Fall Judging is complete and the B.C. wine awards announced. There are some surprises and some old favorites getting golds this year they range from Moon Curser in the South to Arrowleaf in the North and Robin Ridge in the West they seem to represent every growing Micro Climate the Okanagan has to offer. It was nice to see Lake Breeze Winery's Pinot Blanc win Gold as it has been a favorite here at the pub for the last 6 years or so. When I read through the list I was pleasantly surprised that the medal winners come from many price points as well. I think it is great for the industry to give more people a chance to grab a medal winner without having to break the bank. Take the Peller Family Series Pinot Blanc at $12.99 for a Gold medal wine what a value
Speaking of Andrew Peller Wines I was invited this week to a portfolio tasting of all of their products at a fabulous penthouse in Kelowna they had all of their winemakers there to answer questions and pour some great wine. Don't be fooled by the not so flashy packaging on some of these Peller and Calona wines the liquid is great and the value is outstanding.
You might of noticed a bit of a theme in this post regarding value I know times are tight and everyone is stretching their budgets as far as they can so seek out some great values and stock your cellar winter is on it's way and wine drinking season is here.