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Stag's Hollow Winery News

Welcome to the Stag's Hollow blog. We will be highlighting articles that feature our wines, awards won, events that are happening at the winery as well as wine education features.

 

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December 13, 2021 | Stag's Hollow Winery

12 Wines of Christmas...Wine #1 revealed

The first wine of our 12 Wines of Christmas is our 2020 Syrah Rosé. It’s Monday - so let’s keep it easy - pick up your favourite cheeses and bread to make a gourmet grilled cheese to pair with this wine. Enjoy!

This wine is as beautiful to drink as it is to look at. The grapes, grown specifically with this wine in mind, are truly the star of the show here. In the cellar, we wanted to intervene as minimally as possible, and by doing so, we were able to achieve a really harmonious and varietally-expressive rosé.

Our dedicated rosé block was hand-harvested, sorted, destemmed and pressed immediately; minimizing maceration time as much as possible. The pale juice was transferred gently into a stainless steel tank, where it was cold settled for 48 hours, and then racked, warmed and inoculated with a selected yeast strain. The ferment was kept cool (under 13C) in order to maximize aromatic expression, and was racked and chilled upon completion. The wine was then stabilized, filtered and bottled.

Varietals: 100% Syrah
Alcohol: 13.0% alc./vol.
Residual Sugar: 1.9 g/L
Total Acidity: 6.37 g/L
pH: 3.43
Harvest Dates: Oct 9, 2020
Bottling Date: March 2021
Release Date: July 2021

Time Posted: Dec 13, 2021 at 12:00 PM Permalink to 12 Wines of Christmas...Wine #1 revealed Permalink
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December 10, 2021 | Stag's Hollow Winery

2021 Awards List

2021 Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada
Gold - 2018 Syrah
Gold - 2018 Renaissance Syrah
Silver - 2020 Syrah Rosé
Silver - 2018 Tempranillo
Silver - 2018 Pinot Noir Stag's Hollow Vineyard
Bronze - 2019 Heritage Block
Bronze - 2017 Renaissance Merlot

2021 BC Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards
Gold - 2018 Renaissance Merlot
Gold - 2018 Syrah
Silver - 2020 Albariño
Silver - 2020 Syrah Rosé
Silver - 2019 Pinot Noir Stag's Hollow Vineyard

2021 Cascadia International Wine Competition
Gold - 2018 Syrah
Silver - 2018 Renaissance Syrah
Silver - 2018 Dolcetto

2021 Decanter World Wine Awards
Silver - 2017 Renaissance Merlot
Silver - 2018 Syrah
Bronze - 2018 Renaissance Syrah
Bronze - 2018 Renaissance Pinot Noir
Bronze - 2019 Albariño

Time Posted: Dec 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM Permalink to 2021 Awards List Permalink
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October 1, 2021 | Stag's Hollow Winery

October Restaurant Partnership

We're continuing to partner with several restaurants this year to provide some prize-winning opportunities for you, who have helped us get through the past year, and to help support the restaurants that carry our wines. For the month of October, we are featuring Sparkling Hill Resort, in Vernon. If you'd like to check out their website, Instagram or Facebook, please do so and give them a follow or a like.  Thank you!

Contest is running from October 1st - 31st, 2021, with the draw taking place on Monday November 1st. The prizewinner will be notified by Stag's Hollow Winery. All orders of 6 bottles or more placed through stagshollowwinery.com or in our wine shop during that time will be eligible to win - one contest entry for every 6 bottles purchased.

Prize includes $100 gift card for Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon BC, along with a bottle of Stag's Hollow wine to pair with the meal. Gift cards valid for eat-in dining. Bottle of Stag's Hollow wine to be the prizewinner's choice, based on selection available at the restaurant at the time of prize redemption. No substitutions or cash prize equivalent.

Time Posted: Oct 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM Permalink to October Restaurant Partnership Permalink
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September 8, 2021 | Stag's Hollow Winery

September Restaurant Partnership

We're continuing to partner with several restaurants this year to provide some prize-winning opportunities for you, who have helped us get through the past year, and to help support the restaurants that carry our wines. For the month of September, we are featuring  Chorizo & Co., in Victoria. If you'd like to check out their website, Instagram or Facebook, please do so and give them a follow or a like.  Thank you!

