Well, we tried. But, alas, with staffing and COVID issues, we are going to have to close the tasting room for the foreseeable future to keep everyone safe and healthy. Unfortunately, we do not expect to reopen the tasting room until there is a vaccination or reliable treatment of the virus.
We continue to sell our wines weekly at Moss St. Market and will through at least Christmas (COVID gods permitting), and we continue to do free and contactless delivery of wines anywhere in the local area (Victoria, Saanich, Central Saanich, North Saanich, Sidney) with no minimum order and payment by credit card or e-transfer.
Current releases (all prices include tax, and these are not our growlers but regular bottle formats and sizes) are Ortega ($18), Foch ($20), Marechal (sparkling Foch; $20), Saanich Sangria ($25), Ancestral (sparkling blanc; $20), Ambergris (orange/skin-contact Pinot Gris, $20), Foch Rose (best considered a very light red; $18), and Aurora (sparkling rose; $20). Sparkling wines all un-disgorged. No sulfites added to any of our wines. 5% case discount.
We are out of Piquette ($15) for the year but will have another small release October 1, in time for Thanksgiving. We're taking pre-orders now at $150 per case. Please email to order and reserve. We'll deliver pre-orders the week before Thanksgiving.
We also have fresh table grapes coming (Ortega is a great table grape) at Moss St. in late September ($5 pound, also available for pre-order and market or home delivery), and for local winemakers looking for local fruit we are selling small lots of Foch, Ortega, and Gamay Noir.
Thanks for supporting your local wine growers as we navigate our "lost" summer. We appreciate the support.