January 2023 Newsletter

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Happy New Year!

We hope you are having a fabulous start to 2023! 

Thank you for voting for us!
We are super excited to be the Winners of the 2022 Times Colonist Readers Choice Awards for Favourite Ferment on Premise Shop!
Thank you! Thank you!

Check out our specials this month!
We have 3 stunning wines on sale for January, including 2 new fabulous California blends! Enjoy these California blends at our introductory price of $30 OFF!

Dessert Wine Sale
As we head into the winter months, we have two dessert wines on sale to warm you from the inside out… Enjoy $20 OFF the Black Forest or Ginger Bread Cookie dessert wines.

RQ 2023 Begins!
The first two wines from the RQ 2023 Line-up are in!
Grenache Syrah
Mourvèdre and a Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc, both from Australia.
If you have not pre-ordered don’t worry! We have a few extra! See the tasting notes below!

Thank you for Helping Us Help the Community!
The amount of donations we received this past holiday season for the Central Saanich Food Bank was overwhelming. Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity!

Upcoming Closures:
January 31 – February 14 

(There will be some behind the scenes work, however, we will be closed to the public)

Here’s to a New Year full of Light, Laughter and Love!
And REALLY, REALLY amazing wine!

Cheers from
The Gang at the Flying Fish!

California White Blend  NEW!

This beautifully balanced white wine is a blend including Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio. Fermented dry with light oak. Exquisitely crisp, clean and easy drinking.
A Flying Fish creation. Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.

Sale: 144.99
Reg.: 174.99
SAVE $30!

Ontario Pinot Grigio

This is a dry wine with overtones of green melon leading to a smooth finish. A bouquet of honey and herbs combined with aromas of clove, nutmeg and butterscotch from the addition of oak, completes the experience of this perennially favourite white.
From the Cru International Line. Ready to bottle in 5 weeks.

Sale: 170.24
Reg: 154.99

California Red Blend  NEW!

This red Bordeaux style blend includes Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Fermented on American oak. This red is medium bodied, opening with dark red fruits and baking spice notes on the pallet with a very inviting bouquet.
A Flying Fish creation. Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.

Sale: 154.99
Reg: 165.24
SAVE $30!


Cru Specialty Dessert Wine Sale!
Indulge in the Experience… Enjoy a sip of something sweet!

Cru Specialty dessert wines satisfy every sweet tooth. Perfect for those who want to add that extra ‘something’ to their celebrations, or even to finish off a good meal right. The smaller batch format of Cru Specialty kits makes just enough of these rich and complex specialty wines to satisfy your dessert cravings. Cru Specialty offers a decadent dessert wine experience – because sometimes special meals are only complete with something sweet. Each batch make 11.5 litres of your very own succulent dessert wine. Ready to bottle in 6 weeks.

Sale: 159.99                  Reg: 180.24
SAVE $20!
limited quantities

Black Forest Dessert Wine
Bursting with rich aromas of red and dark cherry, this full-flavoured dessert wine style also has a hint of dark chocolate fused with plum and toasted oak on the nose.
Ginger Bread Cookie Dessert Wine
Honey-hued and perfectly spiced, this aromatic dessert wine delivers a charm-ingly sweet, ginger biscuit taste with hints of cinnamon and brown sugar.

The first two wines from the RQ 2023 are now available in very limited quantities!
Start yours today before we sell out!

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Release: January 2023

Making a splash with its premium signature style, MAJESTIC swirls an instant attraction.

Fruit driven and regally crisp, this fragrant Australia Semillion Sauvignon Blanc sings harmoniously together. Beautifully balanced with a graceful succulence, never has a spectacular blend been so melodically intriguing.

Tasting Notes:
A fresh bouquet of ripe apples, pear and gooseberry with a hint of oak. Delicate grassy and herbaceous flavour notes. Deliciously aromatic with a medium-long finish.

Food Pairings:
An enchanted match for Oven Roasted Cherry Tomato Salmon Trout, Grilled Garlic & Herb Prawns or Creamy Chicken Risotto.

OAK: Light
BODY: Light

Ready to bottle in 8 weeks.
Price: 232.00

Grenache Syrah Mouverdré

Release: January 2023

Aromatic and feathery yet passionately intense, VIVID embodies new-world sophistication as the most distinguished blend in the room!

Charming with its complex red fruit flavours, this spicy Australian Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre extrovert is not only socially adored, but a fiery entertainer with a vibrant and invigorating personality.

Tasting Notes:
Spicy flare with a nose of juicy red fruits and ripe cherries. Smoked meatiness and chocolate flavour on the palate. Tannins are feathery and velvety smooth.

Food Pairings:
A sublime pairing for Braised Beef Stew, Lamb & Rosemary Pie or Chicken Schnitzel.

OAK: Medium
BODY: Medium

Ready to bottle in 9 weeks.
Price: 232.00

Ready to bottle? bottles with various shrink caps
  Call us at 250-652-8818
Click on the button below to email us your availability!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Vera C. our Monthly Winner!

Vera, you have won a
craft wine kit of your choice!

Want to be like Vera?
With every purchase, enter your name in our fishbowl!
Good Luck!

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Your friend will receive a welcome bonus of 10% off any regular priced wine OR Free Bottles
and you will receive
$50 OFF your next craft wine kit
made on premises!
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