Saturday, May 30 from 3 to 6
John and Virginia Weber's Orofino is located in the Similkameen Valley in Cawston. There are intensely focused on vineyard-designated wines that show off the terroir and also raise the profile of their Similkameen Valley growers.
Almost all their wines are made with Similkameen grapes. The one notable exception is Red Bridge Merlot that has always been the product of grapes from one grower in Kaleden.
At this tasting you will experience the Hendsbee Vineyard Riesling and unique Muscato Frizzante together with new vintages of Scout Vineyard Syrah and Red Bridge Merlot.
The wines being poured are:
Orofino Red Bridge Merlot 2012
100% Merlot grown in Kaleden about 20 minutes away from our winery. The name is a nod to a local landmark bridge that crosses the Similkameen River. We've been taking these grapes since 2005 and they always produce soft tannins and rich, flinty flavours. Just straight up delicious.
Orofino Muscato Frizzante 2013
Some of these muscat vines are now over 25 years old. We blend in some zippy Riesling to balance the sweet floral notes of orange blossom and apricots. Nothing too serious here, just tasty bubbles!!
Orofino Hendsbee Riesling 2012
The driest of our trio of Rieslings. Lime and wet rocks all over it. Someone once wrote that it has more acid than a Led Zeppelin concert. We liked that. This is a great food wine that will age very very well.
Orofino Scout Syrah 2012
Grower Murray Fonteyne turns pale and starts shaking when he talks about planting his vineyard full of fist-sized granite rocks. No easy task for sure but we get to drink the results. This is truly a special place to grow Syrah. The wine shows richness, complexity, and silky-smooth tannins.
CHURCH AND STATE
AT TAPENADE BISTRO
When: Wednesday, May 27 - 6:30pm Reception & 7:00pm Dinner
Where: Tapenade Bistro in Steveston
Who: Church and State Wines and Kim Pullen - one of BC's top wineries and its principal
Price: $125 including all taxes and gratuities - over 1/2 sold at the time of creating this notice
You may make reservations in person at SIP Wines or by calling us
at 604-271-9463 with your credit card in hand. Please note space is limited.