The Okanagan Valley is home to rich soil and climate conditions best suited to growing a range of varietals from rich reds to crisp whites. As BC’s premier grape growing region, the sun-drenched valley offers world-class vineyards and a vibrant selection of local wines.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Brandt’s Creek Pub, in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, loves pairing world-class wines with high-quality dishes. Here are our top wine picks to pair with your next meal at Brandt’s Creek Pub.
Okanagan White Wines
50th Parallel Pinot Gris
This local Okanagan Pinot Gris from 50th Parallel offers full fresh vivacious fruit components. All fruit is selectively hand harvested and whole bunch pressed then immediately cold settled.
This Pinot Gris is an excellent choice for most dishes as it’s one of the most versatile and enjoyable wines. Pair with seafood, vegetarian plates, sharp cheeses and the list goes on. It’s best when served between 3-6 degrees Celsius.
Gray Monk Latitude 50
The Gray Monk Latitude 50 is a rich, full white wine that offers flavourful aromas of mango, lychee, spice and muscatel raisins with a pale lemon hue. The wine offers layers of flavourful spices and ripe fruit, including sweet grapefruit.
This refreshing white wine pairs well with a variety of dishes including salads, poultry and light meat dishes. This wine is best served chilled, so perfect for the warmer months to come!
Cedar Creek Chardonnay
This carefully-tended estate grown wine is brilliant and vivid with rich texture. The fruit is picked early to ensure a rich fresh green apple, citrus and mineral profile with a hint of stone fruit and just a whiff of matchstick.
The Cedar Creek Chardonnay is ferment 100% naturally in 100 separate vessels including foudres, puncheons, barriques, stainless steel and concrete. The fermenting process dictates the direction of the finished wine and makes for a delicious meal pairing.
Okanagan Red Wines
Mission Hill Five Cabernet Merlot
The Mission Hill Five Cabernet Merlot is an exceptional wine choice for any red wine lover. This varietal Cabernet, Merlot blend offers notes of black fruits and a full body wine with more red fruit hints. The combo is a great taste and can complement a variety of meals from meat dishes to vegetarian dishes.
Sandhill’s Merlot is medium-bodied red wine with moderate drying tannins, and good structure. The lingering finish has wonderful notes of smoky oak, cocoa, spice, vanilla and blackberry, which lends to its softer fruity intensity.
This wine pairs well with richer meals such as grilled steaks and sautéed mushrooms, meat pies, stews, prime ribs and more.
Ancient Hill Pinot Noir
Ancient Hill’s Pinot Noir is a very smooth and mellow wine. It’s an earthy wine that is great for a social drink or it can be paired with your next meal at Brandt’s. As with all of Ancient Hill’s wines, the Pinot Noir plays on the various elements of Nature that are needed to create wine.
The Apothic Red is a masterful red blend with a hint of black cherry. It features Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon for a rich and smooth blend. This unique blend creates the perfect balance of dark red fruit complemented by hints of vanilla and mocha.
The Apothic Red is one of the finest red wines and the perfect wine pairing for your meal tonight.