Sunday, February 21, 2010

2010 Olympics – Day 10

An all organic winery with unique names for each of their wines – Chandra Estates is winery #10 in our series of wineries to visit in British Columbia. Have you ever had a wine named Isis or Yue or Luna? Well, at Chandra Estates, Isis = Blaufrankisch, Yue = Chardonnay and Luna is their name for Pinot Noir Rose.

The winery opened in 2008 but when the owners heard that the vineyard was up for sale, they jumped at the chance to buy it. You see, the vineyard was already certified organic and the vines were into the mature stage so the actual cost of starting a winery was reduced as compared to when you are starting completely from scratch. Combine this already established vineyard with a team of consultants, winemakers and marketing gurus and you have a winery with some great wines that are organic, VQA and flying off the shelves.

Tasting room open daily from April 1st to October 31st. Open by appointment only from November 1st to March 31st.
Chandra Estate Winery
33264 121 Street
Oliver, BC
V0H 1T0
Phone: (250) 485-4081
Toll Free: 1-866-777-4081
Fax: (250) 485-4051
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