We’re beyond excited about the soon-to-start spot-prawn season. We’re also always blissed out by rosé. Ranging in hues from coral to cranberry, here’s a handful—4 from B.C. and 1 from France—to consider sipping with the succulent seafood.
Vanessa Vineyard 2019 Rosé
$24.99 at Vanessa Vineyard
This small lot, boutique winery sits on a rocky hillside overlooking the Similkameen Valley.
Colour: spring salmon. Character: delicate. Profile: 100% estate grown blend of 66% Syrah and 34% Merlot. Dry, mineral-ly, lovely.
Bonus: we love that the winery commissioned Oliver’s Dubh Glas Distillery to produce hand sanitizer for its team to donate to front-line workers and that it has donated to the Meals on Wheels program run by the Lower Similkameen Community Services Society.
M de Minuty 2018
Approximately $29.99 at select private liquor stores
The bottle itself is gorgeous; the wine within is sexily smooth.
Château Minuty is one of the last family-owned estates in the Cotes de Provence and one of the few wineries the region where the entire harvest is picked by hand. A blend of Grenache 60 %, Cinsault 25 %, and Syrah 15 %, this rosé is as classic as it is classy.
Black Hills Estate Winery 2018 Rosé
$24.90 at Black Hills Estate Winery
A coppery shade, this medium-bodied rose (42% Pinot Noir, 35% Gamay, 23% Malbec) is rhubarb-y and a little bit herbaceous—think backyard/community garden plot kissed by the sun.
Hester Creek Estate Vineyards’ 2019 Rosé Cabernet Franc
$17.99 at Hester Creek Estate Winery
Well, hello there, dark and handsome. This bold rosé is cranberry in colour and taste, with natural fruit sweetness.
Narrative XC Method 2018
$24.90 at Okanagan Crush Pad
The most delicate dusty rose colour, this sparkling rosé is a beauty. Silky, fresh, and celebratory, it’s the one for TGIF pours.