Alumni Wine

Alma Mater Select, our RDC Alumni Wine, is available at Red Deer's Liquor Crossing,  Curvy Bottle Liquor Store, Chateau Wines & Spirits in Lacombe,  Westpark Liquor and both Red Deer Co-op and Innisfail Co-op Wines & Spirits stores.

These wines were chosen carefully by a select panel and voted as the favorites. A portion of the proceeds from each bottle sold benefit our student scholarships program.

Alma Mater Select - 2014 Parchment

Tasting Notes

Crafted in the vineyards of the Naramata Bench, this blend of Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc boasts flavours of gooseberry, butter, green apple, melon, and lemon zest.  

Nose: gooseberry, butter, green apple, melon, lemon zest

Palate: zingy Lime, golden delicious apple, pear, very approachable with a lush minerality

Suggested Food Pairings

This is an easy going summertime wine which would pair well with just about any pork or fish dish and even some spicy Asian dishes. You can't go wrong pairing this wine with a fresh fruit salad or Upper Bench Grey Baby or Italian Gold cheese. It's also refreshing on its own.

Alma Mater Select - 2012 Über Rouge

Tasting Notes

This is Upper Bench’s first varietal blend comprising of approximately 70% Zweigelt, 20% Merlot and 10% Pinot Meunier. This versatile medium-bodied red offers distinct aromas of black cherry, blueberry, anise and cedar. A fruit forward, approachable palate leads to a long cherry finish.


Suggested Food Pairings

Enjoy with anything from a selection of Upper Bench’s cheese to grilled meats or pasta.


 Also remember to cellar a few bottles and open one every year to find the optimal drinking time.

For more information about the availability of these wines, contact RDC Alumni at 403.342.3140 or email alumni [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca