Accolades

How’d we score? Check out a sampling of great reviews by noted international wine critics…

Sauvignon Blanc
2009 Vintage
Score: 93
Best White Wine in Canada

James Suckling, former senior editor Wine Spectator “This is fascinating with a super minerally, white pepper character on the nose and palate. Medium bodied, with bright acidity. Very intense. Really original. A Canadian “Silex”. Baby Sancerre.” Feb. 27, 2011

Sauvignon Blanc
2015 Vintage
Editor's Choice
Sauvignon Blanc
2015 Vintage
Score: 91

Paul Gregott, Wine Enthusiast Magazine “Opening with classic peavine aromas, this is a bright, fleshy and pungent wine that should delight fans of Loire Valley-style Sauvignon Blancs. Rich, cascading flavors of fig, pear, grapefruit and star fruit keep the mouthfeel lively. Just 10% was barrel-fermented, the rest in stainless.” March 2017

Sauvignon Blanc
2015 Vintage
Gold
All Canadian Wine Championships, 2016
Sauvignon Blanc
2015 Vintage
Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2016
Sauvignon Blanc
2015 Vintage
Score: 93
Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2016
Sauvignon Blanc
2016 Vintage

John Schreiner “This is a crisp and tangy Loire-style white. It begins with aromas of lime and lychee. On the palate, herbal notes mingle with lime and gooseberry. The wine was fermented in stainless steel at relatively cool temperatures, preserving the freshness in the flavours.” June 2017

Sauvignon Blanc
2017 Vintage
Score: 90

John Schreiner “Fermented in stainless steel, the wine begins with lime and stone fruits, leading to flavours of lime, guava and quince. The finish is crisp with lingering herbal notes.” December 2017

Sauvignon Blanc
2018 Vintage
Score: 90

Daenna Van Mulligan “Pristine, bouncy, tangy. Harvested from the Blue Terrace Vineyard in Oliver, this verdant Savvy smells like crunchy peaches, nettle, elderflower, grass clippings, honey and lime. It has a tangy and pristine demeanor with racy acidity, good concentration and a long juicy finish.” October 2019

Sauvignon Blanc
2018 Vintage
Score: 90

David Lawrason, winealign.com “This has a fairly generous nose of gooseberry, dill and some juniper and spice, a very typical set of warmer clime sauvignon aromas that has been partially oaked aged. It is medium weight, fairly fleshy, dry with good acidity, some wamrth and very good to excellent length. Expect fresh herbs and grapefruit on the finish. Nicely done.” October 2019.

Sauvignon Blanc
2018 Vintage
Score: 91

John Schreiner “The grapes for this wine are from the Blue Terrace Vineyard near Oliver. Long a supplier of fruit to Township 7. Most of the fruit was fermented cool in stainless steel; a two-barrel portion was fermented in oak and added to the blend for complexity. The wine begins with aromas of lime mingled with herbs. Crisp and dry on the palate, the wine delivers flavours of lime, grapefruit zest and herbs. The finish is very persistent.” September 2019

Merlot
2007 Vintage
Best Canadian Merlot
Merlot
2007 Vintage
Score: 92

James Suckling, former senior editor, Wine Spectator Lots of tobacco and fruit on this with hints of dried fruits as well. Full and very polished, with dark chocolate and berries. Subtle and focused. Reminds me of a solid Tuscan Merlot. So good now but will keep going and going.” Feb. 27, 2011

Merlot
2009 Vintage
Double Gold
WinePress Northwest Platinum Awards, 2012
Merlot
2009 Vintage
Gold
Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards, 2012
Merlot
2009 Vintage
Best Canadian Merlot
Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards, 2012
Merlot
2010 Vintage
Gold
All Canadian Wine Championships, 2012 and 2013
Merlot
2009 Vintage
Gold
All Canadian Wine Championships, 2012 and 2013
Merlot
2013 Vintage
Gold
Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2016
Merlot
2014 Vintage
Score: 90

John Schreiner, renowned Canadian wine author “This wine is widely available. The wine was aged 18 months in French and American oak barrels, polishing the long ripe tannins. It begins with aromas of cassis, black cherry and vanilla. On the palate, there are flavours of black cherry and blackberry. The texture is firm but it opens up if you decant the wine or give it time to breathe.” February 2017

