Winter wine release from Langley’s Township 7

Sample wines among the vines in beautiful rural south Langley this Sunday at Township 7.

Township 7s new winter releases; a 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon and a 2009 rosé.

Sample wines among the vines in beautiful rural south Langley this Sunday, when Township 7 hosts a seasonal celebration in honour of its winter releases.

Festivities at the vineyard and winery Dec. 4 include live music, new winter wine releases and a fireside chat with wine maker Bradley Cooper. There will also be seasonal crafts for the kids, mulled wine and other goodies available by donation to the Langley Christmas Bureau. Guests who bring a new, unwrapped toy will receive a complementary wine tasting.

The new 2009 rosé is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc grapes from Township 7’s estate vineyard, plus grapes from the winery’s growers in Oliver and Okanagan Falls. Suggested parings include roast turkey or ham, spicy ethnic foods, and strawberry-infused English trifle.

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is made in small lots from Township 7’s vineyards in the south Okanagan Valley on Oliver’s famed Black Sage Road. The Cabernet Sauvignon is described as ideal with roast beef and dark chocolate ganache.

Township 7 is located at 21152 16 Avenue, in Langley.

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