Summer in Vancouver has been off to a rather wet start this year. Granted we are situated in an actual rainforest, I think it’s safe to say that we are more than ready for some sun! I thought it would be nice to share and highlight some of “BC’s Best and Brightest Patio Wines” that are available right now for summer time patio fun!
So let’s begin…
The first wine that comes to mind comes from a very unique winery with an interesting story, Blasted Church Winery. This is a small estate winery just on the outskirts of Okanagan Falls. There once stood a wooden church on the property. In 1929, workers dismantled the church and used controlled dynamite to loosen the nails. The church was then moved to the center of Okanagan Falls, where it stands today! The winery was known as Prprich Hills until 2002 when proprietors Evelyn & Chris Campbell took over. They rebranded and Blasted Church winery was born. And just to throw it in for trivial sake, they were the first winery in the Okanagan to go all screw top caps!
The winery is known for their labels and the stories that go with them. The labels make the wine approachable and spark conversation. The great thing is the wine is amazing too!
2011 Blasted Church Sauvignon Blanc VQA
This crowd pleaser is perfect for a nice summer day. It’s great as a sipping wine by itself but also works well with food. The wine itself is pale straw color with hues of green. It shares aromas of bright lemon, lime, grapefruit rind and mineral notes. On the palate the wine is dry with crisp acidity. It shares the same flavours on the nose with the palate and a herbaceous character is noted.
It retails for $18.99 per bottle. Enjoy this wine while you can, there have been 600 cases made of the 2011 vintage!