Limited Editions

Explore the world’s most distinguished wine growing regions with the Winexpert LE & Passport collections; a limited edition series that celebrates the unique, the exciting and the very best – from classic varietals to exceptional blends. Available by reservation only, this annual showcase features hidden gems in limited quantities. Our most sought-after craft winemaking kit, it’s a one-of-a-kind global adventure you don’t want to miss.

Cabernet Shiraz, Riverland Australia

$285

This Australian blend showcases the best qualities of both Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The Cabernet provides structure and subtle herbal notes, while the Shiraz brings richness and dash of black pepper. The regions warm climate and fertile soils contribute to the wine’s brilliant fruit concentration and depth. The aromas and flavours are big and bold in this Riverland blend. Intense flavours of cassis, blackberry and plum are balanced by hints of leather, vanilla, and spice. The wines silky tannins lend to a smooth mouthfeel, while the vibrant acidity adds freshness to this classic Australian blend.

The Region: This region winds along the Murray River and is located just east of the Barossa Valley.  Continental climate with long days of sunshine.  Healthy soils and temperate climate – perfect for grape growing.

The Wine: Subtle herbal notes and black pepper.  Intense flavours of cassis, blackberry and plum.  Hints of leather, vanilla and spice with silky tannins and a smooth mouthfeel.

Pairs With:  Steak with peppercorn sauce, grilled vegetable stacks, aged Gouda.

With Grape skins.

Call to pre order yours today! Order deadline November 3rd 2023.

Alcohol: 14%

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Type: Grape Skin | Sweetness: Dry | Oak: Heavy | Body: Full

Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza Argentina

$270

This Argentinian blend showcases the best of both worlds, combining the richness of Malbec with the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon. The Malbecs grown here stand strong on their own but when blended with Cabernet, they create complex and powerful wines that represent the Argentine terroir. Ripe red fruits with hints of violet present on the nose. The palate unfolds elegantly with flavours of dark plum, fig and jammy black fruit. Soft and rich tannins enhance the mouthfeel and add to the long rich finish.

The Region: High altitude desert-like region with an impressive landscape.  Sits at the foot of the Andes and is an  average of 900 metres above sea level.  Hot, sunny, semi-arid climate.

The Wine: Ripe red fruits with hints of violet on the nose.  flavours of dark plum, fig, and jammy black fruit.  Soft and rich tannins enhance the mouthfeel and add to the long rich finish.

Pairs With:  Grilled Bison burger, wild rice and mushroom stuffed peppers, mild blue cheese.

Call to pre-order today! Order deadline November 2rd 2023.

Alcohol: 13%

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Type: Red | Sweetness: Dry | Oak: Medium | Body: Full

Merlot Cabernet Franc, Lodi California

$270

Introducing the harmonious medium-full bodied blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. These two renowned varietals blend seamlessly together creating a wine that is vibrant with a velvety richness. Enchanting notes of plum, sweet strawberries, and raspberry are followed by subtle hints of chocolate mocha, baking spice and licorice. The Merlot adds the fruity and berry component to the wine while the Cabernet Franc adds more perfumed herbal notes. A silky-smooth mouth feel, fresh acidity, balanced tannins, and a finish that is nothing short of radiant.

The Region: Growning grapes has long been a part of the Lodi region’s history.  Nestled between San Francisco and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Mild Mediterranean climate

The Wine: A silky-smooth mouthfeel, fresh acidity, balanced tannins, vibrant with a velvety richness.  Merlot adds the fruity and berry component to the wine.  Cabernet Franc adds perfumed herbal notes.

Pairs With: Seared duck breast with confit potatoes, wild mushroom risotto, aged cheddar.

Available: December 2023

Call for availability. Pre Order Only.

Alcohol: 13%

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Type: Red | Sweetness: Dry | Oak: Medium | Body: Medium-Full

Pinot Gris Sauvignon Blanc, Riverland Australia

$265

This blend captures the essence of the Australian sun and breezes that carry across the region. This aromatic medium bodied blend of Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc has a zesty vibrancy that dances across the palate. On the nose you are greeted with passionfruit and a hint of citrus. Fresh flavours of green apple, stone fruit, and gooseberry are complimented by subtle herbaceous nuances. This fresh and well-balanced blend, pairs perfectly with food or a casual gathering of friends.

The Region: This region stretches between the Murray River and the great Australian Outback. Rich, red soils and sandy loams.  Warm continental Mediterranean climate with long sunny days and cool nights.

The Wine: Medium-bodied with a zesty vibrancy.  Fresh and well-balanced with aromas of passionfruit and a hint citrus.  Flavours of green apple, stone fruit and gooseberry with herbaceous nuances,

Pairs With: Chicken Piccata, green salad with herb and lemon vinaigrette, Goat Cheese

RELEASE DATE: January 2024

Call for availability. Pre Orders Only.

Alcohol: 12.5%

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Type: White | Sweetness: Dry | Oak: No Oak | Body: Medium

Winemaker’s Blend, Italy

$265

WINEMAKER’S BLEND
The varietals in our Winemaker’s Blend play off each other to create a crisp off-dry wine with a tapestry of vibrant fruit flavours. Pinot Grigio leads with lush peach and apple flavours. Riesling adds aromatics, a shot of sweetness, and amplifies fresh acidity. Vermentino plays up the citrus character, while Verduzzo brings tropical notes to the background. A touch of Trebbiano rounds out the orchard fruit flavours and adds a fresh mineral accent.

