Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Wine review: Mission Hill Five Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2012, British Columbia

Sauvignon blanc

They've changed up the label look of this popular Five Vineyards line at Mission Hill in the Okanagan. It's cleaner and more handsome-looking. The aesthetic shift for this particular varietal, sauvignon blanc, also coincides with the 2012 growing season, a marked departure from the more challenging 2011 and 2010. Though light and dry, the wine is silky and delivers fleshy opulence in the form of passion fruit and a whisper of banana over a zippy, lemon-melon character; $14.99 in B.C., various prices in Alberta, $15.99 in Saskatchewan, $16.99 in Manitoba, $18.99 in Newfoundland.

Report an error Editorial code of conduct Licensing Options
As of December 20, 2017, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this resolved by the end of January 2018. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to