Come out to the BCWAS 8th Generation Vineyard wine tasting on Thursday April 21 and experience more BC wine. There are so many BC wineries around now. I am in particular VERY interested to try their Riesling and Pinot Noir, as I did a BC Riesling Review last year, and this year I am now starting my BC Pinot Noir Review. Here is the tasting announcement from the BCWAS.
Join us for a fun tasting with Stefanie Schales of 8th Generation Vineyard!
Photo credit 8th Generation.
When Stefanie and Bernd Schales decided to call their winery “8th Generation” they really meant it. Their families have been making wine in Germany since 1783 – that’s a lot of history!
Stefanie studied architecture while Bernd followed the family tradition by becoming a winemaker. He studied at the State Academy for Viticulture & Oenologie of Weinsberg in Germany, and went on to make wine in Germany, New Zealand and South Africa.
After immigrating to Canada from Germany, Stefanie and Bernd purchased their first vineyard, in OK Falls, in 2003. In 2007, they bought the winery in Summerland. Our BCWAS September bus tour has been there twice, and each time the stop was one of our highlights!
8th Generation makes Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Meunier Rosé, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Syrah as well as two frizzante-style bubblies and their flagship Riesling.
Stefanie and Bernd with the 9th generation. Photo credit www.spiegel.de.
Stefanie is bringing 12 wines with her, so we’ll get to taste almost everything!
Wines being poured include:
· 2015 Integrity frizzante
· 2014 Confidence frizzante
· 2014 Chardonnay
· 2015 Riesling Classic
· 2014 Riesling (Best Riesling in Canada at the All-Canadian Wine Championship)
· 2013 Riesling Selection
· 2015 Riesling Selection tank sample
· 2015 Pinot Meunier Rosé
· 2012 Pinot Noir
· 2014 Cabernet/Merlot
· 2013 Syrah
· 2015 RedOne
And because we know how much you love your wine and cheese, we’re also going to have a few platters from Les Amis du Fromage.
The beautiful new tasting room at the winery.. Photo credit: 8th Generation
Date: Thursday April 21, 2016
Place: our regular venue, De Dutch Pannekoek House, Vancouver Convention Centre West, located in the western corner, lower (seawall) level, near the Olympic Torch.
Price: Members: only $39/ Guests: $55
Transit: It’s a short walk from both Burrard and Waterfront Stations.
From Burrard Station: walk down (north) on Burrard to the new Convention Centre.
From Waterfront Station: walk west to the new Convention Centre.
You can either walk west along Waterfront Rd to the Olympic Torch, then go across the plaza towards the water and down the stairs, or, follow the seawall along in front of the Convention Centre until you come to the restaurant.
Driving: You can park under the Convention Centre West. Follow the signs for the seaplane terminal. Use the doors closest to the Tap & Barrel. Parking can be expensive, though. You may be able to find cheaper parking a few blocks away.
As always, we recommend that you take transit, and we will provide you with a free ticket home.
2016/2017 BCWAS membership: Join us now, and your membership is good until the end of March 2017. Only $40 for a whole year of our fun and fabulous events! Click here to become a member of the best wine club in town. http://www.bcwas.com/membership.html
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Please note: There are no paper tickets for our events. Once your purchase is completed you will be added to our attendees list. Please check in when you arrive.
Please make sure you have a safe way home. Take transit, call a cab, or ask a friend to be a designated driver. We will have free transit tickets on hand for those who take BC Transit home.
Please note that we are unable to provide refunds. If you purchase a ticket but cannot attend the event, please let us know with as much advance notice as possible and we’ll try to re-sell your ticket, but we cannot guarantee this.