Past Selections


Descriptions, full award-listings, food pairings, and cellaring suggestions are included for Wine Club Members with each Wine Club delivery...along with often a surprise gift!

We have three Wine Clubs:
White Club - is 12 different bottles of white wines - Launched for our May 2012 Club
Mixed Club - is 6 different bottles of white wine and 6 different bottles of red wine with potentially once a year receiving one bottle of rose, sparkling or dessert wine.
Red Club - is 12 different bottles of red wine wines which we launched due to customer demand in March of 2007.

Scroll down to see the various wines we have had in our Club over the years.  This will give you a sense as to the types of wines you may receive in the future.  We put alot of thought and time into our Club and we have many long time happy members. You will never receive the same vintaged wine twice in our Club.  If you are interested in trying different varietals and styles of wines, learing about British Columbia wines and receiving many hard to find limited releases, then our Club is for you!
 

November 2013

Many of the wines in this Club are winners from the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival.

WHITE - In White Club:
Church and State Wines Trebella 2012
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery Private Reserve Riesling 2012
Hester Creek Estate Winery Reserve Chardonnay 2012
Kraze Legs The Bee's Knees Pinot Blanc 2012
Road 13 Vineyards Peter's Vineyard Riesling 2012
Gray Monk Odyssey Sparkling White Brut 2011 ----special Holiday feature wine

WHITE - In White and Mixed Clubs:

Black Hills Estate Winery Cellar Hand Free Run White 2012
Clos du Soleir Wines Capella 2011
Kalala Organic Estate Winery Pinot Gris 2012
Quinta Ferriera Estate Winery Viognier 2011
Sandhill Wines Chardonnay 2012
Thornhaven Estates Winery Gewurztraminer 2012

RED - In Mixed and Red Clubs:
Andrew Peller Wayne Gretzky Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2011
Fairview Cellars C2 2011
Poplar Grove Winery Merlot 2009
Rollingdale Winery Organic Marechal Foch 2012
Squeezed Wines Squeezed Red 2010
The View Winery Fossil Fuel 2011

Sparkling - Special  holiday feature wine in Mixed and Red Clubs:
Gray Monk Estate Winery Odyssey Sparkling Rose Brut 2009

RED - In Red Club:
Ancient Hills Winery Baco Noir 2011
Black Hills Estate Winery Syrah 2011
Church and State Wines Coyote Bowl Meritage 2009
Desert Hills Estate Winery Mirage 2008
Hillside Estate Winery and Bistro Syrah 2010
Kalala Organic Estate Winery Dostana Merlot 2009
 

September 2013

We introduced two new wineries in this month's Wine Club.

WHITE - In White Club:
Lake Breeze Vineyards Pinot Gris 2012
Orofino Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Meyer Family Vineyards Gewurztraminer 2012
Poplar Grove Winery Chardonnay 2011
Tyler Harlton Wines Pinot Gris / Viognier 2012
Wild Goose Vineyards Mystic River Pinot Blanc 2012

WHITE - In White and Mixed Clubs:
Quails' Gate Estate Winery Dry Riesling 2012
Harper's Trail Pinot Gris 2012
Intrigue Wines "12" Twelve 2012
Lixiere Estate Winery Chardonnay 2012
Summergate Winery Muscat Ottonel 2012
Time Estate Winery White Meritage 2012

RED - In Mixed and Red Clubs:
Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2011
Calona Vineyards Artist Series Pinot Noir 2011
Church and State Wines Coyote Bowl Merlot 2010
Eau Vivre Winery Cabernet Franc 2010
Road 13 Vineyards Seventy-Four K 2011
Volcanic Hills Estate Winery Gamay Noir 2012

RED - In Red Club:
Clos du Soleil Winery Makepease Merlot 2011
La Stella Winery Fortissimo 2010
Tinhorn Creek Estate Winery Oldfield Syrah 2009
Time Estate Winery Red Meritage 2011
Township 7 Vineyards and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Tyler Harlton Wines Cabernet Merlot 2011
 

July 2013

Included in this Club are many new award winners, and "soon to win award winners".

WHITE - In White Club:
Cedar Creek Esatate Winery Platinum Riesling 2012
Church and State Wines Coyote Bown Chardonnay 2011
Gold Hill Vineyard Viognier 2012
Gray Monk Estate Winery Unwooded Chardonnay 2011
Little Straw Vineyards Tapestry 2012
Volcanic Hills estate Winery Pinot Gris 2011

WHITE - In White and Mixed Clubs:
Burrowing Owl Vineyards Calliope Viognier 2012
Dirty Laundry Vineyards Woo Woo Gewurztraminer 2012
Howling Bluff Estate Wines Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2012
Saxon Estate Winery Pinot Gris 2012
Wild Goose Winery Autumn Gold 2012

ROSE - Special feature wine in White and Mixed Clubs:
Cassini Cellars Rose

RED - In Mixed and Red Clubs:
Andrew Peller Wayne Gretzky Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2011
Fairview Cellars C2 2011
Poplar Grove Winery Merlot 2009
Rollingdale Winery Organic Marechal Foch 2012
Squeezed Wines Squeezed Red 2010
The View Winery Fossil Fuel 2011

RED - In Red Club:
Covert Farms Organic Zinfandel 2011
Dirty Laundry Vineyard Bordello 2009
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery Optimum Pinot Noir 2011
Gold Hill Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2011
Inniskillin Okanagan Discovery Series Petit Verdot 2007
Quinta Ferriera Estate Winery Obra-Prima 2008
 

May 2013

The new vintage 2012 whites and 2010 reds are here and many new ones are in this Club!

WHITE - For White Club:
Baillie-Grohman Estate Chardonnay 2010
Cassini Cellars Reserve Chardonnay 2009
Stoneboat Vineyards Chorus 2011
Cedar Creek Estate Winery Ehrenfelser 2012
Tantalus Vineyards Riesling 2012
Moon Curser Vineyards Afraid Of The Dark 2012

WHITE - For White and Mixed Clubs:
Arrowleaf Cellars Bacchus 2012
Orofino Vineyards Riesling 2011
Marichel Vineyard Viognier 2012
Noble Ridge Vinyards and Winery Chardonnay 2009
Larch Hills Winery Mad Angie (Madeline Angelvine) 2011
Serendipity Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2012

RED - For Mixed and Red Clubs:
Lang Vineyards Merlot 2011
Monster Vineyards Monster Cab 2011
Desert Hills Estate Winery Cactus Red 2010
Orofino Vineyards Red Bridge Merlot 2010
Moon Curser Vineyards Syrah 2011
Sperling Vineyards Pinot Noir 2011

RED - For Red Club:
Sandhill Wines Small Lots Merlot 2009
Therapy Vineyards Merlot 2009
Quails' Gate Estate Winery Old Vines Foch 2010
Mount Boucherie Estate Summit Syrah 2008
Cedar Creek Estate Winery Platinum Home Block Pinot Noir 2010
Okanagan Crush Pad Bartier Brothers The Cowboy 2011


