#ExploreBC locally with Tourism Langley and Township 7 Vineyards & Winery

Time to get out of the city and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere that is Langley. One of our favourite things to do is visit a winery and with wineries now opening up for tastings, by appointment this is the ideal to to visit Township 7 Vineyards & Winery.

Township 7 focuses on the production of small lots of high quality wines made from carefully chosen grape suppliers from the Okanagan Valley and from its vineyards in Langley and Naramata. The team is committed to creating exceptional wines that are complex, flavourful and well balanced.

Township 7 is now open for two different tasting/sampling flights for groups of up to 6 guests, provided at private tables in order to achieve social distancing, both inside and outside the winery. Online reservations can be made at as well as drop-ins as space permits. The winery is open daily from 11 am to 6 pm. Check out @township7 on Instagram for more updates.

At Township 7 Vineyards & Winery, the health and safety of our employees, customers, and community is foremost in our minds. In these tumultuous times we are working extra hard to present a safe, reliable, and fun experience for our employees and guests. We rely on Interior Health, Fraser Valley Health, and the B.C. Centre for Disease Control to direct us to protect you.

Feature wine:

2017 Merlot

This vintage was primarily crafted with Merlot from the North Oliver Bench’s Blue Terrae Vineyard and Front Yard Vineyard in Naramata. In Oliver the rich, gravel strewn soils provide a foundation for superior grape quality. The grapes from Front Yard Vineyard on the Naramata Bench add complexity and dimension to the blend. Two to three weeks of maceration time which included a hand plunging regme of three times a day has resulted in wine with rich fruit extraction and satisfying tannins. Aged in American and French barrels for 18 months adding caramel and vanilla notes which mellow the mouthfeel.

The 2017 growing season started off slowly in the Okanagan Valley. We did not see bud burst until mid-May and flowering began mid-June. The spring was wet and cooler than normal; however, this was quickly followed by warmer temperatures, which brought flooding to some parts of the Valley. A very dry summer followed with 82 days without any rain. Fires resulted in many parts of southern BC and northern Washington State in July and August. Smoke from fires in the north, south and west provided protection from the intense heat of the summer, but also created a more humid environment than we are accustomed to in the Okanagan. This resulted in higher disease pressure and some vineyards were overwhelmed with powdery mildew. Fortunately, our growers were vigilant, and we came through relatively unscathed. By veraison the smoke had cleared and there was relief that our grapes were not affected by smoke taint. In the fall, we experienced some frost in low-lying regions at the beginning of October, but most vineyards were able to continue the ripening process, providing an additional 3 weeks of hang time. Due to these unusual factor’s yields were down about 15% for this vintage, however the fruit quality, flavours and ripeness were all very good.

This Merlot is supple with red cherry and ripe plum tempered with spicy aromas of tobacco leaves, cocoa and vanilla. The combination of terroirs adds complexity along with barrel aging to soften tannins. Perfect to pair with a medium rare, Alberta Beef Prime Rib served with a demi glaze and roasted potatoes.

100% Merlot

$25.97 available online

WINE TASTINGS NOW AVAILABLE 

  • We’re offering two different tasting/sampling flights, provided at tables in order to achieve social distancing, with both inside and outside seating (weather permitting)
  • We are accepting reservations online.  Drop-ins are available as space permits.
  • To ensure all guests have an opportunity to enjoy a tasting, we kindly request all visits to be withing a 90 minute stay.

A couple safety changes have been implemented to ensure proper social distancing for you and our staff in accordance with BC government health guidelines.

  • We will have a limit of six peopleof the same group tasting at a time.
  • We are taking extra precautions to ensure everyone’s safety and  will also have hand sanitizing stations as you enter and leave the premises.
  • You are welcome to bring your own mask for your comfort as we will have hand sanitizer available.
  • And of course, if you are unwell, traveled out of country, or are residing with someone in self isolation please do not visit us.

We are continuing our retail and online shopping including free wine deliveries and thank you for your tremendous support this spring. Please be patient with us and this new and exciting wine tasting experience.  If you have any questions, please call us at either one of our wineries in South Langley (604-532-1766) or the Naramata Bench (250-770-1743).

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thank you for your trust and confidence in Township 7 Vineyards & Winery.

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery

In 2001 – this is where it all started – in the 7th Township of Langley. While some things have changed, like signage and our new cellar style tasting room, our principles and focus have not: we are just about making quality wine and nothing else.

Off the highway and “Metro Vancouver adjacent”, our Fraser Valley winery is set in a lush agricultural landscape, surrounded by green vistas and the occasional trot by of an equine explorer. Grape growing? Yes. Explore your inner wine geek without leaving the Lower Mainland and get to know this gem that has bubbly ambitions.

Here, our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines are destined for sparkling wine from a vineyard perfect for growing these noble grapes in the Champagne style. An adventure to come, but meanwhile, an invitation to try the wines of Township 7 awaits visitors who have finally pulled in after driving by and wondering, what is this picturesque place all about?

Here you’ll find wine, art, culture and culinary experiences brought together by the thoughtful knowledgeable staff who welcome fresh and returning visitors. This is a place to introduce your senses to BC wine. Your first tasting? Not unheard of. It won’t be your last. Or a hard core oenophile? Fantastic, geek out with us.

Take a break from the bustling city life of business and smartphone notifications to have some fun here. A tasting in the shop is a good first step, but how about a comfortable wine and food seminar? A little snip of wine education — no judgment if you can’t say, “terroir” — a cultural event out amongst the vines, or an exclusive clubSEVEN gathering for our wine club members, with pours from wines not offered to anyone else.

Information and image provided by Tourism Langley. Winery information, bottle shot and tasting notes courtesy of the winery. I received a complimentary bottle of wine in order to facilitate this feature.

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