Pinot Gris 2016


Bouquet: Aromas of pineapple, melon, pear and blossom with a hint of peach.
Palate: The palate shows similar characteristics with ripe apple notes.
Food Pairings: BBQ salmon, scallops in brown butter, fresh shrimp cocktails, crab cakes or garlic prawns.

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Harvest Notes

Our 2016 Pinot Gris is a great expression of an Okanagan Valley Pinot Gris. The 2016 growing season was in a lot of ways a return to the average, although no one would have guessed that in April. It is true; we had a very warm spring here in the Okanagan – well above normal. Everything started out quickly, weeds and all. It was a demanding start which required a lot of work to stay on top of the vineyard’s activity.


The first warm days did finally give way to much more moderate summertime temperatures, and with them, rain. With the early start and the more humid conditions that followed, weed growth and disease pressure was prevalent. It was important to monitor the balance between the vines and these conditions so that we could continue to grow premium fruit. It was a very hands-on year but we were able to work with the conditions and grow some tasty fruit to make some even tastier wine.

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Vintage Award Competition
2016 Bronze BC Wine Awards 2017
2015 Silver BC Best of Varietal 2017
2015 Silver National Wine Awards of Canada 2016
2015 Silver Intervin International Wine Awards 2016
2014 Bronze BC Wine Awards 2015
2013 Bronze BC Wine Awards 2014
2012 Winner Intervin International Wine Awards 2013
2012 Silver National Wine Awards of Canada 2013
2011 Silver All Canadian Wine Championships 2012
2011 Bronze Canadian Wine Awards 2012
2010 Gold BC Wine Awards 2011
2010 Silver All Canadian Wine Championships 2011
2009 Bronze Canadian Wine Awards 2010
2009 Bronze OWFS Fall 2010
2008 Bronze OWFS Fall 2009
2007 Judge's Choice International Value Wine Awards 2008
2007 Bronze OWFS Fall 2008
2005 Silver OWFS Fall 2006
2005 Highly Recommended OWFS Spring 2006
2005 Bronze Canadian Wine Awards 2006
2004 Gold All Canadian Wine Championships 2005
2004 Bronze Canadian Wine Awards 2005
2004 Bronze OWFS Fall 2005
2003 Silver All Canadian Wine Championships 2004
2003 Silver OWFS Fall 2004
2003 Bronze Canadian Wine Awards 2004
2002 Bronze OWFS Spring 2003
2002 Bronze Canadian Wine Awards 2003
2002 Bronze LA County Fair 2003