The Vineyard Newsletter - March 2013 at The Vineyard
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Homemade Wine Competition

Next month the Alberta Amateur Winemakers are holding their annual provincial wine competition. This event usually draws over 200 entries from across the province. All entries must have been pre-judged and entrants need to be members of affiliated wine guilds or clubs. The Vineyard sponsors two such Guilds; North and South. We did well in last year’s competition and expect to win even more awards this year.

These two Vineyard Guilds meet monthly to discuss, taste and share wine and wine making techniques. If you are interest in joining either the North or South Guild; please email

New at The Vineyard

We are pleased to introduce and add two NEW wine kits to our great list of wine kits.

California Muscato

Moscato may come from one of the oldest grape varietals, but it’s only been recently that its popularity has skyrocketed. In just a few short years, Moscato has become one of the top-selling white wines in North America and is projected to remain one of the top three wine trends through 2013,

Moscato is a rather different kit from most of the World Vineyard collection. In order to obtain the delicious sweetness so characteristic of Moscato, these kits contain a large F-pack and require starting and finishing Specific Gravities that differ substantially from the rest of the line. Because of these significant differences, World Vineyard California Moscato has its own unique set of instructions.

Sweetness: sweet Alcohol: 8.5%With succulent peach and juicy tropical fruit flavours, there’s lots to love about new California Moscato.

Raspberry Peach Sangria

The newest addition to our Island Mist line of wines.

Sweet, ripe raspberries mix with juicy peach undertones for the perfect summer sangria: fruity, refreshing, and easy drinking Raspberry Peach Sangria.

Both of these new wine kits are in stock now.

Featured wine kits for March

Save 10% off the regular price for the following wine kits, sale ends March 31st.

World Vineyard Chilean Merlot:

Originating from the world famous Maipo Valley wine region in Chile hails this great addition to our Passport Series. This reputable Merlot is a soft and supple variation with powerful fruit and spicy flavours. Renowned for its ripe cherry character, the Merlot is a perfect partner for red meats, lamb, and hearty stews. A must have on those crisp autumn evenings.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium | Oak Intensity: Light

World Vineyard Italian Pinot Grigio:

The Italians have their own way with the Pinot Gris grape variety, and in the process they create a special magic with it that's unmatched elsewhere in the wine world. Though dry in character and with a pleasant zip of acidity, this Pinot Grigio shows off a pleasant floral fragrance and tremendous fruit flavours, making it the perfect picnic accompaniment.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: None

Vintners Reserve Chianti Style

Firm, dry red wine style made famous by Tuscany. Tannic and robust, this well-structured wine is ripe with flavours of berries and spice. Superb with veal or spicy pasta.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

Vintners Reserve Chamblaise

Blended from Chenin Blanc and Colombard grapes, this juice produces a crisp, semi-dry wine, with a clean, refreshing aftertaste. May be enjoyed immediately after bottling.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: None

Chai Maison Vieux Chateau du Roi

Robust, rounded and smooth, the bouquet of berries and flavours of ripe plum are beautifully integrated into an elegantly structured finish with hints of oak that will reward ageing.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: Medium

Chai Maison Pinot Blanc

Medium-bodied with lightly fruity aroma, soft flavours and a velvety mouth-feel. Refreshing both as a sipping wine, and as a match with cream sauce dishes, light cheeses and delicate meats.

Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light-Medium | Oak Intensity: None

Eclipse ultimate wine kits 

Only a couple more weeks to take advantage of our super offer of $20 off one of these fabulous wine kits. These are The Vineyard's top of the line wine kits. Wines you will be proud to add to your cellar. Click here for more information and check our 'coupon' button for details on the special offer.



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