Many years ago the violent eruptions of volcanoes gave shape to our valley and left in their wake a unique volcanic legacy in the rich soils they left behind. Nestled beneath the shadows of the now dormant Mount Boucherie, Volcanic Hills Estate Winery is blessed with this distinguished terroir that’s showcased in the distinctive notes of its award winning wines.

As geology has eliminated the need to keep watch on the mountain, patrons should instead be turning their attention to the winery’s social media accounts for details on events, new releases and Wine of the Month!

This May, the spotlight shines on the ever-popular 2016 Magma White, a white blend that erupts with tropical aromas of exotic fruits, peaches and spice on the palate, and finishes with a soft, lingering hint of apples and honey. To learn more about this popular blend or what the monthly feature for June will be, drop by for a complimentary taste, visit the website, or check out their social media channels.

The best deals are found with the Volcanic Hills Wine Club, where members get early access to new releases, 10 per cent off all their wines, and free shipping (with case purchase) across Canada, year-round. More wine club info can be found online, but should you find yourself passing the monolithic remains of the Mount Boucherie volcano, swing into the wineshop for a tasting of old classics and a few new releases emerging from the cellar below, including the 2013 Merlot and the 2016 Reserve Viognier.

Bubbly Gewürztraminer 2017 – $19.79: Like the volcanoes from eons before, the Bubbly Gewürztraminer bursts with a clean, crisp note of green apple. Resting on the drier side, this break-out hit from last season will return this June — just in time for those hot summer days.