At the tasting bar... Friday March 15, 2019 - Giant Head Winery
Weekend Wine Tasting
At our free tasting bar every Friday & Saturday we host winery owners, winemakers, winery agent and our wine experts are on hand to sample you 4-6 wine to try before you buy. Tasting bar hours are from 330pm - 630pm .
Here is what we are tasting....
Friday March 15, 2018
Giant Head Winery
Giant Head Estate Winery is one of the award winning Summerland wineries located at the start of the scenic Bottleneck Drive winery tour route. The Winery overlooks Lake Okanagan from the sandy benches below Giant’s Head Mountain in Summerland, British Columbia.
Owners, John Glavina and Jinny Lee have been growing grapes, and making small case-lot artisan wines since 2008. Coincidentally, Glavina is a Croatian name meaning ‘Giant Head’. As a family estate winery, they have full control over the vineyard and winemaking practices, and their approach is simple: make small batches as grapes ripen, and blend the batches based on their characteristics.
Proprietor John in store 3:30-6:30pm
Blanc De Noir 2016
Blanc de Noir is made from one hundred percent estate grown Pinot Noir grapes. This wine is perfect for any special occasion, pairing with seafood or on its own as a refresher on a hot summer’s day. Wine is made by lightly pressing whole cluster, early harvest Pinot Noir grapes, to extract maximum flavor and as little color as possible. Best of Category – Charmat Method at the 2016 Northwest Wine Summit.
Canyonview Chardonnay 2016
Vibrant nots of tropical fruit and citrus. Fermented and aged in French oak barrels. Further aging in bottles will develop honey and buttery notes.
Canyonview Pinot Noir 2016
Deep, rich, fruit-forward and aged in French oak barrels. Further aging in bottles will develop velvety and softer tannins.
Gold medal winner at National Wine Awards 2018
This wine is made from one hundred percent estate grown Merlot grapes. This wine is full-bodied and oak aged in French barrels to create a balanced, complex and dry red wine. The flavours found in this wine are dark cherries and chocolate, followed by vanilla and smoke to create a well balanced, decadent wine.