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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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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|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|