November 2015 News & Special Events
|November 10th, 2015
Don't Miss These Special Events & New Releases
Nov 21st Winemaker's Dinner at Sooke Harbour House
Special Nov 28 and 29 Events
We invite you into our home for a tasting of our new releases, including the 2013 Long Shot, the 2014 Cut-Cane Siegerrebe, the 2011 Brut Naturel and the 2009 Pinot Noir Reserve. In addition, you will be among the first to sample our just-bottled second release of the 1990 Legacy and our Maple Balsamic.
There are 4 sessions to choose from:
11 am, Saturday November 28, 2015
Afterwards, you are welcome to head into the wine shop for a no-charge tasting of a selection of the other current releases.
Gifts and Ordering Deadlines
Within Canada, the economical Expedited Parcel Post takes from 1 to 8 business days, depending on how far away you are. Xpresspost will get parcels to you in 1 to 3 business days days. Sending to the US? The most economical Expedited Parcel Post to the US should be sent by December 9 and Xpresspost by December 16. Packages to the US cannot include alcohol.
Whatever your gift-giving budget, there is something special from VS's online store, from Michelle's small batch, hand-crafted jams and jellies for under $10 (such delicious combinations), our 2014 Verjus at $13.80, our wonderful wines from $16 to $60, and of course our Canadian Living recommended balsamic vinegar at $65, or the special hand-painted bottles at $71 (bottles painted and fired by local artist Terry Harrison). As a bonus, you will get an automatic$9.10 reduction on our $65 regular 250 ml bottle to $55.90 until Christmas.
Also for the special people in your life (including yourself!) we have the exquisite 1990 Legacy at $100 and the Maple Balsamic at $59.90 in their beautiful wooden gift boxes.
We have just a few copies available of Giordano's book, The Pleasures of Continuity (paperback 8 x 10 version) at $85 - an excellent and entertaining read, including many family recipes. You will find it under the "Other Products" page.
If you are a case lot customer, come to the wine shop for special pricing or enter your member number in the coupon code box on the online order form. Email if you have lost your membership number.
Our friends and customers south of the border have a very real 25 to 30% advantage right now with the strong US dollar. Now is a good time to visit and/or shop in Canada. Check with your credit card company about their exchange rates and any applicable fees.
Check out our website Products page for all available wines, including the new 2014 Cut-Cane Siegerrebe, 2013 Long Shot, 2009 Pinot Noir Reserve and 2011 Brut Naturel (a must for New Year's Eve). Weather permitting, we can ship wines within Canada to current customers in provinces that permit it. Reply to get updates about your province.
We hope to see you soon. If you can't make it to the vineyard, use our online order form (there are separate pages for wine, vinegar and other products), especially if you are shopping for Christmas, and please do not hesitate to reply to this message with any questions or requests.