As a member of the Benjamin Bridge winery wine club, based in Nova Scotia, I receive 4 shipments or “trios” of wine per year: a spring, summer, fall and a winter. Each “trio” contains three bottles of wine and a description of the wine and a suggested drinking period. The wines are normally a mixture of commercially available wines and small lot wines made specifically for the club, not available in stores.
Normally the winery has a bit of a release party where you can have a few snacks, meet some people and pick up your wine for free at the winery. Sadly since I live in New Brunswick I have not yet has the opportunity to attend, however you can nominate someone to go in your place, enjoy the festivities and of course pick up your wine. For last months release I sent my parents who seemed to enjoy themselves, I then picked up my wines at Thanksgiving.
For the fall trio this year I received a 2011 sparkling rosé, a 2009 Brut Essence and a 2013 Cabernet Franc. The package resembled a suitcase with a handle and the the wines individually packed which made for a nice touch and will be useful for carrying wines in the future.
A small lot wine but commercially available, this is composed of 43% Pinot, 42% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay.
A club exclusive, this is an unusual wine for BB as it is crafted from 75% L’Acadie and 25% Vidal.
Another club exclusive, 100% Cab Franc.
Most of these wines have a suggested drinking period between now and 2019 so I expect a few nice evenings in my future with friends.
Of course you can check out the BB club and all of their wines at their web site Benjamin Bridge Winery.
Cheers, thanks for stopping by.