Post # 1
Hello BC brides!
I am currently living in Alberta, but since a lot of our family is in BC we are getting married at St. Eugene in Cranbrook. St. Eugene provides the alcohol for their events and their wine bottles are $28/ bottle, but they will source wines of your choice for the cost of the wine bottle +a $10 corking fee. So we’re looking for wines less than $18 that will please folks. There are so many great wineries in BC that I will never be able to sample all of them, but we were hoping to go local since sometimes the wineries themselves might sell the wine at a better price than the provincial liquor stores will.
We have decided on a white wine already- Skimmerhorn Winery’s Autumn Tryst. They are friends of the family and will be helping us out with that.
Any ideas for some good red wines that are less than $18?
Post # 3
You may want to get in touch with the fine folks at Edible Canada, formerly Edible BC. They have a shop and bistro in Vancouver, if there’s anyone in your family/friends who can go in person and talk to them, but they’ve always been really helpful to me when I’ve emailed them various questions. They are very well connected in the local food and wine community and can probably even get you a short list of wineries whose wines fall in your price range but might also be available in your local area to buy a bottle and try.
If you’re looking for a rehearsal dinner or other activity, I’d definitely consider them. We’ve done a couple of different tours and events with them, and every single one was outstanding. One of our very favorite things about visiting Canada!
Post # 4
@fishbone: Thanks! I’ll check them out
Post # 5
@jessiemaims: Have you thought about making your own ?
Our venue and caterer allows us to bring made corked wine and they are not charging us a corkage fee. We went with the most expensive type $250 per batch – which gives you 30 bottles. $8.33 per bottle. And we get to put our labels on them. We make the wine at a place that stores and mixes everything for you. It takes 8 weeks.
Post # 6
@Lulume: Wow, that sounds fun! Where did you go to do that?