Hello and happy Wednesday to you!

An amazing week for me with a trip to Victoria, B.C. to see The Tragically Hip concert – beyond perfect in every way.  Kind of like the wine I have on my review table for you today…

Bordertown Vineyards and Estate Winery , located in Osoyoos, B.C., opened in May 2015 and have come on to the scene with excellent, approachable and delicious wines…well done. Mohan Gill, the proprietor of the winery, has been growing grapes for other wineries throughout the Okanagan Valley for many years and now is his time to shine.


I walked into the B.C. VQA store in Penticton yesterday and the lovely gal at the tasting counter asked me if I had tried anything from Bordertown Vineyards yet.  “No – I didn’t know we had a winery called Bordertown.  What are you pouring?” “Grüner Veltliner.” “Yes, please!” I am a sucker for Grüners and I am so very happy that I tried this wine.

In the glass, Bordertown Vineyards’ Grüner Veltliner 2015 B.C. VQA is a medium lemon-lime colour.  On the nose, there are beautiful aromas of peach, lemon meringue pie, lime zest, a dusting of minerality, some red grapefruit, Bartlett pear with a delicate floral note. The palate mimics the nose beautifully – great acidity, nicely tart and balanced with juicy fruit. This medium bodied wine is a great change of pace for the chronic Sauvignon Blanc drinker -it retails for $22 at the B.C. VQA stores and at the winery in Osoyoos.

Grüner Veltliner is mostly grown in Austria and there is a good amount in the Czech Republic as well.  Happily, more and more regions around the world are experimenting with great success with this grape as it is a relatively easy growing variety that does well in many conditions.

I am thrilled to have tried this wine and will be buying it again and again.  Delightful, food friendly, and nicely complex makes Bordertown’s Grüner Veltliner a wine to enjoy this summer season.