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Our Vineyards

View of the Okanagan Valley looking Northeast.

The terroir on which our vineyards sit has become recognized as some of the most exceptional in the country. Located on the Black Sage Bench, our vineyards have a microclimate that puts it among the hottest, driest and sunniest sites in Canada. The southwest facing aspect and moderate slope combined with our deep desert sand yields intensely flavourful and complex grapes.

We feel honoured to be the stewards of this incredible piece of agricultural land and work to harness its potential to create the best possible fruit imaginable. Likewise, we have the highest respect for the legacy of this vineyard and the role that agriculture plays in the environmental cycle. We are committed to sustainable, environmentally-friendly farming and winemaking practices. All of our vines are hand-picked, hand-pruned and maintained by vineyard workers manually. We have been awarded Environmental Farm Plan Status by the B.C. Environmental Farm Plan. This plan is administered by the Federal and Provincial Departments of Agriculture as well as the BC Agriculture Council and the Investment Agriculture Foundation. We are proud to increase our agricultural sustainability and contribute to a cleaner, healthier environment as we continue to operate under the best practices of the Environmental Farm Plan.


Sharp Rock Vineyard

We purchased this abandoned 34 acre vineyard in 1996, and set about planting it to include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Additional varieties planted in the vineyard include Carmenere, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

Variety                    Acres Planted
Cabernet Sauvignon 9.75
Cabernet Franc 2.34
Carmenere 2.27
Chardonnay 0.50
Malbec 1.25
Merlot 6.14
Petit Verdot 1.26
Semillon 0.86
Syrah 0.83
Total Acres Planted 25.20

 


Double Black Vineyard

Double Black Vineyard is a 15 acre vineyard located just a kilometer south of our original Sharp Rock Vineyard on identical terroir. As with the Sharp Rock Vineyard it was originally planted in 1996 with virtually identical clones and rootstock of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. After managing the vineyard for a few years, we acquired it in 2011. At that time we upgraded the onsite irrigation system and replaced some redundant grape varietals with new plantings of Carmenere and Syrah.

Variety                       Acres Planted 
Cabernet Franc 0.73
Cabernet Sauvignon 3.56
Carmenere 1.86
Merlot 3.47
Syrah 4.24
Total Acres Planted 13.86