March 2013 

WHITE - For White Club:
Lake Breeze Vineyards Pinot Gris 2011
Quails' Gate Estate Winery Chardonnay 2011
persues Sauuvignon Blanc 2011
Sandhill Wines Small Lots Viognier 2011
Spierhead Winery Riesling 2011
St. Hubertus Estate Winery Oak Bay Gewurztraminer 2010

WHITE - For both White and Mixed Clubs:
Burrowing Own Vineyards Calliope Riesling 2011
Laughing Stock Vineyards Blind Trust White 2011
Le Vieux Pin Winery Petit Blanc 2011
Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2011
Therapy Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2011
3 (Three) Mile Estate Winery Gewurztraminer 2011

RED - For both Mixed and Red Clubs:
Arrowleaf Cellars Pinot Noir 2010
Le Vieux Pin Winery Petit Rouse 2010
Noble Ridge Vineyards and Winery Meritage 2011
Peller Estates Winery Merlot 2010
Persues Winery Cabernet/Shiraz 2011
Summerhill Pyramid Estate Winery Cabernets 2009

RED - For Red Club:
Dirty Laundry Vineyard Kay Syrah 2011
Ex Nihilio Vineyards Merlot 2009
Jackson Triggs Gold Series Sunrock Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
JOIE Farm PTG 2010
Lake Breeze Vineyards Seven Poplars Merlot 2009
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery Compendium 2009
 

January  2013

Lots of award winners and wines from little wineries in this Club.  Some great recipes were inclluded in the "All You Need is Cheese" booklet provided by the Dairy Farmers of Canada.

WHITE- For White Club:
Blasted Church Vineyards Gewurztrminer 2011
Dunham and Froese Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Gold Hill Chardonnay  2011
Mission Hill Family Estates Perpetua 2009
See Ya later Ranch Belle 2011
Red Rooster Pinto Gris 2011

WHITE - For both White and Mixed Clubs:
 Blacl Hills Estate Winery Cellar Hand Free Run White 2011
50th Parallel Estate Winery Gewurztraminer 2011
Gray Monk Estate Winery Odyssey Pinot Gris 2011
Quinta Ferriera Estate Winery Chardonnay 2011
The View Winery and Vineyard Red Shoe White 2011
Van Westen Vineyards Vivacious 2011

 RED - For both Mixed and Red Clubs:
Kalala Organic Estate Winery Zweigelt 2009
Mount Boucherie Estate Winery Merlot 2008
NK'MIP Cellars Talon 2010
Serendipity Winery Devil's Advocate 2010
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Ridge Red 2010
Thornhaven Estates Winery Syrah 2010

RED - For Red Club:
 Clos du Soleil Winery Signature Red 2010
Church and State Wines Coyote Bowl Cabernet Franc 2009
Howling Bluff Estate Wines 3 Sisters Pinot Noir 2010
Rollingdale Winery La Droite Merlot 2009
Van Westen Vineyards Voluptuous 2007
Young and Wyse Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
 


November  2012 

Many of the wines in this Club were winners at the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival and Canadian Wine Awards.  Gifts in our Holiday Club included a bottle stopper and historical CD from Cedar Creek Estate Winery, a copy of Wineries Refined Magazine (who had an article about Wine Clubs!), and a copy of Wine Access with their Canadian Value Awards.

WHITE- For White Club:
Cassini Cellars Mamma Mia Pinot Gris 2011
Clos du Soleil Fume Blanc 2011
Desert Hills Estate Winery Gewurztraminer 2011
JOIE Farm Muscat 2011
Pentage Winery Chardonnay 2007
Wild Goose Vineyards and Winery Stoney Slope Riesling 2011

WHITE - For both White and Mixed Clubs:
 Church and State Viognier 2011
Cedar Creek Estate Winery Classic Pinot Gris 2011
Fort Berens Estate Winery Chardonnay 2011
Gehringer Brothers Schonberger Gewurztraminer 2011
Lang Vineyards Farm Riesling 2008
Hester Creek Late Harvest Pinot Blanc 2011 200ml

 RED - For both Mixed and Red Clubs:
 Blasted Church Big Bang Theory 2011
Covert Farms Amicitia 2009
Poplar Grove Monster Vineyards Merlot 2009
Spierhead Pinot Noir 2010
Stag's Hollow Heritage Block 1 2009
Sumac Ridge Black Sage Cabernet Franc 2010

RED - For Red Club:
 Eau Vivre Pinot Noir 2009
Cedar Creek Estate Winery Platinum Reserve Meritage 2009
Desert Hills Winery Select Syrah 2008
Road 13 Syrah Malbec 2011
Seven Stones Row 128 Merlot 2010
Quails' Gate Estate Winery Old Vines Fortified Foch 2009
 

September 2012 

We had a theme for this Wine Club, which was "obscure, unique grape varietals grown in very small quantities in BC".

WHITE- For White Club:
 Harper's Trail Riesling 2011
Laughing Stock Vineyards Viognier 2011
Sperling Vineyards Geurztraminer 2010
Terravista Vineyards Figaro 2011
Upper Bench Estate Winery Chardonnay 2011
Young and Wyse Collection Amber 2011

WHITE - For both White and Mixed Clubs:
 Bench 1775 Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Burrowing Own Estate Winery Calliope Vineyards Viognier 2011
Calona Vineyards Srtist Series Sovereign Opal 2011
Road 13 Vineyards Stemwinder 2010
Saxon Estate Winery Pinot Gris 2011
Thornhaven Estates Gewurztraminer 2011

RED - For both Mixed and Red Clubs:
 Moon Curser Vineyards Tempranillo 2011
Perseus Winery Tempus 2010
Spierhead Winery Troublemaker 2010
St. Hubertus Estate Winery Oak Bay Marechal Foch 2010
Summerhill Pyramid Winery Baco Noir 2009
The View Winery Pinotage 2009

RED - For Red Club:
 Fairview Cellars Two Hoots 2010
Hester Creek Estate Winery Selected Barrels Merlot 2010
Painted Rock Estate Winery Syrah 2009
Pentage Winery "Pentage" 2007
Platinum Bench Estate Winery Benchmark 2010
Upper Bench Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2010
 

July 2012

The weather is hot and so are rose's! This month all our members received a Rose to enjoy.

WHITE- For White Club:
Black Hills Estate Winery Alibi 2010
Camelot Vineyards Chardonnay 2010
Church and State Wines Cuvee Blanc 2011
Hester Creek Estate Winery Trebbiano 2010
Lake Breeze Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Soaring Eagle Intermission Rose 2010 ---ROSE

WHITE - For both White and Mixed Clubs:
Desert Hills Winery Viognier 2011
Domain de Chaberton Bacchus 2010
Intrigue Wines Eleven 2011
NK'MIP Cellars Qwam Qwmt Chardonnay 2009
River Stone Estate Winery Pinot Gris 2011
Sperling Vineyards Market White 2011

RED - For both Mixed and Red Clubs:
Black Hills Estate Winery Cellar Hand Punch Down Red 2010
Gray Monk Estate Winery Odyssey Merlot 2009
Gold Hill Winery Merlot 2009
Hillside Winery Reserve Merlot 2007
Moraine Estate Winery Meritage 2008
Soaring Eagle Intermission Rose 2010 ---ROSE

RED - For Red Club:
Aces Wines Pocket Kings 2009
Arrowleaf Cellars Solstice Reserve 2009
Cassini Cellars Quattro 2010
NK'MIP Qwam Qwmt Syrah 2008
Seven Stones Winery Meritage 2008
Tantalus Vineyards Pinot Noir 2010
 

May 2012

This month we launched our first exclusively White-Only Club!  There are so many fabulous premium BC whites on the market now that it was the prefect time to launch our newest Club.  Many wines in this Club were winners at the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival.

