Serendipity winery is having a Christmas sale. During the second week in December, you can enjoy their 2010 Devil’s Advocate and 2011 Rosé at $3 off per bottle when purchasing online through or at the winery.

For winter enjoyment, Judy and her daughter Katie suggested their Devil’s Advocate red blend to ward off the cold chill of winter. This Bordeaux/Syrah blend is “approachable enough for those new to appreciating wine but complex enough for serious wine fans”, says Katie. At $25 per bottle (or $22 at the sale price), it is certainly a good value with the complex layers of flavours it shows:  hints of butterscotch and cherry are followed by earthy tobacco and leather notes, and then a peppery finish.

With the holiday season upon us, it seemed that their dry Rosé was the fitting choice; with its festive pink colour it creates a fun addition to your table. This dry Rosé is suitable for a wide range of dishes; many people purchase wine to pair with the meat on their plate, and tend to neglect the side dishes. For example, turkey brings out the cranberry flavours in the wine and sweet potato brings out strawberry flavours. This Rosé is made in the traditional Old World method, by cold-soaking red grapes on their skins to impart colour and flavour to the juice. All at only $18 (or $15 for their Christmas sale).

If you visit their website, you’ll notice they quote Isaac Newton: “No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess”. Well, there is no guessing at Serendipity when they create wines. Judy Kingston and her family know that wine fans are a diverse bunch, so they make wines to match.

Serendipity Winery is open by appointment in the winter.

~ Kristin Peturson-Laprise