Congratulations to Ian Murfitt of Nanaimo Winemakers for winning the Best Dry White and Best Vancouver Island White In the Saanich Sommeliers 2020 January Competition.
I asked Ian for some details on his successful wine: “I got a bunch of cuttings from the plant quarantine in Saanich 30 years ago and the only two that I was able to bring with me when I moved to Nanaimo were Madeleine Sylvaner and Cabernet. So the wine that I entered in Saanich was the MS. Funny thing is that I did not like the wine the year before last and thought I should pull out all the plants and plant something else. Procrastination is a good thing in winemaking!!! Sadly I only have ten bottles.”
Not to worry Ian – I only need one to confirm the merit of it’s award!