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2021 Winemaker’s Case

Our winemaker’s case is an annual traditional that guarantees savings and delight in equal measure.

We hope you’ll enjoy sharing, and maybe even cellaring, this year’s selection. Winemaker’s cases are not available in our online store and, as always, are first come, first served. This year, we have just 60 cases available so don’t delay! To RESERVE your case, please fill out THIS SHORT FORM. We’ll be in touch within a day or two to process payment. Payment guarantees your case.

The winemaker’s case is offered at the very special price of $251.36+tax, for a saving of 20% on tasting room prices*. 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/Campbell River. Here’s what you’ll get:


1 x 2019 Pinot Noir (pre-release): Berry bright in the glass with cherries, huckleberry and something a little woody and resinous too. This is a Vancouver Island Pinot; fresh and light with great structural acidity. Aged in 2nd year French oak. Dry. We suggest cellaring this one for 2-5 years. We won’t be releasing this vintage until next year, which means you’ve got your hands on an exclusive pre-release.

1 x 2019 Ça Beautage (new release): 100% estate grown Marechal Foch and Leon Millot give Ça Beautage its deep ruby red colour. Expect a rambunctious fruity profile with blackberry, blackcurrant, and cherry. The palate is smooth, with light tannins and a med-long finish. 2019 was a warm one for us in the Comox Valley and we harvested a bumper crop on Oct 1st. Aged in American oak. Dry. Drink now or cellar 1-2 years. Ça Beautage is a light bodied Island wine –– try it with pizza, or stuffed portabello mushrooms.

1 x 2019 Epic (new release): Wily fans will notice that we usually hold onto Epic a little longer in bottle, releasing it 2 years after the vintage, rather than the standard 1 year for whites. This gives the acids a little more time to settle because Epicure (the grape variety from which Epic gets its name) is a sassy hybrid. It’s also one of Freya’s favourites. 2019’s vintage is lemony bright with some honey and pear to boot. On the palate, expect Epicure’s acidity to lead (the blend contains 20% Ortega). Dry. Drink now, or let sit a year or two if you prefer the more mellow characteristics of the 2018 vintage (also included in the case). Try Epic with Indonesian gado-gado.

1 x 2018 Pinot Noir: Light in body and in appearance. Cherry cola, spice and cranberry. Aged in new French oak for toast and texture both. Dry. Drink now or cellar for 2-4 years. Drink at cellar temp or, as we discovered in the summer, slightly chilled makes for a refreshing take on things. As for pairings, lighter dishes get our vote; a garlicky tomato pasta with parmesan and toasted breadcrumbs, for example.

2 x Cab Libre: Savoury as she goes. Light roast coffee, tobacco and blackcurrant leaf. Bell pepper too, perhaps. Dry, with a medium body and finish. Structural tannins and acidity contribute to Cab Libre’s distinctive personality. Cab Libre is a unique Island variety (it was hybridized on Vancouver Island by Swiss grape breeder Valentin Blattner). As for aging, this one is dealer’s choice: why not drink one now and save one for later (2-4 years cellaring)? Pair this robust and savoury wine with lasagne, or a winter stew and creamy mash.

2 x 2018 Epic: An opportunity to see where Epic goes as it ages. The slightly oxidative notes in the 2018 vintage are a fun departure from the freshness associated with the younger vintage. 2018 gives honey, beeswax, propolis, and orange marmalade. It’s dry, and still bright of course, but mellow by comparison, with more complex aromatics. Drink now. We always advocate opening two bottles at once, and we especially recommend doing that when you have two vintages of the same wine; vertical tastings are a great way to understand the changes that occur in bottle as a wine ages.

1 x 2020 Borealis: Our Siegerrebe and Schonburger blend is a perennial favourite, and for good reason. Its aromatic profile is a pleasing swell of honeysuckle, lychee candies and elderflowers. It’s off-dry too, which softens the acidity that otherwise typifies Island whites. Drink now. The typicity and balance of Borealis is best enjoyed when the blend is young and fresh. Siegerrebe’s genetic connection to Gewurtztraminer, aided by the blend’s residual sugar, makes it an ideal wine to pair with spicy dishes. We’re partial to a Goan curry with BC spot prawns.

1 x 2020 Ortega: A Spanish name. A German grape. An Island wine. Jasmine, apple blossom, something citrusy. If we said yuzu, would you call us pretentious? Either way, this is a wine with a zesty mouthfeel. Dry, and fermented only in stainless steel. Drink now to best enjoy the bright aromatics and structural acidity synonymous with Ortega on Vancouver Island. Ortega pairs with such west coast delights as seared scallops, halibut, or a steaming pile of Manila clams with french fries.

2 x 2018 Petite Milo: Apples, nettles, hops. This Blattner hybrid has been a favourite of ours for some time. There’s something so pleasing about cool climates wines with perfectly integrated aromatics, alcohol, and acidity. Petite Milo is dry (it was crash chilled at zero brix), but it’s still got oodles of intrigue. We suggest sharing Petite Milo with someone who indefatigably claims to dislike dry wines. We think they’ll change their mind. Drink now before the acids wane. A fantastic friend to Vietnamese spring rolls and a salty dipping sauce.


