Please note this special offer is made with great respect for all eschewing alcohol this month. If this is you, we honour, support, and encourage your effort. Good on you! Love and respect. Please read no further.
For wine lovers not observing a month of abstaining, please celebrate January with us as we highlight six of our driest wines.
Included in the Dry January Wine Care Pack:
2018 Heritage Series Organic Baco Noir: We've learned that nothing is so divisive as sweet red wine. We make Baco Noir according to the same philosophy every year. However, every year is different, and so the resulting wines can vary accordingly. In 2017, the natural fermentation stopped with a significant amount of grape sugar left unfermented. The wine was a little sweet. We felt it was quite delicious, so rather than force the wine to continue fermenting, we decided to bottle it the way it naturally ended. It was true to the wine, and true to our natural, hands-off approach to winemaking. Well, we heard about it. While most loved it, some loyal, longtime Baco Noir lovers were confused, and they let us know. The 2018 vintage returned to a more traditional style. Well, we heard about it once again. This time with what can only be described as hate mail from those who loved the sweeter previous vintage! But for longtime Baco lovers, the 2018 is a classic. It is truly a beautiful wine - deep red, rich, full bodied, smooth, and hearty with notes of chocolate, blackberry, red currant, and integrated oak. And it is totally bone dry.
2014 Spadefoot Toad Syrah: The Okanagan is developing an international Syrah reputation for good reason. The grape expresses itself thrillingly here - more French than Australian, but with a purity of fruit found nowhere else. Spadefoot Toad Vineyard is a prime Syrah site in Oliver, owned and farmed by Ron Firman, a passionate wine grower and caretaker of land and animals, including the endangered Spadefoot Toad tadpoles he raises in an ancient sealed irrigation ditch every spring. The wine is bone dry.
2018 Organically Grown Merlot: This dry red wine is all about freshness and mouthfeel. Silky smooth with fresh notes of cherry, plum, and strawberry with dark chocolate and sage providing depth and complexity. Grown on our own organic vineyard overlooking Skaha Lake - an ideal site for serious, structured Merlot.
2018 Summerhill Vineyard Gruner Veltliner: This driest of dry whites is more savoury than fruity. The varietally typical notes of celery leaf and white pepper shine strongly, making this a choice food pairing wine that will refresh your palate with grace and elegance. Biodynamically grown and made on our estate Kelowna vineyard.
2018 Organic Viognier: This dry example of Okanagan Viognier is a classic. Perfumed aromas of peach, orange blossom, and honeysuckle with Viognier's tell-tale oily, luxurious mouthfeel.
Cipes Blanc de Franc 2011: Inspired by France's Cremant de Loire, this traditional method bottle was made with 100% organic Cabernet Franc in a particularly cool Okanagan vintage. All of the distinctive notes of the variety are present, with red fruit, graphite, sage, and capsicum presented in a fresh, light, very dry sparkling. An amazing, one-of-a-kind wine.