The release of Maria’s Merlot by Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery on Mother’s Day is a fitting tribute to the winery’s co-founder Maria Ferreira. Maria’s passing in December 2019 was a shock to family, friends and the BC wine community. Quinta Ferreira chose to rebrand the Merlot in her honour because it was her favourite wine.
While her legacy lives on in many ways, Quinta Ferreira decided that for every bottle sold from this release of Maria’s Merlot, $1 will be donated toward a scholarship fund to be set up in her name.
Maria’s Merlot was aged 22 months in 30 per cent new oak (80 per cent French/20 per cent American). Tip a glass of this complex and well-balanced wine, perfect on its own or with grilled meats. As Maria so enjoyed, behold its rich colour, smell its intense aromas of vanilla, black cherry, cinnamon and clove, and savour the black pepper, plums, blackberries and chocolate that linger through to the finish.
Wine Shop Open Daily
Quinta Ferreira’s wine shop is open daily, 10 am to 6 pm, for tastings and purchases. Reservations are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome as space permits. Bookings can be made at quintaferreira.com, where you can also shop online for wine and watch for seasonal specials. At the wine shop, take time to browse Quinta Ferreira specialty gift items and the latest art by Carmen Tomé.
The team at Quinta Ferreira has been working diligently to operate in a manner to ensure the health and safety of guests and staff. Quinta Ferreira is grateful for the support received through online ordering and wine club memberships. The wine club remains highly flexible in its many benefits. Follow @QuintaFerreira on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as this season unfolds.