At Marquis Wine Cellars we host over 50 events per year, offering everyone the opportunity to taste and share our love for wine.
Take a look at the calendar below to find out about our upcoming events:
The Château-inspired winery is a relatively new player in Rioja. Started in 1985 by a group of wine entrepreneurs, Baron de Ley quickly positioned themselves as a quality committed producer: small-yield crops, hand-harvested grapes sourced exclusively from their own vineyards, manual grape sorting (about 850 tons per harvest), dynamic wine-making approach, and state of art barrel/bottle ageing facilities. They established their headquarters in a 16th Century Benedictine monastery on the banks of the
Ebro River in Rioja Baja near the town of Mendavia.
Their flagship wine Rioja Reserva (Tempranillo) received 95 pts by Decanter Magazine for the 2010 vintage. Other unique and exciting wines are completing the offer amongst which a Rioja Reserva Blanco (Viura, Malvasia and Garnacha Blanca); two Rioja reds from the indigenous grapes Graciano and Maturana; and a Rioja Reserva in which seven varieties are blended together (Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha Tinta, Mazuelo, Viura, Malvasia and Garnacha Blanca).
Come and taste with us some of the amazingly high quality wines from Baron de Ley!
Join us in celebrating the release of John Schreiner's fifteenth book about BC wines, "Icon".
Enjoy a reception-style book signing with John Schreiner, one of BC's most prolific wine writers. Learn the secrets of John's selection process and taste some of Tantalus Vineyards' best wines, including their icon, Old Vines Riesling.
RSVP is required as this event has a limited number of guests.
The genesis of Clos du Soleil began in 2006 with a small nebula of 4 families. Each family loved, appreciated, and admired wines so much that they decided to partner together to create their own artisanal winery.
The name Clos du Soleil, a French term meaning ‘enclosed Vineyard of the Sun’, defines this very special piece of land where they grow the grapes. Their enclosure is the mountain that forms a natural stone wall at the north end of the vineyard, almost surrounding the cobbled terroir which lends its unique flavours to the wines. Most importantly, their name highlights the long days of sun which warm the enclosure and the beautiful south-facing slope of the Upper Bench outside Keremeos, BC in the Similkameen Valley. This is truly one of BC’s most unique and promising terroirs.
From this land, Clos du Soleil produces premium quality, award winning wines borrowing inspiration and an aesthetic from the great wines of Bordeaux, but stamped with the flavours and aromas of our particular piece of rocky soil. They use traditional winemaking techniques informed by research and adhering to the philosophies of minimal-interventionist winemaking and biodynamic viticulture to make wines that are complex, elegant, and age-worthy.
Come and join us for a Clos du Soleil FREE tasting!