Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate mom and everything she has done for you. What better way to show your appreciation than with delicious BC wine? We’ve selected a few of our favourite local sippers that are worthy of mom’s love.
This wine perfectly captures the essence of south Okanagan atmosphere – aromas of sage and antelope brush accompany the usual herbaceous and gooseberry notes expected from great sauvignon blanc. There’s no shortage of bright and fresh acidity, the hallmark of Okanagan wines, which is carried by a slight textural mouthfeel from brief contact with neutral oak. This wine is mouthwatering and delicious! Try pairing with white fish, grilled asparagus, or fresh pesto pasta.
Rathjen wines are the epitome of Saanich peninsula; low-intervention, sustainable growing practices, and unique varieties grown specifically for a coastal climate. The Bunker White blend is quirky, aromatic, and zippy with just a hint of sweetness. This wine features aromas of fresh orchard fruit and sea-salt minerality, and is built for pairing with local greens, seafood, and cheeses. We love this wine with oysters or as an aperitif before a special meal with mom.
Modelling themselves after Champagne, Fitzpatrick is making traditional method sparkling wines that are high quality and complex, showcasing their unique terroir. Their flagship blend is a blend of chardonnay and pinot noir aged 24 months on the lees, giving a rich and savoury mix of hazelnut and pastry dough that complements the peach and apple fruitiness. This is a versatile wine for food pairing, matching deliciously with fruit tarts, fried chicken, or spicy green curry.