With over 200 operating wineries in British Columbia, we aren’t hard-pressed when it comes to selection, but how do we know what to try next? Look no further. Here is a list of some of my favorite affordable BC wines that will satisfy your palate and your financial advisor!
*Available at select independent wine stores. Winery prices are listed – pricing may vary from store to store*
1. 8th Generation, Riesling Classic, 2011, Okanagan Valley – $19
Refreshingly fruity and off-dry with a squeeze of lemony acidity – pack the picnic basket!
2. Sperling, ‘Market White’, Pinot Blanc/Bacchus, 2010, Okanagan Valley – $16
Your take out Thai Food has never tasted better than with this spicy, aromatic white blend.
3. Fort Berens, Chardonnay, 2010, Okanagan Valley – $20
You say you don’t like chardonnay? Well you will like this one! Clean & crisp with white peach & just a hint of oak.
4. Serendipity, Viognier, 2009, Okanagan Valley – $18
Bursting with apricots, mango and orange blossoms! A divine partner for spring salads & shuffle boards.
5. Van Westen, ‘Vivacious’ Pinot Blanc/Pinot Gris, 2010, Okanagan Valley – $19
Luscious and lively with a whiff of jasmine & honey – great with BC spot prawns!
6. Arrowleaf Cellars, Pinot Noir, 2010, Okanagan Valley – $18
Soft & silky with a crack of black pepper – throw some wild salmon on the grill!
7. Herder, Meritage blend, 2009, Similkameen Valley – $20
That’s right – a beautiful and bold BC red for $20. This is not a joke.
8. Tinhorn Creek, Cabernet Franc, 2009, Okanagan Valley- $20
This luscious red will almost certainly make a Cabernet Franc lover out of you – you’ll see why!
9. Cedar Creek Syrah, 2008, Okanagan Valley – $25
Ripe and ready to drink, this silky Syrah would love an invitation to your next BBQ. Hello lamb kabobs!
10. Sandhill Gamay Noir, 2010, Okanagan Valley – $20
Spicy and savory with black cherries & food-friendly acidity. Pizza night just got better.
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This post was written by @HintsofHawthorn. Tweet at Sommelier Emily Walker with all your wine-related questions.