Winery Visits: May-October - Daily from 10am-6pm
Location: 20623 McDougald Road, Summerland, BC, V0H1Z6
With its 2015 releases, the first full vintage under winemaker Lawrence Buhler, one year old Evolve Cellars in Summerland is carving out a reputation for juicy, fruit forward, and enjoyable wines that are easy-drinking and most definitely food friendly.
2015 Pinot Gris $15.99
A glass of nectarine and ripe peach, wildflower honey, and a touch of desirable grapefruity acidity to keep things fresh. Well chilled, this dry Pinot Gris is a wonderful choice for a patio sipper, served with a guest-worthy platter of antipasto, tangy chunks of aged white cheddar, and paté.
2015 Riesling $16.99
This off-dry Riesling tastes almost dry due to the juicy acidity that's a hallmark of the grape variety. I very much enjoyed the honeysuckle aroma, and rich guava and lime flavours packed into my glass. Would pair beautifully with summer fruit (think grilled peach and pineapple), along with corn on the cob, and sweet fresh-caught halibut, crab, or prawns.
2015 Gewurztraminer $15.99
A full-flavoured expression of this grape, with tropical fruit, zingy ginger, and rose on the palate. It's lightly off-dry, making it a great match for meals with pungent spices and full flavour, like curries, tajines, or sweet chili BBQ.
2015 Rosé $16.99
A total crowd pleaser, this super juicy rosé has generous flavours of strawberry and melon, and just the right touch of sweetness. An ideal partner for salmon or grilled seafood, or a burger on the patio. I found it to be the perfect aperitif match for lightly spicy piquillo peppers and guacamole.
Wines samples were provided by Evolve Cellars. Please see my Sample Policy for more information. Cheers!