The Demystified Vine

Taking the mystery out of wine exploration!

Hello wine lovers!

Here’s the ‘quick and dirty’ on a recent wine I tried – the 2016 Wild Goose Vineyards “Mystic River Vineyard” Gewurztraminer – that I was definitely “wowed” with.

If you can get your hands on a bottle of this award-winning wine, do so. It recently received Okanagan Wine Festival’s “Wine of the Year 2017”. Even if you’re not the biggest fan of off-dry white wines, this is worth a shot. Try it with some spicy Pad Thai or a Daal curry. You won’t be disappointed nor able to tell it is off-dry, to be honest.


What you’ll experience is a well-balanced white wine in both acidity and sugar levels. It doesn’t seem as sweet because the acidity is high enough. This particular “Gew” is very old-world styled, and is complex to boot. Furthermore, now that I think about it, what you’ll have with this wine is an experience.

Made from 100% estate grapes from the Mystic River Vineyard, the bouquet and palate notes are ‘fruitful’; you’ll likely find some kind of combination of stone and citrus fruits, in addition to ripe tropical fruit characteristics.

What I found? Fuzzy peach, lychee, nectarine, lemon, juicy mango, honey, white pepper, hints of apricot, a smidgen of fresh grape, and some stoniness.

ABV: 13.6%
Grape: 100% Gewurztraminer
Production: 200 cases
Winery price: $20 a bottle.


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