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.