Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Putting Vancouver Island on the Map

Winemaker Susan Vandermolen  of  Beaufort Estate Winery  stand up and take a bow.
Your putting Vancouver Island on  the world map of outstanding wineries.

You managed to bring 27 medals home to the Comox Valley from the International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London, England, the All Canadian Wine Championships (ACWC), and the NorthWest Wine Summit (NWWS)!
Located 8km north of Courtenay the winery has a great view of Beaufort mountain range.
The wineries logo is the Moai statues of Easter Island. Owners Susan and Jeff Vandermolen sought out a local carver, Stan Skuse (X-Dream Sculptures) from Campbell River, and commissioned him to carve their Moai
The winery was licensed in 2007 and is the first in the Comox Valley. They produce about 2,000 cases on 3.2 hectares.

Friday, May 3, 2013

New Zealand Wine Tasting
A grand time was had at the recent New Zealand WIne tasting event held at VAncouver's Roundhouse.
Approxiamely 30 of New Zealands best wineries were there to present their wines.
From agents to princiaplas hospitality was at its finest.
We also ran into some friends from the wonderful wine.

I concentrated msotly on the Whites while Barabar enjoyed sampling the Reds.

Breifly here are some of the wineries that impressed us
Yealands Estate- Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc
Astrolabe Province Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Brancott B Letter Series Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Brancott Letter Series T Marlborough Pinot Noir
Stoneleigh Lattitude Pinot Noir
Villa Maria Cellar Pinot Noir Marborough 2010
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Kumeu River Wines Pinot Gris

A great future at many of the wineries was a business card faeturing their wines. If you like that wine simply pick up a business card with name of the wine and winery on it