Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Township 7

May 25 2015

The advantage of living close to a winery is you can drop by any time you like. We found ourselves heading to White Rock from Langley so we dropped in at Township 7. We were glad we did. The tasting room was redesigned last summer and has that cozy comfortable feeling. Deborah Funnell was our host today and guided us through our tasting experience. Deborah has been with township 7 for a number of years now and knows her wines. It was a good time.

Mary McDermot is the new winemaker at Township 7. Most recently she was the winemaker for Trius at Hillebrand and Thirty Bench Winery, Peller Estates premium Niagara wineries. She comes to Township 7 with a very strong background. Immersing herself in wine country hospitality, Mary served as Sommelier at Cave Spring Cellars fine dining restaurant, Inn on the Twenty, while finishing her Bachelor of Science in Oenology and Viticulture at Brock University. Obtaining her first taste of winemaking, she landed at Niagara-on-the-Lake’s prestigious Stratus Vineyards as cellarhand and then assistant cellarmaster at Cave Spring Cellars. Before joining the Andrew Peller team and establishing herself as a very good winemaker.

We were quite impressed with the wineries newest releases.

Sauvignon Blanc 2014 was very good as was the Chardonnay. The real winner was the 7 Blanc 2014 a tasty blend of our Naramata Bench estate Pinot Gris and Gew├╝rztraminer with a touch of North Bench Oliver Muscat.

The reds were quite good. Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 was impressive as was the The Reserve 7. A double tasting was required to ensure the Merlot 2012. was the best of the reds. For more insight on these wines Robert's Selections

The winery will host a number of great events this summer