At Arrowleaf they believe that wine should reflect the unique location and terroir where its grown. They focus on grape varieties that thrive in the Okanagan Valley, dedicating themselves to aromatic whites like Bacchus and cool climate reds like Pinot Noir. They source the wine bottles and caps from the nearest manufacturer in Washington state. They also use eco bottles made from recycled materials - lighter than traditional wine bottles, reducing emissions in both manufacturing and transportation.
Beginning in 2016, tasting fees collected in the wine shop will be donated to local British Columbian charities in 2-month blocks.
This Friday April 21st, we are tasting two wines from Arrowleaf in-store from 1pm-4pm.
Pronounced 'ts-vi-gelt', this 1922 crossing of Blaufränkisch x St.Laurent was pioneered by Dr. Zweigelt of Austria. It has gained popularity in its native home of Austria and has become that country's most widely planted red grape. There has been interest here as well and Canada might just become its home away from home. The growing conditions of the north and central Okanagan are ideal for this grape, typically producing a medium bodied wine with a dark crimson colour and ripe cherry aromas.
On the bouquet it shows abundant black cherry, plum, coffee and clove aromas. The taste is medium bodied with rich fruit, spice and vanilla flavours lingering on the finish. Pair with tomato-sauce based pastas, roast lamb or smoked sausage cassoulet.
Silver - 2016 National Wine Awards of Canada
Silver - 2016 BC Wine Awards
Bacchus is a Riesling x Sylvaner x Müller-Thurgau cross that produces lively, aromatic wines that are naturally low in alcohol. The variety excels in cool climates and it has thrived on the upper bench of our Suncrest vineyard since it was planted in 1986. Perhaps best known as our most refreshing summer wine, Bacchus also makes a great aperitif wine any time of the year.
Floral, elderflower, grapefruit, lemon, peach and a hint of muscat. The palate is fresh and light with lingering flavours of fresh herbs, citrus and grapefruit.
Delicious on its own or serve with salads, grilled vegetables, chicken or seafood.
This Friday April 21st,
we are tasting two wines from Arrowleaf in-store from 1pm-4pm.