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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  • Syrah

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

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • I know there is a big fear that Pence is even worse, in terms of separation of church and state.  However, I think they will find he too is implicated in the Russian scandal and he will go down with the sinking ship.  I bet we'll end up with Paul Ryan if the Trump administration fails.  Of course, he's a loser too.  :-( Read More

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  • DV - wow!!! Just got around to opening the Church & State Quintessential. Thank you ten times over!I think the only Canadian wines I've had have been Ice Wines, this was a real treat and an eye opener.BTW, without seeing the label, the CFO nailed the blend, getting all but the malbec.Here's my CT tasting note:Just an excellent British Columbia r... Read More

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  • Kathy,I'll give you my Reader's Digest version.  After being excommunicated from the Mormon Church at the ripe age of 20, I was living in California with my partner in sin-soon to be wife.  I was from British Columbia, which then (1989) was not producing much decent wine.  So I started having a glass of wine periodically with dinner at restauran... Read More

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  • Hello all,I'm not actually a beginner in wine preparation. I started preparing wine 3 months ago. I've tasted different varieties of wine and my favorite is Merlot wine. I had a doubt earlier on how to store the prepared wine. I searched many sources and asked many friends and  I happened to read an article yesterday which had tips to properly s... Read More

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  • Santa was generous this year wasn't he? You guys are better at this than I expected. 2/3 of you already know who your Santa was. That should make the guessing easier for the 4 still left guessing.What did you get?JD -  2011 Damilano Barolo Brunate - from FoxalllRBA - 2008 Spring Mountain Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - from vinOvinOVV ... Read More

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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


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