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Private tours and tastings

While our tasting room is typically open mid May to mid September (with some select openings around the holidays), you can call or email ahead to book a private tour and tasting at all other times of the year. We’re eager to share our passion for sustainable viniculture and handcrafted Island wine – contact Katie for more information or to book a tasting: katie[at]beaufortwines[dot]ca

Thanks for the photo Lobby Creative Vancouver!

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December events and tasting room open dates

Let’s hope we’re still a little ways off this kind of weather in the Comox Valley!

Our tasting room will be open on the following dates in December: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th AND Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th, from noon until 5pm. If you have friends and family visiting for the holidays, we hope to see you for a tasting. Plus, we’ll have two special releases just in time for Christmas – 2015 Big Nose Red and our second and final batch of 2016 Vintner’s Reserve Ortega. Don’t miss out on these two eagerly awaited tasting room exclusives!

Pssst…. we’ll also host a festive Trivia Night on Friday 15th December from 7 ’til 9.30pm. As always, pre-registration is a must. More details to follow soon on that fun event – keep an eye on our Facebook page, as well as our Instagram

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Nanaimo Wine Fest

Oh hey Nanaimo! Katie and Linda will be pouring at WineFest Nanaimo on Friday 27th October 2017. This 25th anniversary event is open to industry partners and the general public and takes place at the Beban Park Auditorium on Bowen Road. See here for tickets!

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Vintner’s Reserve Ortega Release

 

 

Just in time for Thanksgiving, we are releasing our first batch of Vintner’s Reserve Ortega! Our store will be open on Friday 6th October from noon until 5pm.

This is your exclusive chance to get your hands on this 2016 barrel-aged Ortega, as well as stock up on your Beaufort favourites in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

Because it’s our very busy harvest and crush season, we will not be able to offer a full tasting room experience on October 6th. We will open the store PRIMARILY FOR WINE SALES, with an opportunity to taste the new release Vintner’s Reserve Ortega only. Looking forward to seeing you!

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SAIL CARGO INC information evening

Beaufort is excited to host the team behind Sail Cargo Inc. on August 3 at 6pm. You are invited to join us for an information evening at the winery.

In October 2017, Sail Cargo will launch a carbon neutral freight service between Costa Rica and BC – their mission; to facilitate an international network of carbon neutral transportation systems, focussing mainly on the maritime shipping industry.

Whether you’re an importer/exporter or distributor of high value commodity products, sailor, shipbuilder or a global citizen with a desire to see real change in how our communities engage with the issues around carbon emissions and climate change, we encourage you to attend!

To learn more about this exciting iniative go to: www.sailcargo.org

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National Wine Awards of Canada 2017

Such super news! We’re very proud to announce SEVEN medal wins at Wine Align’s National Wine Awards of Canada 2017. This year, the NWAC were bigger and better than ever with 1700 entries from 240 wineries across the country. It’s an honour to represent BC, and our own Vancouver Island, at such a prestigious competition. Beaufort was awarded three SILVER and four BRONZE medals.

Silver went to: 2016 G’Wurtz, 2016 Petite Milo & 2015 Big Nose Red (release date TBC). Bronze went to 2016 Epic, 2016 Ortega, 2015 Foch Cab & 2016 Vintner’s Reserve Ortega (release date TBC).

Well done to all participating wineries both on the island and across Canada!

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summer trivia on the lawn

We’re doing another one! Brush up on your general knowledge because we are hosting a summer trivia quiz on Saturday 29th July. Teams MUST pre-register by contacting katie(at)beaufortwines(dot)ca – space is limited. Teams of 4 only and, as always, NO MID QUIZ GOOGLING ALLOWED! Free entry. Lots of prizes! Bring a picnic blanket and some snacks, and enjoy a bottle of Beaufort wine on the lawn with your team. Over 19s only. No outside alcohol permitted.

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All Canadian Wine Championships 2017

The results are in! Congratulations to all of the wineries who were awarded medals in the 2017 All Canadian Wine Championships. Beaufort is pleased to announce 5 medal-winning wines this year across 4 categories. All Beaufort wines reflect our dedication to sustainable agriculture, as well as our passion for high-quality wine making; we’re proud to have our vintages stand alongside some of the very best wines in Canada.

Double Gold for Foch Cab 2015 (Red Hybrid Blend)

Silver for Beaudacious 2016 (White Vinifera Blend); Petite Milo 2016 (Single White Hybrid); Ça Beautage 2015 (Red Hybrid Blend)

Bronze for Big Nose Red 2015 (Red Blend)

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Officially ‘in transition’ to organic

 

We’ve got exciting news on our organic certification process. Last week, the Pacific Agricultural Certification Society (PACS) sent us a document which denotes our official transition to organic agriculture in the Beaufort Vineyard. While we have been adhering to organic standards in the vineyard for many years, this marks the first step towards an official organic status and we are very, very happy indeed. Hurray!

 

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