Merlot
2014 Vintage
Score: 90

Daenna Van Mulligen, Wine Diva, “Velvety, juicy, tasty. Township 7 has a house style of plush red wines and this one does not differ. Intense and velvety on the nose, it offers creamy chocolate, plums and spice cake, dried violets and baking spices and cedar chips. The palate entry is juicy, it has a soft mi-palate and flavours of dusty plums, cocoa and spice. Overall, good balance, a tasty wine.” May 2017

Merlot
2015 Vintage
Score: 90

John Schreiner, “This is a blend of fruit from five vineyards; it also has eight percent Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a bold and ripe Merlot, reflecting the vintage. It has aromas and flavours of black cherry, black currant and plum with touches of tobacco and vanilla (the wine was aged 18 months in American and French oak). This is a very satisfying Merlot.” December 2017

Merlot
2015 Vintage
Score: 91

Daenna Van Mulligen, “A savoury vintage of this Merlot, you can expect plummy flavours layered with dried cherries, peppery spices, mocha, leather and dried sage. Sweet and expressive fruit lead the palate; it’s lively acidity adds levity to a rich chocolaty and spicy character. Great overall style, nicely woven and balanced with a long sweet tobacco finish.” April 2018

Merlot
2015 Vintage
Score: 94
Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2018
Merlot
2016 Vintage
Score: 90

Natalie Maclean, www.nataliemaclean.com, “A gorgeous, savoury, richly layered BC Merlot with aromas of mocha, smoke, cedar brush and black plum. Pair with grilled meats. Decant 1 hour.” November 2019

Merlot
2016 Vintage
Score: 91

John Schreiner “This wine is made with grapes from both Blue Terrace and the Front Yard Vineyard. A portion of the wine was fermented in a 5,000-litre oak fermenter, an example of the new tools owner Ge Song has provided his winemaker. The wine is rich and concentrated, with aromas and flavours of black cherry, black currant and vanilla.” October 2018

Merlot
2016 Vintage
Gold
San Francisco International Wine Competition 2018
Merlot
2016 Vintage
Platinum
Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition 2018
Chardonnay
2015 Vintage
Score: 90

Daenna Van Mulligen, Wine Diva, “Toasted, potent, lemony. Toasted oak, browned butter, grilled lemons, melon, spice and toffee nuts dominate the nose. The palate is equally toasted and buttery, lemony and potent. It is a concentrated stye with a long leesy and flinty finish.” November 2016

Chardonnay
2015 Vintage
Score: 91

John Schreiner, “Consumers should pick up a few bottles of this wine if only because most of the grapes in it came from the Sundial Vineyard on Black Sage Road. Harry McWatters sold it early this year and the current owners are expected to phase out selling fruit as they develop a new winery over the next few vintages This wine begins with aromas of citrus and apple. Half of the wine was fermented in French oak and the subtle toasty oak aromas and flavours delicately frame the apple, peach and vanilla flavour.” September 2016

Chardonnay
2016 Vintage
Score: 90

John Schreiner, “Half of this wine was fermented in American oak barrels; the other half in stainless steel. The oak treatment brings a subtle note of vanilla to aromas of apples and pineapples. On the palate, there are flavours of peach and citrus, with subtle oak. The finish is dry, with notes of spice.” August 2017

Chardonnay
2016 Vintage
Score: 90

Beppi Crosariol, Globe & Mail “Smartly balanced, with vibrant acidity supporting the rounded texture and apple-pineapple fruit. Fermented partly in stainless steel and partly in American oak, the latter helping to impart spicy-toasty-vanilla notes. The wood is very well-integrated. Good value.” September 2017

Chardonnay
2017 Vintage
Score: 91

John Schreiner “Half of this wine was fermented in new 1,000-litre oak fermenter. The other half was fermented in stainless steel. The wine begins with aromas of apple with subtle accents of vanilla. The flavours echo the aromas. There is also a rich buttery note on the finish. The commendable restraint on the oak means the wine delivers fresh fruit flavours.” December 2018

Chardonnay
2017 Vintage
Score: 90

Beppi Crosariol, Globe & Mail “Medium-bodied and glossy. Deftly oaked, as though you can’t taste it directly but can feel it in the soft texture and ample body, a smoking gun. Fleshy apple with notes of pear and citrus. So drinkable and harmonious.” October 2018

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