Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery

Month: October 2020

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2020 Winemaker’s case

Every year, we put together a case of 12 Beaufort favourites (and the odd new release!) and offer the lot at a very tasty discount during the holiday season. This year is no different, and it comes with the added bonus of zero repeats. That’s right; 12 different Beaufort wines at a spectacular 20% off! CALL OR EMAIL US DIRECTLY TO RESERVE YOURS: 250-338-1357 or katie@beaufortwines.ca Winemaker’s cases are not available in our online store and, as always, are first come, first served. This year’s case is offered at the very special price of $258.08 +tax, for a saving of 20% on tasting room prices (sorry, no trade outs and no other discounts apply on bottles in the winemaker’s case). Shipping is available to select Canadian provinces; pick up is possible on store open days in December; and FREE delivery is offered in the Comox Valley. Here’s what you’ll get:

1 x 2017 Epic

This one has really mellowed and we are ALL about it. Tarragon, hay, sweet tangerine and honey. Dry, of course, with medium body. Try it with a Moroccan tagine or some juicy prawn tails. Comox Valley grown Ortega and Epicure.

1 x 2018 Epic

Our current vintage Epic is a little brighter and perhaps more familiar than the 2017; pear, honey and citrus. Dry, zippy, fresh. Pairs well with artichoke dishes.

1 x 2018 Ortega

A very classic vintage; mango, tropical fruit, some green apple. Dry and fresh, but perfectly balanced. Always a winner with west coast cuisine; halibut and scallops certainly.

1 x 2018 Borealis

Off dry, delicate and soft; honeysuckle, lychee, and just a hint of muscat. Borealis is a favourite with spicy dishes; try it with a Goan curry, or chana masala. 

1 x 2018 Petite Milo

Have we told you how much we love Petite Milo? I’m sure we have! Beaufort’s single varietal Petite Milo is defined by captivating green aromatics; nettle, rhubarb and gooseberry. Grassy and fresh. This medium-bodied wine is dry, although it maintains just a hint of natural sweetness. We recommend serving it alongside some cauliflower floret fritters, topped with a gochujang and tofu drizzle.

1 x 2018 Vintner’s Reserve Ortega

100% Ortega fermented and aged in French oak for a little more texture (and a slightly softer mouthfeel) than the stainless steel version above. Classic Ortega aromas prevail, with a little roasted pineapple to boot. Dry. Ideal with butternut squash ravioli.

1 x 2018 Zephra

Bubbles! A traditional method sparkler made with estate grown Ortega. Enjoy the subtle stone fruit and almond aromas in this crisp, dry, Champagne-style wine. Zephra is a great sipper all by itself, but you should really try pairing it with french fries and mushroom gravy.

1 x Vermouth

A special addition to the Beaufort line up; this off-dry Italian-style white vermouth is perfect for cocktails, but ideal as an aperitif all by itself. Serve over ice (perhaps with a splash of tonic or soda), and a lemon twist. This is NOT your granny’s vermouth. Wormwood for structure and moderate bitterness, with resinous herbs and lemon lending lively citrus notes.

1 x 2019 Ortega

Our current vintage Ortega is a wine perfectly suited to the coast. Expect delicate flavours of mango and melon, and a captivating aromatic profile of tropical fruits and citrus. Our cool ocean climate provides a twist of minerality and a beautifully balanced acidity in this dry white wine. Fermented in stainless steel. An ideal partner to most west coast dishes.

1 x 2016 Franc Merlot

This classic blend of Cab Franc and Merlot, grown in Oliver and Naramata, is a robust, dry wine with aromas of cinnamon, coffee and ripe red currants. Aged in French and American oak barrels. Kirsch on the palate, with an almost savoury finish suggesting marjoram and cedar. Medium tannins. Pairs with hearty dishes.

1 x 2018 Pinot Noir

A brand new release! We used 100% Vancouver Island grown fruit for our first ever single varietal red Pinot. In the glass, it’s more deep pink than red. The nose is all cherry cola, and cranberries, and those red toffee-dipped apples at Halloween. On the palate, Island acidity is a jovial counterpart to huckleberry, cranberry and clove. Some fine silky tannins add texture & just a little weight on the finish, balancing an otherwise bright mouthfeel. Aged in premium French oak barrels for 16 months. This is a Pinot to pair; try it with wild mushrooms or cedar plank salmon. 

1 x 2018 Ça Beautage

Ça Beautage is a blend of 100% Beaufort-grown varieties; Marechal Foch & Leon Millot. An expressive and fresh wine with aromas of blackberry and blackcurrant. Black fruit on the palate too, finishing with smoky plum. Intense garnet in colour, with soft tannins and an acidity that does not belie our cool coastal climate. Aged in neutral American oak barrels. Enjoy Ça Beautage in its youth, alongside mushroom risotto.

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Private Virtual Tastings in December 2020

We are very excited to offer virtual wine tastings in December 2020. Enjoy a private guided tasting in the comfort of your own home over Zoom or Google Meet. Virtual tastings are possible in all provinces that allow direct to consumer wine shipments from BC. We can also host a tasting for multiple households simultaneously; if you are unable to get together with your friends and family in real life this holiday season, we can help… all for the love of Vancouver Island wine!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Head to our online store to preorder your wine selection for delivery (6 bottles minimum). If you have friends and family in other houses/provinces who want in on the action, let them know what bottles to order and we’ll ship tout suite. Live locally? You can also pick up from our store on our open days in December.
  2. Once you’ve purchased your bottles, contact Katie (katie@beaufortwines.ca) to secure your preferred date and time for your virtual tasting. Katie will then send you a Zoom or Google Meet invite.
  3. On the day of your tasting, the choice of what to open is yours! A winery representative will host your tasting, guiding you through 1-5 wines (again, the choice of how many bottles to open is entirely up to you). Assemble your family (or your friend bubble) in the comfort of your own home with bottles, glassware, and your favourite wine snacks. At the elected time, we’ll call in and guide you merrily through your chosen tasting bottles.

While our wine store WILL be open on three weekends in December, we will NOT be hosting tastings on-site. Virtual tastings will last a maximum of 1 hour (depending on the number of wines tasted). Please ensure you have downloaded (and tested!) the appropriate meeting app. A good internet connection, that is capable of supporting video, is essential. Virtual tastings are FREE – all wine orders placed between October 15th & December 20th (6 bottle minimum shipment) can opt to add-on a virtual tasting. Virtual tasting appointments are limited. T&Cs apply.