WINEMAKING

Tantalus’ winemaking philosophy is centered on the concept of terroir, or sense of place. Our wines are made from fruit sustainably grown on our estate in South East Kelowna.

Our winemaker David is in constant contact with the vines, which gives him a solid insight into the optimum vinification methods for any given growing season. His winemaking tends to favour a non-interventionist style with gentle-handling throughout all winemaking processes.

The goal is for each wine to convey the unique characteristics of our vineyard and the best attributes from each season’s climatic conditions. Grapes are hand-harvested at optimal ripeness, and upon quick delivery to our crush pad, the fruit is sorted by hand by our cellar crew, ensuring only the very best quality grapes to make the cut.

Fermentation takes place in small batches making use of either native or inoculated yeasts, depending on the variety. Our barrel program consists of a selection of high-quality French oak of varying ages and cooperages.