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 Events / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Comments are closed.