Tag Archives: Similkameen Valley VQA

Meritage, Clos du Soleil, Estate Reserve, Similkameen Valley VQA, BC, Canada, 2010, 14% abv.

A classic Meritage blend of Cabernet Franc 40%, Malbec 35%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, and Petit Verdot 5%, this wine hails from one of BC’s coolest biodynamic vineyards.  Clos du Soleil is located in a unique microclimate of a region – … Continue reading

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Riesling, Orofino Winery, Similkameen Valley VQA, BC, 2011, 11.8% abv, C$22

“Don’t you find the winters a little cold and lonely out here in the Similkameen?” we naively asked co-owner Virginia Weber. “Are you absolutely kidding? You’re talking to a Saskatchewan girl,” was the response. Fair enough – I mean, she … Continue reading

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Pinot Blanc, Clos du Soleil, Grower’s Series Chegwin & Baessler, Similkameen Valley VQA, BC, 2012, 12.1% abv, C$20++

Only 185 cases produced of this refreshing gem and we recently opened a bottle on a warm summer Vancouver evening to enjoy with friends. Clos du Soleil is one of my new favourite BC wineries – I have developed a … Continue reading

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