When you reach the winery you drive up a single lane lined with cherry trees to the tasting room. As you travel up this lane you can view the beautiful acreage which will soon be planted with grape vines
The winery was busy when we arrived so we explored the patio where you can purchase wine by the glass and enjoy cheese platters along with the view.
The winery has an outstanding collection of wines all with scores ranging from 92 to a very impressive
96 for its 2006 The Referènce
2006 The Referènce(Cuvee Bordeaux Blend) - $89.00
The finest cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec, and petit verdot grapes were selected and cool fermented separately to create this balanced and age worthy Bordeaux-style blend. New French barriques with extra tight grain were used for the first year and the wine spent its final year in Allier, Nevers, Jupille, and Troncais forest puncheons that allowed reduction of the wine while maintaining its fragrant fruit and complex spice character. Over 80% free run juice gives the Referènce fine-grained natural tannins that result in extraordinary length of finish. Look for dark cherry, boysenberry, cassis, chocolate, cigar box and cedar aromas with high notes of eucalyptus, pencil shavings and violets. Approachable now but has the acidity and structure to enjoy for the next two decades.
We scored this wine a 97.. A wine my wife purchased a bottle for my birthday last year it was so good... The 2007 Reference is just as good!
If your looking for a lesser priced wine but amazing flavour go with the 2009 Riesling. Honeysuckle and pineapple flavours to delight your taste buds. The winery's red's all have that wow factor We walked away with a bottle of merlot (a surprise for my wife) the wine -
rich on the palate, most appealing aromas and flavours of black cherry, vanilla, fig and chocolate, with a lingering finish and a bottle of reisling for me.
There are not many wineries whose entire cellar are all outstanding wines. We managed to find two wineries in one day in British Columia's Fraser Valley.
Please see Township 7 and Domaine De Chaberton
2011 InterVin International Wine Awards Silver Medallists