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: Bench 1775 Winery

    With the cold weather fast approaching, we could all use an extra boost to keep our spirits high. Wine can make the perfect gift as we say goodbye to the warm weather and welcome the cool fall nights. This month our featured winery is the Okanagan Valley's Bench 1775 Winery. Sign up for our Wine Club today to have 2-3 handpicked wines with detailed tasting notes and pairing recommendations delivered right to your front door every month.

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  • My Wine Canada Wine Club Feature: Play Estate Winery

    Introducing our featured act for the month of August: Play Estate Winery! What started as a passion project among a group of friends and business partners has grown into a beautiful iconic and modern winery overlooking the Skaha Hills and Okanagan Valley. Lucky wine club subscribers will receive a selection of Play Estate’s fantastic wines in their beautifully designed bottles. Not a member yet? Sign up here!

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  • My Wine Canada Wine Club Feature: St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery

    Get ready for a delightful summer treat with our latest featured winery, St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery! Sign up for our Wine Club today to enjoy a selection of 2-3 handpicked wines along with detailed tasting notes from esteemed wine critic Tony Aspler and pairing suggestions that will be delivered right to your doorstep each month.

    This July, you will receive an exciting line up of wines from St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate. Wine Club subscribers can look forward to receiving wines ranging from Chasselas and Schönburger to Pinot Noir and Marechal Foch. And guess what? If you sign up for the 3-bottle package you will get a fourth bottle of fabulous dessert wine absolutely FREE. It’s like Christmas in July! Sign up by July 15th to get in on this great deal.

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  • My Wine Canada Wine Club Feature: Huff Estates

    We’re thrilled to announce that Huff Estates is our featured winery for June! Huff Estates opened in 2004 with only one goal in mind: to make high-quality wine. Lucky wine club members will be receiving a selection of Huff’s fantastic offerings this month, delivered right to your door. Our Wine Club also makes the perfect Father’s Day gift! Want in? Sign Dad up now! Continue reading

  • Wine Club Feature: Marynissen Estates Winery

    This month, our wine club members will receive a selection of beautifully crafted wines from Marynissen Estates Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. Keep reading to learn more about the winery's rich history and a few of our favourite bottles – then sign up for our wine club by Tuesday, August 15th to taste them for yourself!

    John Marynissen came to Canada from the Netherlands in 1952, and found a job picking fruit in Niagara Falls. By 2009, at the end of his career, he was recognized as a pioneer and unsung hero of Canada's burgeoning wine industry. Continue reading

  • Wine Club Feature: Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery

    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. Continue reading

  • 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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  • Get $10 Off Dad's Wine Club Membership

    Looking for an awesome wine gift for Dad? We sent our May wine club shipment to two bloggers extraordinaire and asked them to describe their unboxing experiences. Check out what Merry and Lindsay thought about the gifting experience from receiving wine to their doorstep to opening it and celebrating with their partners.

    If only you could get a discount on your Father's Day wine package…oh wait, you can! Our premium 2-bottle wine club package and 3-bottle wine club package are now on special. And just to rack up the bonuses, the award-winning Tinhorn Creek will be the featured winery in June! Continue reading

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