Tag Archives: Summerland

Sauvignon Blanc, Waters & Banks, Haywire, Okanagan Valley BC VQA, Canada, 13% abv, 2014

Love. Haywire wines are consistently gorgeous.  It doesn’t get much better than this on the BC wine stage. When you’re committed to using organically grown grapes, and providing little intervention in the cellar – no additives or oak, indigenous yeasts … Continue reading

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Thornhaven Estates, Gewürztraminer, Summerland, Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada, 2012, 13.5% abv.

Did you know? Gewürztraminer shares the same genetic footprint as several other white grapes including Savagnin, Paien (Switzerland), Traminer (Germany) and Traminer Aromatico (Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy). It’s an aromatic grape that is thought to be a mutation of the Savagnin Rose … Continue reading

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Merlot, Heaven’s Gate, Summerland, Okanagan Valley 2009 14.5% abv, C$25

So now for a little bit of that wine a movie almost single handedly killed the market for. We picked this Merlot up in Summerland on the Bottleneck Drive wine tour.  Heaven’s Gate Estate Winery used to be a peach orchard … Continue reading

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