Western Living

Here is an excerpt from the latest issue of Western Living Magazine where Foxtrot Vineyards is mentioned:

If Van Westen offers a connection to the Bench’s past, Foxtrot, located a couple of sharp turns up the mountain, is a glimpse of the future. Founder Torsten Allander has a name straight out of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but the only intrigue here is why his wine isn’t better known. The winery operates adjacent to his residence, and though son Gustav is the winemaker and daughter (and recent Wharton grad) Anna-Marie is handling the business, the operation is anything but small-time. Foxtrot is a small-production winery, but here they focus on achieving the highest expression of only two varietals, pinot noir and chardonnay. Their 2007 pinot is made in small quantities (550 cases) and, at $55, it’s expensive. It’s also one of the finest pinots I’ve ever tasted from Canada, with a silky austerity, earthiness and a hint of oak that screams Vosne-Romanée. Burgundy also inspires their chardonnay, a no-apologies tribute to Meursault: all hazelnut, tropical fruits and subtle vanilla. Both wines are sold almost exclusively to restaurants in Alberta and British Columbia but can be shipped if you snag a few before they’re sold out.

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