BC Wine Picks for the Holidays

I asked John Clerides, Proprietor of Marquis Wine Cellars for his BC Wine picks for this holiday season. Here are a selection of his favourites for this 2014 festive season.

Blue Mountain N/V Gold Label Brut 750ml

BUBBLE

No festive occasion is complete without bubbles.

Bella Sparkling Chardonnay $26.90

  • Crown Cap
  • Fresh, clean fun
  • sourced from vineyards in Kamloops, Keremeos & Oliver
  • Fun crown cap, pop it anywhere
  • Jay Drysdale is the owner, feature wines are getting better and better

Bella Wines on twitter @Bellawines

Blue Mountain Brut $27.90

  • Traditional Method
  • The standard for many years
  • Chardonnay, Pinot Noir + Pinot Gris
  • Two years aged in bottle Lets celebrate now

Blue Mountain Winery on twitter @BlueMtnWinery

Haywire ‘The Bub’

  • Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
  • Stony Mineral toasty notes
  • Another winner by Michael Bartier

Haywire Wines on twitter @Haywirewine

WHITES

Tantalus Riesling $24.90

Smooth and incredible Riesling.

Tantalus Vineyards on twitter @tantaluswine

 

Terravista Fandango $27.90

Brought you by the folks who initially started Black Hills. A cool blend of Spanish varietals, Albarino & Verdejo.  I thought I was in Spain when I tasted this, savoury, tasting and simply delicious.

Terravista Vineyards on twitter @Terravistawines

 

Haywire Pinot Gris $27.90

One of standards for Pint6 Gris in the OK, all stainless steel, Italian clone, mineral, saline notes and refreshing

Haywire Wines on twitter @Haywirewine

 

REDS

Painted Rock Merlot $44.90

Incredible wine

Painted Rock Winery on twitter @PaintedRockWine

 

Meyer Pinot Noir Mclean Vineyard $44.90

Incredible pinot noior, tasted blind this is burgundy

Meyer Family Wines on twitter 

 

Nichol Syrah $34.90

Matt Sherlock is making some incredible terroir driven wines, one of the bets in BC

Nichol Vineyard on twitter @nicholvineyard

 

All these wines are available at Marquis Wine Cellars and they are located at 1034 Davie Street in the West End neighborhood of Vancouver.

By: Richard Wolak