Right now everyone is going through uncertain times and the BC Wine Industry is no exception. At this point it looks like upcoming new release wine tastings will be either postponed or even cancelled this season. Our favourite wineries, large or small, may be feeling the pinch.
We reached out to the BC wineries that we have promoted in the past, either as Our #FavouriteThings during our winter holiday promotion or for our Celebration! Romance! and Passion! valentine promotions.
The response from our readers for these promotions was positive and so with that encouraging starting point we came up with a plan we call #shiptosip
We are encouraging BC wine lovers to order from their favourite wineries and help support the BC wine industry. The wineries jumped onboard and each winery has a special shipping incentive for online orders.
Each day we will be publishing a feature to let our readers know which BC wines are available now to be shipped right to your door. The shipping offer ranges from winery to winery.
Please join us in supporting BC wineries and looking forward to the return of public wine tasting events and wine touring for all.
2018 McWATTERS COLLECTION CHARDONNAY
VINTAGE REPORT A cool, late winter brought bud break a little later than usual. Once the plants woke up, a warm wet spring had the vineyards looking great. We had an amazing summer with hot dry weather from July to September. It cooled down a little bit going into the fall allowing us a long hang time to achieve full ripeness. All in all, a great year for the Okanagan. Harvest date: September 24, 2018
THIS WINE Rich and elegant with notes of pineapple, hints of honey, lemon zest and buttered toast, with a lingering dry finish.
FOR YOU Enjoy with poultry, seafood, pork and rich creamed pastas, but best when shared with friends (new and old). Ready to drink, but will continue to age gracefully at least through to 2022.
FROM US The 2018 McWatters Chardonnay is 100% chardonnay from the Phantom Creek/Becker Vineyard in Oliver, barrel fermented in 25 % new French oak barrels, which included one 450 L Francois Frère puncheon. This was followed by six months of aging in oak barriques and full Malolactic fermentation.
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Tradition. Legacy. Benchmark.
Harry McWatters launched his namesake wine brand in 2011 with a red Meritage blend and Chardonnay. These wines are the two pillars of the McWatters Collection, crafted from premium grapes grown in the south Okanagan Valley. More than a name, this small portfolio is a testament to McWatters’ dedication and perseverence of spirit in helping create a world-class wine growing region in British Columbia.
Since inception, production has been and will remain at fewer than 1,000 cases per year. We hand select premium grapes and use French oak barrels to age our wines. Luscious and textured, each wine is structured to cellar for years to come.
We allow the vineyard to speak its best voice – a journey that begins well before first bud break. It’s a story that develops through the growing season and past harvest, continuing to the barrel and into the bottle. Meanwhile, next year’s journey has already begun in the vineyard and the cycle starts over.
“My vision with the McWatters Collection is to create premium wine that reflects our unique South Okanagan terroir and leave a lasting legacy for future generations.” Harry McWatters
From our cellar to your table, we offer the legacy that is our Collection.
Tasting notes and images courtesy of the winery.