Our #FavouriteThings from The View Winery

We really enjoy the wines from The View Winery. Why are we so taken with the extensive line up of wines and Wards ciders from The View? What sets them apart from other Okanagan wines and ciders? Every bottle or can is filled with personality. Just like owner Jennifer Molgat the inspiration, perspiration, incentive, ambition and passion can be found in every wine and cider they bottle.

The View Winery wines and the Wards ciders are everything we look for in a fun loving wine or cider. There is something special about every wine and cider that is produced by The View. Is it the Red Shoe Label? Is it the attitude coupled with their dedication and hard work? Is it the family history?

The View’s diverse portfolio of award winning wines includes Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Ehrenfelser, and their signature reds: Pinotage and Pinot Noir. The View rosé has emerged as a favourite as has the Silver Lining Estate blends. In 2013 The View added Canada’s first wine in can with the wildly popular BLING Sparkling Wine. We love the BLING for its versatility. Is it a tailgate wine or a picnic wine? It’s whatever you want it to be. That’s why we love it!

So if you have a twinkle in your eye and a skip in your step then The View wines and Wards ciders should be on your list of what you want this Holiday season. I bet you know at least one person in your life that would love to receive a gift from The View or Wards.

Here are our #FavouriteThings pick from the great line-up of The View Winery wines:

 

PINOTAGE RESERVE

Originating in South Africa, Pinotage is a cross between the silky Pinot Noir and the aromatic Cinsaut grape. Our 2015 Pinotage Reserve has an elegant nose with vibrant aromas of dark cherry and spice. Juicy dark berry flavours are balanced by a lovely acidity and seamless tannins.

  •  Silver Medal – 2017 BC Best of Varietal Awards

 

GEWÜRZTRAMINER REVOLUTION

Going against the grain, winemakers Kristy French and Mike Anderson have started a Revolution with this truly unique, dry, barrel fermented Gewürztraminer. Exotic aromas of lychee, vanilla bean, jasmine and orange spice are followed by rich, tropical fruit flavours, warm toasty notes and a lingering creamy finish.

 

Pearls Traditional Brut

Packed with racing acidity and fermented dry, this sparkling is Brut in style with 5 g/L residual sugar. Subtle notes of Granny Smith apple, lime zest, citrus fruit and minerality mixes with traditional toasty bready notes from the secondary bottle fermentation.

 

Gewürztraminer

Gewürztraminer 2017 has intriguing complexity with aromas of ripe tropical fruit, rose petal, orange blossom and honey. Round flavours of lychee, white peach and starfruit are beautifully balanced by a crisp citrus finish. Vegan Friendly

  • Silver Medal – 2017 All Canadian Wine Championships

 

Riesling

Riesling 2017 asserts intriguing complexity with aromas of Granny Smith apples, white peach, kiwi and lime citrus. Pleasing notes of slate minerality are complimented by flavours of kiwi, pineapple and citrus. Vegan Friendly.

 

Ehrenfelser 

Scintillating aromas of white flowers and fruit trifle are followed by succulent flavours of white nectarine, Anjou pear, and passion fruit. Notes of kiwi and zesty citrus create a well balanced, crisp finish.

 

Pinot Gris

Scintillating aromas of white flowers and fruit trifle are followed by succulent flavours of white nectarine, Anjou pear, and passion fruit. Notes of kiwi and zesty citrus create a well balanced, crisp finish.

All of this terrific wines are under $20 at the winery or thru their online store. Don’t forget they also sell great ciders and other wine varietals.

 

BLING SPARKLING WINE IN A CAN

The View Winery was the first in British Columbia to put sparkling wine in a can, and it’s been a huge success.

Bling is the revolutionary product that’s a marriage between the bottle of bubbly and the six pack. One day while we were operating our canning line for our Wards Hard Cider, the thought occurred:  Why not put some bubbly in cans?  it’s an incredible value, working out to less than five dollars per 750 ml (the volume of a normal bottle of wine) Crisp. Refreshing. Truly a sparkling gem! Pretty in pink, our Bling! Rosé is made from 100 percent estate grown Pinotage, Ehrenfelser and Gewürztraminer grapes, lovingly drenched by the Okanagan sun.  It dazzles with fresh notes of berry fruits and melon.  Pink Bling is delicious and fun.

White Bling is also made from 100 % estate grown Gewürztraminer, Ehrenfelser and Riesling grapes, lovingly drenched by the Okanagan sun.  It dazzles with fresh notes of berry fruits and melon.

We are excited about our first traditional Brut which is in the bottle and waiting to be unveiled in the summer of 2018. .  We’re calling it “Pearls” the name inspired by bubbles that can be seen tracing their way to the surface.

The packaging for Bling is unapologetically feminine and it was a hit with our female clientele from the beginning, but it’s increasingly popular with men as well.  Is it time for a well dressed man to make an appearance beside the elegant lady on the can?  We’ll see.

Love your pooch so much you take him/her everywhere you go? Well now you can include bowser in your BC Wine Country touring when you visit The View Winery. Vineyard walks with your pouch are every Sunday in September staring at 3:30 pm.

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Images and tasting notes courtesy of the winery and Simplicity Photography.

 

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