Moraine is another new Naramata Bench winery. Owners Oleg and Svetlana Aristarkhov relocated from Alberta to start their new endeavor and have purposely kept their portfolio small with Pinot Gris, Viognier and a handful of red and white blends. Moraine has a total of 10.5 acres under vine—the 7-acre Anastasia and 3.5-acre Sophia vineyards, named after their daughters—but are only making wine from the larger Anastasia vineyard as Sophia is still maturing. Stop in this Saturday, June 15, from 2 to 4 pm to try three offerings—one varietal and two red blends—from this up and coming boutique winery.
We had a last-minute lineup change for our free tasting this Saturday. We will save Howling Bluff for a future date and instead feature another small new family-owned winery from the Okanagan, Saxon Estate Winery. Paul and Jayne Graydon bought the winery about a year and a half ago and hired former Saturna Island winemaker Danny Hattingh as their winemaker. Their current lineup is mostly organic, except for their unique Unoaked Merlot, offering wine drinkers who are sensitive to oak a hearty red option. We'll be pouring these wines this Saturday, June 8, from 2 to 4 pm. Please join us and try some of Saxon's offerings.
So many great new wines continue to arrive—from newer wineries as well as well-established favourites. We're always happy to make recommendations, and we frequently post our tasting notes on our Facebook page. Another great way to try new releases is to come to one of our Free Saturday tastings, held every week from 2 to 4 pm.
Here's a great opportunity to taste five of Sandhill's terrific wines. This Okanagan winery is known for its small-production releases, many of which are made from single vineyards. The wines we'll be pouring are part of their unique "Small Lots" lineup. Stop in and try them this Saturday, June 1, from 2 to 4 pm. If you like what you taste, grab a bottle or two now, before they're gone!
This week's tasting can be billed as "Squeezed & friends," since the upstart Okanagan winery started by the three children—Michael, Christina and Nicole—of Quinta Ferreira owners John and Maria Ferreira only has three wines currently available. We'll be tasting two of them—their red and white blends—along with new releases from Therapy and Painted Rock. Join us this Saturday, May 25, from 2 to 4 pm.
Lake Breeze is located on the gorgeous Naramata Bench region of the Okanagan. It has been quietly
been making some really wonderful small-production wines from its picturesque hillside location for more than a decade. We are pleased to be able to pour five of their latest releases—four whites, one red—that display the fine craftsmanship that goes into everything they make.
Please join us this Saturday, May 18, from 2 to 4 pm, for a complementary tasting.