After seeing what Coastal Black had to offer I was hooked to find more top quality fruit wines that I could talk about upon my return back east. Mooberry Winery was next on my tasting list.
What a lovely property. Mooberry is a part of the Morningstar Farm and Qualicum Cheese Works in Parksville. With plenty to do for the entire family this is the type of attraction I like when travelling with my family. So the boys went to the barns to see the animals and I wandered into the shop, sidled up to the tasting bar and sipped my way through their line-up.
My top choices were the Apple, Gooseberry and Blackberry Dessert.
At the tasting the hostess paired the wine with cheeses and chocolate. The combination was truly magical. As we tend to drink these wines as an aperitif it seems to go hand in hand with a cheese and fruit plate.
There is no reason you couldn’t try it with super rich pâtés and rilletes, especially the unctuous peach or cranberry wines. The bottles I brought back have already been paired with Charcuterie.
The hosts are well informed and the tasting was a great way to get learn about matching fruit wine and food. They have a beautifully stocked shop filled with foodie delights plus some to go items if you are a little peckish. Plus the smallest detail also had the most impact on me. The plastic corks in the bottle were the black and white of a Jersey cow’s body. Very well done. I was truly impressed.