ITALY
This cunning blend pulls choice varietals from the four corners of Italy, showcasing the best the country has to offer: Sicily in the southwest, where climate and geography make near perfect growing conditions; Tuscany on the northwest coast, one of the world’s most famous wine regions; Veneto on the northeast coast where hot summers are tempered by the Adriatic Sea, and finally Puglia on the southeast coast, where the surrounding seas provide balance to the dry heat helping grow mature and fruity grapes.

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Pancetta Egg Pasta
Also a great match for: rich & creamy mac n cheese, maple glazed ham, spiced nuts

AVAILABLE: JANUARY 2024. 

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Alcohol: 12%*

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Type: White | Sweetness: Off-Dry | Oak: No Oak | Body: Light-Medium

Tempranillo Shiraz, Riverland Australia with Grapeskins

$285

TEMPRANILLO SHIRAZ – WITH GRAPE SKINS
Tempranillo and Shiraz are exceptional blending partners creating a poignant blend abound with rich fruit and spice. Aromas of red berry, chocolate, and peppery spice set the tone for a palate packed with flavours of black cherry, raspberry, blueberry, and plum. Ripe tannin and rich spice lend to the lush mouthfeel, while layered notes of milk chocolate play off savoury elements of tobacco and licorice. A blockbuster example of how these two flavourful grapes amplify each other.

RIVERLAND, AUSTRALIA
Australia has long been a powerhouse of Shiraz, but it’s only recently that Tempranillo plantings have surged in the country. In the Riverland, the warm Mediterranean climate and long sunny days bring out more of Tempranillo’s generous black fruit flavours and spice character. The Murray Darling River winds through the region providing relief from the hot South Australian sun, vital access to water for irrigation, and contributes to the region’s fertile soils.

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Smoky Chorizo & Chicken Chili
Also a great match for: smoked meat sandwiches, tourtière, carne asada fajitas

AVAILABLE: APRIL 2024.

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Alcohol: 14%*
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Type: Grape Skin | Sweetness: Dry | Oak: Heavy | Body: Full

Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Provence France

$265

SEMILLON SAUVIGNON BLANC
This White Bordeaux style wine is a classic French blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Citrus and grassy aromas lead to a gorgeous palate with refreshing grapefruit and lemon/lime flavours. Gooseberry, passionfruit, and green apple notes come through, hinting at honeysuckle and lemon peel. Serve lightly chilled to emphasize the vibrant acidity and prominent citrus flavours of this crisp dry white.

PROVENCE, FRANCE
Provence lies on the southeast tip of France and vineyards in this small coastal region are all within 60kms of the Mediterranean Sea. Summers are warm with abundant sunshine. Coastal breezes help moderate the temperature and the strong mistral wind keeps skies clear and grapes dry, protecting against disease. Soils vary across the region with white wine grapes generally planted in areas with rich limestone and shale deposits.

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Shrimp Curry
Also a great match for: sushi, asparagus risotto, crab cakes

AVAILABLE: MARCH 2024 

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Alcohol: 13%*
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Type: White | Sweetness: Dry | Oak: No Oak | Body: Medium

Nebbiolo, Lodi California

$270

NEBBIOLO
The regal Italian red you know and love with a bit of laid-back California charm. Nebbiolo maintains its strong tannin on North American soil but reins in some boldness, showing more voluptuous fruit and floral undertones. Aromas hint at rose and violet with notes of earth and spice. Cherry and raspberry flavours are forefront, while licorice, plum and chalky earth notes add depth. A gratifying wine with strong structure and balance thanks to Nebbiolo’s characteristic high tannin and acidity.

LODI, CALIFORNIA
Nebbiolo does well in Lodi, situated in the middle of California’s Central Valley. The Mediterranean climate is tempered in part by cool breezes blowing inland from the San Francisco Bay area, which promotes the grape’s natural acidity. Two mountain-fed rivers run through the region bringing rich granite-based minerals to the soil, lending complex flavours. These mineral rich sandy soils in conjunction with the dry growing season encourage more concentrated flavours.

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Prosciutto & Olive Pizza
Also a great match for: braised short ribs, caponata, spiced lamb tagine, white truffle fettucine

AVAILABLE: FEBRUARY 2024

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Alcohol: 14%*
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Type: Red | Sweetness: Dry | Oak: Heavy | Body: Full

Bobal Cabernet Sauvignon, Valencia Spain

$270

BOBAL CABERNET SAUVIGNON
This Spanish red combines Bobal and Cabernet Sauvignon to deliver a medium-bodied wine with a fruity palate and silky tannin. Aromas of black fruit, mild spice, and subtle toasty oak. The first sip shows bright flavours of plum, cassis, and cherry joined by notes of licorice, cocoa, oak, and earthy nuances. Fresh acidity, soft tannin, and a light spicy sensation complete this polished blend.

VALENCIA, SPAIN
Bobal is indigenous to Spain, where it is the 2nd most planted red wine grape. Its thick skin and drought resistance make it well suited to the subtropical Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers. It is mostly found in Valencia on Spain’s sunny east coast. The region is cooled slightly by sea breezes, and grapes are often grown in altitudes up to 1100 meters above sea level. Bordeaux varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon also perform well here and are often blended with indigenous Spanish grapes.

SIGNATURE PAIRING: Best Skillet Steak
Also a great match for: Valencian paella, chorizo and Manchego flatbread, stew

AVAILABLE: DECEMBER 2023

Call to reserve yours 604 986 7475. Pre Orders Only.

Alcohol: 13.5%*

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Type: Red | Sweetness: Dry | Oak: Medium | Body: Medium

Cork It Wine Making

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

1427 Crown Street
North Vancouver, BC V7J 1G4
(604) 986-7475

Hours:
Tuesday 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed

Closed Long Weekends