WHITE- For White Club:
Fairview Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Cedar Creek Estate Winery Ehrenfelser 2011
Ex Nihilio Riesling 2010
Moon Curser Afraid of the Dark 2010
Spierhead Winery Chardonny 2010

WHITE - For both White and Mixed Clubs:
Arrowleaf Cellars Snow Tropics Vidal 2011
Baillie Grohman Estate Winery Pinot Gris 2010
Hillside Estates Winery Muscat Ottonel 2010
Poplar Grove Chardonnay 2009
St. Hubertus Estate Winery Wine Goddess 2010
Thornhaven Estates Sauvignon Blanc / Chardonnay 2010

RED - For both Mixed and Red Clubs:
Ancient Hill Vineyard and Winery Lazarus 2009
Bounty Cellars Elite Red 2009
Dunham and Froese Estate Winery MDC 2009
Kalala Organic Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2008
Monster Vineyards Monster Cabs 2009
Robin Ridge Winery Merlot 2008

RED - For Red Club:
Desert Hills Estate Winery Mirage 2008
Summerhill Pyramid Winery Bateman Series Merlot 2008
Church and State Wines Meritage 2009
Baille Grohman Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2010
Wild Goose Vineyards Kerry Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Ex Nihilio Vineyards Night 2008


March 2012
 

In this Club we have a white from a new winery, Serendipity and a red from Haywire that was paired with Rob Feenie and won Second Place at the Canadian Culinary Championships!  

WHITE - For Mixed Club:
Dirty Laundry Vineyard Pinot Gris 2010
Kalala Organic Estate Winery Cuvee Blanc 2008
Mission Hill Estate Reserve Viognier 2010
Quinta Ferriera Winery Unoaked Chardonnay 2010
Recline Ridge Winery Siegarrebe 2010
Serendipity Estate Winery White Lie 2010

RED - For both Mixed and Red:
Cedar Creek Estate Winery Merlot Cabernet 2008
Dunham and Froese Estate Winery Merlot 2009
Haywire (Okanagan Crush Pad) Pinot Noir 2010
Jackson Triggs Grand Reserve Shiraz 2007
Lake Breeze Vineyards Meritage 2009
Therapy Vineyards Freud's Ego 2008

RED - For Red Club:
Cassini Cellars Malbec 2009
Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage 2009
Howling Bluff Estate Wines Sin Cera 2009
Painted Rock Esate Winery Syrah 2009
Road 13 Cellars Rockpile 2010
Stag's Hollow Winery pinot Noir 2009
 



January 2012
 

Wineries are finally picking 2011 Icewines!  We also encourage Members from our November Club to check their cellars for the Church and State Coyote Bowl Syrah as it won Best Red in Canada and to enjoy with the most discerning palates. We quite often pick "winners" before they are winners!

WHITE - For Mixed Club:
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery Desert Sun 2010
Stoneboat Vineyards Chorus 2010
Robin Ridge Winery Chardonnay 2009
Van Westen Vineyards Vino Grigio 2010
Hester Creek Estate Winery Pinot Blanc 2010
St. Hubertus Winery Riesling 2009

RED- for both Mixed and Red Club:
Larch Hills Winery Marechal Foch 2010
Thornhaven Estates Winery Evolution 2009
Sonoran Estate Winery Jazz Cabernet Merlot 2007
Inniskillin Okanagan Discovery Series Zinfandel 2009
Burrowing Owl Calliope Figure Eight 2010
Young and Wyse Winery Merlot 2010

RED - For Red Club
Perseus Winery Merlot 2010
NK'MIP Cellars Qwam Qwmt Pinot Noir 2008
Summerhill Pyramid Winery Cabernet Franc 2007
Township 7 Winery and Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Ex Nihilio Vineyards Pinot Noir 2010
Quinta Ferriera Estate Winery Syrah 2009

 




November 2011

This Wine Club features many winners, including several Gold medal winners from the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival.  Members also get to enjoy the complimentary corkscrew and holiday gift bag.  

WHITE – For Mixed Club:
Ancient Hills Vineyard and Winery Gewurztraminer 2010
Arrowleaf Cellars First Crush White 2010
Cassini Cellars Viognier 2011
JOIE Farm Riesling 2010
Kalala Organic Estate Winery Pinot Gris 2009
Wild Goose Winery Pinot Gris 2010

RED - For both Mixed and Red Club:
Church and State Wines Coyote Bowl Syrah 2009
Hester Creek Estate Winery Select Merlot 2009
Soaring Eagle Estate Winery Pinot Noir/Merlot/Malbec 2009
3 Cru Wines Traveller 2009
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2009
Volcanic Hills Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

RED - For Red Club
JOIE Farm PTG 2009
Marichel Winery and Vineyard Estate Syrah 2009
Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
See Ya Later Ranch Ping 2008
Spierhead Winery Cabernet Franc 2009
Stoneboat Vineyards Pinotage 2009


September 2011

September seemed to unintentionally have two "themes" on wine labels which were "celestial" and "poker".  Many small releases and staff favorites in this collection.  Check out our Discover Wines Staff Picks in the edition of Wine Trails provided!

WHITE – For Mixed Club:
Desert Hills Estate Winery Cactus White 2010
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery Ehrenfelser 2010
Lake Breeze Vineyards Semillon 2010
Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery Chardonnay 2009
Soaring Eagle Winery Intermission 2010
Volcanic Hills Estate Winery Pinot Gris 2010

RED - For both Mixed and Red Club:
Aces Okanagan Estate Winery Seven Deuce 2009
Eau Vivre Winery and Vineyards Pinot Noir 2008
Clos du Soleil Celestiale 2009
Laughing Stock Vineyards Blind Trust 2009
Le Vieux Pin Winery Syrah 2008 375ml
Moon Curser Vineyards Border Vines 2009

RED - For Red Club:
Camelot Vineyards Merlot 2009
Fort Berens Estate Winery Cabernet Franc 2009
Hester Creek Estate Winery Reserve Merlot 2008
Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Shiraz 2008
Road 13 Vineyards Jackpot Pinot Noir 2008
Seven Stones Meritage 2007


July 2011

We have many summer sippers in this Wine Club and an exciting new release from Burrowing Owl as part of their Calliope Brand of wines. In the summer edition of Wine Trails, check our the list of "Sumer Sippers from Discover Wines" on page 40. We are thrilled to be providing staff picks in this informative industry publication. We have also featured a Rose and you will see a "Love Pink" article in the edition of Vines Magazine.

