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Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery - Trail, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 02.780 W 117° 35.935
11U E 456234 N 5432779
Quick Description: Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery is located at 9340 Station Road. You will need to take the Waneta Hwy. and turn onto Columbia Gardens Road go to the end and make a right on Station Road. About 3 km from highway.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 1/18/2013 9:44:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMG659
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member jimmonty
Views: 1

Long Description:
This family winery is owned and operated by the Bryden and Wallace families. They are a small production winery producing quality wines.

They are the first commercial sized vineyard and winery in the Kootenay region. The 50 acre property on which they are located has been in their family since the 1930's and has seen many changes over the years from vegetable farming to cattle and hay farming and now a vineyard.

In the early 1990's, Lawrence Wallace began researching the local climate in the Columbia Gardens and then decided to start a small experimental plot of vines in 1995.

After several years of experimenting and research to determine the type of grape varieties suitable to this region's climate, they proceeded to plant Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Auxerrois, Pinot Noir and Marechal Foch. These varieties were planted over a several year period to bring the vineyard to the commercial sized operation that it is today.

They opened a gift shop and tasting bar on September 15, 2001.

Columbia Gardens Vineyard and Winery Awards:
EAST KOOTENAY WINE 2010 FESTIVAL
Merlot Private Reserve-Best Full Bodied Red
Merlot Private Reserve-People’s choice award
TRAIL BC ART OF WINE 2009
2009 Garden Gold-People’s choice award
TRAIL BC ART OF WINE 2008
2008 Garden Gold-Best BC White wine
TRAIL BC ART OF WINE 2007
2004 Station Road White-Best BC White wine

ALL CANADIAN WINE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2007
2006 Garden Gold-Gold medal in the Vinifera White Blends Category
2006 Gewurztraminer-Gold medal in the Gewurztraminer category
2004 Foch Private Reserve-Bronze medal in the Foch category

Rossland Rotary Wine festival 2007
2005 Garden Gold-Best white wine of the festival
Rossland Rotary Wine festival 2006
2004 Gewurztraminer-Bronze medal in the Gewurztraminer category
2003 Chardonnay-Silver medal in Chardonnay category

ALL CANADIAN WINE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2005
2003 Garden Gold-Bronze medal in the Vinifera White Blends Category
Rossland Rotary Wine festival 2005
2003 Gewurztraminer-Silver medal
2003 Pinot Noir Late Harvest-Silver medal
Creston Valley Rotary Wine Festival 2005
2003 Late Harvest Dessert Wine-People’s choice for dessert wines
Rossland Rotary Wine Festival January 2004
2002 Garden Gold- Second place in the white wine category
2002 Blizzard Mountain Blush-First place in the Blush/Rose Category
2002 Foch Private Reserve-third place in the Red wine Category
2002 Chardonnay Private Reserve-First place in the Chardonnay Category

ALL CANADIAN WINE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2004
2002 Garden Gold-bronze medal in the Vinifera White Blends Category
Kootenay Springtime Wine Festival 2004 Nelson BC
2002 Garden Gold- People’s choice award for white wines
2002 Foch Private Reserve-People’s choice award for red wines
Rossland Rotary Wine Festival January 2003
2001 Garden Gold-first place in white wine category and best wine of the festival
Winery Size: Boutique < 500 Cases

Attached vineyard?: yes

Tasting Room Available?: yes

Days and hours of operation: Monday through Sunday 11:00 to 5:00 pm April to October

Charge for tasting?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Tours Available: no

Cost of Tour: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Phone #: 250-367-7493

Address:
Columbia Gardens Vineyard & Winery 9340 Station Rd Trail, British Columbia V1R 4W3


Winery's Website: [Web Link]

Types of wines:
Kootenay Red Foch Private Reserve Merlot Private Reserve Station Road Rosé Station Road White Gewürztraminer Garden Gold Gamay Dessert Wine


Best Wine Tasted: None

Rate the Best Wine Tasted:

Price per Bottle: 20.00 (listed in local currency)

Winery Club: No

2nd Best Wine Tasted: Not listed

Rate the 2nd Best Wine Tasted: Not listed

Price per Bottle #2: Not Listed

Wine Club Description:: Not listed

Overall Comments:: Not listed

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