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Averill Creek Vineyard

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island

Averill Creek Vineyard, located in the heart of the Cowichan Valley wine region.  New World. Cool Climate. Uncompromising terroir-driven wines from Vancouver Island.  A 30-acre vineyard rests on the sun-drenched south slope of Mt. Prevost in the Cowichan Valley. Premium quality, single vineyard wines, hand-crafted in small lots to showcase the distinctive terroir & signature style that is Averill Creek and our cool-climate Vancouver Island appellation. 

~2018 JOUE FIELD BLEND WHITE~

The Joue Blanc Field Blend by Averill Creek is structured, textured, and lightly saline, with abundant freshness and tension. A clean, aromatic nose exudes white flower potpourri and fresh rain.

Nothing has been added to this wine. No yeast, no enzymes, no nutrients and no S02.

The palate transitions seamlessly from vibrancy to a softer, round mid-palate before culminating in a talcy, textural density and firm acidity.

The 2018 Joue White was picked, processes and vinified separately but treated exactly the same. Picked into half ton bins that were foot stomped, left over night and then whole bunch pressed the next day into older French barriques.  Fermented till dry and left on primary lees until just before bottling.

joue White 750ml | SKU #176680 |$19.90 | Available

 

~2018 JOUE FIELD BLEND RED~

The fruit came into the winery almost exploding with freshness. To harness that we fermented it all whole bunch and in stainless steel vats.

Nothing has been added to this wine. No yeast, no enzymes, no nutrients and no S02.

After two and a half weeks we pressed the wine off and aged in stainless steel tanks. The resulting wine had intense perfume and incredible fruit intensity but lacked a bit of structure. To compensate for this used an technique from Veneto in Italy to naturally build some structure back into the wine.

The 2018 Someone Pinot had plenty of structure, so much so that when pressing we cut the press cycle short at 1 bar. When we dumped the press the marc (skins and stems from ferment) still had plenty of material and goodness left in it. Not wanting to waste this we added the wine from the Joue back into and onto of these skins, left it over night and pressed it the next day. So essentially a Vancouver Island version of ripasso.

Not only did this build structure and texture to the wine, but it gave another level of complexity and depth to the perfume and fruit profile.

Joue Red 750ml | SKU #227954 |$19.90 | Available

 

 

~2017 DRY GEWURTRAMINER~

Intensely fragrant with vibrant floral notes, sweet aromas of candied fruit and a trace of exotic spice. Light bodied and zesty featuring ripe lychee, peach and juicy citrus flavours.

Gewürtztraminer 750ml | SKU #16149 |$15.50 | Available

~CHARM DE L’ILE~

A delightful Prosecco-style sparkling wine produced in the classic Charmat Method. The palate is typically lively, featuring crisp apple & citrus flavours topped with toasty, nutty notes.

Charm de L’ile 750ml | SKU #548263 | $17.00 | Available

~2018 PINOT GRIGIO~

Light and unoaked. Fresh, fruity aromas of red apple and pear topped with delicate white floral notes. Textural, bursting with vibrant stone fruit flavours.

2018 Pinot Grigio 750ml | SKU #138610 | $15.50  | sorry, sold out

~2017 PINOT NOIR~

Floral, savoury and spiced aromatics precede a complex fruit profile. Precise, textured acidity aligns with fine tannins and an essential freshness.       

2016 Pinot Noir 750ml | SKU #786657 |$19.00 | sorry, sold out

~2015 PREVOST~

COWICHAN CLARET | Our signature red blend lures you in with enticing aromas of cassis, caramel and cedar. Medium bodied and smooth featuring bold black fruit flavours laced with hints of espresso, dark chocolate and spicy pepper.

2015 Prevost 750ml | SKU #868695 |$15.00  | Available

~2018 ROSÉ~

Cool-climate acidity and texture are rounded by a luscious, red fruit profile. 

2018 Rosé 750ml | SKU #19009 |$20.00 | Available

~2015 SOMENOS PINOT NOIR~

A bold, expressive Pinot enticing with aromas of smoky dark fruits, tobacco leaf and caramel. Lush and silky with superb depth, revealing flavours of sweet black cherry, spicy plum chutney and savoury herbal notes.

2015 Pinot Noir 750ml | SKU #776898 |$31.67 | Available

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