WHITE - For Mixed Club:
Clos du Soleil Winery Bacchus 2009
Okanagan Crush Pad Haywire Clone 52 Pinot Gris 2010
Prospect Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Ruby BluesWinery Gewuerztraminer 2010
Stag's Hollow Winery Con-Fusion 2009
Summerhill Pyramid Winery - Riesling 2009

ROSÉ – For Both Mixed and Red Club:
Burrowing Owl Calliope Wines Rosé 2010

RED - For both Mixed and Red Club:
Cedar Creek Estate Winery Syrah 2008
Desert Hills Estate Winery Gamay Noir 2010
Quails' Gate Estate Winery Merlot 2008
Noble Ridge Vineyards Meritage 2007
Sperling Vineyards Old Vines Foch 2009

RED- For Red Club:
Kraze Legz Vineyards Black Bottom Stomp 2009
Moon Curser Vineyards Tempranillo 2009
Robin Ridge Winery Pinot Noir 2009
Sandhill Estate Vineyard Small Lots Sangiovese 2008
Spierhead Winery Vanguard 2009
Van Westen Vineyards Voluptuous 2006


May 2011

We hear rumblings from the wineries that the long cool winter needs to be followed by a warm long summer. Next week is to be 20 degrees Celsius in the Okanagan Valley so this will surely jumpstart the season. We proudly hosted our Riedel Crystal Seminar as part of the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival which proved to be a huge success. With 40 attendees joining us and a facilitator from Riedel Crystal at the Coast Capri Hotel, we heard rave reviews and will definitely plan on hosting another event in the future. Many of the wines in this Club are quite ready to drink now with several sold out vintages.

WHITE: For Mixed Club:
Arrowleaf Cellars Bacchus 2009
Lake Breeze Vineyards Pinot Blanc 2009
Gray Monk Cellars Riesling 2009
Camelot Vineyards Chardonnay 2009
Intrigue Wines “10” 2010
Young & Wyse Collection Amber 2010


RED - For both Mixed and Red Club:
Hester Creek Estate Winery Cabernet Franc 2007
Camelot Vineyards Estate Winery Syrah 2009
The View Winery and Vineyard Red Shoe 2009
Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2009
Howling Bluff Estate Winery Sin Cera 2008
D’Angelo Estate Winery Tempranillo 2007


RED - For Red Club
Ruby Blues Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Jackson Triggs Sunrock Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Stag’s Hollow Heritage Block 2008
Cassini Cellars Collectors Series Syrah 2008
See Ya Later Ranch Pinot Noir 2007
NK’MIP Quam Qwmt Meritage 2007


March 2011

In the last couple of weeks we have been attended several industry and public tastings looking for interesting and flavorful wines for our Wine Club members. If you are planning on attending any Spring Wine Festival events, check out our Seminar Tasting on page 20 of the calendar of events included our event on May 2nd, "Discover How A Glass Turns a Sip Into a Celebration". Discover Wines and Riedel Crystal have paired up to bring this fun and informative seminar where participants will explore how the shape and quality of a wine glass make a difference in your perception of the aromas and taste of wine. Join us if you can!

WHITE - For Mixed Club
Kraze Legz Vineyard & Winery Charleston Chardonnay 2009
EauVivre Winery & Vineyards Gewurztraminer 2008
Domaine de Chaberton Estates Winery Bacchus 2009
Sperling Vineyards Pinot Gris 2009
Perseus Winery & Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Okanagan Vineyards Vineyard Select Gewurztraminer 2008

RED - For both Mixed and Red Club:
Perseus Winery & Vineyards Shiraz Cab 2009
Young & Wyse Winery Syrah 2009
Church & State Wines Church Mouse Pinot Noir 2009
D'Angelo Cab Merlot 2006
Aces Okanagan Estate Winery Pocket Kings Red 2007
Mount Boucherie Estate Winery Summit Reserve Merlot 2007

RED - For Red Club:
Osoyoos LaRose Petales D'Osoyoos 2007
Lake Breeze Vineyards Meritage 2008
Cedar Creek Estate Winery Platinum Merlot 2007
Rollingdale Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2007
Jackson Triggs Proprietor's Grand Reserve Meritage 2006
Road 13 Winery & Vineyards Jackpot Syrah 2007


January 2011

In this Wine Club you will see in the write up reviews that several of the wines are produced in extremely limited quantities (less than 200 cases!) and we are proud to be able to offer them to our Wine Club Members. We also introduce a couple of small new wineries. Included is a complimentary edition of Wine Trails, Vines Magazine, and the sought-after Wine Access "Canada's Best Wines" edition of which many awarded wines are either in this Club or have been in past Club selections.

WHITE - For Mixed Club:
Laughing Stock Vineyards Chardonnay 2009
Road 13 Vineyards Mick & Fil 2009
St. Hubertus Estate Winery Chasselas 2008
The Rise Cellars StompinGround Crush Pad White 2006
Dunham & Froese Estate Winery Pinot Blanc 2008
Church & State Wines Pinot Gris 2009

RED - For both Mixed and Red Club:
Desert Hills Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2007>
Twisted Tree Second Crossing Long Creek Red 2009
The Rise Cellars StompinGround Reserve Merlot 2006
Summerhill Pyramid Winery Organic Foch 2007
Robin Ridge Winery Gamay 2008
Stag's Hollow Winery Simply Noir 2008

RED - For Red Club
Spierhead Winery Merlot 2008
Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery Obra-Prima 2007
La Stella Winery Selezione Di Famiglia Fortissimo 2008
Dunham & Froese Estate Winery Merlot 2008
Bonitas Winery Artist Series Pinot Noir 2007
Township 7 Vineyards and Winery Syrah 2006


November 2010

This Wine Club includes many Fall Okanagan Wine Festival winners as well as some great après-ski hot-tub and holiday entertaining wines. Several reviews are done by a Discover Wines Team member who is taking the WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) Advanced course and we also have a new team member who is becoming a VQA Wine Judge. Wow, what a great team we have! We have included several industry publications for your reading as well as a complimentary gift back from one of our winery suppliers and a sparkling wine bottle stopper from another.

WHITE - For Mixed Club
Thornhaven Sauvignon Blanc-Chardonnay 2009
Arrowleaf First Crush White 2009
Calliope Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Quails’ Gate Chenin Blanc 2009
Calona Vineyards Sovereign Opal 2009
Volcanic Hills Gewurztraminer 2009

RED - For both Mixed and Red Club:
Le Vieux Pin Petit Rouge 2008
Mount Boucherie Pinot Noir 2008
Cassini Cellars Collector’s Series Malbec 2008
Fairview Cellars Two Hoots 2008
Sandhill Gamay Noir 2008
Sumac Ridge Sparkling Rose NV

RED - For Red Club:
Laughing Stock Portfolio 2007
Township 7 Merlot 2007
See Ya Later Ranch Rover 2008
Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2009
Young and Wyse 33-30-24-13 2009
Dirty Laundry Merlot 2008


September 2010

You will not see lots of awards listed on these wines (yet) as many of them are new releases, however surely in the future many of them will capture accolades but by then oftentimes the greatest wines are sold out. You be the judge!