* Sorry; no trade outs, and no other discounts apply on bottles in the winemaker’s case.

 

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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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Adjusting course

It’s May 4th. In any other year, our tasting room would be open by now. We’d be relishing the long and leisurely visits our guests similarly enjoy in spring and early summer. There’s always so much to catch up on, and so much to discuss as the vines burst into life.

This year is a lot different however, and we’ve had to adjust the course of our usual tasting room season. As with all restaurants and bars in BC, tasting rooms are unable to operate. It’s a tough time for many.

We really hope to see you soon, even if it’s from afar. Our ‘Drive-Thru’ vintage release is happening on Saturday May 16th. If you would like to pre-order a case for pick up, you can find out how in our most recent newsletter. Free/discounted shipping continues across BC and select Canadian provinces too.

Otherwise, our wine store will be open from Friday May 22nd. We will be open Fri-Sun from noon until 5pm for wine purchases only. Call ahead and we can prepare your order so you don’t have to leave your car, or simply pop in to select your own bottles. To ensure 2m physical distancing, we will be limiting the number of people in the store at one time.

We cannot offer tastings during this time and our picnic area will remain closed. Thank you for your understanding and we will look forward to hosting you all shoulder to shoulder at the bar when it is safe to do so.

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end of vintage sale!

Hear ye! Hear ye! We need room, and you love wine, so we’re having a good ole fashioned end-of-vintage SALE!

WHEN: Saturday 14th March, 10am to 5pm

WHERE: At the winery

WHAT: ONE DAY ONLY & WHILE STOCKS LAST. Discounts offered on tasting room sales only. No holds! Feel free to send an ‘of age’ pal for pick up on the day. Usual Wine Club discounts apply on all non-sale wines. No further discounts on sale wines. There’ll be up to 25% off select 2017 whites & 20% off select 2018 whites, PLUS some extra special discounts on the day. Stock up and save! No minimum purchase for these fantastic discounts but stocks are limited. See you soon!

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Tasting Room dates in December

 

The tasting room will be open three weekends in December! Pick up your reserved winemaker’s case (see photo for details), or just a few bottles for the festive season. Either way, be sure to try our brand new Vermouth!

We’ll be in the tasting room on the following dates in December 2019: 14th & 15th; 21st & 22nd; 28th & 29th (noon until 5pm all dates).

Looking forward to seeing you!

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Winemaker’s case 2018

Every year, we hand select 12 of our best sellers, award winners and new releases for inclusion in YOUR winemakers’s case. We hope you’ll enjoy sharing, and maybe even cellaring, some of Beaufort’s finest this festive season. There are a limited number of cases available, so call ahead to reserve yours on 250-338-1357, or email katie@beaufortwines.ca

The winemaker’s case is offered at the very special price of $231.60 +tax – a saving of 20% on tasting room prices* and shipping is available to select Canadian provinces. Here’s what you’ll get:


1 X 2015 Big Nose Red
1 X 2015 Beauhemian *OTHERWISE SOLD OUT*
2 X 2016 Epic *OTHERWISE SOLD OUT*
1 X 2016 Ortega *OTHERWISE SOLD OUT*
1 X 2016 Cab Franc *NEW RELEASE*
1 X 2016 Ça Beautage
1 X 2016 Franc Merlot
1 X 2017 Vintner’s Reserve Ortega *OTHERWISE SOLD OUT*
1 X 2017 Rosé *OTHERWISE SOLD OUT*
1 X 2017 Ortega *OTHERWISE SOLD OUT*
1 X 2017 Petite Milo


* Sorry, no trade outs, and no other discounts apply on bottles in the winemaker’s case.

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Winemaker’s case 2017

Heads up! We’ve just unveiled the wines in our winemaker’s case for this festive season. Each year we put together a special selection of inventory and library wines, offering you a stellar discount on tasting room prices. This year, there are 12 different wines (no double bottles!) in our winemaker’s case to include:

2014 Shiraz, 2014 Ça Beautage, 2015 Beaudacious,
2015 Ortega, 2015 Epic, 2015 Big Nose Red,
2015 Ça Beautage, 2015 Foch Cab, 2015 Cab Sauv,
2016 G’Wurtz, 2016 Ortega Vintner’s Reserve & 2016 Petite Milo.

There are a limited number of cases available so to reserve yours for pick up over the festive season, just email katie[at]beaufortwines[dot]ca or call us on 250-338-1357. The winemaker’s case is offered at $226.64 +tax, that’s a saving of 20% on tasting room prices.

Sorry, no trade outs and no other discounts apply to bottles in the winemaker’s case.

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Ortega End of Vintage Sale

2015-ortegaGood news for Ortega lovers! We’ve got an end of vintage offer on our 2015 Ortega in the tasting room for the month of February only. Get $4 off each bottle (Ortega was $24, NOW $20), AND a further 15% discount if you purchase a case. Don’t forget, our tasting room will be open on Saturday February 11th from noon until 5pm.