Monte Creek Ranch Winery’s New Summer Wine Collection

The wait is over, Monte Creek Ranch Winery’s wine much anticipated Sparkling and Haskap wines are hitting the shelves.

Monte Creek Ranch has added two new wines to their exciting portfolio.  This month the winery will release for the first time a Sparkling wine and a Haskap berry wine.  Both wines are unique and delicious.  These special wines are available at the winery this Summer while quantities last.

“We take pride in always evolving our services and offerings so that each visit is a unique experience at Monte Creek Ranch Winery. These two new wines are part of this mandate. They offer flavours and aromas that are sure to surprise and delight.”  – Erik Fisher, Monte Creek Ranch Winery General Manager

For this vintage, the 2016 Sparkling wine is made with 100% Frontenac Gris. The grapes used in this reserve wine will change from year-to-year depending on what white grapes are showing the best promise to make a sparkling wine. The 2016 Sparkling wine walks the line between frizzante and spumante – a level of bubble that is approachable and delicious. The fresh and aromatic style features notes of pineapple, coconut, and mandarin orange. The palate is dry but balanced with fine mousse and a delicate mouthfeel.

The 2016 vintage started with Monte Creek Ranch Winery’s earliest budbreak yet, with most varieties budding out in early April. A warm spring had them thinking that they would begin harvesting as early as the beginning of August, but a rainy June and July brought things closer to normal (if there is such a thing).

Harvest still began two weeks early, on August 22nd, but was a long and extended one as Monte Creek Ranch Winery didn’t finish bringing in their last fruit until October 28th. Milder temperatures during the heat of summer allowed them to have more gradual ripening than in 2015. This allowed the grapes to accumulate intense flavour without sugars skyrocketing. The result is flavour packed wines that show elegance and moderate alcohol.

Native to northern parts of Asia and Europe, Haskap berries have long been prized for their unique taste and natural health properties. We grow and blend together three different varieties for the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity.

Our Haskap wine recently won silver at the 2017 British Columbia Best of Varietal Awards and with good reason. This Haskap wine expresses aromas of blueberry, strawberry, rhubarb, vanilla, and pastry. It has a very concentrated palate with excellent balance. This dessert wine pairs beautifully with just about anything chocolate.

These new releases are exclusive to the tasting room at Monte Creek Ranch Winery. They will be available for a limited time only at the tasting bar for sampling and for purchase. Kick off your summer with these fresh sippers.

About Monte Creek Ranch Winery

Monte Creek Ranch aims to follow in the footsteps of the area’s early explorers. Come experience the beauty and bounty that first brought these pioneers out West. Enjoy a wine tasting, alfresco dining on the Terrace, vineyard tours and shop for local products. Discover more about next frontier in winemaking.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ashley Demedeiros at 250-573-5399 or email at ashley@montecreekranch.com.

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