Canadian Wine blog

Writing on Canadian Wine by the MWC team Kurtis Kolt (BC), Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson (MB) Jake Skakun (ON), Michelle Bouffard (QB) and various national guest contributors.

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  • My Wine Canada Wine Club Feature: Closson Chase Vineyards

    This month, we are excited to feature one of Prince Edward County’s top wineries, Closson Chase Vineyards. The August wine club package is an excellent opportunity to try some spectacular Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay wines. Sign up for the Wine Club today to get a selection of top wines shipped right to your front door! Keep reading for a sneak peek inside this month’s wine club pack.

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  • My Wine Canada Wine Club Feature: Orofino Vineyards

    Indulge in the elegant wines of the Similkameen Valley with this month’s featured winery, Orofino Vineyards. Sign up for the Wine Club today to get a selection of brilliant handpicked wines delivered right to your door with tasting notes and pairing recommendations. Still in search of the perfect gift for Dad this Father’s Day? This Wine Club subscription is certain to impress!

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  • My Wine Canada Wine Club Feature: Sperling Vineyards

    This month, we’re enjoying wines from featured winery, Sperling Vineyards! With 25 years of experience in winemaking, Ann Sperling crafts unique and inspired wines enjoyed by many around the globe. The perfect gift for Mom, sign her up for our Wine Club today and get a selection of these fabulous Okanagan wines delivered right to her door!

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  • My Wine Canada Wine Club Feature: Perseus Winery

    This month’s wine club feature has us starry-eyed! Perseus Winery has an exemplary line of wines that will be appreciated by all Moms and also be sent straight to her door this month. Take advantage of this stellar opportunity to sign Mom up for our wine club, she’ll receive an expertly-picked selection of wines delivered directly to her!

    Located in beautiful Penticton, BC, Perseus is dedicated to showcasing the diversity of their location through honest and versatile wines. Continue reading

  • My Wine Canada Wine Club Feature: Lang Vineyards

    Kick off the New Year by going on a wine cleanse! That's right, escape the bulk wine hangover from the holidays and usher in 2018 by elevating your tastebuds with outstanding wine. First step, sign up for the  wine club membership! While it's always a pleasure to taste the sumptuous wines from BC's Lang Vineyards, our crew here at My Wine Canada agrees that the recent line up of their wines is especially exciting. Wine Club subscribers can look forward to receiving their packages with wines ranging from Pinot Gris and Viognier to Cabernet Franc and Marechal Foch Reserve. Sign up for your preferred package type by Monday, Jan. 15, and you'll be elevating those tastebuds in no time! Continue reading

  • Top Wine Picks! Moraine Estate Winery

    After honing her skills in her native New Zealand, Moraine Estate Winery's winemaker Jacqueline Kemp (‘Jacq’ to those around her) had worked vintages in Western Australia and a little place in France called ‘Burgundy,’ before eventually settling in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. While working with various wineries, she was raising her young boys in her Naramata home, and had always kept an eye on what looked to be an ideal vineyard property down Naramata Road, perched just above Lake Okanagan.

    When area newcomers Oleg and Svetlana Aristarkhov eventually purchased the property, even though it wasn’t Kemp signing on the dotted line, serendipity struck and she took the role of winemaker, enjoying the opportunity to get her hands in the soil after all.

    The hot days and cool evenings treat the grapes well, preserving their natural acidity, while the clay soils built from glacial deposit lend fresh minerality and provide solid structure for the wines.

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  • Wine Club Feature: 50th Parallel Estate

    A sense of place is crucial to any successful wine/winery, and it’s clear 50th Parallel Estate has embraced this notion in spades.

    Proprietors Curtis Krouzel and Sheri-Lee Turner-Krouzel have been in the Okanagan Valley for over a decade, first planting 10 acres of vines by hand in 2009 on what would become their Lake Country-region winery. Their now-61-acre property is located north of Kelowna near Lake Okanagan, where winemakers Grant Stanley and Matt Fortuna make wines from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewürztraminer — all grapes that thrive in Lake Country’s relatively cooler climate.

    The winery’s rise has been impressive; their inaugural 2011 vintage saw them produce just 700 cases of wine, while last year they pumped out an impressive 14,000 cases. This month, 50th Parallel Estate is proud to be the featured winery for our lucky wine club members.  Check out which wines you'll receive this month and subscribe by Wednesday, Mar. 15!

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  • Free Shipping from Black Prince Winery

    For a number of years, Niagara has been considered the leading region for wine production in Ontario, but Prince Edward County is getting some buzz. Picturesque with a real feel of community and cooperation between producers, the area has everything to charm wine lovers. Black Prince Winery is one of the oldest wineries in the region. Established in 2000 by John Sambrook and Geoff Webb, the winery is located on a beautiful 50 acre estate with 10 acres dedicated to vineyards. Drinking and eating locally are important to the owners, perhaps this is why they were the first winery to use local county oak barrels to age their wine. In addition to making their wines, they also help start up wineries by providing them a winemaking facility to make their wines. This week My Wine Canada is featuring Black Prince Winery by offering free shipping on six or more bottles (feel free to mix and match).

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