AVERIL CREEK CHARME DE L'ILE
ISLAND SPARKLE | A delightful Prosecco-style sparkling wine produced in the classic Charmat Method. The palate is typically lively, featuring crisp apple & citrus flavours topped with toasty, nutty notes. An excellent apéritif or accompaniment to a light meal; pair with fun, friends and food!
2017 - Gold Medal 2018 National Wine Awards of Canada
2017 - 92pts Natalie Maclean, "A beautiful, crisp, frothy sparkling wine from Vancouver Island. Toasty and refreshing."
"Pinot gris and pinot noir are branded under the Charme de L'ile name, signifying Charmat method fizz, from Island grapes. This is a beauty example, fresh and finessed far beyond your typical Proscecco-styled wine. Light florals, crisp pear, green apple and ample minerality on the lively palate. Kissed with honey and an herbal savoury note on the zesty finish. Fantastic value, very impressive."
"Fruity, lively, bright and intense with lovely citrus and grape notes. Good acidity and clean, lively fruit flavours dominate."
"...a bright, light bodied sparkling wine with ripe apples, peaches delicate spice and hints of flowers. It’s a perfect summer wine – but there’s no need to wait for summer to roll back round again. This is also a lovely local bubble for canapés, brunch and celebrations.”
– Sharon McLean for eatmagazine.ca
NV COWICHAN BLACK
An elegant expression of pure wild Vancouver Island blackberries, this non-vintage wine complements our grape wine portfolio. Medium sweet and smooth with intense tangy blackberry fruit flavour and a lasting warm finish. Savour this delicious dessert wine on its own or pair with chocolate, blue cheese, fresh fruit or ice cream.
COOL CLIMATE DELICIOUSNESS. Fresh, Crisp and Vivacious! Intensely fragrant with vibrant floral notes, sweet aromas of candied fruit and a trace of exotic spice. Light bodied and zesty featuring ripe lychee, peach and juicy citrus flavours. Ideal as an apéritif or alongside light and spicy dishes such as sushi, ceviché or pad thai.
“Floral, juicy, aromatic: very vibrant BC white wine!”
“Elegant, pristine, dry…”
“It’s fragrant, it’s fruity, it’s exotic and comfortable all at once.” James Nevison for The Province
“...energetic and vibrant spiced white, ideal for a summer al fresco seafood dinner.” Treve Ring and David Lawrason for winealign.com
“...a pleasantly dry alternative to the often, ‘sticky’ Gewurztraminers on the market.” Liam Carrier for iconscores.ca
“This bottle of Gewurz from Averill Creek has that balance in spades.” Neal McLennan for Western Living Magazine
AVERILL CREEK PINOT GRIGIO
Light, Lively & Unoaked! Fresh, fruity aromas of sweet apple-pear & honeydew melon topped with delicate floral notes. Crisp & refreshing, bursting with vibrant citrus & green apple flavours. A delightful apéritif with the intensity to also pair beautifully with food. Serve alongside light seafood, shellfish, pasta or risotto.
Production: 1800 Cases
Awards & Accolades
2010 - Gold Medal, 2012 Taste of BC
2009 - "BC Wine of the Week" - Anthony Gismondi (Vancouver Sun)
2009 - "a splendid effort, light bodied but with more flavour intensity than most Italian offerings. Lemon, green apple, flint and a yeasty note suggesting bread crust are underpinned by lively acidity in this fresh, unoaked white. Great on its own, or with shellfish."
2008 - Gold Medal, All Canadian Wine Championship
2008 - "puts most Italian Grigios to shame. Pale-greeny straw with a blast of fresh apple, bright grapefruit acidity, and a tropical finish."