What’s New

NEW Timberline Series by Traeger

September 13, 2023 Category:

 The pinnacle of wood-fired pellet grills! On display in the store, drop by and take a look. Discover what outdoor cooking perfected looks like with the all-new Traeger Timberline® Wood Pellet Grill—the most capable, versatile, and fully loaded cooking tool ever.   Fueled by all-natural hardwood pellets, it boasts new Smart Combustion™ technology for …

The pinnacle of wood-fired pellet grills! On display in the store, drop by and take a look.

Discover what outdoor cooking perfected looks like with the all-new Traeger Timberline® Wood Pellet Grill—the most capable, versatile, and fully loaded cooking tool ever.

 

Fueled by all-natural hardwood pellets, it boasts new Smart Combustion™ technology for incredible precision and consistency unrivaled by any other grill. Unmatched versatility allows grilling, smoking, baking, roasting, braising, & BBQing—and now sautéing, simmering, and scorching-hot searing, thanks to the new Traeger Induction™ cooktop. Whether it’s slow-

smoked meats, gourmet feasts, or wood-fired pizza, the Timberline helps you make every meal memorable.

 

Traeger’s WiFIRE® technology and hassle-free Traeger x MEATER® wireless meat probes let you control your grill anywhere, anytime using the Traeger App. Grease and ash now collect in one convenient place to make cleaning up a breeze. The Timberline is also endlessly customizable thanks to the P.A.L. Pop-And-Lock® accessory rail and ModiFIRE® cooking surfaces, which let you truly make it your own.

 

Traeger hasn’t overlooked a single detail, and the premium materials and expert craftsmanship show in every square inch. If you’re ready to discover the pinnacle in outdoor cooking, the Timberline stands alone at the top.

LE23

September 1, 2023 Category:

It’s that time of year again! Order your LE23 wines now.     December, 2023 – 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 …

It’s that time of year again! Order your LE23 wines now.

 

 

December, 2023 – BOBAL CABERNET SAUVIGNON 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.

 

BODY: Medium

OAK:  Medium      

SWEETNESS: Dry

ALC: 13.5%

 

SIGNATURE PAIRING: Best Skillet Steak

 

Also a great match for: Valencian paella, chorizo and Manchego flatbread, stew

 

WINEMAKER’S BLENDJanuary, 2024 – 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.

 

BODY: Light-Medium

OAK:  None

SWEETNESS: Off-Dry

ALC: 12%

 

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Pancetta Egg Pasta

 

Also a great match for: rich & creamy mac n cheese, maple glazed ham, spiced nuts

 

February, 2024 – NEBBIOLONEBBIOLO

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.

 

BODY: Full

OAK:  Heavy

SWEETNESS: Dry

ALC: 14%

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Prosciutto & Olive Pizza

 

Also a great match for: braised short ribs, caponata, spiced lamb tagine, white truffle fettucine

 

SEMILLON SAUVIGNON BLANCMarch, 2024 – 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.

 

BODY: Medium

OAK: None

SWEETNESS: Dry

ALC: 13%

 

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Shrimp Curry

 

Also a great match for: sushi, asparagus risotto, crab cakes

 

April, 2024 – TEMPRANILLO SHIRAZ – WITH GRAPE SKINSTEMPRANILLO 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.

 

BODY: Full

OAK: Heavy

SWEETNESS: Dry

ALC: 14%

 

SIGNATURE FOOD PAIRING: Smoky Chorizo & Chicken Chili

 

Also a great match for: smoked meat sandwiches, tourtière, carne asada fajitas

 

Oak Barrel

May 9, 2020 Category:

We’re pleased to have the Italian Super Tuscan and Italian Amarone Style back in our lineup and the addition of the French Bordeaux Style (all with skins). These are excellent wines with longer-term aging potential. We are taking reservations for oak barrel aging for all three wines. Call us to place your order today: 250 …

We’re pleased to have the Italian Super Tuscan and Italian Amarone Style back in our lineup and the addition of the French Bordeaux Style (all with skins). These are excellent wines with longer-term aging potential. We are taking reservations for oak barrel aging for all three wines. Call us to place your order today: 250 743 4647

Welcome To Your Next Adventure

May 9, 2020 Category:

Once again, Winexpert fails to disappoint! We’re so pleased to announce that they have taken several steps to continue to improve their high-quality brand and refine their product line. Their newly refreshed identity reflects a modern shift and recent advancements at their processing facility. Not only do they have a new look but you’ll see noticeable improvements to …

Once again, Winexpert fails to disappoint! We’re so pleased to announce that they have taken several steps to continue to improve their high-quality brand and refine their product line. Their newly refreshed identity reflects a modern shift and recent advancements at their processing facility. Not only do they have a new look but you’ll see noticeable improvements to the flavour and aromas of their wines!

