British Columbia is known for its wine country. But a great wine tour and tasting often means a road-trip of sorts for those in the Metro-Vancouver area. Don’t get us wrong, a great glass of wine and some drop dead beautiful scenery is always worth the gas money, but sometimes you want a local experience. Supporting those working and producing incredible products right in your own backyard is always a fulfilling feeling. And now your wine-habit can ALSO support a local winery.
Vinoscenti Vineyards, formerly Rivers Bend Winery, officially opened their doors to their convenient Newton location in 2017, but this opening had been a year in the making. Many Metro-Vancouver wineries make their wines from imported grapes, but not Vinoscenti. The land is peppered with grapevines that are poured-over and expertly tended to, harvesting their grapes in the Fall to crush and ferment on-site. With a variety of reds, whites, and even a rosé aged to perfection, there’s a wine to suit any palette.
If you’re a try-before-you-buy kind of person, you’re in luck! Vinoscenti boasts not only wine-making facilities, but wine-tastings and winery tours! With both group and private options available, you can explore the vineyards of Vinoscenti all the way into the winery, and wrap up by tasting the (literal) fruits of the winemaker’s labour. Choose from their menu of charcuterie boards, flatbreads, and small plates to accompany your tasting.
Vinoscenti makes a beautiful backdrop for special occasions, conferences, or private events. With a warm ambiance and light catering capabilities, you’ve just found your next big meeting location!