Miss604 and The Wine Syndicate are pleased to present a new bi-weekly series to help you gear up for the weekend in style. Weekend Wine will showcase new-to-you wineries, familiar favourites, and perfect pairings that you can pick up at your local purveyor.
Weekend Wine Selection
- $19.99 retail at BC Liquor Stores
- From vineyards in Marlborough, New Zealand
The Jackson family came to New Zealand in 1842 on the Martha Ridgeway from Runnymede in England. In 1855 Adam Jackson bought the first blocks of land in the heart of the Marlborough region, along with what would become known as Jacksons Road. Fast forward to 1990 and Jo and John Stichbury released the first ever Jackson Estate wine. The launch of the 2010 vintage wines marks 20 years of quality winemaking. The family is pioneers of not only the Marlborough region but the NZ wine industry.
Tasting & Pairing Notes
The Jackson Estate Stich Sauvignon Blanc is a terrific value for a New Zealand sauvignon blanc for under $20. It has light and lively citrus notes, and I would pair it with anything you’d sprinkle with a bright squeeze of lemon, like simply cooked seafood (baked or grilled) or fresh shucked oysters.
I would also pick up some local tomatoes (at the Vancouver Farmers Market Tomato Festival this weekend) and make a crisp and juicy salad to pair with the wine’s charming level of acidity and fruitiness.
Where to Buy
The Jackson Estate Stich Sauvignon Blanc is retailing at the special price of $16.99 until September 2 at BC Liquor Stores, it’s regularly $19.99.
Please enjoy responsibly. Must be 19+.