Every Wine Club we seem to be introducing new wineries to our Wine Club members and you will see Vista D'oro as a new little winery to Discover Wines. We are also happy to have some long time DW favorites from years past that we are now able to make available to our Wine Club members in this collection such as Hillside and Fairview Cellars for our Red-only members.

WHITE - For Mixed Club
Aces Estate Winery Pocket Queens Chardonnay
Cassini Cellars Mamma Mia Pinot Gris 2009
Dunham and Froese Estate Winery Amicitia White 2009
Intrigue Vineyards "Nine" 2009
Noble Ridge Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2008
Therapy Vineyards Freudian Sip 2009

RED - For both Mixed and Red Club:
Arrowleaf First Crush Red 2008
Inniskillin Okanagan Discovery Series Petit Verdot 2006
Road 13 Cellars Honest John's Red 2009
Sumac Ridge Black Sage Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2007
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Merlot 2007
Vista D'oro Farms and Winery Murphy's Law 2008

RED - For Red Club:
Vista D'oro Farms and Winery Murphy's Law 2008
Church and State Wines Hollenbach Pinot Noir 2007
Dunham and Froese Estate Winery Amicitia Red 2008
Fairview Cellars Madcap Red 2007
Hillside Estate Winery Mosaic 2007
Mount Boucherie Estate Winery Summit Reserve 2006
Summerhill Pyramid Organic Winery Robert Bateman Series Merlot 2007


July 2010

With this collection Wine Club members received a complimentary edition of Vines Magazine, the list of winners from the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival and a copy of Wine Trails of which we encouraged everyone to see the feature on page 4 "Discover Wines Staff Picks".

WHITE - For Mixed Club:
Desert Hills Cactus White 2009
Larch Hills Winery Ortega 2008
Quails' Gate Chassellas Pinot Blanc Pinot Gris 2009
Sperling Vineyards Market White 2009
Stag's Hollow Sauvignon Blanc 2009
The View Distraction Rosé 2008

RED - For both Mixed and Red Club
Aces Okanagan Estate Winery Seven Deuce 2008
Cedar Creek Pinot Noir 2007
Fort Berens Winery Meritage 2007
Hester Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Jackson Triggs Okanagan Estate Grand Reserve Merlot 2007
Lake Breeze Vineyards Merlot 2008

RED - for Red Club:
Ex Nihilo "Night" 2006
Quinta Ferreira Syrah 2008
Sandhill Small Lot Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2007
Tantalus Vineyards Pinot Noir 2008
Thornhaven Estate Winery Pinot Noir 2008
Twisted Tree Tempranillo 2008


March 2010
Unique grape varietals and small lot wines seem to be the theme for this Wine Club.  What a beautiful part of the world we live in when you can ski in the morning an d come home to crocus's blooming in your garden in the afternoon! Check out the new  "Discover Wines Staff Picks" on page 15 of the complimentary edition of Wine Trails.  

WHITE - for Mixed Club:
Black Widow 2008 Pinot Gris
Herder Winery and Vineyards 2008 Three Sisters
NK'MIP 2007 Chardonnay
Arrowleaf Cellars 2008 White Feather
Sonoran Estate Winery 2008 Jazz Gewurztraminer
Tangled Vines Estate Winery 2008 Three Blancs
 

RED - for both Mixed and Red Club:
Church and State  2007 Church Mouse Cabernet Sauvignon
Red Rooster Winery 2007 Meritage
Jackson Triggs 2006 Proprietors Reserve Meritage
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2006 Platinum Reserve Merlot
Summerhill Pyramid Winery 2007 Baco Noir

RED- for Red Club:
Camelot Vineyards 2008 Merlot
See Ya Later Ranch 2007 Rover
Inniskillin Okanagan 2006 Dark Horse Vineyard Pinot Noir
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery 2006 Black Sage Cabernet Sauvignon
Painted Rock Estate Winery 2007 Syrah
Sandhill Wines 2007 Small Lots ONE


January 2010

Many new wineries are featured this month as well as Merlot's and Chardonnay's, which are no surprise as they are the largest planted grape varieties in British Columbia and the growing conditions are excellent.  The many different terroir up and down the Okanagan Valley ensure great diversity in style and flavour profiles.

WHITE - for Mixed Club:
Cassini Cellars 2007 Chardonnay
Crowsnest Vineyards 2008 Stahltank  Chardonnay
Ex Nihilo 2008 Pinot Gris
Arrowleaf Cellars 2006 Solstice Chardonnay
Calona Vineyards 2008 Sovereign Opal
Intrigue 2008 Pinot Gris

RED - for both Mixed and Red Club:
Young & Wyse Collection 2008 Merlot
Young & Wyse Collection 2008 Shiraz
8th Generation 2008 Merlot
Desert Hills Estate Winery 2008 Merlot
Crowsnest Vineyards 2007 Barcello Canyon Merlot
Cassini Cellars 2007 Merlot

RED- for Red Club:
Painted Rock 2007 Estate Merlot
Ex Nihilo 2006 Merlot
Jackson Triggs 2005 Sunrock Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Nk'Mip 2007 Qwam Qwmt Merlot
Stags Hollow 2006 Heritage Block 1
Thornhaven Estate Winery 2008 Reserve Syrah
 


November 2009

The theme for this Wine Club was definitely around award winners from the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival and the International Value Awards.  Most of these wines were Gold Medal winners with two of them being the Best White and Best Red of Show.  A complimentary gift of Savour Magazine and some fun Holiday wine charms were enclosed.

WHITE - for Mixed Club:
Quinta Ferreira 2008 Mistura Branca
Quails' Gate 2008 Chenin Blanc
Arrowleaf Cellars 2008 Pinot Gris
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2008 Riesling
8th Generation Vineyards 2008 Riesling
Gehringer Brothers  2008 Dry Rock Sauvignon Blanc

RED - for both Mixed and Red Club:
Paradise Ranch 2008 Late Harvest Merlot
Arrowleaf Cellars 2007 Zweigelt
Church and State Wines 2007 Coyote Bowl Syrah
Jackson Triggs 2006 Grand Reserve Cabernet Shiraz
Road 13 Vineyards 2007 Merlot
Thornhaven Estate Winery 2007 Pinot Noir

RED- for Red Club:
NK'MIP 2006 Quam Qwmt Syrah
Inniskillin Okanagan  2007 Discovery Series Malbec
See Ya Later Ranch 2007 Ping
Township 7 Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Dirty Laundry Vineyard 2007 Bordello
Therapy Vineyards 2008 Pinot Noir
 


September 2009

Here we are at the end of "the summer that started late and lasted forever.  Enclosed in this selection were many Thanksgiving wines to enjoy with friends and family.

