Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Thursday, February 4 2021

Top 10 : Best Value BC Whites Part 2

By: Geoffrey Moss MW
Because we couldn't narrow it down to only 10 wines

There’s a lot of value to be found in BC when it comes to white wines.

So much so that we had enough to split the list into two parts.  We decided to organize the lists by classic grapes, and those you'll find in Part 1 here, and this list features grapes that are less mainstream, but no less enjoyable. 

In this list, riesling leads the way with five entries, which is not a shocker considering it could be BC’s top white grape. The fact that it’s such a tough sell probably pains wineries as much as it elates wine geeks. There are several other wines to geek out about here, too, whether it’s sémillon, grüner veltliner, ortega, or chasselas, but don't let the geeks have all the fun. 

Once again, here were our ground rules for selecting these wines:

  • Available direct from the winery for about $25 or less
  • Currently available for purchase at the winery (several wines didn’t make the list because they’re sold out)
  • We, of course, had to taste the wine - no vintage substitutions.

Written By:
Geoffrey Moss MW
Geoffrey Moss MW

Geoffrey Moss MW, a wine reviewer/critic and contributor at Gismondi on Wine, earned his Master of Wine in August 2020. Born in Ontario, with a degree from McGill University in Political Science, Moss' resume includes working for premium brands, including with Don Triggs and family at Culmina Estate Winery, and then as part of the team for the ambitious, 100-million-dollar Phantom Creek Estates project, seeing its brand and winery emerge from scratch to full realization. Moss opened Lithica Wine Marketing in 2019. He runs his wine consulting business from Penticton, British Columbia, in the heart of the Okanagan Valley.