“We planted the first Syrah vines in the South Okanagan, on? our Estate “Three Boys Vineyard” and now farm two other ?vineyards on the Black Sage Bench. Throughout the south Okanagan, we farm five? vineyards and have over 70 acres under vine.
The Black Sage Bench is renowned for its long, hot summer days and sandy soils that concentrate the flavors in the grapes, and its gentle cool evenings that round the complexity of each variety. The moderating effect of the Okanagan River on the lower western edge of the Estate vineyard is also a natural deterrent against October frost.
Estate Vineyard – Three Boys Vineyard, Black Sage Bench
This estate was purchased by our family in 1989 and with an extensive planting effort, strategically determining where each grape varietal grows best, with our first production in 1996. Today the vineyard is home to award winning Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay, Malbec, Merlot, Zinfandel and Pinot Gris.
Our family has hand selected this gentle east to west sloping property for is natural attributes to potentially deliver some of Canada’s finest grapes.
SageBrush Vineyard – Black Sage Bench
Also located on Black Sage Road, this vineyard benefits from long, hot summer days and moderating cool nights. The 2012, first vintage will produce Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay and small amounts of Gewurztraminer.
Eagle’s Nest Vineyard – Black Sage Bench
Adjacent to SageBrush Vineyard, this vineyard produces Merlot with small quantities of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Our icon red, Mirage, benefits from these high quality, low yield grapes.
Sira’s Vineyard – Osoyoos
Our Viognier is sourced from this vineyard, on the banks of Lake Osoyoos. The cooling evenings allow the fruit long hang time, developing the characteristic aromatics of this grape.
NightHawk Vineyard – Okanagan Falls
Sitting at a higher elevation than our other vineyards, our NightHawk produces our Gewurztraminer, which achieves a subtle elegance by nature of the vineyard’s position.