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Tour the Campbell Valley Wine Route! World Class wine in the Fraser Valley.

Posted by Richard Cummins on January 11, 2015
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Tour the Campbell Valley Wine Route!

I will never forget JoJo, our server at Della Santina's Trattoria restaurant in Sonoma, California. After spending the afternoon in and around the backroads past Ravenswood where some of the breathtaking vistas of 'A Walk In The Clouds' was filmed, Michele and I found a quaint little family eatery on the edge of town. After tasting so much good wine over the days I realized I was no longer just a Cab Sav type guy, and our server JoJo was extremely helpful in educating us on variety. He also absolutely would not let us have a bad bottle. We made one choice, but it was 'corky' - he wouldn't let us even have a sip. We made another choice, but the cork had lost it's seal due to age and  upon opening it he knew right away, and was off with the bottle. This went on for about 4 to 5 bottles. It was amusing, and also great dedicated service. Then JoJo made a suggestion - it was a newer wine, a Zin. 'I'm so not a Zin guy' I remember protesting, but he said just to trust him.
That's when we were introduced to a most amazing wine, Plungerhead Dry Creek Zinfandel. I mean, wow.
As the wine makers notes declare: 'Dark purple hue with ruby edges, the Dry Creek Zinfandel has aromas of roasted walnut, black cherry, dried fig, Mexican dark chocolate, and sweet balsamic reduction. The flavors turn toward true Dry Creek nuances of dark currants, tart cherry, graphite, toasted hazelnut, blackstrap molasses, and finishes with rich tannins, espresso bean, dark caramel, and fresh cranberry.'
Again, wow. We were lucky enough to get the Sumas liquor store in Sumas, Wa, to bring it in special for us. If you get a chance, you must try this wine.

 

Working Real Estate between Vancouver and Hope has given us such a great overview and love for the amazing Fraser Valley. Seriously, we've got it all. Wine connoisseurs will delight in the fact the Fraser Valley boasts more than its share of award winning grape vintages. The Campbell Valley Wine Route - within the Langley township - encompasses four wineries located in such a neighbourly fashion that you can easily go on a mini winery tour in a day.
Alphabeticaly:
Backyard Vineyards
, Domaine De Chaberton Estate Winery, Township 7, and Vista D’oro, provide guests with beautiful scenery and artisan foods that pair nicely with a glass of the Fraser Valley’s best.

So we wanted to let those moving to the area, or those in the fringes who may not have realized they have 'Little Sonoma' in their backyard, know a great way to spend an upcoming spring weekend day tripping! And especially after the bustle of the holidays and new year, take some time to unwind and treat yourself. Discover a new wine. We've got it all in the Fraser Valley.

- Richard :)

BACKYARD VINEYARDS
Backyard Vineyards is your choice for local wines. With wine country as close as 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver, and grapes harvested in both the Fraser and the Okanagan Valleys, Backyard offers the very best of BC VQA wines. Sparkling wines to brighten up even the grayest of days, varietal wines from cheeky to sexy and a Nosey Neighbour peeking over the fence, there is something for every day and price range at Backyard Vineyards. Located at 3033 232nd Street, Langley, BC T. 604-539-9463

 

DOMAINE DE CHABERTON ESTATE WINERY
A quick tasting or an afternoon filled with fabulous food, wine tasting and tour of our vineyards. Domaine de Chaberton, one of B.C. largest estate wineries and the Fraser Valley’s oldest winery and vineyard, cordially invites you to come and experience a tranquil atmosphere. The 55-acre property situated off of 216th and 16th in Langley, offers daily tours and free wine tastings. Pack a lunch or picnic and join us on one of our many sunny days for a glass of wine in our licensed picnic area or dine in our Zagat Rated “Excellent” Bacchus Bistro. Located at 1064 – 216 Street, Langley, BC T. 604 530 1736 - See more at: http://goodlifevancouver.com/campbell-valley-wine-tour-langley/#sthash.ZnAdgS2L.dpuf

DOMAINE DE CHABERTON ESTATE WINERY
A quick tasting or an afternoon filled with fabulous food, wine tasting and tour of our vineyards. Domaine de Chaberton, one of B.C. largest estate wineries and the Fraser Valley’s oldest winery and vineyard, cordially invites you to come and experience a tranquil atmosphere. The 55-acre property situated off of 216th and 16th in Langley, offers daily tours and free wine tastings. Pack a lunch or picnic and join us on one of our many sunny days for a glass of wine in our licensed picnic area or dine in our Zagat Rated “Excellent” Bacchus Bistro. Located at 1064 – 216 Street, Langley, BC T. 604 530 1736

 

TOWNSHIP 7 VINEYARDS AND WINERY
Founded in 2001, Township 7 has two BC wineries, one situated in the scenic Fraser Valley and the other on the picturesque Naramata Bench in Canada’s premier wine region, the Okanagan Valley. Our Metro Vancouver winery is located in the beautiful south Langley countryside in a quaint building reminiscent of the many riding stables in the neighbourhood. Named after this historic community of south Langley, its original name in the late 1800s was “Township 7”- the cottage on our property is an original building from the 1930s. Located at 21152 16TH AVE (AT 212TH ST), LANGLEY, BC T. 604-532-1766

 

VISTA D’ORO FARMS & WINERY
Dedicated to providing an ultimate agritourism experience, Vista D’oro Farms & Winery’s orchard and vineyard provide an assorted bounty, all of which can be found in the Farmgate Shop & Tasting Room in some form – whether it’s our flagship D’oro – fortified walnut Wine, our Orchard Pear & Pinot Noir Preserve or simple pickled cherries on our charcuterie boards. Full picnic provisions are available to enjoy on our deck or under the walnut tree.  Located at 346-208th Street, Langley, BC T. 604-514-3539

 

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