Hejira – A flight or journey to a more desirable or congenial place

We shared that last year the Coyote Bowl Chardonnay was the Judge’s Choice for Chardonnay at the Wine Align World Wine Awards. Recently, we came across one of the judge’s notes from the competition, and, frankly, it’s one of the best write ups ever! “Quiet, muted, beautiful and reserved. This is the iconoclastic and restlessly innovative style of a wine
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Book your event at our Brentwood Bay location!

Church & State Wines Victoria does a number of year round events. Our beautiful location is the perfect venue for corporate events, charity fundraisers and holiday parties! With indoor seating for up to 200 guests, our location is the perfect venue for a large event or a small intimate get together. With our Food Primary License, we are able to
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Dine Around Victoria at Church & State

Dine Around has become something of a phenomenon in British Columbia; a chance to get out and enjoy the great culinary experiences in your home town. It’s also a great opportunity for local chefs to flex their creative muscles and put together a unique menu for the festival and showcase great local ingredients. Church & State is excited to participate
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The Americans Really Like Us!

Everyone has heard of Wine Enthusiast. It’s one of the biggest wine publications in the world, and, well frankly they don’t toss around 90+ point scores for just anyone. So imagine how excited we were when we got not just one 90+ point score, but FOUR of them! In fact, only one of our wines available for them to review
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“Iron Fists in Velvet Gloves” – Lessons from 2011

2011 was a unique vintage, one that left a lasting impression on us as a winery. It was a cold, wet spring and early summer, and it wasn’t until August 1st that we started to see the tides change. It gave away to a warm, dry summer and allowed for fantastic ripening and flavour development. Unfortunately, if you weren’t totally
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