And so we enter a new era of premium craft winemaking kits. Welcome to your next adventure.

Love your wine. Guaranteed.TM

Limited Edition 2019

September 19, 2019 Category:

It’s that time of year again.  Winexpert is celebrating 30 years of their Limited Edition program with a selection of wines chosen for their outstanding varietals and exceptional quality. Check out these wines and video recipes here.  Reserve your LE19 wines by November 15, 2019.

It’s that time of year again.  Winexpert is celebrating 30 years of their Limited Edition program with a selection of wines chosen for their outstanding varietals and exceptional quality. Check out these wines and video recipes here.  Reserve your LE19 wines by November 15, 2019.

It’s our Anniversary

August 17, 2019 Category:

August 13 through to September 28 we are celebrating by putting all our wines on sale.  10% off the kit price for the first wine started on premise.  We have a choice of three gifts for you with any second wine started on premise.  We are proud to partner with Dinter Nursery and Cowichan Valley …

August 13 through to September 28 we are celebrating by putting all our wines on sale.  10% off the kit price for the first wine started on premise.  We have a choice of three gifts for you with any second wine started on premise.  We are proud to partner with Dinter Nursery and Cowichan Valley Meats who share our passion for excellence in their products and service.

Smoked Pulled Pork

May 20, 2019 Category:

SMOKED PULLED PORK It’s easy to see why this recipe makes Traeger’s Top 10. This perfectly pulled pork can be served any way you like. Ingredients: 1 (6-9 lb) whole bone-in pork shoulder 2 cups apple cider vinegar Preparation When ready to cook, set the temperature to 250℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. While the Traeger …

SMOKED PULLED PORK

It’s easy to see why this recipe makes Traeger’s Top 10. This perfectly pulled pork can be served any way you like.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (6-9 lb) whole bone-in pork shoulder
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar

Preparation

When ready to cook, set the temperature to 250℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

While the Traeger comes to temperature, trim excess fat off pork butt. Generously season with Traeger Big Game Rub on all sides.

Put pork butt directly on the grill grate and cook until the internal temperature reaches 160℉, about 3-5 hours. Remove the pork butt from the grill.

On a large baking sheet, stack 4 large pieces of aluminum foil on top of each other, ensuring they are wide enough to wrap the pork butt entirely on all sides. If not, overlap the foil pieces to create a wider base.

Place the pork butt in the center on the foil, then bring up the sides of the foil a little bit before pouring the apple cider on top of the pork butt. Wrap the foil tightly around the pork, ensuring the cider does not escape.

Place the foil-wrapped pork butt back on the grill and cook until the internal temperature reaches 204℉, in the thickest part of the

meat, about 3-4 hours longer depending on the size of the pork butt.

Remove from the grill. Allow the pork to rest for 45 minutes in the foil packet. Remove the foil and pour off any excess liquid into a fat separator.

Place the pork in a dish large enough to pull the meat, removing and discarding the bone and any excess fat. Add separated liquid back to pork and season to taste with additional Big Game Rub.

Serve alone, in your favorite recipes, or on sandwiches. Refrigerate leftover pork in a covered container for up to 4 days. Enjoy!

Traeger Cooking Demo

May 12, 2019 Category:

Live cooking demonstration. Experience the flavour of Traeger.  Wood-fired cooking the way Mother Nature intended. June 15, 2019 Join Peter as he takes you on the ultimate smoke out. Peter, along with special guest cooks, will introduce the art of Traeger cooking and teach you how to master your grill. PLUS there will be a …

Live cooking demonstration. Experience the flavour of Traeger.  Wood-fired cooking the way Mother Nature intended.

June 15, 2019

Join Peter as he takes you on the ultimate smoke out. Peter, along with special guest cooks, will introduce the art of Traeger cooking and teach you how to master your grill.

PLUS there will be a select number of spaces available for those wishing to bring and grill their own. Grilling space will be limited. Please call us in advance to reserve your cook time.

OR just come and taste our samples from 12pm till 3pm.