WHITE - for Mixed Club:
8th Generation Vineyards 2008 Pinot Gris
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2007 Chardonnay
Gray Monk Estate Winery 2008 Rotberger
Larch Hills Winery 2008 Gewurztraminer
Thornhaven Estate Winery 2008 Pinot Gris
St. Hubertus Winery  2007 Pinot Blanc

RED - for both Mixed and Red Club:
Stags Hollow 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Desert Hills Winery 2008 Gamay Noir
Lang Vineyards 2006 Merlot
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2006 Estate Merlot
Tinhorn Creek Estate Winery 2007 Cabernet Franc
Zero Balance Vineyard 2006 Malbec

RED- for Red Club:
Dirty Laundry Vineyard 2008 Kay-Syrah
Church and State Wines 2006 Meritage
Stags Hollow 2006 Heritage Block 1
Noble Ridge Vineyards 2006 Meritage
Summerhill Pyramid Winery 2006 Organic Cabernet Franc
Laughing Stock Vineyards 2006 Portfolio
 


July  2009

Summer parties are in full swing and we love those burger recipes and ideas in Vines Magazine that was provided to all our Wine Club members.  We featured some Kalala Organic Estate Winery wines in this Wine Club and all is fine at the winery after they were evacuated due to the Glenrosa fires. They went the extra mile to get their wines to us on time for our Wine Club.  What a great group of smiling people at Kalala, no matter what the situation.

WHITE - for Mixed Club:
Gray Monk Estate Winery 2008 Kerner
Hester Creek estate Winery 2008 Trebbiano
Larch Hills Winery 2008 Dry Siegerrebe
Little Straw Vineyard 2008 Tapestry
Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2008 Pinot Gris
Thornhaven Estate Winery 2008 Gewurztraminer

RED - for both Mixed and Red Club:
Chandra Estate Winery 2007 Red Fusion
Church and State Wines  2006 Church Mouse Pinot Noir
Mount Boucherie Estate Winery 2006 Summit Zweigelt
Summerhill Pyramid Winery 2006 Organic Pinot Noir
D'Angelo Estate Winery 2006 Tempranillo
Twisted Tree 2007 Second Crossing Syrah

RED- for Red Club:
Dunham and Froese Estate Winery 2007 Amicitia Red
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2006 Platinum Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2007 Merlot
Red Rooster 2006 Reserve Merlot
Therapy Vineyards 2007 Freuds Ego
Tantalus Vineyards 2007 Pinot Noir
 


May  2009

Many new releases are included in this Club.  We have enclosed a wine and food chart as well as the "Best of Varietal" list of winners from the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival.  There are several winners that have been in past Wine Club deliveries and several that are included in this selection.

WHITE - for Mixed Club:
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2008 Ehrenfelser
Dirty Laundry Vineyards Woo Woo Vines  2008 Gewurztraminer
Herder Winery and Vineyards  2008 Pinot Gris
Poplar Grove Monster Vineyards  2008 Manmade White
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards  2008 Gewurztraminer
Twisted Tree Vineyards and Winery 2007  Second Crossing Pinot Gris Chardonnay

RED - for both Mixed and Red Club:
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2006 Merlot Cabernet
Church and State Wines  2006 Merlot Cabernet
Hester Creek Estate Winery 2005 Cabernet Franc
Inniskillin Okanagan  2005 Discovery Series Malbec
Mission Hill Family Vineyards 2006 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Twisted Tree Vineyards and Winery  2006 Six Vines

RED- for Red Club:
Diry Laundry Vineyard 2007 Cabernet Merlot
Poplar Grove 2005 The Legacy
Recline Ridge 2006 Marechal Foch
Summerhill Pyramid Winery 2006 Organic Syrah
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2005 Oldfield's Collection Merlot
Wild Goose Vineyards 2006 Merlot
 


March  2009

There are many new small wineries included in this Wine Club including a new Organic Winery.The complimentary Vines magazine reviews many wines that have been included previously in our Club! The newest Wine Trails is also included.  We encourage everyone to visit their local farm market as they start opening again in the Spring. 

WHITE - for Mixed Club:
Chandra Estate Winery 2007 Pinot Gris
8th Generation Winery  2007 Dry Riesling
Lang Vineyards 2007 Farm Riesling
Larch Hills Vineyard & Winery 2007 Ortega
Ganton & Larson Prospect Winery 2007 Larch Tree Riesling
Quails' Gate Estate Winery 2007 Chenin Blanc

RED - for both Mixed and Red Club:
Dirty Laundry 2007 Merlot
Jackson Triggs Vintners 2006 Grand Reserve Shiraz
Larch Hills Vineyard and Winery 2007 Marechal Foch
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2007 Reserve Pinot Noir
Quails' Gate Estate Winery 2006 Merlot
Robin Ridge 2006 Merlot

RED- for Red Club:
Herder Winery & Vineyards 2007 Josehpine
Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2006 Merlot
Nk'MIP Cellars 2005 Quam Qwmt Pinot Noir
Osoyoos Larose 2005 Petals d'Osoyoos
Road 13 Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery 2005 Black Sage Vineyards Meritage
 


January  2009

This month's theme is value.  You will find a few price selections, but we feel these are still excellent value.  With a penny punching atmosphere globally, the best way to stretch your dollar and still have a "special treat wine" is to purchase less expensive wines for the day to day and caretully select a few high end wines from time to time.  This would also be a good time to enjoy some of those cellar dwellers you hid away over the past couple of years.  Enclosed is a Discover Wines custom designed 6 bottle bag - notice the cushioned bottom, extra tall and wide and re-enforced seams to take heavy loads.

WHITE - for Mixed Club:
Calona Vineyards 2007 Sovereign Opal
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery  2007 Desert Sun
Mount Boucherie Estate 2007 Pinot Gris
Ganton and Larson Prospect Winery 2006 Unoaked Chardonnay
St. Hubertus Estate Winery 2007 Dry Riesling
Mission Hill Family Estate 2006 Perpetua

RED - for both Mixed and Red Club:
Osoyoos Larose 2006 Le Grand Vin
Ganton & Larson Prospect Winery 2006 Cabernet Merlot
Calona Vineyards 2007 Pinot Noir
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2007 Cuvee Noir
Hester Creek Estate Winery 2006 Cabernet Merlot
St. Hubertus Estate Winery 2007 Gamay Noir

RED- for Red Club:
Arrowleaf Cellars 2005 Solstice
Mission Hill Family Estate 2005 Quatrain
Mt. Boucherie  2005 Summit Reserve Merlot
See Ya Later Ranch 2006 Ping
Mission Hill Family Estate 2006 Reserve Pinot Noir
The View Estate Winery 2007 Pinotage
 


November  2008

This month's theme is award winners and Holiday sippers for holiday suppers. Most of the wines are award winners at the recent Okanagan Wine Festival.  There are food pairing suggestions, a complimentary gift bag and complimentary editions of Eat Magazine, Vines and Northwest Palate as well as the full list of award winners from the judged competition of the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival and the People's Choice winners.

