40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery has had a remarkably busy summer as the winery team has been pulled in all directions to sample their bottles everywhere from special liquor store tastings to the Comox Aviation Show and the Cumberland Motorcycle Rally.
This Comox Valley winery has just released the newest vintages of Pinot Gris, Rosé and “Ziggy” Siegerrebe, the winery’s trademark wine (named for their winery whippet); the 2014 vintage is showing extremely well.
Guests are encouraged to visit the winery, sample the new vintages and visit the winery’s wonderful array of animals including Ziggy the winery dog, the adorable crew of baby doll sheep (fittingly named Gris, Pin and Char), as well as the flock of chickens, a rooster, ducks and pilgrim geese that are employed to effectively deal with pesky bugs and weed reducing in the vineyards.
40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery hosts Wine Wednesday, and creative owners Layne Robert Craig and Brenda Hetman-Craig have come up with a plethora of themes including a Southern Blues themed-evening, pig roasts and storytelling, and an East Coast Meets West Coast evening with a “screeching in” (kissing of the fish). On September 23rd the winery is hosting the Starlit Evening where local sustainable sturgeon caviar will be served along with symphony talent. For the first time, on November 19th, to honour the day of the French Beaujolais Nouveau release, 40 Knots will throw a party and release a surprise wine, served with formal French cuisine.
2015 WineAlign National Awards of Canada wins:
40 Knots Stall Speed Meritage 2013 – Gold
40 Knots Spindrift 2012 Brut- Silver
40 Knots Spindrift 2011 Soleil Rosé Brut – Bronze.
~ Cassandra Anderton