Not that we need another excuse to pour a glass of wine, but today (August 28th) is National Red Wine day!
As you probably know, I live just outside Vancouver in the Fraser Valley. I am lucky to be surrounded by a collection of local artisanal wineries. Here are some great ones you need to get out and try:
Glass House Estate Winery is a family-owned vineyard, known for producing hand-selected, artisanal wine. Located in beautiful South Langley, Glass House Estate Winery is managed and operated by The Joseph Richard Group. JRG is proud to be building on the founder’s legacy, providing an enchanting experience by serving up carefully crafted wines. The location features excellent food, paired with your favourite local wines. Glass House offers a trio of red wines for you to celebrate this special day amongst your close friends and family.
Located amongst the rolling hills of South Langley, Chaberton Estates Winery offers a truly unique dining and wine pairing experience. Chaberton Estates is one of the oldest and largest wineries in the Fraser Valley. The winery features a wide selection of award-winning wines, as well as a bistro with fine food pairings. There is also an outdoor tasting space for those who are looking to just sample a few wines. Hours and availability are currently changing due to COVID-19 precautions, but the outdoor picnic tables and spaces remain open for guests to enjoy.
Located in the township of Langley, Township 7 Winery has been a Fraser Valley destination since the year 2000. With a wide range of homegrown wines, the winery offers a full tasting service so that you may sample all the goods they have to offer. Township 7 is all about art, wine, culture, and fun. Experience it for yourself and celebrate with a glass of their red selection. The vineyards are currently open, with a large outdoor space for safe social distancing.
Since 2009, Backyard Vineyards has been producing award-winning blended and bubbly wines from 100% BC grapes – grown in their very own backyard. The wines are served up in the casual but comfortable tasting room – paired with selections of delicious snacks. From cellar to glass, Backyard Vineyards take great care to create impeccable wines. Celebrate the national day with a bottle of their Nosey Neighbour Red Wine.
Now I’m not sure what kind of wine buyer you are when you head to the liquor store. Do you look for the bottle with an interesting name, a cool looking label, or maybe you just grab the cheapest bottle you can find?
I often find myself in a “wine rut.” I always grab the same bottle every time I go into the store to purchase wine. It’s very overwhelming to look at all the choice and selection that’s out there.
I am looking forward to partnering with the LIQR Wine Club in the next few weeks! Whether you are new to the world of wine or looking for vintages with the highest rating, the LIQR Wine Club is your go-to source for a global selection at a great value and auto shipments. From the recreational wine drinker to the experienced wine collector, the Wine Club offers a curated wine experience with 3 bottles hand selected by Joseph Richard Group’s Beverage Director and Sommelier, Rob Carras and shipped monthly. Each monthly shipment includes a letter from the sommelier describing the wines and why they were chosen along with detailed tasting notes for each of the wines plus food pairing suggestions and recipes provided by JRG’s Executive Chefs. Be your own sommelier and join the JRG wine club for the best monthly selections.
I can’t wait for my Collector’s Club wine to arrive!
What red are you grabbing today? Happy National Red Wine Day!