Carl's Wine Club
Just a few reasons I chose Red Rooster:
  • ​...because the value for dollar on these well-made wines is fantastic...including a 90pt Cab Merlot for under $21.94 incl. tax!
  • ​...because you can be the first to try some of the 2020 vintages including new winemaking style and new branding!
  • ...because they gave us access to library wines that are ready to drink and shining right now!
  • ​​...because their Golden Egg is a rare, delicious Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre and it got 92pts from Decanter World!
  • ​...because FREE SHIPPING! with six or more bottles!
Red Rooster Tasting Pack | 6 Bottles | $177.65 
including all tax, deposits & shipping

✔️ 2020 Sauvignon Blanc | $20.79
✔️ 2020 Viognier | $28.84
✔️ 2020 Gewürztraminer | $25.39
✔️ 2019 Cabernet Merlot | $21.94
✔️ 2016 Rare Bird Series Reserve Syrah | $40.35
✔️ 2016 Rare Bird Series Reserve Merlot | $40.35
 
Bonus Picks

✔️ 2017 Golden Egg | $63.35
✔️ 2017 Reserve Malbec | $46.10

YES you can choose a custom mix with any of these wines!

FREE SHIPPING BC AB SK MB QC ON NL NS NB PE NT YK

Please note that if you are in a remote region in YK or NT that requires special logistics, the winery reserves the right to request a special shipping fee or refund your order. They'll be in touch in the rare event this applies to your address with options :) 

Shipping via ATS | Canada Post for Rural/PO Boxes

Available until Thursday Sept 9!

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The Wines

2020 Red Rooster Sauvignon Blanc   🔥 Pre-Release 🔥
BC VQA, Okanagan Valley | Dry wine (RS 0.4 g/ltr)
100% Sauvignon Blanc
89+pts Carl’s Wine Club

100% stainless steel, with grapes sourced in Oliver, BC. This 2020 wine clearly represents the purity of the South Okanagan terroir with chalky minerality, bright acidity and intense herbaceous aromas. The nose is filled with peach and pear and lifted by pink grapefruits before surfing onto a wave of dry sage. The palate opens up quickly with a burst of Meyer lemon follow by green apple and gooseberry. The herbaceous component is also present on the mid palate. The mouth-watering acidity is omni-present, and the finish lingers with a fine complexity. Serve chilled for freshness, serve just above room temperature for more complexity.

Pairings: scallop ceviche, Greek chicken & tzatziki
Drink now until 2024
Winery Price: $17.99 | $20.79 with tax & deposit
2020 Red Rooster Viognier   🔥 Pre-Release 🔥
BC VQA, Okanagan Valley
100% Viognier | Dry wine (RS 2.3 g/ltr)
90+pts Carl’s Wine Club

This is a departure from what they’ve done in the past with Viognier. Fresh bright and aromatic, this Viognier is a shining bright star! Nose of green apple, pear, pineapple and wet gravel, the palate turns out to be round and creamy with wonderful acidity. Flavours of lemon curd, peach and mango at first, turning towards sweet ripe pineapple near the end giving you a subtle sensation of sweetness. The minerality on the mid-palate is impressive and adds to the complexity level with bright mouth-watering acidity. On the finish, the notes of ginger and chamomile are undeniable plus a good dose of white pepper to give you a little extra. Great wine for $25.

Pairings: coconut red-curried mussels
Drink now until 2025
Winery Price: $24.99 | $28.84 with tax & deposit
2020 Red Rooster Gewurztraminer  🔥 Pre-Release 🔥 
BC VQA, Okanagan Valley | Off-dry wine (RS 18.9 g/ltr)
100% Gewurztraminer
90+pts Carl’s Wine Club

I had so much fun tasting this wine! The flavours change & evolve every 5 seconds. There is some sweetness that brings out some wonderful traits to this wine. Amazingly complex, extraordinarily long and mouth-watering. Thanks to the high level of acidity, it makes this wine very well balanced and super versatile. Such a great value wine. I would pay $30 for this one. (Carl Boucher)

Wonderful aromas of yellow apple, rose water, lychee nut, quince, and candied ginger take flight from the glass. This off-dry, medium-bodied wine has a smooth, slightly rich mouthfeel, and lovely flavours of tropical fruits and exotic flowers. Spice, ginger, tropical fruit, and floral notes linger on the finish. (Winery notes)

Pairings: ginger beef, spicy pad Thai
Drink now until 2024
Winery Price: $21.99 | $25.39 with tax & deposit

2019 Red Rooster Cabernet-Merlot 🔥 Pre-Release 🔥 
BC VQA, Okanagan Valley | Dry wine (RS 1.3 g/ltr)
51.6% Merlot, 35.1% Cabernet Franc, and 13.3% Cabernet Sauvignon
90pts Carl’s Wine Club

A great value wine… one of the best you can find for $19.00 before tax. With each gentle swirl of the glass, notes of blue plum, black cherry, smoky oak, spice box, and leather rise from the glass. This medium to full-bodied red has soft yet drying tannins, and fruit-flavours of cherry, and red and black berries, with notes of spice. Tangy berries, currants, spice, and oak lingers on the extra-dry finish.

Pairings: beef brisket, lamb chops
Drink now until 2026
Winery Price: $18.99 | $21.94 with tax & deposit
2016 Red Rooster Reserve Syrah “Rare Bird Series” 🔥 Library Release 
BC VQA, Okanagan Valley | Dry wine (RS 0.4 g/ltr)
98% Syrah, 2% Viognier
91pts Carl’s Wine Club | Silver Medal, BC Lieutenant Governor Awards

I love the rich texture and the concentration of this Naramata Bench Syrah. From new and first year barrels, French and American oak, this wine provides depth and complexity. A nose of red plum, dark cherries and dark cocoa, you can definitely feel there are many layers of flavours. The front-palate gets going with rich aromas of dark cherries, blueberry jam and dark chocolate. A nice wave of well-integrated oak flavours come up on the mid-palate accompanied with licorice, cloves and smoked meat. The finish is incredibly spicy, bursting with black pepper and chili pepper, an attribute that adds to the style and the complexity of this well made and unique wine. Ready to drink now and the price is just Bang-on….

