WineCollective was invited to Avec Bistro for an afternoon of wine and hors d’oeuvres hosted by Plaid Cap Imports. We sampled the Bartier Bros. line-up alongside delicious canapés of gravlax and a selection of cheese.
Bartier Bros vines are located in the Okanagan Valley and the wines are produced out of the Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland. Brothers Don and Michael grew up in the Okanagan, they have great knowledge and respect for the Valley, and have proven to be able to produce some outstanding wines from the land.
My personal favourite is their Semillon, it was previously featured on Tannic.ca, but only to members. It has intense, clean flavours, mineral complexity and bright acidity. The Cowboy, a unique blend of Schonberger and Sauvignon Blanc, was an obvious perfect selection for Stampede, if you could find it! Only 255 cases were produced and currently is available at Avec Bistro, and sold at Willow Park, Wine Ink, Highlander and few other boutique shops.