Last year I attended Tourism Vancouver’s Open House and entered its door prize draw. I was later notified that I was the lucky winner of a local winery tour, courtesy of A.E. Vancouver Private Tours. Earlier this summer, I redeemed the prize and went on a private tour, visiting three local wineries in Langley. Here is a photoblog of the tour, along with my personal favourites.
Stop #1: The Fort Wine Co.
First, we were given an overview of the wine making process. Then we had the opportunity to try some wines. It’s very generous when it comes to the tasting. We got to try all 11 types of wine available at the winery: 5 table wines and 6 dessert wines.
My favourite was Keremeos for table wine (blend of apples and pears) and Cold Snap for dessert wine (apples).
Stop #2: Domaine de Chaberton
Before we got into the wine tasting, we stopped at its Bacchus Bistro for lunch.
Then we took a peek at its vineyard which is situated right by the restaurant.
We were only able to try 3 types of wine at its wine shop. Although I wasn’t too happy with the wine we tried there, I was able to pick out my favourites among the paired wine at lunch: Chaberton Cuvee Blanc (white) and Cabernet Sauvignon (red).
Stop #3: Township 7
Our final destination was Township 7. It runs the smallest wine shop, but there was a live band by the vineyard, which allowed visitors to purchase wine by the glass and enjoy live music in the sun – a unique selling point.
We tried 6 different types of white and red, and my favourite is its signature 7 Blanc (white).
This post is meant to share some pictures taken on the tour and list out the wines that I tried and liked. It’s nice to go on a winery tour without worrying about having too much to drink and/or struggling to arrange rides. Thank you again Alfred for your great hospitality.
Here is the full photo gallery. Enjoy!