Selection Limited Releases

May 12, 2019 Category:

We have some exciting news to share with you! Selection Limited Releases Two new kits are being released on June 17, 2019 Pacifica White A blend of four wines: Chardonnay from Chile, Semillon from Australia, Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand and Viognier from the Pacific North West. Whisky Barrel Cab Merlot The Merlot is from …

We have some exciting news to share with you!

Selection Limited Releases

Two new kits are being released on June 17, 2019

Pacifica White
A blend of four wines: Chardonnay from Chile, Semillon from Australia, Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand and Viognier from the Pacific North West.

Whisky Barrel Cab Merlot
The Merlot is from California and Cabernet Sauvignon is from BC — yes we finally have a BC product.

We have limited quantities and in anticipation of strong demand for these 2 products orders must be placed by May 24th.

Traeger BBQ Brisket

April 20, 2019 Category:

TRAEGER BBQ BRISKET Topping the Top 10 list is Traeger’s BBQ Brisket. Smoked low n’ slow to tender perfection. Ingredients: 1 (12-14 lb) whole packer brisket Preparation Coat meat liberally with Traeger Beef Rub. When seasoned, wrap brisket in plastic wrap. Let the wrapped meat sit 12 to 24 hours in the refrigerator. When ready to …

TRAEGER BBQ BRISKET

Topping the Top 10 list is Traeger’s BBQ Brisket. Smoked low n’ slow to tender perfection.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (12-14 lb) whole packer brisket

Preparation

Coat meat liberally with Traeger Beef Rub. When seasoned, wrap brisket in plastic wrap. Let the wrapped meat sit 12 to 24 hours in the refrigerator.

When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 225℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

Place meat fat side down on the grill grate and cook for 6 hours or until internal temperature reaches 160℉. Remove brisket from the grill and wrap in foil.

Place foiled brisket back on grill and cook until it reaches a finished internal temperature of 204℉ this should take an additional 3-4 hours.

Remove from grill and allow to rest in the foil for at least 30 minutes. Slice. Enjoy!

BBQ Smoke Burger

March 20, 2019 Category:

BBQ SMOKE BURGERS Smoke. Beef. Fire. You don’t need much more to create a burger worthy of repeating. Ingredients: 2 lb ground beef cheddar cheese, sliced 1/2 red onion heirloom tomato iceberg lettuce buns salt & pepper Preparation Divide the meat into four equal 8 oz portions. Wet your hands with cold water and form …

BBQ SMOKE BURGERS

Smoke. Beef. Fire. You don’t need much more to create a burger worthy of repeating.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb ground beef
  • cheddar cheese, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion
  • heirloom tomato
  • iceberg lettuce
  • buns
  • salt & pepper

Preparation

Divide the meat into four equal 8 oz portions. Wet your hands with cold water and form each portion into a patty about 4 inches in diameter and 3/4-inch thick. Try not to overwork the meat.

Season both sides with salt and pepper.

When ready to cook, start the Traeger according to grill instructions. Set the temperature to 450 degrees F (set to 500 degrees if using a WiFIRE-enabled grill) and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

Arrange the hamburgers directly on the grill grate. Cook for 6 minutes then flip patties. Turn grill down to 195 degrees and Set to Super Smoke if using a WiFIRE-enabled grill.

Cook patties for an additional 7 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the center of the burger registers 160 degrees F.

The last few minutes of cooking, add cheese to burgers and place buns on grill to toast. Serve with your favorite toppings and homemade ketchup. Enjoy!

The Wait Is Over

March 20, 2019 Category:

Traeger has revolutionized outdoor cooking once again. And just in time for grilling season! Traeger has introduced two new models for 2019, the Pro 575 and Pro 780 as well as the entirely new Ironwood Series. With a 20-lb hopper, it feeds hardwood pellets via a motorized auger into a firebox that can maintain temperatures …

Traeger has revolutionized outdoor cooking once again. And just in time for grilling season! Traeger has introduced two new models for 2019, the Pro 575 and Pro 780 as well as the entirely new Ironwood Series.

With a 20-lb hopper, it feeds hardwood pellets via a motorized auger into a firebox that can maintain temperatures anywhere from 165 to 500 degrees for hours. That means you can do both slow-cooked barbecue and high-temperature searing or anything in between. Essentially, this series offers much of what you’d get with the Timberline series, but with smaller grills at more affordable prices.

