Had a great write up from John Schreiner after his most recent visit to the winery!
“Church & State Wines Coyote Bowl winery on the Black Sage Bench has one of the Okanagan’s most appealing tasting rooms.
Guests are seated comfortably at a long bar, looking into the winery’s premium barrel cellar. Behind the guests, floor to ceiling windows provide an expansive view over vineyards.
This summer, the winery added a covered outdoor tasting bar with an unusual feature: a chiller to keep wines cool and, on days when the heat soars, to keep guests cool as well.
The main event here, of course, is the wine. Jeff Del Nin, the winemaker, seems to be crafting the wines in style that is consistent. The white wines are stress clean, vibrant fruit flavours, although he indulged in making one Chardonnay with plenty of oak. The bold reds invariably show ripe tannins, giving them an accessible richness that is immediately appealing without compromising their ability to age.”