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The wines of
Venturi Schulze

All our wines are 100% estate-grown in our Cobble Hill vineyard in the warm Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.

We often give them our own whimsical names, even when they are from a single grape variety, so you can enjoy them without any preconceived notions. Each is an adventure for us, as we allow each vintage full expression with a combination of obsessive care in the vineyard and adventuresome spirit in the winery. Above all remains our basic philosophy of natural sustainability: no irrigation, no herbicides or pesticides in the vineyard, no chemicals in the winery outside of a small amount of sulphite added to some of our wines as an antioxidant to enable cellaring.

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  • $2.50Wine ToteReusable, fully recyclable partitioned 6 bottle wine bag

    This handy red bag with the VS logo in white has interior partitions that protect each bottle. It is made of non-woven polypropylene, strong enough to carry six 750 ml bottles of wine, is reusable many times over (like the non-woven grocery bags) and is fully recyclable. Makes a great gift bag for VS products, too!

     

reds

  • $45.10Pinot Noir 2014outstanding dry, complex, elegant red ...

    The wonderful fruit from the hot 2014 growing season gave a Pinot Noir with rich dark cherry aromas and flavours and layers of mineral, spice and hints of cedar box. Aged in Nevers French oak barrels to mature and further develop its firm ripe tannins. Pair with any red meat or aged cheese. 13.2% alc.

  • $35.10Pinot Noir Three-O-Four 2014Elegant Unoaked Pinot Noir

    We fermented and aged this limited release Pinot Noir in stainless steel tanks to showcase its outstanding vibrant and juicy ripe berry aromas and flavours. Three-O-Four refers to the grade of stainless steel. The fruit used for this wine was from our old vines planted in 1988. 13.2% alc.

  • $35.10Raven the Thief 2016Delicious juicy dry red

    This juicy combination of Pinot Noir and Zweigelt is a family favourite, named for the pair of ravens that flew back and forth over the grapes to steal eggs from our neighbour. It is dark purple/red with flavours reminiscent of cherry and plum with hints of  cassis, juniper, and black pepper. Aged two months in new French oak, it finishes with good acidity and structure. 14.1% alc

whites

  • $28.10Indigo 2014dry white wine sometimes described as "sexy"

    Created from Schönburger grapes in a hot season, Indigo is sometimes described simply as "sexy" - not an objective wine descriptor to sum up the complex combination of musky spice, orange and perhaps just a hint of roses, but you can't argue with subjective personal interpretations, and sensory evaluation of Schönburger is very much dependent on the physiology of the taster. Our family certainly has the receptors to appreciate this unique wine. We love it with cheese and dishes such as a hand made lasagna with béchamel sauce layers with meat and cheese. 12.5% alc.

  • $25.10Long Shot 2013Giordano's enological adventure

    New Release! Combining our low-yielding petits grains Pinot Gris and late harvested Kerner satisfied winemaker Giordan' Venturi's yearning for an enological adventure - delicious! 12.7% alc.

  • $23.10Millefiori 2014bright and aromatic dry white

    Our dry aromatic white 2014 Millefiori (a thousand flowers) is an extremely versatile food pairing wine combining Siegerrebe and Ortega. It is dominated by floral notes and bright tropical fruit character and has a delicious bright acidity reminischent of grapefruit. 12% alc.

  • $18.10Piccolo 2013Elegant aromatic white

    A delicious experimental combination of our Siegerrebe and Kerner featured by the glass at Fable Kitchen restaurant in Vancouver. Light, aromatic slightly off-dry with a bright finish. 11.3% alcohol.

  • $35.10Pinot Gris 2016full bodied with an irresistible mouthfeel
    2016 was an excellent season for our Pinot Gris. The resulting wine has a smooth palate dominated by floral, honeyed flavours with hints of nutmeg and some toasty oak from a few months in French oak barrels. The extreme ripeness resulted in some
    natural sweetness remaining after fermentation. Another family favourite! 13.7% alc
  • $20.10Primavera 2013light, juicy, delicious dry white

    A delicious combination of our Schönburger, Ortega and a kiss of Chasselas. This light and refreshing fruity white wine with grapefruit/mandarin-like citrus acidity is balanced by a touch of sweetness. Great for alfresco dining. Alc. 11.8%

  • $26.10Sassi 2012Juicy, partially delicately oaked dry white

    This combination of Pinot Gris and Ortega displays a round and juicy palate reminiscent of stone fruit and green apple. It has distinctive minerality and is supported by bright acidity with hints of smoke and nutmeg from a portion aged in French oak. 14.3% aclohol

  • $18.60Schönburger 2012dry white with subtle spice, roses & mandarin

    This Schönburger has typical cool season aromas and flavours of subtle spice and mandarin with a softer edge from teh long hang time in the extended 2012 autumn. Serve it young with fresh oysters and light dishes. As it ages, it develops an affinity for more earthy winter flavours. 12.7% alc.

  • $28.10Terracotta 2014deep golden complexity

    This limited deep golden dry wine is dominated by flavours reminiscent of apricots, subtle hints of coconut and beguiling herbal notes. Try with Indian cuisine utilizing cumin or nutty cheeses. 13.6% alc/vol

rosé

  • $26.10Maranello 2015Deep dry rosé

    This dark Pinot Noir rosé is named for the town where Ferrari is made, just 11 km from winemaker Giordano’s birthplace. Full of juicy cherry and berry character resulting from both the initial controlled whole cluster fermentation and the finishing in stainless steel, it is summer-in-a-bottle for year-round enjoyment. It is softer and rounder in acidity than our 2011 release and is quite a show off in the distinctive, tapered transparent bottle. 12.8% alc.

sparkling

  • $19.00Brut Naturel 2011, half bottledry, classic fine bottle-fermented sparkling

    This is the half bottle format of our delicious dry bottle-fermented sparkling with gentle, but persistent bubbles and smooth texture. As usual, we did not add any sulphites or additional sweetness. This cuvée was composed from Pinot Auxerrois and a touch of Pinot Gris. Delicious! 12.5% alcohol.
    It is sealed with a crown cap instead of a cork to better preserve the quality of the wine.

  • $32.10Brut Naturel 2013dry, classic fine bottle-fermented sparkling

    This is our 23rd consecutive vintage of Venturi-Schulze Brut Naturel, our delicious dry bottle-fermented (traditional method) sparkling. We celebrate that each vintage is a 100% estate-grown unique expression of the season and our terroir. This vintage is 100% Pinot Auxerrois: crisp and clean, with a fine mouse. It is delicious with a wide range of appetizers, including oysters on the half shell, and main courses

    As usual, it is sealed with a crown cap instead of a cork to better preserve the quality of the wine.12.5% alc.

dessert

  • $36.60Brandenburg No.3 2011sweet; amber; rich; earthy caramel/coffee notes

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    This sweet amber wine is named for the No.3 Brandenburg concerto. Its rich, earthy, smoky, caramel-coffee notes pair wonderfully with foie gras, charcuterie, a cheese and hazelnut platter and, for the more adventurous, spice-crusted duck in a heart-stopping coffee cocoa sauce. Also wonderful with the Five Spice Crème Brulée and the Orange Hazelnut Fennel Biscotti on our Recipes page. This vintage is sterile filtered in a tall antique green bottle with a Stelvin screw cap. The 2011 vintage is light amber in colour with a bright finish that perfectly balances the sweetness.

    The No.3 has had no sulphites or preservatives added. 8.4% alcohol.

    REFRIGERATE AFTER OPENING

For more recipes, visit: www.venturischulze.com/recipes