VIWF 2017 “Must Taste” Canadian Pinot Noirs
“Must Taste” Canadian Pinot Noir – Vancouver International Wine Festival
There will be hundreds of wines competing for your attention in the tasting room but if you are looking to taste some world class Canadian pinot noirs, here is the short list of pinot noirs that should not be missed and why.
Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country, Cowichan Valley & Saanich
50th Parallel Unparalleled – Booth #2
Pinot noir specialists, an outstanding winemaker concentrated on making great pinot noir, a rare (called Unparalleled, 347 cases made – being poured at B.C. regional booth) wine that medaled at a world class international pinot noir competiton.
Averill Creek Estate Pinot Noir – Booth #3
A consistently high quality producer of Cowichan Valley Pinot Noirs
Cedar Creek Platinum Block 4 & Cedar Creek Platinum Block 2 – booth #12
Cedar Creek are pioneers of individual block pinot noirs and both wines have received much attention from the greater wine world including success at national wine competitions and have been singled out by the likes of Burghound.
CHURCH & STATE WINES – Booth #14
A high achieving winery offering a comparison of two B.C. terroir pinot noirs. Their Vancouver Island pinot will be at the B.C. Regional tasting booth and the Okanagan wine will be at their booth. Great chance to contrast these two wines.
Ex Nihilo Estate Pinot Noir – Booth #17
Silky smooth, cool climate pinot noir from the North Okanagan
Quails’ Gate Stewart Reserve – Booth #46
High quality producer of pinot noir for over a quarter of a century, internationally renowned winemaker.
Spierhead Winery – All Pinot Noirs – Booth #51
Pinot Noir focused winery making balanced and nuanced pinot noirs from distinct terroirs, double gold and platinum national medal winners.
Unsworth – Booth #59
To taste ethereal, cool climate Cowichan Valley terroir pinots and to taste a rare pouring of their Reserve wine.
Ontario, Naramata/Penticton and Summerland
Prince Edward County, Beamsville Bench, Lincoln Lakeshore, Niagara Peninsula and all from outstanding pinot noir producers. Your chance to find out what Ontario pinot noir is all about. Why leave any out?
CLOSSON CHASE – Booth #62
DOMAINE QUEYLUS- Booth #64
HIDDEN BENCH ESTATE WINERY – Booth #65
INNISKILLIN NIAGARA ESTATE- Booth #66
Naramata/Penticton and Summerland
Foxtrot Vineyards – Booth #19
Pre-eminent pinot noir specialists
Howling Bluff – Booth #26
Unique terroir, & an owner striving to make the best pinot noir in the world
Tightrope – Booth #55
Beautifully crafted, cool climate, pinot noir
8th Generation – Booth #12
Deep experience in the vineyard and the winery produce a well rounded combination of old world and new world influences, supple and classy.
Haywire – Booth #23
Pinot noir raised in wood, concrete, clay amphora? – see for yourself the difference the vessel can make.
Okanagan Falls, the Golden Mile, the Black Sage bench, Oliver and Osoyoos
STAG’S HOLLOW – Booth #52
Fuller, structured, long flavoured pinot noir
LIQUIDITY WINES- Booth #33
Award winning winery with a pinot noir focus
MEYER FAMILY VINEYARDS – Booth #35
Producer of benchmark supple, refined, focused fruit pinot noirs
NOBLE RIDGE ESTATE WINERY- Booth #40
Polished, bigger fruit , savoury style
GEHRINGER BROTHERS ESTATE WINERY – booth #20
Great value, silky, balanced wine
TINHORN CREEK VINEYARDS – Booth #57
Golden Mile pinot noir, good fruit concentration as well as elegance
NK’MIP CELLARS – Booth #39
Bigger structured, classy pinot noir from the Oliver area.