Written By Treve Ring Fortified Wine / Libations Jul 19, 2010 Vista D’oro Winery D’oro 2007 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestFraser Valley, BC $57-65 for 500mlwww.vistadoro.comI was first introduced to the culinary wonders of Langley’s Vista D’oro Farms through their preserves. SO much more than plain old jam, seasonally changing flavours like Apricot Tarragon & Riesling, Green Walnut & Grappa, Turkish Fig & Walnut, and Green Tomato & Garam Masala have graced my kitchen with their preserve presence, and elevated my ordinary dining experience into the extra.A few years ago, husband-wife team Patrick and Lee Murphy added winemaking to their culinary tourism operation. Their flagship product is simply D’oro (Italian for gold). Following a centuries old recipe from Northern France, they’ve used walnuts from their magnificent century-old walnut trees for an exceptional fortified walnut wine. This port-style stunner is a blend of Marechal Foch from the North Okanagan, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from the Central Okanagan, green walnuts from their Fraser Valley property (picked on Bastille Day!), and brandy from Okanagan Spirits, in Vernon. D’oro is then aged 13 months in French and American oak. Wow – what an effort and what a result! A sultry nose of age – with raisin sweetness, earthy walnuts, wood and plush porty sweetness. Clarity and richness, with a finish that lingers on and on… Authentic, artisanal, awesome.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)Fortified WineOkanaganWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like 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 Dessert Wines / Fortified Wine / Red Wine / Rosé / Sparkling Wine / White Wine February 4, 2013 Westside Wine Trails – Sip With Your Sweetheart Event The Westside Wine Trail wineries return for their annual Sip with Your Sweetheart Event in celebration of Valentine’s Day. All nine wineries of ... Read More Food Pairings / Fortified Wine December 7, 2012 Wines of Worth: Sherry + Food I was thinking about this week’s topic, as I so often do, over a late night drink. In my glass? Palo Cortado Sherry. On my plate? Salty Grana ... Read More Fortified Wine February 21, 2012 Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanilla La Gitana I love sherry. Ancient, lengthy, site-specific, traditional, rare, haunting, lingering, unique. What’s not to like? People complain that it’s too ... Read More Fortified Wine February 9, 2011 Gonzales Byass Noe Pedro Ximénez, VORS Pedro Ximénez , or PX as it’s affectionately called, epitomizes the adage that a little goes a long way. Made from a white grape with the same ... Read More Fortified Wine December 19, 2010 Carlo Pellegrino Passito de Pantelleria A pretty common holiday scenario: friends over for dinner, perhaps impromptu, you’re all indulging in the merriment of the season, you want to ... Read More Comments are closed.