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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  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Syrah

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

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  • Glad to be on the forum! I am a wine lover now living in Lima, Peru. Looking forward to expand my knowledge and learn as much as possible in here :) Read More

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  • Hi guys:I was at a local wine and liquor store today; I buy quite a bit of stuff from them but don't really know any of the staff. It was quite warm and I was out running errands. I decided to stop by and pick up a few bottles of inexpensive wine (sub $15) that I can use in part for cooking.I guess maybe my hand was a little sweaty or something ... Read More

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  • I'm making a lasagne bolognese for a dinner party (the whole deal from scratch, including pasta) and I want to get an interesting Italian red to pair with it. I'd love to get a Barolo but the cost is a bit prohibitive...I'm like to keep it at about 15 a bottle or less.Also maybe a light Italian white to have with appetizers. Unfortunately I live... Read More

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  • Just got this from Garagiste, and have all sorts of weird thoughts.  Like, is this for real?  But more importantly, will Rimmerman succeed in keeping this from going to auction, or is he just rewarding a lucky few who will turn around and sell the most valuable bottles, while others will have overpaid for who-knows-what?  Would it really be wors... Read More

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  • There hasn't been one of these threads here in quite some time so I thought I'd start it up again. Weather is warm here so I popped a Rosé.What are you drinking? Read More

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  • O Neh da Vineyard On-No-Lee NV

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    Hmmm. I have only had this wine in its only licit "serving" venue--the Roman Catholic Mass, as the Blood of Christ. I was very surprised at how excellent it was, communion wines usually aren't the greatest, but this particular wine (whose identity I verified with the priest) was wonderful, truly worthy of the Blessed Sacrament. Only my religi... Read More

    Wine review by Odile53


  • I loved the trivia and the details. There is old wine, as in old bottles, old wine that has been sleeping in the barrel and there are old vines. The first two seem easier to understand, but when is a vine to be considered old, is there any notion in regards to years or is it more like the kind of fruit it produces?, or something else?. Read More

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  • So I'm just wondering......what's everyone's take on the old screw caps vs cork debate....?  How would you best describe the role of each, and overcome perceptual barriers....? Read More

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  • Church & State Wines Chardonnay Okanagan Valley Vqa 2007

    Snoothrank:

    Decent oaked Chardonnay. Hints of pineapple, buttery-popcorn, honey and vanilla, with hints of nutty notes. Low acidity and fairly dry. Hint of heat/ethanol. Medium to full bodied, with a creamy, satin texture. Lovely buttery and pineapple aftertaste, and oaky flavours. Medium to long finish. Read More

    Wine review by mostlyred


  • Would definitely be interested in hearing what people think are the best wineries, and wines, in the Okanagan. Hopefully with an explanation why. Have a good friend going for an extended stay, based in Kelowna, in a month or so, and it'd be nice to be able to offer some pointers. She and her husband drink a lot of New Zealand sauvignon blanc,... Read More

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