Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Township 7 Winery Has Two Locations

Winery owners Gwen and Corey Coleman really rack up the kilometres.
Their superb winery has two facilities; one at their original location on 16th Avenue in Langley and the newest outlet in Penticton.
The family-run premium winery produces award winning chardonnay, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, syrah and more. Having two units to their operation means a visit from one location to the other means a 3.5 hour commute (one way).
The Township 7 Langley location is just 45 minutes south and east of Vancouver and was an instant success with daytrippers when it opened a few years ago. The small acreage is picturesque and conveniently located for urbanites on a "Sunday drive" on any particular day.
The wines have met with resounding success in the restaurants of the province, especially in Vancouver where the stock must be carefully allocated to make availability fair.
Grapes for their wines are sourced from experienced growers in the Okanagan Valley and from their own Langley property. They must be doing something right; one of the Township 7 Chardonnays was selected as best white in Canada a short time ago and things continue to proceed along the same general direction.
The Township 7 Penticton location made an appearance last year and is home to the production facilities. The wineshop had a "soft" opening with little fanfare but quickly became a favorite stop for the wine touring public. Located right at the beginning of the Naramata Bench, it's one of the first winerys encountered as you leave the city of Penticton.
The wines are all worth having, right across the board. These tasting rooms are a "must" for anyone wanting to enjoy one of the top producers in the province.
Check out the Township 7 website for more information.

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