we had barely arrived on Vancouver Island today when we stumbled upon our first winery stop of the trip: Church & State. It was hard to miss their tall vines along the road that leads to Butchart Gardens. With a cute logo, how could we not pull in?
We just shared one tasting, splitting the Pinot Gris, the Trebella, the Coyote Merlot and the Syrah:
Of the whites, I liked the Pinot Gris better, light & easy, the only one with the grapes actually grown on the island, right outside – all the other grapes come from the Okanagan. The Trebella was fine, but had an taste that I still can’t place. The merlot did not taste like a typical merlot, it has a sharpness to it – the Syrah was definitely the best of the bunch.
We didn’t but anything we tasted, but we did buy a couple of their “Lost Inhibitions” line as gifts – great marketing!