The View Winery & Vineyard Red Wines
Reds That Belong Here
The early ripening tendencies of Pinotage and Pinot Noir make them perfectly suited for our terroir with it’s gentle slope, hot summer days and cool evening breezes.
Originating in South Africa in the 1920's, Pinotage is a cross between the silky Pinot Noir and the aromatic Cinsaut grape. In South Africa Cinsaut is called Hermitage, hence the name Pinotage.
A 2016 BC Wine awards medal winner, The View’s Pinotage Reserve has an elegant nose with vibrant aromas of dark cherry and spice. Juicy dark berry flavours are balanced by a bright acidity and seamless tannins. It’s elegant and earthy with a hint of smokiness. It’s the perfect pairing for anything on the barbecue. It’s a great partner for pasta and pizza and does well with spicy foods. The Pinotage grape originates in South Africa and is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut. In South Africa Cinsaut is called Hermitage, hence the name Pinotage.
Silver Lining Red
This approachable crowd pleaser is a blend of Pinotage, Merlot and Baco Noir. It's juicy and jammy with vibrant dark cherry, ripe plum and spice with a hint of smokiness. Pair this up with anything on the barbeque and you have a winner. The critics like it too. This selection notched 90 points at tastings.com
Well Heeled Red
Well Heeled Red is a fortified “Sticky” made from Pinotage grapes picked from our estate vineyard late in the harvest. Notes of black cherry, toffee and fruit cake on the nose and palate make this a rich, succulent dessert wine with a lingering finish.