Written By Sharon McLean Libations / White Wine May 18, 2016 5 Refreshing BC Wines for Hitting the Deck—and Yes, There’s Rosé SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestIt’s time to switch up what’s in your glass. The recent warm weather is a reminder to retire those big reds and reach for some crisper, refreshing BC wines.2015 JoieFarm, Plein de Vie Brut (approximately $24). This is a fun, easy-drinking pink bubble from the ever-popular JoieFarm. It’s made using the charmat method (similar to Prosecco) and the aromatics of pinot noir, chardonnay, and pinot meunier shine through. Wild strawberries, raspberries, grapefruit and starburst candies dance around in the glass. Website2015 Lock and Worth, Cabernet Franc Rosé (approximately $20). If you love Provençal roses this one is for you. With only the slightest blush of colour, this is a bone dry, crisp and surprising complex rosé. Strawberries, hints of blackcurrant and savoury herbs are supported with refreshing acidity. Cabernet franc may not be a typical grape of Provence, but this wine would be at home in the sun anywhere. Website2015 Sea Star Vineyards, Blanc de Noir (approximately $25). Yes, I’m having a pink thing, but still – this is another local rosé worth hunting down. This is only the third vintage for Sea Star on Pender Island and they are going from strength to strength. This wine is 100% pinot noir and the palate has ripe strawberries, citrus and pomegranate notes supported by crisp acidity. Deck-deliciousness. Website2014 Terravista Vineyards, Fandango (approximately $25). Based on two Spanish grape varieties, albariňo and verdejo, you won’t find this blend anywhere else in Canada. Albariňo brings peaches and white flowers, and verdejo adds citrus and a herbal twist. Together, they deliver an aromatic wine that’s fresh and clean. Perfect for warm days on the patio. Website2014 Black Hills Estate Winery, Alibi (approximately $27). One of my warm weather go to wines, this is a blend of 75% sauvignon blanc and 25% semillon. The semillon tames the natural exuberance of the sauvignon to deliver a well-balanced and nuanced wine with lemon, lime, grapefruit, nectarines and hints of tropical fruits. I love the little bit of weight that the semillon adds. WebsitePictured above: The tasting room at Black Hills Estate Winery SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Sharon McLean ... Read More You may also like Victoria / Wine Events October 5, 2017 Crush ~ A Fine Wine Affair, Sunday, October 22, 2017 “A Benefit for The Belfry Theatre at the Inn at Laurel Point” The Belfry Theatre’s annual fine wine auction returns to the Inn ... Read More Wine Events May 17, 2017 Coast to Coast – Ontario & Nova Scotia Wines Shined at the Vancouver Wine Festival. At the Vancouver Wine Festival 2017 only six attendees at a standing room only Coast to Coast media and trade seminar who, when asked if anyone had ... Read More Fortified Wine April 28, 2017 Madeira: intense, indestructible… and overlooked What comes to mind when you hear “Madeira wine “? If anything, it’s likely to be a dusty bottle sitting alongside the Marsala, balsamic vinegar ... Read More Okanagan / Wine Festivals March 22, 2017 Canada 150: The Purity and Diversity of BC Wines The 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary with Canadian wines at the core. Punters lined up for a taste ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 15, 2017 Highlights and Sours at Victoria Beer Week After nine days of events, Victoria Beer Week once again poured its final pint of the year. Some may still be reeling (recovering?) from the ... Read More Coffee & Tea March 7, 2017 Is Your Coffee in Season? GROWING UP IN MANITOBA TAUGHT ME TO APPRECIATE SEASONAL fruits and vegetables. Unlike Vancouver Island, Manitoba has a brief growing season. All of ... Read More Comments are closed.