Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Tuesday, August 18 2020

BC's Unique Wine Country Part 1

By: Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
Unusual grapes and frontier winemaking.

There is no shortage of unique, some might say oddball, grapes in BC.

The good news is, some have risen in stature and quality to become some of the province's best wines. Sémillon is an excellent example of a grape that was once widely ignored and now is among our best white wines. We love chardonnay, but tasting an albariño, or grüner veltliner demonstrates the diversity of British Columbia wine country where unique sites lend themselves to individual wines, and even more specific, single-vineyard offerings. We are only just discovering our roots, literally and figuratively, so check out our latest look at some of the more singular aspects of our relatively young region.

Watch next: 

"Unique Wines of BC Part 2: Orange Wine & Fabulous Fizz"

"Beautiful Vistas & Wines Part 1: Osoyoos to Skaha Bench"

"Beautiful Vistas & Wines Part 2 - Penticton to Lake Country"

Written By:
Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi

Every week Treve Ring and Anthony Gismondi collaborate on our Top Ten list, released on Thursday morning, often with a timely theme. If you count carefully the list will more than likely exceed ten names but only because we believe if any wine is tied by a score that makes our list it should be included. We know many of you are wine savvy and can do your own sleuthing to locate our weekly picks but for those who asked: BCLS means it is sold in government retail stores; when we say private wine shops we mean it could be in any private wine shop or liquor retail store (LRS); winery direct means check with the winery online. If it’s not sold in BC we usually try and give you a suggested retail price. Prices change hourly in BC – the price we post is what we are given at publication.