Fall Into The Market was hosted by Liberty Wine Merchants and supported by Bridges, V&J Florists and Granville Island Toy Company. The event was $29.99 and all proceeds from both ticket sales and silent auction prizes directly support the BC SPCA. My sister and I were invited to the event.
The event was held on the 2nd floor of Bridges on Granville Island. It was a beautiful venue overlooking the Granville Street bridge and False Creek.
Trust me, there was no shortage of wine! There was over 75 world-class wines from the Northwest to try.
Some of the wines represented by their ambassadors and marketing companies:
- Hahn 2013 Pinot Noir
- James Mitchell 2012 Cab
- Coopercane 2012 Zin
- Conundrum 2013 Blend (White)
- Emmolo 2013 SB
- Mersoleil 2013 Chard
- Stoneboat 2013 Chorus
- Stoneboat 2013 Pinot Gris
- Stoneboat 2011 Pinot Noir
- Stoneboat 2011 Pinotage
- Stoneboat NV Piano Bruit
- Gray Monk 2014 Pinot Gris
- Gray Monk 2012 Cabernet Merlot
- Gray Monk 2011 Brut Rose
- Spierhead 2014 Riesling
- Spierhead 2014 Pinot Noir
- Barrel 27 2012 Rock and a Hard Place Grenache
- Foxtrot Hendrickson Pinot Noir
- Foxtrot Hendrickson Chardonnay
- Wapiti Rose
- Wapiti Viogner
- Wente 2013 Chardonnay
- Hess 2012 Zinfandel
- Hawks Crest 2008 Cabernet
- Ironstone Obsession 2013 Symphony
- La Frenz 2014 Chardonnay
- La Frenz 2012 Sauvignon Blanc/Semillion
- La Frenz 2013 Pinot Noir
- La Frenz 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
- Underwood 2013 Oregon Pinot Noir
- Klinker Brick Old Vine 2012 Zinfandel
- Mandolin 2014 Chardonnay
- Waterstone 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
- Bogle 2013 Merlot
- Liquidity 2013 Chardonnay
- Liquidity 2013 Riesling
- Foppiano 2013 Petite Syrah
- Nichol Vineyards 2014 Pinot Gris
- Nichol Vineyards 2012 Syrah
- Orofino 2013 Hendsbee Vineyard Riesling
- Orofino 2013 Home Vineyard Pinot Noir
- Orofino 2013 Scout Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
- Orofino 2013 Beleza (BDX Blend)
- Domaine Drouhin 2013 Cloudline Pinot Gris
- Domaine Drouhin 2013 Cloudline Pinot Noir
- Painted Rock 2013 Red Icon
- Painted Rock 2013 Syrah
- Painted Rock 2012 Merlot
- Painted Rock 2014 Rose
- Elephant Island Apricot
- Elephant Island Viogner
- Hester Creek 2012 Res Merlot
- Lake Breeze 2012 Riesling
- Thornhaven 2013 Syrah
- Noble Ridge 2012 Meritage Reserve
- Backyard 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
- Zanatta NV Glenora Fantasia Brut
- Tugwell Creek Mead 2013 Harvest Melomel
- Skaha Vineyards 2014 Mystique
- Todd Creek Cider NV Malahop
- Synchromesh 2013 Tertre Rouge
- Anarchist Mountain 2013 Pinot Noir
- Rollingdale 2015 Marechal Foch
- Rolilngdale 2014 Unoaked Chardonnay
- Meadow Vista 2015 Field White
- Meadow Vista 2015 Bliss
- Buehler 2013 Russian River Chardonnay
- Laughing Stock 2013 Blind Trust Red
- Laughing Stock 2014 Blind Trust White
- Tightrope 2014 Pinot Gris
- Tightrope 2013 Riesling
- Tightrope 2014 Merlot/Cab Franc/Barbera
- Tightrope 2014 Syrah
- Bench 1775 2014 Suavignon Blanc
- Bench 1775 2014 Glow Rose
- Bench 1775 2013 Cab Franc/Malbec
It’s pretty hard to try ALL the wines, but what I love about these events is that you can try so many kinds without having to buy a full bottle. I’m a pretty novice wine drinker and every time, I find something I like.
What better way to go with wine than lots of cheese. The perfect pairing.
Their aged cheddar was fantastic! I really couldn’t stop eating it.
Terra Breads had a lot of samples of their artisan breads. Their cranberry pistachio bread is one of my favourites.
We also found these cute mini quiches that went super fast when they were brought out from the kitchen.
The food compared to the wine was not as abundant, but most people were here to try the different varieties of wine.
Bench 1775 Winery is located in Penticton on Naramata Road where an abundance of wineries are located. They had the 2014 BENCH 1775 Sauvignon Blanc, 2014 BENCH 1775 Glow Rosé, and 2013 BENCH 1775 Malbec.
A lot of people loved talking to the different companies sampling the wine to gain deeper knowledge and appreciation for their wine.
Aged 17 months in new and used French and American oak, this wine was hand punched daily for gentle handling and extraction of flavours. 2012 was a warm growing season that has produced a rich, full bodied wine – we feel this is our best vintage yet for The Pull! The richness of the wine is balanced with a beautiful acidity and has notes of black cherry, plum, vanilla and spice on the nose and palette. It is sophisticated but approachable, and is a great wine to pair with anything grilled or roasted, especially lamb.
SKAHA Vineyard Mystique is a blend of Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay grapes.
Fruit forward and juicy with concentrated notes of apple-pear, Okanagan stone fruits, cantaloupe, pineapple and crisp citrus finish. Enjoy as a stand alone or perfectly paired with seafood, chicken, curried dishes or pasta salads.
Meadow Vista Honey Wines created a wine for Farm Folk City Folk for 2015. At first I was caught off guard since I didn’t think Farm Folk City Folk would make wine. It’s a limited edition wine and a percentage of each bottle sold goes towards Farm Folk City Folk and they great work they do in our local communities.
The wine is blend of Pinot Gris and BC Honey.
Painted Rock was sampling a few of their wines too. Ones of the ones we tried was the Syrah,
Layered savoury notes combined with fragrant spice, white pepper and cassis on the nose. Rounded and rich on the palate, with juicy acidity and chalky tannins. More cassis, vanilla and a silkiness that continues with a long finish.
Gray Monk is my favourite Pinot Gris. It’s very affordable at $15.69 from BC Liquor Stores.
Pale lemon in colour, this wine had an intense aroma of pink grapefruit and pineapple and flavours of citrus fruits and apricots. Lively and piquant, this wine is refreshingly zesty and clean. It is a versatile partner to seafood, pasta with cream sauce, white meats and cheeses such as Parmigiano.
Overall, it was a great event if you are the type of person who is on the search for new types of wines from the Northwest. I found some familiar wines that I just love and some new ones that surprised us. The downside is that these events are quite popular, so it will be crowded.