Their signature WiFiretechnology was originally only on the Timberlines and has been added as a new feature to the original Pro Series and the new Ironwood Series. This enables grillers to monitor and change the grills temperatures, track the temperature of the food being grilled, and even add smoke from virtually anywhere using the Traeger smartphone app.

Plus, Traeger’s new D2 Direct Drive Technology delivers more power to the grill and more precise control over cooking temperatures leading to more consistent results. This feature allows the auger to reverse if it detects a jam in the wood chips.

And it doesn’t stop there! Stainless liners inside the new and the improved models allows for faster heating to higher temperatures therein improving the grilling aspect on the Traegers. It also speeds up the heating of the grills at startup and after opening. The barrel has been elongated to make it oval rather than round which adds more cooking surface with an extra shelf.

Check out our grills here. Better yet, shop the latest models in-store. Or watch the launch video.

Traeger News

February 5, 2019 Category:

S A V E  1 0 % on current units: All in-stock models are on SALE to make room for new and enhanced models arriving in March.

S A V E  1 0 % on current units:

All in-stock models are on SALE to make room for new and enhanced models arriving in March.

Clink Pink!

February 5, 2019 Category:

Your favourite Italian Pink Pinot Grigio is back for another year! Pale salmon pink with light apple, pear, floral and tropical fruit aromas and delightful strawberry and rhubarb flavours. Off-dry, crisp and light-bodied. Limited Release (while quantities last) Available February 11, 2019 Pre-order to guarantee availability

Your favourite Italian Pink Pinot Grigio is back for another year!

Pale salmon pink with light apple, pear, floral and tropical fruit aromas and delightful strawberry and rhubarb flavours. Off-dry, crisp and light-bodied.

Limited Release (while quantities last)

Available February 11, 2019

Pre-order to guarantee availability

Traeger Sale November 16 – January 4, 2023

February 5, 2019 Category:

Pro D2 575 – $200.00 off Pro D12 780 – $150.00 off Ironwood 650 – $200.00 off Ironwood 885 – $200.00 off Timberline 1300 – $400.00 off New Timberline Outdoor Kitchen – one available – 15% off  

Pro D2 575 – $200.00 off

Pro D12 780 – $150.00 off

Ironwood 650 – $200.00 off

Ironwood 885 – $200.00 off

Timberline 1300 – $400.00 off

New Timberline Outdoor Kitchen – one available – 15% off

 

Baby Back Ribs

February 3, 2019 Category:

BABY BACK RIBS On the Traeger Top 10 Recipes, this easy 3-2-1 ribs recipe takes all the confusion out of making ribs without sacrificing any flavor. Ingredients: 2 racks baby back pork ribs  1/3 cup yellow mustard  1/2 cup divided apple juice  1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1 cup Traeger ‘que sauce 1/3 cup warmed …

BABY BACK RIBS

On the Traeger Top 10 Recipes, this easy 3-2-1 ribs recipe takes all the confusion out of making ribs without sacrificing any flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 2 racks baby back pork ribs 
  • 1/3 cup yellow mustard 
  • 1/2 cup divided apple juice 
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup Traeger ‘que sauce
  • 1/3 cup warmed honey
  • to taste, Traeger port and poultry rub

Preparation

If your butcher has not already done so, remove the thin silverskin membrane from the bone-side of the ribs by working the tip of a butter knife or a screwdriver underneath the membrane over a middle bone. Use paper towels to get a firm grip, then tear the membrane off.

In a small bowl, combine the mustard, 1/4 cup of apple juice (reserve the rest), and the Worcestershire sauce. Spread the mixture thinly on both sides of the ribs and season with Traeger Pork and Poultry Rub.

When ready to cook, start the Traeger according to grill instructions. Set the temperature to the Smoke setting, and preheat, lid closed for 10-15 minutes.

Smoke the ribs, meat-side up for 3 hours.

Transfer the ribs to a rimmed baking sheet and increase the grill temperature to 225 degrees F.

Tear off four long sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Top with a rack of ribs and pull up the sides to keep the liquid enclosed.

Sprinkle half the brown sugar on the rack, then top with half the honey and half of the remaining apple juice. Use a bit more apple juice if you want more tender ribs.

Lay another piece of foil on top and tightly crimp the edges so there is no leakage. Repeat with the remaining rack of ribs.

Return the foiled ribs to the grill and cook for an additional two hours.