We’ve chosen to focus on making wines from Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes because we’re passionate about these varietals and because they’re very well suited to our vineyard conditions, based on geographic position, elevation and aspect.
Our site is comprised of 75 acres of continuous land in South East Kelowna, of which 43 acres is under vine. There are 9 blocks on the property, each with its own distinct slope and aspect. Somewhat unusual for one site, these small undulations in the land make for great variation in grape flavours and intensity. Silt soils dominate and were deposited over gravels as a result of ancient glacial melt waters.
The vineyard is comprised of mature plantings of Riesling (1978) and Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier (1985) as well as recent plantings of Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (2005 – 2012). We strive for balance in the vines rather than forcing outcomes. As a result, crop yields are naturally low to moderate depending on the grape variety and clone type. The vineyard is farmed naturally and the vines are entirely hand-tended. See our Sustainability page for more information on our vineyard program.