“A fun and festive way to shop local, Sip into the Season is one of the most popular events along the Westside Wine Trail,” remarks Association Representative Lindsay Kelm. “Our members continue to raise the bar with their offerings and with two new members this year, including our first cidery, 2019 will be our biggest Sip event to-date.”
Some stand-out wines of the evening included the 2018 Wild Goose Winery Gewurztraminer – drier this year than last – and the 2017 Moon Curser Touriga Nacional. DaSilva’s 2015 Syrah Malbec was one of the most interesting wines of the evening; it was coming from a super BC vintage and exuded a beautiful balance of fruit and spice.
With something like 35 wineries pouring fabulous Pinot Noirs the day couldn’t have possibly been any better. I tasted many, but not all, wines on offer and snacked on some delicious bites along the way. The setting was ideal and the slightly overcast day turned out to be perfect for strolling at our leisure tasting wines.