Church and State Wines

(250) 652-2671 1445 Benvenuto Ave
Brentwood, V8M 1J5
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At Church & State, we use grapes we grow on 121 acres of the finest grape-producing regions in British Columbia. We produce 14,000 cases of ultra premium and premium VQA white and red wines in the following varieties and vintages: Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Chardonnay, Cabernet Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and our full five varietal Bordeaux blend, "Quintessential". Bill Dyer, our Master Winemaker and a driving force in Napa Valley wineries for 27 years, guides our wine-making operations. We age our wines in fine French oak barrels and use modern cellar tools and methods to produce high quality white and red wines. With our main production facility moving to Oliver, the Victoria location will become our secondary wine-making area. The Okanagan winery is located in the heart of the Oliver region, with our soon to be built tasting bar amongst the vineyards on Coyote Bowl. Our Victoria winery is located on the scenic Saanich Peninsula just a short drive Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • DM,I don't think BC really has something akin to a 'cult' wine or winery yet.  There are some very collected wines though.  There are several wines that are $100-$130, but honestly, I don't think they're worth that.  They're good, but that's a LOT of dough and I could buy some killer Barolo, Brunello, Amarone, you name it.  Leonetti (almost).  F... Read More

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  • Forgive me if this seems like spam.  It's the only opportunity to buy and experience some good BC wine from the comfort of your own home in the USA.   Greg T actually told me about it and I was surprised I was unaware.  He bought a couple and I think he's pleased thus far.  Anyway, I think the guy who runs the program is in California and he imp... Read More

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  • Thanks guys.  The wines selected are listed in one of the pictures towards the end - reds on one list, whites on the other list.  The Penfolds was Bin 28, Shiraz/Syrah from South Australia, 2011.  I had to get up early this morning for a motorcycle ride and now in about an hour we are heading out to Washington DC to attend another Phillips Museu... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Last night my buddy Chester brought a German Pinot that a friend of his brought over from there.  It was quite good and I'm not a pinot fan.  Massive 14.5% alcohol though....weird.  Followed by a Painted Rock Syrah, which had a gorgeous nose, but I was disappointed that the rest was fleeting.  Some pepper on the finish, but seemed to disappear t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • We knew that New York’s Finger Lakes wines were good, but fit for the Pope? Apparently so.  New York’s famed wine region has taken its notoriety to another level this past week when it was announced that wines from the verdant region were the tipple of choice for Pope Francis’ visit to New York City this past weekend.  O-Neh-Da Vineyard is the l... Read More

    From the article Papal Pour: Finger Lakes Wine Procures Prestigious Placement for Pope's NY Visit


  • So happy to be amongst fellow oenophiles! I am a freelance copywriter, writing in the food, wine, and spirits industry.I am here to share my personal enthusiasm for wines, not for professional reasons.I live in Fargo, North Dakota, USA, where no one grows wine grapes to produce actual wine. I am just slightly better informed than a complete novi... Read More

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  • Church and State Wines Trebella 2014

    Snoothrank:

    The 2014 vintage Trebella won triple platinum in its home land and justly so... there is a nice toasty oak overlay on well-ripened Roussanne, Viognier and Marsanne with typical Tisane (Herb tea) floral notes on the nose in addition to cake spice. Entry is warm (14% alcohol) and peach-like with a zesty, spicy and medium finish. More dense and l... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • While the ABV of a wine cooler is a waifish version of the 13- and 14-percenters you may be used to seeing in California, that hasn't stopped the Golden State's quaffers from enjoying a Renaissance of the drink once relegated to high-school parties and the neon kaleidoscope that was the 70's and 80's.  Earlier this week, Los Angeles Magazine rep... Read More

    From the article Cool It! Whispy Wines Becoming Cooler in L.A.


  • Good to see you Zuf.  Normally, I'd probably heckle someone for leaving such an ambiguous tasting note, but for you I'll make an exception since you're one of the few who actually make very good tasting notes outside of the forum on Snooth.  I nearly beat you to this one though.  On Sunday night I was going to say, "I had some good wine tonight"... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Church & State Wines Coyote Bowl Series Petit Verdot Malbec 2010

    Snoothrank:

    Another interesting (and good) experiment with exotic varieties (of a sort). The rusticity of the earth, cedar plank and plum on nose and palate reminds mostly of Malbec and there is a grainy tannin on the finish. Good showing of this variety - at any rate - with the colour of the Petit Verdot also prominent. 86 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


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