Contest is running from September 1st - 30th, 2021, with the draw taking place on Friday October 1st. The prizewinner will be notified by Stag's Hollow Winery. All orders of 6 bottles or more placed through stagshollowwinery.com or in our wine shop during that time will be eligible to win - one contest entry for every 6 bottles purchased.

Prize includes $100 gift card for Chorizo & Co. in Victoria BC, along with a bottle of Stag's Hollow wine to pair with the meal. Gift cards valid for eat-in dining (take-out dining option is at the restaurant's discretion, if available). Bottle of Stag's Hollow wine to be the prizewinner's choice, based on selection available at the restaurant at the time of prize redemption. No substitutions or cash prize equivalent.

Time Posted: Sep 8, 2021 at 1:40 PM Permalink to September Restaurant Partnership Permalink
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August 6, 2021 | Stag's Hollow Winery

August Restaurant Partnerships

We're continuing to partner with several restaurants this year to provide some prize-winning opportunities for you, who have helped us get through the past year, and to help support the restaurants that carry our wines. For the month of August, we are featuring  21 Steps Kitchen + Bar, in Whistler, and Alloy Dining, in Calgary.

If you'd like to check out their websites (21 Steps & Alloy Dining), Instagram (@21steps_whistler & @alloydining) or Facebook (@21StepsWhistler@AlloyRestaurant), please do so and give them a follow or a like.  Thank you!

Contest is running from August 1st - 31st, 2021, with the draw taking place on Wednesday September 1st. The prizewinner will be notified by Stag's Hollow Winery. All orders of 6 bottles or more placed through stagshollowwinery.com or in our wine shop during that time will be eligible to win - one contest entry for every 6 bottles purchased.

Prize #1 includes $100 gift card for 21 Steps, in Whistler BC, along with a bottle of Stag's Hollow wine to pair with the meal. Prize #2 includes $100 gift card for Alloy Dining, in Calgary AB, along with a bottle of Stag's Hollow wine to pair with the meal. Gift cards valid for eat-in dining. Bottle of Stag's Hollow wine to be the prizewinner's choice, based on selection available at the restaurants at the time of prize redemption. No substitutions or cash prize equivalent.

Time Posted: Aug 6, 2021 at 1:44 PM Permalink to August Restaurant Partnerships Permalink
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August 5, 2021 | Stag's Hollow Winery

Dolcetto Rosato in Quench Magazine

Big thank you to Michaela Morris for including our 2020 Dolcetto Rosato in her BC Day wine suggestions in Quench Magazine! 

"This vibrantly magenta-hued rosato is decidedly ‘off-trend’ as pale Provençal-style rosé is today’s pink of choice. Think of it more like a really light, dry red. Joyfully fruity, it captures Italy’s agrodolcetang with sour red cherry as well as an herbal character and notes of juniper-like, citrusy pepper. Assertive and palate scrubbing but very charming."

For the complete article and list of wines, please click here.

Time Posted: Aug 5, 2021 at 9:01 AM Permalink to Dolcetto Rosato in Quench Magazine Permalink
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July 19, 2021 | Stag's Hollow Winery

Stag's Hollow in the news

Time Posted: Jul 19, 2021 at 3:54 PM Permalink to Stag's Hollow in the news Permalink
Erin Korpisto
 
July 7, 2021 | Erin Korpisto

Decanter World Wine Awards 2021

7 JULY, LONDON: Full results from the Decanter World Wine Awards 2021 have been released today (7 July), revealing big wins for established wine regions but also many hidden gems from producers making exciting wines across the globe. This year marks the biggest ever Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA), which is already the world’s largest and most influential wine competition thanks to a rigorous judging process overseen by international experts.

More than 160 expert judges, including 44 Masters of Wine and 11 Master Sommeliers, tasted 18,094 wines from 56 countries at DWWA 2021, making it a record year for wines tasted. Judging took place over two weeks in Canary Wharf, London, with strict Covid-19 safety protocols in place. Only 50 wines, or 0.28% of those tasted, were awarded a prestigious Best in Show medal. There were also 179 Platinum and 635 Gold medals awarded, making up 0.99% and 3.51% respectively of the total wines tasted.

