This month, our wine club members will receive a selection of fabulous wines from Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery in the Okanagan Valley, BC. Keep reading to learn more about this great family winery and some of our favourite bottles – then sign up for our wine club by July 15th to taste them for yourself!
Quinta Ferreira's story began in 1979 when John and Maria Ferreira purchased an orchard. Both were born in Portugal and had immigrated to Canada at a young age, and for 20 years they produced apples, peaches and cherries on their Black Sage Bench estate. Meanwhile, their son Michael worked as a cellar hand. Through years of hard work under some of the Okanagan's top winemakers, he learned what goes into making premium wine, from vineyard to vino. John and Maria saw his enthusiasm, and shared a passion for wine themselves. They took a big leap, and began the 3-year process of converting the orchard to a vineyard, planting their first grapes in 1999. Ever since, their award-winning wines have reflected both their Portuguese heritage and the beautiful desert terroir of the Black Sage Bench.
Here are some of our top picks at My Wine Canada – just a few of the fabulous bottles that our wine club members can expect at their door this month!
This beautiful expression of Chardonnay is far from typical. You'll love the richness of texture, with flavours of apple framed in notes of butterscotch, baking spice, and hazelnut. It's great on its own, or save it for Thanksgiving dinner – it will pair beautifully with everything from roast turkey stuffing to fresh apple pie.
Dark berries and chocolate intermingle with exotic spices and black pepper in this rich and bold Cabernet Sauvignon. It's perfect for a laid-back but classy summer BBQ – think bison burgers, strong cheeses, charcuterie or game.
A rich and smoky blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. You'll taste bold and juicy dark fruits like black cherry and raspberry, with a sophisticated touch of black tea and velvety tannins. Micheal Ferreira's Portuguese roots are showing in this wine – it's full-bodied and well-oaked, with a pleasant balance of fruit and acidity. Enjoy with tomato-and-herb-based sauces and dishes like pasta or pizza.
Sign up for our wine club by SATURDAY, JULY 15th to receive a selection of delicious Quinta Ferreira wines with tasting notes and food pairing suggestions, delivered straight to your door. Choose from all white, all red, or mixed options. These wines are not to be missed!