Through the vision and partnership of Ann and Susan Sperling, along with their husbands, Peter Gamble and Paul Richardson, the family lands and vines have become a vinous reality producing elegant wines of character.
Daily dedication to every task in the vineyard, winery and commercial operations is over-seen by niece-daughter Jill with her husband Rickard Branby.
The high elevation slopes and mineral rich soils on the east benches of Kelowna come to life via our old vines and carefully crafted wines.
Here is what we are tasting this Saturday...
Rose Brut 2013
This “classic method” sparkling is born of our heritage family vineyard on the mountain air cooled South Kelowna Benches, where we have tended vines since the 1930s. 100% Pinot Noir
Market White 2016
This aromatic blend of Bacchus, Pinot Blanc & Riesling from our historic site, is a pure expression of our East Kelowna benches: “Okanagan sunshine & freshness in a glass.”
Beautiful stone fruit aromas of peach, apricot & pear with crisp Macintosh apple and grapefruit on the palate. A clean, crisp finish.
Natural Amber Pinot Gris 2016
Our orange wine is a natural wine and made from 40% whole cluster, 40% whole berry and 20% pressed juice from hand picked Pinot Gris. Natural yeast and malolactic fermented, this wine has had nothing added and nothing taken away (no sulphites, or other additives, and no fining nor filtration).
Being unfiltered it is slightly cloudy; for a white wine it has a lot of colour, and is slightly orange. Aromatically it has hints of bergemont or earl gray tea, jasmine, and stone fruits, the palette is fresh and long with texture and elegance due to the stem fermentation. It finishes dry and fresh.
Pinot Noir 2016
Hand harvested in mid-October from our Dijon clones - 144, 777 and 828; carefully sorted and co-fermented in small lots. After gentle pressing this sophisticated wine was aged in large format barrels (500 and 265L) for 12.5 months before bottling without sterile filtration.
This wine integrates classic Pinot character with the minerality and structure that distinguish our spectacular, limestone rich slopes.
Old Vines Marechal Foch 2015
Our Foch vines, planted in the 1960s by Ann’s father Bert, produce low yields with intense, complex flavours. This rustic wine is made with smoky BBQs and long summer evenings in mind; or hearty braised dishes and cold winter nights.Being unfiltered it is slightly cloudy; for a white wine it has a lot of colour, and is slightly orange. Aromatically it has hints of bergemont or earl gray tea, jasmine, and stone fruits, the palette is fresh and long with texture and elegance due to the stem fermentation. It finishes dry and fresh.