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A. Gismondi: “TreBella has been nailing it for a while” 90 points

Anthony Gismondi is a hard guy to impress – he tries wines most of us would only dream of, and certainly knows his stuff. So to earn back-to-back 90 point scores from him is truly an honour! Over the long weekend, he sampled our 2012 TreBella and had this to say about it… 90/100 Church & State Wines Trebella 2012  Marsanne,
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Church & State Wines on Go! Island

Karen Elgersma visited with Chelsea and tasted our Island Pinot Gris, Coyote Bowl Syrah and trophy-winning Quintessential, followed by a farm-to-table lunch with Executive Chef Desiree Perrin. Check out the video of her full visit here!

MacLean’s: “Canada could be the next truly cool-climate syrah sensation”

From the article “Hurrah for the new Syrah”by Rhys Pender, MacLean’s Magazine   Both Ontario and British Columbia, where most of Canadian wine production takes place, produce top-quality syrah, which was recognized last year by British wine writer Oz Clarke.    After tasting through some vintages at Canada House in London, he singled out Lailey and Stratus in Niagara, and Church
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“The response was unanimous.” The Coyote Bowl Viognier is “glorious”!

Viognier has become an increasingly popular grape in BC winemaking over the last five years, and has been growing in international popularity for at least the last decade. When we first started making Viognier, it was almost unheard of amongst the local wine drinking crowd, but since then has steadily become more and more in demand. Edible Vancouver penned an article in
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A. Gismondi: ’11 Quintessential “is very hedonistic in style,” 90 points

90/100 Church & State Wines Quintessential 2011 From GismondiOnWine.com – “It’s been a while since I’ve tasted Quintessential in fact the last time was the 2005 vintage when it was put together by Napa Valley legend Bill Dyer. Clearly he made a lasting impression with his blend. The 2011 is very hedonistic in style and well, more California than Okanagan at
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