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Fort Berens Estate Winery

Summer Wine Tasting Events:

Friday July 5, 5-6:30pm – 10 Year vertical Meritage Tasting
Celebrate Fort Berens’ 10th Anniversary with this unique opportunity to taste through 10 vintages of Fort Berens Meritage. We will start with our inaugural 2007 vintage and work our way through to the 2016 vintage. Variations in growing season, blends and age will make this a fascinating journey through time. Join founders Rolf de Bruin and Heleen Pannekoek for this unique event. Cheers to 10 Years! 
Max 20 people

Saturday July 20, 2-5pm – Red wine blending workshop
Join Winemaker James Cambridge during this workshop where you will have the opportunity to create your own Meritage blend using samples from our barrels. Sample the components and experiment with different blends to find your favourite. .
Max 20 people

Sunday Aug 4, 2-4pm – A vintage review: 2012 with winemaker James Cambridge
In many ways, the 2012 vintage is one of our benchmark vintages. Join our winemaker James Cambridge as he will take you back a few years to talk about this particular vintage. You will have the opportunity to sample some rare wines, including the 2012 Riesling that won the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in BC Wines, as well as the award winning Chardonnay, White, Gold, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Meritage. 
Max 20 people

Saturday Aug 17, 5-6:30pm – Screwcap trials: Chardonnay & Riesling tasting
Screwcaps may all look the same, but under the cap is where the magic occurs. The liner of the cap allows a little bit of oxygen through that will impact the way a wine ages. In 2012 and 2013, we experimented with different liners of screwcaps. Some allow lots of oxygen through, some very little. In this tasting session, you will have an opportunity to taste 6 variations of 2012 Chardonnay and 2013 Riesling. Same wine, different screwcap. 
Max 20 people

Tuesday Aug 27, 5-6:30pm – Pre-release red wine tasting
Prior to the release of the new red wines on September 1, 2019, you have an opportunity to sit down with winemaker James Cambridge to taste through the new wines. We are excited to launch another red wine new to our portfolio. Come find out all about it. We will also sample the recently bottled Chardonnay 2018. 
Max 40 people