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It is always a happy day when a few wine samples arrive at my door…I mean, how can it not be a good day?

When I opened the box and saw that the delivery came from Township 7 Vineyards & Winery, I was more than a little excited. 

Earlier this year, I had the distinct opportunity to do an Instagram Live tasting for two of their wines on behalf of the B.C. Hospitality Foundation – which Township 7 is an incredible supporter of. Not only have they just celebrated their 20th Anniversary, they have recently collaborated with the B.C. Hospitality Foundation to estable a new British Columbia Wine Industry Scholarship & Education (BC WISE) fund.

Township 7 Vineyards and Winery have two locations – the first in Langley, B.C. and the other on the Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley.

Township 7 Pinot Noir Remuda Vineyard Okanagan Falls, B.C. 2018 – Beautiful and light ruby red in the glass, this Pinot Noir has a complex flavour profile of wet earth, crushed cherries, a whiff of vanilla and great glacial-infused minerality. Made from a combination of two French Pinot Noir clones, 115 and 667, the wine embodies both Old World elegance wrapped around quality British Columbian terroir. Only 700 cases made and each bottle is available for $35.97 at either of the winery locations or online.

Township 7 Pinot Gris ‘Provenance Series’ B.C. VQA Okanagan Valley, 2019 – Sustainably crafted grapes from both the Naramata Bench estate and Hidden Terrace Vineyard in Oliver, this vibrant Pinot Gris is 100% stainless steel fermented. In the glass, it is pale straw in colour and bursting with citrus and orchard fruit aromas. On the palate, flavours are well-integrated with honeydew melon, almond skin, lime and white flowers that add to a balanced, aromatic Pinot Gris with fantastic acidity. This lovely wine hits all the right notes for me.  Only 428 cases made and each bottle is avaiable for $19.97 at either of the winery locations or online.

Enjoy your weekend!