(Photo:Enjoy a beautiful Flower Power Salad at Sonoran’s Full Moon Bistro.)

Celebrating their 10th anniversary, Sonoran Estate Winery is excited to be offering many menu items at their Full Moon Bistro. Proprietors Ada and Arjan Smits are collaborating with their new chef, Pierre-Luc Naveau. A Quebec native, Naveau became involved in all aspects of the winery last season.

“I’m excited about everything……the wine experience, travelling, learning, and welcoming people to Sonoran…it’s going to be an amazing year,” says Naveau.  This chef is a master of many trades, from farming to fine dining – he’s even building a traditional outdoor Quebecois-style wood-fire oven for pizza, tortière, and much more! For spring hours of operation, events, and the new menu, visit Sonoran’s new website: www.sonoranestate.com.

Sonoran’s 1st Port-style Wine  $24.90
Ever thought of wine marketing? Here’s your chance! Sonoran is hosting a contest to name their first port-style wine. Beautiful hibiscus-red colour, with aromas and flavours of black cherry, Italian plum, and vanilla. Lighter-style, not overly sweet, with medium tannins and a long finish. Contest deadline: March 31st – email sonoranwinery@gmail.com.

‘Fire on Ice’ Dessert Wine $19.90
Rich and succulent, this icewine-worthy dessert wine exhibits intense maple, orange-zest, honeysuckle and peach notes.  An amber-coloured elixir to lavish on a lover.

~ Sarah Willard