We're excited that, in our first year of entering wines to the Decanter Wine Awards, we received medals on the following wines:

Silver Medals

2017 Renaissance Merlot, 93 points: “Elegant, cool, and understated, this Merlot charms with red cherry, dried herbs, and lively acidity. Structured and stately.”

2018 Syrah, 90 points: “Crisp, classy, and a cooler-climate Syrah. Suggestive of confit blackcurrant, black pepper spice, and a touch of meat.”

Bronze Medals

2018 Renaissance Syrah, 89 points: “Meaty, bold and meticulous, with notes of bright blackcurrant, granite, charming clove, and confident oak.”

2018 Renaissance Pinot Noir, 88 points: “Bursting with dense red fruit, lick-me-up liquorice and crisp currant fruit, she's hedonistic, pleasurable and proud.”

2019 Albariño, 88 points: “Super tropical on the palate, erupting with lime, pineapple, juicy peach, and a hint of minerality.”

Time Posted: Jul 7, 2021 at 1:47 PM Permalink to Decanter World Wine Awards 2021 Permalink
Erin Korpisto
 
July 2, 2021 | Erin Korpisto

July Restaurant Partnerships

We're continuing to partner with several restaurants this year to provide some prize-winning opportunities for you, who have helped us get through the past year, and to help support the restaurants that carry our wines. For the month of July, we are featuring 10 Acres Farm & Restaurants, with locations in Victoria and Sidney, and the Hooded Merganser at the Penticton Lakeside Resort.

If you'd like to check out their websites, Instagram (@eat10acres & @thehoodedmerganser) or Facebook (@Eat10Acres & @HoodedMerganser, please do so and give them a follow or a like.  Thank you!

Contest is running from July 1st - 3st, 2021, with the two draws taking place on Tuesday August 3rd. Prizewinners will be notified by Stag's Hollow Winery. All orders of 6 bottles or more placed through stagshollowwinery.com or in our wine shop during that time will be eligible to win - one contest entry for every 6 bottles purchased.

Prize #1 includes $100 gift card for 10 Acres, valid at any of their 3 locations in Victoria or Sidney, along with a bottle of Stag's Hollow wine to pair with the meal. Prize #2 includes $100 gift card for The Hooded Merganser, 21 Lakeshore Dr. W, Penticton, BC, along with a bottle of Stag's Hollow wine to pair with the meal. Gift cards valid for take-out or eat-in dining. Bottle of Stag's Hollow wine to be the prizewinner's choice, based on selection available at the restaurants at the time of prize redemption. No substitutions or cash prize equivalent.

Time Posted: Jul 2, 2021 at 9:26 AM Permalink to July Restaurant Partnerships Permalink
Erin Korpisto
 
June 1, 2021 | Erin Korpisto

Restaurant Partnership Contest

We want to give a big shout-out to the restaurant industry that has been hit so hard over the past year and a half. We're partnering with several restaurants this year to provide some prize-winning opportunities for our wonderful customers, who have helped us get through the past year. For the month of June, we are featuring Fiore Famiglia restaurant in Vancouver. Fiore Restaurants focus on simple Italian done right - bringing delicious food to you in a fun atmosphere. If you'd like to check out their website, Instagram or Facebook, please do so and give them a follow or a like.  Thank you!

Contest is running from June 1st through 30th, 2021, with the draw taking place on Friday July 2nd. Prizewinner will be notified by Stag's Hollow Winery. All orders of 6 bottles or more placed through stagshollowwinery.com or in our wine shop during that time will be eligible to win - one contest entry for every 6 bottles purchased.

Prize includes $100 gift card for Fiore Famiglia, 2603 W 16th Ave, Vancouver, BC, along with a bottle of Stag's Hollow wine to pair with the meal. Gift card valid for take-out or eat-in dining. Bottle of Stag's Hollow wine to be the prizewinner's choice, based on selection available at Fiore Famiglia at the time of prize redemption. No substitutions or cash prize equivalent.

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Time Posted: Jun 1, 2021 at 1:49 PM Permalink to Restaurant Partnership Contest Permalink
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