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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  • Merlot

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • 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

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


    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

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  • Actually O2, the Church and State winery in Victoria has a restaurant inside.  It's got killer pizza.  Read More

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  • Shirtless lounging is okay by me - looking forward to sufficiently warm weather on our end :). As for coming west, if we weren't holding down the fort here in Toronto, you'd get awful crowded in your own corner of Canada, so thank you for the invite but we'll stay put for the time being, however tempting the weather!Hoping to make it out to the ... Read More

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  • O2, Although I think the gloating is cruel, people always have the choice to come west!  There's still a little bit more room on Vancouver Island!  I'll have to send you a list of wineries to check out.  I was there two years ago and blasted through 22 wineries in two days.  I recommend several days.  One in Peniticton and Naramata Bench, anothe... Read More

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  •  Holy Cow.Tonight Chester came over and we had three BC wines. Church and State vineyards Tribella ($19) a LakeBreeze 2012 Meritage and a 2007 Poplar Grove vineyards Legacy.  (OT, this is the one I left you  last July but that was a 2006).  I was so stupid over this that Terri was embarrassed.  Chester was more forgiving.  He said it was in fact... Read More

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  • But comrades, the northern Rhone has always been very good as many of you intimate; however, as people discover "undiscovered" wines (read cheaper, unpronounceable, appellations that evoke the Crisis of the 3rd Century in Rome - or perhaps, the spread of certain heresies of the early Mother Church, or something more "exotic" like the Mistral) th... Read More

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  • No mystery I love Syrah and got turned onto it some years ago by a N. Rhone that I had at a restaurant in Sonoma.  But here it goes again, latest estimates for the auction price at HartDavisHart:1983 Côte Rôtie, Côte Brune, Cuvée Reservée, Marius Gentaz-Dervieux (12 bs) $15000-22000Now I grant you that's not exactly DRC or Latour level pricing ... Read More

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  • Due to popular demand (don't ask where that demand came from or you'll spoil my fun), we appear to need some new wine discussion topics.  This topic was only relevant to Thursday as a test case but was subsequently expanded to cover the weekend too.  What ever you bring up in this topic should either occur on a Thursday - Sunday, or it could be ... Read More

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  • Church & State Wines Viognier 2013


    Another fine Church and State Wines offering... with a fine domestic flower scent (Wisteria, petunia, for example) with some spice such as nutmeg. The palate receives a princely flow of cake spice, peach, vanilla (light oak) and tropical fruit with good viscosity, creaminess and no bitterness - almost like petit Chateau Grillet. 14.3% alcohol a... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

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