Join us in celebrating our 22nd anniversary this weekend. Over two decades ago, Township 7 was founded in the Township of Langley on July 7, 2000. Since that time, we’ve expanded significantly with an additional winery on the Naramata Bench and estate vineyards located in north Oliver.
The festivities are this Saturday 11am to 5pm at our south Langley and Naramata Bench tasting rooms. We will have special treats, giveaways, and games, along with a complimentary taste of our flagship seven stars Polaris sparkling wine.
Did you know that we were amongst the first B.C. wineries to create a Méthod Champenoise wine with our inaugural seven stars 1999? Polaris, named in honour of the North Star so prominent and bright in our sky, which has guided ships at sea for centuries, is the basis for our sparkling program, guiding the other wines of the seven stars collection. Since it’s release Polaris has been honoured with innumerable awards including: Trophy for Best Canadian Sparkling Wine at the The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships, London, UK; Best in Class, Los Angeles International Wine Competition; Best in Class Northwest Platinum Competition; Best in Class Cascadia Wine Summit; Gold BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards; and Gold All Canadian Wine Competition, to name a few!
Crafted in the traditional Methode Champenoise style, our seven stars wines undergo a secondary fermentation or prise de mousse, where we literally “capture the sparkle” in the bottle. The 2018 vintage of seven stars Polaris is an elegant, Blanc de Blancs Brut, made from Chardonnay grapes from Hidden Terrace Vineyard in Oliver, and our estate Naramata Bench Vineyard. This vintage shows fresh baked biscuits and bright fruit scents of Granny Smith apple, peach and lime, with a creamy mousse. The wine was left en tirage for 24 months to ensure the development of autolytic characters. Wonderful complexity adds a remarkable depth of flavour. Honoured with five 90+ scores including the Vancouver Sun’s Anthony Gismondi, who writes, “Township 7’s sparkling program is rolling out under the watchful eye of winemaker Mary McDermott. The series is six strong with a seventh label on the way, and all are made in the traditional method. Polaris is chardonnay picked from the estate vineyard on the Naramata Bench, and Hidden Bench Vineyard in Oliver. It presents as a pure, green apple bubble with white florals, and lemon pith that finish soft and round. A charming bubble...” Only 1,000 six bottle cases made.