#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions | The View | Wards Cider

“In this series we bring you our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions which we personally recommend”

The wines of The View have always been favourites and it is so exciting to be able to share this original 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar. Mamy wine Advent calendars are kept secret until you open them, we think that’s a great idea if you are the recipient but what if you are one of those people that like to “try before you buy”, or in other words, know what you’re getting.

The View and Wards 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar is the best of  both worlds; you the gift giver knows what you’re getting, your gift receiver gets to enjoy all the fun of discovering what inside over the entire 12 days of Christmas! We love this idea and think you will too.

So here goes, what to expect:

12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar

2020 Black Rhino

Each block of Pinotage was hand harvested, destemmed, and crushed separately. Following fermentation, each tank was drained & pressed off skins, then barreled down. Ageing in predominantly new oak for approximately 9 months. Our 2020 vintage offers rich notes of dark cherry, and spice complemented with robust, velvety tannins, a bright acidity, and a persistent, smooth finish. Pairs well with rack of lamb, roast beef, and Portobello mushroom as well as zesty pastas, smoked cheddar, and rich, dark chocolate.

This wine retails for $34.95 and is only available at The View Winery.

2019 Pinot Noir Barrel Select

The 2019 growing season saw moderate and consistent temperatures, perfect for Pinot flavor and tannin development. Hand Harvesting each clone on October 20 th . This wine has been aged in 57% new oak and 43% in 2–3-year-old oak and spent a total of 7 months in barrel. Elegant and luscious, our 2019 Pinot Noir Reserve offers alluring aromas of violets, ripe berries, warm forest floor and spice. Flavours of raspberry and bright cherry are complemented by elegant oak and pleasing velvety tannins.

This wine retails for $34.95 and is only available at The View Winery.

2021 Ehrenfelser

The vineyard has a slight northwest aspect and is well suited for cool climate varietals, such as Ehrenfesler. The soil profile of the estate is composed of glaciofluvial deposits of gravel, sand, silt, and clay. This wine has fruit and floral aromas, followed by succulent notes of white nectarine, pear, and passion fruit. Zesty flavors of kiwi and citrus create a fresh, elegant, finish. The sweetness in this wine will pair nicely with anything that has spice, such as butter chicken or tikka masala.

This wine retails for around $21.00 and is available at The View Winery.

2019 Silver Lining Red

Silver Lining Red is an elegant, approachable blend of The View’s single vineyard, estate grown Pinot Noir and Pinotage. Bright cherry and dark berry fruit notes are complemented by aromas of warm earth and subtle spice. It pairs beautifully with chicken, salmon, and pork as well as roasted root vegetables, gourmet flat breads and hearty charcuterie boards. The label features inspirational quotes on the power of positive from great minds such as Plato, the Dalai Lama, and even Dr. Seuss.

This wine retails for around $19.95 and is available at Superstore’s across BC that have a VQA wine section and at
the View Winery.

Pink Bling Sparkling

Our Bling Rosè is a blend Gewurztraminer and Baco Noir. This single serve sparkling dazzles with fresh notes of berry fruits and melon. Pink Bling is convenient, delicious, and fun.

This wine retails for around $17.95 and is available at Superstores and Save on Foods with a VQA section, various private liquor stores across BC, and of course at The View Winery.

2021 Distraction Frizzante

This vivacious sparkling rosé is made in a true rosé style, spending 6 hours on the skins. It features succulent notes of cranberry, strawberry, and pink grapefruit. Distraction Frizzante is delicious with ham, turkey, prawns, creamy pastas, roasted root vegetables and festive salads.

This wine retails for around $24.95 and is available at select private liquor stores around BC, at select Save on Foods, and at The View Winery.

2018 Pearls Brut

2018 saw an unusually warm spring which jump started the growing season. A mild dry summer led to nice overall ripening conditions. In the latter part of the season, the heat was tempered by valley smoke which did not impact the grapes but did slow down ripening during the month of August and resulted in later than normal harvesting dates. This elegant, traditional brut is made up of 60% Riesling 20% Pinotage 20% Pinot Noir, it has notes of crisp green apple, and lime citrus rounded out by warm toasty notes and a pleasant slate minerality.

Pearls is excellent with a variety of cheeses such as triple cream Brie, earthy Camembert, and salty, acidic Parmigiano-Reggiano. It
also pairs with seafood, pastas, brunch items, creamy cheesecakes, and fruit-based desserts.

This wine retails for around $29.95, it’s available at select liquor stores across BC, and at The View Winery.

Mimosa Cider

Zesty Orange Pippin and tart Bramley cider apples are co-fermented with aromatic white grapes in our Wards style Mimosa Cider. Well balanced and refreshing, this zippy orange peel infused bubbly goes perfectly with holiday brunch.

This cider retails for around $13.95 and can be found and Save on Foods and Superstores with a VQA wine section as well as at Wards Cidery.

Gin & Tonic Cider

Wards Gin & Tonic Cider is a dry, estate crafted, botanical infused cider. Heirloom apples are fermented on juniper berries and infused with a house-made botanical tincture featuring, cherry blossoms, citrus peel, cinchona bark and savoury spices. It’s bright and zesty with vibrant aromas and a refreshing bittersweet finish.

This cider retails for around $13.95 and is available at Save on Foods and Superstores with a VQA section as well as Wards Cidery.

Negroni Cider

Traditional cider apples are co-fermented with red wine grapes in our Wards Negroni Cider. Refreshing, and perfectly balanced, this zippy rhubarb, grapefruit infused cider is inspired by the classic bittersweet Negroni cocktail.

This cider retails for around $13.95 and is available at Save on Foods and Superstores with a VQA section as well as Wards Cidery.

Wards Original Apple Cider

A blend of Belle de Boskoop, Bulmers Norman and Bramley cider apples fermented long and cool using premium champagne yeast. Wards Original Apple cider has brilliant clarity with a light pale straw hue. Crisp, fresh, apple forward with subtle notes of pear and melon on the finish.

This cider is our most popular, it can be found at many private liquor stores across BC, at select arenas in the province, at select liquor stores in Alberta, at Save on Foods and Superstores with a VQA section, and of course at the Cidery!

Bottle Stoppers & Some Koozies

Crafted from flexible silicone, these bottle stoppers are a perfect fit for standard and screw top wine bottles as well as champagne and beer bottles of all sizes. The koozies are a must have to keep your hands warm and your drinks cold!

About The View Winery & Vineyard and Wards Cider:

Awarded for its century old, heritage packinghouse setting, The View Winery is nestled amid old-growth orchards and vines in Southeast Kelowna. We offer a friendly, welcoming vibe and craft elegant, single vineyard wines expressive of our 5th generation, family-owned estate. We’re open for tastings year-round and offer snow shoeing and fondue experiences, starting in the new year!

Established in 1922, the family owned, Wards Cidery has continued to encompass an all-natural, farm to table approach to cidermaking while still managing to be creative and innovative. Using traditional, estate grown cider apple varieties, originally planted by granddad Ward you can expect a truly authentic and unique experience.

Information courtesy of the winery. Images: MyVanCity. I received complimentary wine an cider to facilitate this feature.

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