What's Samplin' This Week at Country Vines Winery

Sip pretty in the outdoor tasting area this week. Here is what we are sampling.

White Flights:

The first wine you get to enjoy is the Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. The perfect blend of Sauvignon Blanc from Keremeos and Semillon from Oliver— this wine has aromas of gooseberry, lychee, lemongrass, and cantaloupe, with juicy flavours of honey and tropical fruits. It has a long, crisp dry finish and pairs with rich seafood and shellfish, creamy pasta, savoury, citrus sauces or sweet lemon tarts.

Next, you will enjoy our Sippin’ Pretty 2017. Our most popular Sippin’ Pretty vintage! With a synergistic blend of Gewürztraminer and estate Schonburger, you’ll find aromas of tropical fruit, stone fruit, and a bouquet of flowers. On the palate is warm honey, lychee, apples and pear. With hints of rosewater and spice, this wine is a great pairing for any salad, simply-prepared shellfish, or a fresh fruit spread.

Contact Pinot Gris is what we are famous for! This estate grape is grown right here in Richmond, you can see it as you come off the 99 onto Steveston Highway. Partially barrel-fermented, this wine has notes of red fruit, strawberry and cherry, and a smooth buttery finish. Very versatile, off-dry with a slight pink hue, our Contact Pinot Gris pairs wonderfully with charcuterie, smoked salmon, prosciutto and melon, and goes great with holiday dinner!