WHITE - for Mixed Club:
Blasted Church Vineyards 2007 Gewurztaminer
Gray Monk Estate Winery  2007 Gewurztraminer
Kalala Organic Estate Winery Gewurztraminer 2007 Pinot Gris
Ganton and larson prospect Winery 2007 Ogopogo's Lair Pinot Grigio
Noble Ridge Vineyards and  Winery 2007 Chrdonnay
Thornhaven Estate Winery 2006 Chardonnay

RED - for both Mixed and Red Club:
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2006 Estate Select Meritage
Jackson Triggs Vintners 2006 Proprietors Reserve Shiraz
Jackson Triggs Vintners 2005 Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Road 13 Vineyards 2006 Merlot
See Ya Later Ranch 2006 Pinot Noir
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Franc

RED- for Red Club:
Sandhill Vineyards 2005 Small Lots Three
Lake Breeze Vineyards 2006 Seven Poplars Merlot
Inniskillin Okanagan 2006 Discover Series Malbec
NK'MIP Vineyards 2005 Qwam Qwmp Meritage
Jackson Triggs Vintners 2006 Sunrock Shiraz
Twisted Tree Estate Wines 2007 Second Crossing Merlot
 


September  2008

This selection included some information regarding the upcoming grape harvest conditions, as well as Okanagan Wine Festival event details.  Golden Mile Cellars changed their name to Road 13 Vineyards and there are a couple of their new releases in this Wine Club. 

WHITE - for Mixed Club:
Desert Hills Estate Winery 2006 Pinot Gris
Blasted Church Vineyards  2006 Hatfields Fuse
Quails' Gate Estate Winery  2007 Dry Riesling
Road 13 Vineyards 2007 Honest John's White
Saturna Island Winery 2006 Vintners Select Chardonnay
Township 7 Vineyards & Winery 2007 Semillon

RED - for both Mixed and Red Club:
Desert Hills Estate Winery 2007 Gamay
Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2007 Cuvee Rouge
Mission Hill Family Estate 2004 Select Lot Collection Merlot
Road 13 Vineyards 2007 Honest John's Red
Quails' Gate Estate Winery 2006 Limited Release Old Vines Foch
Saturna Island Winery 2006 Vintners Select Pinot Noir

RED- for Red Club:
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2006 Merlot
Blasted Church Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Merlot
Saturna Island Winery 2006 Vintners Select Merlot
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2006 Syrah
Church and State Wines 2006 Coyote Bowl Syrah
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2005 Platinum Reserve Pinot Noir
 


July  2008

Introducing British Columbia's newest winery : Kalala Organic Estate Winery!  We were very impressed with the quality and pricepoint coming from this new winery. They own vineyards up and down the Okanagan Valley and have been growing grapes for over 15 years.  Enclosed among other publications is the summer edition of Wine Trails, of which one of our team members is now writing for. 

WHITE - for Mixed Club:
Blasted Church Vineyards 2007 Chardonnay Musque
Cedar Creek Estate Winery  2007 Proprietors White
Church and State Wines  2006 Church Mouse Chardonnay
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2007 Classic Ehrenfenser
Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2006 Pinot Gris
Little Straw Vineyards 2007 Tapestry

RED - for both Mixed and Red Club:
Blasted Church Vineyards 2006 Merlot
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2005 Merlot Cabernet
Church and State Wines 2006 Merlot
Ganton and Larson Prospect Winery  2006 Red Willow Shiraz
Kalala Organic Estate Winery 2006 Zweigelt
Quails' Gate Winery 2007 Rose

RED- for Red Club:
Golden Mile Cellars 2006 Pinot Noir
Inniskillin Okanagan 2005 Dark Horse Meritage
Jackson Triggs 2005 Proprietors Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Lake Breeze Vineyards 2006 Meritage
Mission Hill Family Estate 2004 Select Lot Collection Syrah
Summerhill Pyramid Winery 2004 Platinum Cabernet Franc
 


May  2008

This Wine Club included a complimentary copy of Eat Magazine which was filled with mouthwatering recipe pages.  Also included were a set of 5 wine charms to add to summer fun entertaining.  For the first time we had two Kerners in this Wine Club and one of the best value whites in BC you'll find. The reds included some of the most "big" and sought after reds produced in BC.

WHITE - for Mixed Club:
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2006 Proprietors White
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery  2006 Schönburger Gewurztraminer
Golden Mile Cellars  2006 Road 13 White
Oliver Twist Estate Winery 2006 Kerner
Recline Ridge Vineyards & Winery 2006 Kerner
Therapy Vineyards 2007 Freudian Sip

RED - for both Mixed and Red Club:
Blasted Church Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Merlot
Dunham and Froese 2006 Merlot
Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery 2006 Syrah
St. Hubertus  2006 Oak Bay Marechal Foch
Therapy Vineyards 2006 Freud's Ego
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2004 Oldfields Collection Merlot

RED- for Red Club:
Calona Vineyards Sandhill 2005 Cabernet Merlot
Calona Vineyards Sandhill 2004 Small Lots Three
Desert Hills Estate Winery 2005 Mirage
Quails' Gate 2005 Limited Release Merlot
Tantalus Vineyards 2006 Pinot Noir
Soaring Eagle 2005 Merlot
Gray Monk Estate Winery 2004 Odyssey Merlot (in lieu of Therapy Merlot)
 


March  2008

This Wine Club included some information about decanting wines and a complimentary copy of Vines Magazine.  The first 2007 white wine released, Arrowleaf Bacchus, made it into our Wine Club as the first taste of Spring!

WHITE - for Mixed Club:
Arrowleaf Cellars 2007 Bacchus
Blasted Church Vineyards  2006 Hatfields Fuse
Prospect Winery 2006 Councils Punch Bowl Sauvignon Blanc
Quinta Ferreira 2006 Viognier
Summerhill Pyramid Winery 2005 Star Galaxy White
Therapy Vineyards 2006 Chardonnay

RED - for both Mixed and Red Club:
Arrowleaf Cellars  2006 Pinot Noir
Golden Mile Cellars 2006 Zinfandel
Recline Ridge Vineyards & Winery  2006 Marechal Foch
Therapy Vineyards 2006 Merlot
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2005 Cabernet Franc
Township 7 Vineyards & Winery 2005 Merlot

RED- for Red Club:
Quails' Gate 2006 Limited Release Pinot Noir
Dunham and Froese Estate Winery 2006  3 Dog Red
Mission Hill Family Estate 2005 Reserve Shiraz
Summerhill Pyramid Winery 2006 Baco Noir
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2006 Optimum Pinot Noir
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2006 Platinum Merlot
Gray Monk Estate Winery 2004 Odyssey Merlot (in lieu of Therapy Merlot)
 


January  2008

As we packed wines for this Wine Club, it is the Icewine Festival at Sun Peaks Ski Resort in Kamloops.  We have included a fabulous Icewine for our Mixed Club members.