Pairings: peppercorn steak, lamb roast
Drink now until 2026
Winery Price: $35.00 | $40.35 with tax & deposit
2016 Red Rooster Reserve Merlot “Rare Bird Series” 🔥 Library Release 
BC VQA, Okanagan Valley | Dry wine (RS 0.4 g/ltr)
100% Merlot
91pts Carl’s Wine Club | 90pts International Wine & Spirit Competition

This Merlot is in its absolute prime right now, and will be for the next 18 months. Smooth texture with ripe fruit, great length and fantastic concentration. The nose offers black currant, dark chocolate and licorice. The first wave of flavours highlights stewed cherries, plum and mocha before transitioning to a more earthy profile like forest floor and tobacco leaves. A long and spicy finish brings more complexity to an already seriously well-structured Merlot. A nice frame of acidity with sweet, round and velvety tannins are centerstage from start to finish.

Pairings: shepherd’s pie, NY striploin
Drink now until 2026
Winery Price: $35.00 | $40.35 with tax & deposit
2017 Red Rooster “Golden Egg” GSM
BC VQA, Okanagan Valley | Dry wine (RS 0.5 g/ltr)
40% Mourvedre, 40% Grenache, 19% Syrah, 1% Viognier
92pts Decanter World | 91pts John Szabo (Winalign)
92+pts Carl’s Wine Club

This wine reminded me of a French Côtes du Rhône style with it's finesse and approachability. The bouquet is pretty and enjoyable offering aromas of raspberry, blueberry and hints of Mediterranean herbs. Meanwhile the texture is creamy and the tannins are soft and delicate bringing elegance and substance. Flavours of mixed berries, whipped cream and dark chocolate intermingle at first. The mid-palate has a mixture of smoked meat and herbs before finishing on notes of cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. Soft from start to finish, this wonderful medium body wine has a lot to impress. Decant for one hour, drink in the next two years for maximum enjoyment.

213 cases produced.

Pairings: duck breast, lamb sausage
Drink now until 2024
Winery Price: $55.00 | $63.35 with tax & deposit
2017 Red Rooster Reserve Malbec “Rare Bird Series”
BC VQA, Okanagan Valley | Dry wine (RS 0.4g/ltr)
100% Malbec
92pts Carl’s Wine Club | 92pts Sarah D’Amato (Winalign)

A very well-made medium body Malbec, 100% Naramata Bench Estate fruits. I can detect some Argentinian style in this wine without being heavy and jammy, showcasing purity, terroir-driven minerality and great lengthy finish. The nose is filled with blackberry, cassis and violet. On the palate the first wave comes with blueberry and dark cherry before turning to plum and black currant. Licorice, tobacco and smoke entertain most of the middle palate. The final act is bright with soft tannins and striking acidity, followed by a never-ending black pepper and clove lingering finish. There’s not many Malbec at this level in Canada.

Pairings: lamb chops, cajun spiced pork tenderloin
Drink now until 2026
Winery Price: $40.00 | $46.10 with tax & deposit
Red Rooster Winery is located in Penticton, BC on the Naramata Bench.

The original Red Rooster Winery was founded in 1990 by a European couple who settled in the Okanagan Valley. The first vintage was released in 1997, and it wasn't long before it became an award-winning local favourite. It was acquired by Peller Estates in 2005 and maintains it's flair and focus on terroir. 

I chose to feature Red Rooster because I was pleasantly surprised by the premium quality, at affordable, top-value pricing. I am also intrigued by their rare wines such as the GSM blend found in the Golden Egg, and the estate grown Malbec.

With their new winemaker and re-designed branding, I am excited for all that Red Rooster is doing and all that is to come.

I hope you enjoy this discovery, cheers!
Red Rooster's winemaker, Elaine Vickers, joined the winery in August 2019. 

Elaine completed a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Victoria and moved to Vancouver to pursue a career as a Cancer Researcher.

This move ended up plunging her in wine culture that quickly turned an interest in wine into a passion for it. 

After completing wine education courses through the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), broadening her palate by working at a respected wine shop on weekends, and glimpsing all aspects of winemaking by job shadowing at a local winery; she decided it was time for a career change.

With this new-found conviction, and believing in the importance of a strong academic background, Elaine returned to school and earned a Graduate degree in Oenology at the prestigious University of Adelaide in Australia. It was an immersive, hands-on experience that continues to inform her winemaking approach today.

Upon returning to British Columbia, she worked her inaugural Okanagan harvest at Jackson-Triggs before joining Blasted Church Winery in 2010. She quickly progressed from cellar hand to assistant winemaker then winemaker, under the careful guidance of her mentor Mark Wendenburg. He refocussed her scientific mind to embrace winemaking artistry quickly and it paid off when their wines gained acclaim and recognition, including a coveted BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Award for the 2012 Holy Moly, a 100% Petit Verdot.

The result of Elaine’s talent and dedication culminated in joining the winemaking team at Andrew Peller Ltd. as the harvest winemaker for the 2018 vintage at acclaimed Black Hills Estate Winery. 

In August 2019, she moved into the position of winemaker at Red Rooster Winery. Elaine’s niche expertise in the Okanagan Valley made her the perfect fit for the ambitions of Red Rooster Winery and the region-specific wines they are producing.
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