okanagan Valley. This spring-friendly wine will warm you up just enough after the sun goes down. It goes down smooth, having a silky texture and a tasty touch of spice and sage in the backbone. Have it on your own enjoying a good book or pair it to lean red meats or Italian food. $29.90, available where fine wines are sold and online here.
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.