WHITE - for Mixed Club:
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2006 Pinot Blanc
Hester Creek Estate Winery  2006 Chardonnay
Little Straw Vineyards 2006 Tapestry
Sonoran Estate Winery 2005 Oraniensteiner
Thornhaven Estate Winery 2006 Chardonnay
See Ya Later Ranch 2005 Ehrenfelser Icewine

RED - for both Mixed and Red Club:
Arrowleaf Cellars  2004 Solstice
First Estate Cellars 2005 Marechal Foch
Golden Mile Cellars  2006 Syrah
Jackson Triggs 2003 Proprietors Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Jackson Triggs 2005 Sunrock Vineyards
Thornhaven Estate Winery 2006 Pinot Noir

RED- for Red Club:
Golden Mile Cellars  2006 Black Arts Syrah
Inniskillin Okanagan 2005 Pinotage Discovery Series
Osoyoos Larose  2005 Le Grand Vin
Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery  2005 Merlot
Calona Wines Sandhill Estate Vineyards 2005 Gamay Noir
Therapy Vineyards  2006 Merlot
 


November  2007

An unprecedented number of medal winning wines were collected for this "treasure" of Wine Club selections.  In reviewing past selections we have predicted many of the accolades and awards. This year's harvest was reported to have been one of the longest in many years.  It started in mid September and lingered through bouts of cloud and sunshine until early November with Icewine expectations yet to come.

WHITE - for Mixed Club:
Arrowleaf Cellars 2006 Chardonnay
Gray Monk Estate Winery 2006 Siegerrebe
Golden Mile Cellars 2006 Chardonnay
See Ya Later Ranch  2006  Riesling
Summerhill Pyramid Winery 2006 Ehrenfelser
Ganton and Larson Prospect Winery 2006 Pinot Grigio

RED - for both Mixed and Red Club:
Gray Monk Estate Winery  Odyssey III NV Fortified
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2005 Classic Merlot
See Ya Later Ranch  2005 Ping
Jackson Triggs 2005 Grand Reserve Shiraz
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery 2005 Cabernet Franc
Summerhill Pyramid Winery 2003 Cabernets

RED- for Red Club:
Blasted Church Vineyards 2006 The Damn Flood
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2005 Estate Select Meritage
Hester Creek Estate Winery  2004 Reserve Merlot
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery 2005 Black Sage Cabernet Sauvignon
Jackson Triggs 2005 Grand Reserve Cabernet Shiraz
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery 2004 Pinnacle
 


September  2007

We were happy to see more abundance in the 2006 whites and this year looks good for quality and quantity , and so with this comes customer demand.  Distribution channels compete for "allocations" and inventories deplete quickly from BC wineries.  If you have any favorites, get them quickly while they are still available.

WHITE - for Mixed Club:
Desert Hills Estate Winery 2005 Unoaked Chardonnay
Granite Creek 2005 Kerner
Lake Breeze Vineyards 2006 Pinot Blanc
Lang Vineyards Winery 2006 Farm Riesling
Quails' Gate Estate Winery 2006 Gewurztaminer
Township 7 Vineyards & Winery 2006 Sauvignon Blanc

RED - for both Mixed and Red Club:
Inniskillin Okanagan 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Lang Vineyards 2005 Grand Pinot Red
Quails' Gate Estate Winery  2005 Old Vines Foch
Red Rooster Winery 2005 Cabernet Merlot
Tinhorn Creek Estate Winery 2005 Pinot Noir
Township 7 Vineyards and Winery 2004 Reserve Syrah

RED- for Red Club:
Golden Mile Estate Winery 2005 5th Element Red
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2005 Estate Syrah
Church and State 2005 Saddle Ridge Vineyard Syrah
Desert Hills Estate Winery 2006 Gamay Noir
Mission Hill EstateWinery 2004 Fork in the Road Red
 


July 2007

We have a great collection of award winners and summer sippers.  Enclosed are numerous complimentary industry publications as well as a comprehensive yet interesting set of articles about the Riedel Crystal Dynasty. 

WHITE - for Mixed Club:
Lake Breeze Vineyards 2006 Pinot Gris
Red Rooster Winery 2006 Gewurztraminer
Mt. Boucherie  2004 Summit Reserve Chardonnay
Quails Gate' Estate Winery 2006 Chasselas Pinot Blanc
Saturna Iland Estate Winery 2006 Pinot Gris
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2006 Gewurztraminer

RED - for both Mixed and Red Club:
Granite Creek Estate Wines 2005 Gamay Noir
Lake Breeze Vineyards 2005 Meritage
Little Straw Vineyards 2005 Limited Release Merlot
Osoyoos Larose 2004 Petals de Osoyoos
Tinhorn Creek Estate Winery 2004 Merlot
Township 7 Vineyards and Winery 2004 Reserve Merlot

RED- for Red Club:
Blasted Church Winery 2005 Merlot
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2005 Pinot Noir
Hillside Estate Winery 2005 Cabernet Franc
Jackson Triggs 2004 Grand Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
Noble Ridge Estate Winery 2004
 


May 2007

Most of the wines in this collection were awarded at the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival and/or at the recent All Canadian Wine Awards. Of note are the fresh 2006 whites and the highly rated 2004 and 2005 reds, many with numerous awards already!  Enjoy the complimentary literature and a copy of the 2007 Canadian Wine Annual, special delivered by the great folks at Wine Access for the Discover Wines Club members.

WHITE - for Mixed Club:
Burrowing Owl Vineyards 2006 Pinot Gris
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2006 Ehrenfelser
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2006 Sauvignon Blanc
Lang Vineyards 2006 Gewurztraminer
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery 2006 Sauvignon Blanc
Thornhaven  Estate Winery 2006 Gewurztraminer

RED - for both Mixed and Red Club:
Desert Hills Estate Winery 2004 Mirage
Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2005 Dry Rock Merlot
Hester Creek Estate Winery 2005 Merlot
Summerhill Pyramid Winery 2005 Enchanted Vines Solus Foch
Jackson Triggs 2004 Grand Reserve Merlot
Tinhorn Creek Estate Winery 2004 Cabernet Franc

RED- for Red Club:
Cedar Creek Estate Winery 2004 Platinum Reserve Meritage
Church and State Wines 2005 Coyote Bowl Merlot
Jackson Triggs 2005 Proprietors Reserve Shiraz
Mistral Estate Winery 2005 Merlot
Antelope Ridge 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon
Noble Ridge Vineyards and Winery 2005 Pinot Noir
 


March 2007

Our theme for this month is "Old and New". The old wines are with "OLD Vines" designations on the label.  By BC wine Standards (Wine Law) only vines that exceed 25 years in age may use this term.  "New" wines are new releases.  It must be spring as the long awaited 2006 whites are arriving and if the grapevine is accuratge, this is one of the best vintages in many years. Enclosed is a demo DVD from local artist, Serge Mazerand "Cheers! Piano Solo". Discover Wines is starting to offer musical recordings with selections from local artists and nothing pairs better with BC wine than homegrown BC tunes.

WHITE - for Mixed Club:
Arrowleaf Cellars Bacchus 2006 Bacchus
Church and State Wines Church Mouse 2005 Chardonnay
Hawthorne Mountain Vineyards 2005 See Ya Later Ranch Jimmy My Pal
Little Straw Vineyards 2005 Old Vines Auxerrois
Sonoran Estate Winery 2004 Pinot Gris
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery 2004 Gewurztraminer

RED - for both Mixed and Red Club:
Calona Vineyards 2004 Classic Sonata (port-s