In the summer of 2017, they created the Plaid label and the two initial offerings, Plaid White and Plaid Red, are easy-drinking fruit-forward blends that are perfect for sipping or pairing with west coast cuisine.

In spring 2018, they added a Plaid Pink rose wine to the mix. Plaid wines are sold at the Island Roots Farmers’ Market every Wednesday, starting May 12th, until harvest in Nanaimo and alternating Thursdays from June to September at the Esquimalt Farmers’ Market. They are also available through the Alderlea Vineyards’ Wine Shop in Duncan.

The Motovino labels allow Zac and Julie the flexibility to partner with other local growers to create different blends and to explore potential custom crush and bottling opportunities for specific restaurant clients. In the future, there is also the possibility of offering wine education events and mentoring for up and coming winemakers through the Motovino brand.

For more information about Motovino Plaid wines or other projects, please contact us.