This wine was literally made just weeks ago. It’s the 2018 Cailleteau Gamay Nouveau from West Kelowna’s Quails’ Gate Winery.
And it will be released Thursday night, 6 to 8 p.m., at a French-inspired party at the winery featuring contortionists, magicians, passed canapes and, of course, tasting the Cailleteau.
The Cailleteau is made from red Gamay, the same grapes the French use to make Beaujolais Nouveau, the fun and fresh wine that’s released worldwide on the third Thursday of November every year as a harbinger of the vintage’s quality.
Tickets to the party are $15 for Quails’ Gate Wine Club members and $25 for everybody else at QuailsGate.com.
Steve MacNaull is The Okanagan Weekend’s business and wine reporter and columnist. Reach him at email@example.com.