Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Wednesday, April 29 2020

Top 10 : BC's Rarely Seen Grapes

By: Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
Rare to BC grapes to seek out

For our final Top 10 commemorating #BCWineMonth we thought it would be fitting to highlight some of the unique grapes planted and vinified in BC.

Some of these (ehrenfelser, chenin blanc) came to BC decades ago in experimental and / or adventuresome trials. Others (arneis, dolcetto) are much newer arrivals, brought into the province with the same pioneering spirit as winemakers decades before. We applaud all winemakers brave enough to think out of the standard BC Box, propelling our vibrant industry forward, stronger. We encourage you to support them with your purchasing dollars. Seek out these and other unique small lots directly from wineries, or your local independent wine shop. 

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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.