The winter winds have finally subsided and as the snow thaws, the spring season always seems to bring with it a few new surprises. Such is the case this year at Hidden Chapel Winery who will be unveiling, in addition to their new vintages, their first Sparkling Rosé this year! The predominately Syrah-based bubbly, a distinctive take on this classical style, is effervescent with hints of strawberries and cranberries. Not to mention perfectly timed for popping the cork and celebrating the season’s return!
Those still unfamiliar with the winery are especially encouraged to visit this favourite hub of locals and songbirds alike, tucked away in the north of Oliver behind an idyllic garden just off of the highway. Be sure to keep an eye out for the winery’s namesake chapel, hidden in a small stand of pine trees which lines the property. And while you’re basking in the sun, exploring the grounds and sipping wine, be sure to hop online and check the winery’s website for a list of their upcoming events, many of which will be accompanying the season’s warm weather.
But for even more surprises, including 1 or 2 complimentary bottles of wine in every case, consider joining the Hidden Chapel Cellar Club! The two-tier club only asks members to purchase either a single case of wine to be shipped in April (with the freedom to choose either all whites, all reds, or mixed), or two cases of wine to be shipped, one each in April and October. In addition to some complementary bottles, membership also includes 15% off cases of wine in the wineshop, invitations to special events, and free shipping across British Columbia and Alberta. This way, one doesn’t even have to wait for the spring season to receive some welcomed surprises from the Hidden Chapel.
~Blake Allen