The GOODS from Vancouver Urban Winery
Vancouver, BC |Just in time for the Holiday season, Vancouver Urban Winery has launched the first edition of their “Colab Series” featuring 2012 chardonnay with Road 13 and 2012 pinot noir with Bench 1775. The ribbon-adorned gift pack is perfect for friends, as a hostess gift, for Secret Santa exchanges or stylish party potables. Coming in at a cool $45 for the set (or $24 each), the limited edition package is available at Vancouver Urban Winery’s Retail Shop at 55 Dunlevy Avenue until December 31st (or while supplies last). Best part? Try before you buy: step up to the stainless steel taps and have the sommelier pour you a taste of each. Get the tasting notes and details after the jump…
VUW, Colab Series, 2012 pinot noir with Bench 1775
Okanagan Valley, BC, 13.5% alc.
A warm, ruby hue of medium intensity greets the eye. The nose begins floral, with bright notes of violets bursting from the glass, but quickly gives way to deeper aromas of black cherry, clove, and dried cedar. Fine tannins are well-integrated with expressive flavours of ripe cherries wrapped around a core of minerality.
VUW, Colab Series, 2012 chardonnay with Road 13
Okanagan Valley, BC, 14.4% alc.
Bright golden colour hints at the ripeness of the fruit. The nose is intense and layered. Notes of yellow apples, Meyer lemons, and quince paste overlay a well-integrated base of vanilla and toffee. Fresh, vibrant acidity runs through a rounded, slightly creamy mouth-feel.
Vancouver Urban Winery is located at 55 Dunlevy Avenue from Sunday to Wednesday 11am-7pm, Thursday – Saturday 11am-11pm. For more information: (604) 566-WINE or www.vancouverurbanwinery.com.
The People Who Make It Happen
Steve Thorp | Co-Founder, COO
Mike Macquisten | Co-Founder, CEO
Wayne Holm | Partner
Kate Marshall | Facility Coordinator
Tony Trieu | Design, Logistics
Kelly Symonds | Winemaker
David Stansfield | Sommelier
About Vancouver Urban Winery
Vancouver Urban Winery is located two blocks off Gastown in the historic heart of Vancouver’s Railtown. The 7,700 square foot urban winery is the first of its kind in Vancouver and also operates as a unique special events space. The winery features a tasting bar where consumers can learn about British Columbia wines, and the exploding wine-on-tap category.
Alongside the tasting bar sits a boutique wine shop full of local items, wine merchandise, artisan foods and beverages……and plenty of wine!
The winery manufactures, packages, imports and distributes wine for multiple brands including Roaring Twenties Wine Co. The operations of FreshTAP, which specialize in packaging quality wines in stainless steel kegs for the emerging wine-on-tap category also takes place within the Vancouver Urban Winery.
As an urban winery the business is not attached to a specific vineyard. This enables the winery to source wine grapes and finished product from any appellation in the world.
The urban winery concept brings the consumer closer to the winemaking experience in a more meaningful way than a simple wine bar or retail space might. Wine aficionados traditionally travel to remote areas to learn about winemaking firsthand and to taste the offerings of a wine producer in the setting in which they were made. Now, many urban dwellers can hop in their car for a short drive, take public transport or even walk to enjoy an authentic winery experience.