Harvested at peak ripeness from our Naramata Bench Vineyard and nearby Wheeler Vineyard (also on the Naramata Bench). Fermented very dry at cool temperatures in stainless steel to retain aromas of pineapple, grapefruit & lychee. Tropical fruit flavours dominate, with a touch of spice. Pair with Asian cuisine, turkey, sausage. The dry finish truly sets this wine apart from typical sweeter versions. Points score pending – our last vintage was rated 91 points. Production 285 cases.
Review of our 2018 Vintage: “The winery has gone the extra mile to make a truly interesting Gewürztraminer from a grape whose popularity has been sliding. The must was fermented very cool in stainless steel to preserve the aromas and flavours; five percent was fermented in barrel, adding texture. The wine begins with aromas of lychee, grapefruit and spice. On the palate, the layered fruit flavours echo the aromas. The finish is crisp and dry. 91.” – John Schreiner