Local Pinot Noir Pairings for Father’s Day


2014 Pinot Noir – Rocky Creek Winery

Our Pinot seems to have its following and is very similar to a burgundian-style pinot. It has been slightly oaked in French Oak. Good aromas with hints of spiciness. It has the cherry tones and slight plum but also hints of cloves and pepper. Great “catch all” foodie wine; our red has a complexity that changes with each meal. The pinot noir is a red that is very versatile and goes with everything.

Pinot Nero 2014 – Vigneti Zanatta

Our Pinot Nero is grown on our steepest slopes. Vineyard location and viticultural practices help to concentrate sugars and aromas.
Our Pinot Nero is barrel aged in French oak enhancing the complexity and balancing the intensity of the cherry and spicy notes. A great example of the terroir influence in the Cowichan Valley.

2014 Somenos Series Pinot Noir-Averill Creek Vineyard

Each of our Somenos Series wines are carefully hand crafted in small batches from our best vines, our finest barrels and our most expressive blends. The 2014 is a bold, masculine Pinot layered with earthy aromas of leather & tobacco, caramel & spice. Medium bodied with depth & richness, revealing flavours of black cherry, plum chutney & hints of tangerine peel. An ideal complement to venison, chanterelles or seared duck breast. Silver Medal Winner, 2017 Global Pinot Noir Masters

2014 Pinot Noir –  Emandare Vineyard

This wine takes your senses on a journey through the
rows of Emandare. You will smell and taste notes of fresh raspberries, pomegranates and orchard apples combined with damp slate layered in wild mushrooms and surrounded in a field of wild flowers. Pinot Noir is part of the passion behind Emandare.

Quill Pinot Noir 2015 – Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Our Quill Pinot Noir 
has aromas of cherry, eucalyptus and pine on the nose; whose flavours show through on the palate mixed with black plum and a light oakiness. The wine is juicy like a fresh cherry pie, with fine tannins.

Pinot Noir 2014 Three-O-Four Venturi – Schulze Vineyards

We fermented and aged this limited release
Pinot Noir from our old vines planted in 1988 in stainless steel tanks to showcase its outstanding vibrant and juicy ripe berry aromas and flavours. The wine surprised us with complexity we normally only see in oak aged reds. 304 refers to the grade of stainless steel used in wine tanks. 13.2% alc. Wonderful with lamb, duck and cheeses.


and a special local pick for dad’s who like beer…


Working Class Hero Dark Mild – Riot Brewing Company

An unfiltered English style Mild Ale with added chocolate malt brings a depth of flavour that is atypical of the style. Roasted malt character, light toffee sweetness, and hints of chocolate and toast shine through in this sessionable, light bodied ale.


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