Our Estate Wines are produced on a premium piece of land perfectly suited for grape growing. They are 100% estate grown, organically farmed, dry farmed and the vinification is allowed to take place naturally without commercial yeasts and other additives that dictate a recipe. This low intervention approach is what allows the transparency of each vintage to shine through the honest expression of each of our unique terroir-driven wines.
Our From The Valley Wines are made from locally grown Cowichan Valley grapes supplied from neighbouring vineyards. These are wines that give us the opportunity to capture the playful and unpretentious values of this incredible place that we get to call home. Utilizing the same low intervention approach as on our estate wines, these wines will give you a delightfully honest expression from the valley.
FROM THE VALLEY WINES
$46 - 2021 ESTATE PINOT NOIR
Our Pinot Noir is gently stewarded from grapes into wine with minimal intervention. Both fermented and aged in neutral French oak and left unfined and unfiltered, to capture the truly authentic expression of Emandare’s nature. Juicey red cherry and cranberry, violets, wild mushroom, subtle apple and dusty minerality and a depth o texture so unique to our Pinot Noir. This only begin to describe this terroir driven wine.
$30 - 2021 FTV PINOT NOIR
If grandma's ripe berry patch could be captured and put into a bottle, this might be it. Bright and very juicy. 50% Destemmed, 50% Wholecluster and fermented in neutral open top puncheons. Gently stewarded from grapes into wine with minimal intervention. A light coloured pinot that packs a fruit punch. Raspberries, strawberries, red cherries and red currents meet apples and rose pedals. This is a very exciting expression of true to form island pinot noir.
$36 - 2021 ESTATE MARECHAL-CABERNET FOCH
Our signature field blend of Marechal Foch and Cabernet Foch is gently stewarded from grapes into wine with minimal intervention. Both fermented and aged in neutral French oak and left unfined and unfiltered, to capture a bold expression of Emandare’s nature. Enjoy robust flavours of blackcurrant, black cherry, blueberry, subtle blackberry and dark plum with cracked pepper and subtle savoury mouth watering tones.
$26 - 2022 FTV FARM FRESH FOCH
Made from 85% Marechal Foch and 15% Pinot Noir, this fresh, Nouveau (French for "New") style of wine is a very youthful and juicy style of red wine. 100% Whole Cluster Carbonic Maceration, this wine is singing with vibrant notes of bright red cherry, fresh wild flowers and juicy plums. How Mike describes this wine: "Juicy and Chuggable!"
$32 - 2022 ESTATE SAUVIGNON BLANC
$26 - 2022 FTV BLANC DE NOIR
A brand new white wine for us this year that we couldn't be happier about. 100% Pinot Noir with just a touch of skin contact giving it a very pretty pink hue. Such an elegant wine full of flavour and texture. Floral and citrus notes meet with apple and pear brought together with mouthwatering savoury tones and textures.
From the oldest planting of Sauvignon Blanc vines on Vancouver Island here at Emandare, we adore this wine. Something magic happens in the way it ripens and uniquely expresses itself on our vineyard. VIBRANT white wild flowers, spiced pears, kiwi, melon, complex minerality and layer upon layer of bright aromas and flavours only begin to describe this wine. Barrel fermented and left on the lees, giving it a soft lovely texture on your palate.
$26 - 2021 FTV ROSE
$30 - 2022 ESTATE GEWURZTRAMINER
A step away from sweet and into textured and sophisticated. Neutral barrel fermented and left on the lees for 4 months, this dry wine drinks beautifully balanced with so much silky texture. Ripe pear, soft white rose pedal, baked apple and complex mineral notes fill your whole palate with satisfaction.
A unique field blend that we have been fine tuning annually. 50% Siegerrebe, 36% Tempranillo and 14% Marechal Foch. This Rosé is round and soft on your palate with ridiculously juicy notes of stewed strawberry, orange citrus, apple, pear and wild flowers.
$30 - 2022 CHARDONNAY
$26 - 2022 PS
PS we also made this limited edition aromatic blend of Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Siegerrebe. This is your ideal sipper in the sunshine. Bright fruit and floral aromas leap out of your glass followed by zesty refreshing flavours of melon and citrus.
An exciting new wine for us this year. Very expressive, bright and refreshing. Driven by a citrus backbone that is highlighted with lovely apple and melon texture, framed in by aromatics of white peach and highlighted with precise minerality. A lean chardonnay that is intricate and delicate.