BC's relative youth and adventuresome spirit are inspiring wineries to experiment with styles, as much as they have with grapes and more recently exploring sub-regions.
Sparkling wines of all types have exploded across the province over the past few years, with wineries smartly using our natural, fresh acidity to the wines' full advantage. From age-worthy traditional method sparkling, to fruit-forward charmat method, through to lively pét-nats, there is plenty of quality fizz for all folks.
Also seen of late is the rise of orange/skin contact wines, white wines that spend time on skins like red wines do. These edgy, adventuresome, and increasingly confident wines are pushing the envelope in the right direction, and clean, characteristic wines are the result. Anthony and Treve chat about these themes and what makes BC wines unique in this short video.
Here are a number of highly recommended sparkling and orange wines tasted recently at GOW: