Autumn is here and that means it’s harvest time. It’s a time of transition as the wineries focus on gathering the finest grapes for their winemakers.
2020 has been a rough year for businesses everywhere, and wineries are no exception. Many will still be open for tastings; however, several wineries are transitioning to online sales for the cooler months.
Purchasing wines online is a different experience from going directly to the winery. I love the anticipation of my wine purchases delivered to my door. It feels like a special occasion when they arrive. Around the expected delivery time, I listen a little closer for that knock on the door that says I’ve got mail!
And then, there it is, that carefully packaged box of sunshine in a bottle. You place your special delivery on the counter and open it. You can’t see the wine just yet. There’s another layer of protection around the heavenly liquids you’ve ordered. The cardboard inserts sit snugly around each bottle, cradling them in place. Once you remove these, you pull each bottle out one by one and admire what great taste you have in wine. Then you transfer the bottles to your wine rack, or wine cellar, and decide which meal to serve with one of your newly received wines. Better yet, open one up to simply enjoy the wine on its own.
This fall, and throughout the winter, winery owners and workers will still be doing what they’ve always done: creating delicious wines for you to enjoy. Supporting BC wineries is more important now than ever. Your reward for buying online is you get to enjoy these world-class wines all year long.