Our second stop of the day was to try some wines at Kutatás Wines. There’s two other wineries on the island but this one was our favourite.
This is what it’ll look like when you drive in.
We dropped in on a Saturday afternoon (around 4:00pm). The tasting room is elegant but tastings are being done outside.
Closeup of their wines inside the fridge.
Their outside area is grand; well spaced with a mix of tables and picnic table seating. Our hostess was fantastic; detailed, knowledgeable and funny. Her descriptions of the wines were spot on.
Tasting flights are $10.00 non-refundable per person. Never seen this before from a winery as most will waive the fee when you buy a bottle. Not here.
Bottles are in the $17.31 to $39.05 (before taxes) price range.
Our group was given 5 wines to try.
Charmat method sparkling
Dry sparking wine. Slight bubbly and not too dry.
2017 Pinot grigio
Stonefruit, fresh and crisp. Found this one quite sweet but J liked this one the most.
He bought a bottle ($17.31).
Floral, aromatic and smooth.
2017 Blanc de noir
Textural, creamy and long.
This was N’s and our favourite; we each bought a bottle ($23.40).
2018 Whole cluster pinot noir
We were told this red was about 6 months from reaching its peak. Right on the money. Good mouth feel but the finish was a touch acidic.
Worth a visit to KW while you’re in Salt Spring.
64 Norton Rd
Salt Spring Island, BC