Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
Spearhead Winery is located on the benchlands of South East Kelowna. Exclusively sourced from the estate vineyards, they grow Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. Approximately 80% of 15 acres of vines is comprised of Pinot Noir including four different Dijon clones, 2 California heritage clones and Pommard.
The vineyard and winemaking teams are led by Grant Stanley. A highly respected BC winemaker, Grant has been at the helm as our Winemaker/General Manager for a few years now and he has transformed the winemaking program. His commitment to showcasing specific terroirs of the Central Okanagan Valley is evident in the ‘single vineyard’ program we have developed for our pinot noir bottlings.
2022 Spearhead Riesling
The nose displays jasmine and lime with a hint of crushed rock and flint. The palate opens with a blast of fresh lemon, crab apple, and mineral notes. Great tension and balance. 13.5% alcohol.
PONDVEW ESTATE WINERY
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Nestled amongst the sprawling vineyards of the prestigious Four Mile Creek sub-appellation in the heart of Niagara Wine Country, PondView Estate Winery sits on a 50 acre grape farm that has been tended to by the Puglisi family since 1974.
Our family-owned winery is headed by Luciano (Lou) Puglisi who draws on grape-growing knowledge and experience that has been handed down from one generation to the next. As you sip any one of PondView’s wines, you are tasting three generations of grape growing and winemaking experience.
The Puglisi Family Story begins in Sicily, many years ago…
The family first grew vines and produced their own wine, as many Italians did. When Giuseppe Puglisi emigrated to Canada in 1965, he brought with him his passion for grape growing and winemaking. His son Lou has been passed the torch, and now carries on the family tradition. He has embraced this traditional art form and has cultivated some of the finest wines in the Niagara Region.
2018 Pondview Cabernet Franc Rosé
This dry rosé is crafted from 100% Cabernet Franc grapes. It is layered with strawberry, watermelon, red grapefruit and roses, and pairs well with a strawberry and spinach salad, prosciutto and melon, grilled fish or chicken and shrimp.
POPLAR GROVE WINERY
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
Founded in 1993, Poplar Grove Winery is one of the original five wineries on the Naramata Bench. Tony and Barb Holler purchased the winery in 2007 with the long-term vision and commitment to building one of the most respected wine growing estates in Canada. Their sons, Chris, Andrew, Matthew and Eric farm more than 100 acres of estate vineyards with meticulous care. Together, they share a commitment to express the incredible diversity of the Okanagan Valley. The Hollers are leading the journey to put Okanagan Valley wines on the map with an unwavering commitment to traditional farming and winemaking principles.
The family is widely recognized for crafting benchmark Pinot Gris and Cabernet Franc as well as multiple varietals and exceptional blends. Their flagship Okanagan blend of red Bordeaux varieties, The Legacy, first produced in 2003, is a wine that has the rare quality of being good at any age.
2019 Poplar Grove Cabernet Franc
Deep ruby red in color with flecks of indigo woven together in the glass. The alluring scent of cherry pie, black tea and lavender captivate your senses with the first pull of the cork. Your taste buds open with the flavors of rich toffee, freshly baked pie crust and cherry preserves. This medium bodied wine with bold tannin surprises your palate with bright, sweet flavor and finishes with smooth vanilla and oak. 92% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Brooks Wines, founded in 1998 by Jimi Brooks, embodies his visionary approach to winemaking. Jimi was a Portland native who practiced organic and biodynamic farming, deeply valuing the land and vines. His wines were known for their depth, flavors, and balance, achieved through a meticulous mastery of blending and a profound respect for vineyard individuality. Although Jimi is no longer with us, his spirit lives on through his wines, family, and friends.
Following Jimi's passing, his son Pascal took over as the sole owner of the winery, while his sister Janie Brooks Heuck dedicated her time to lead the company. Guided by Jimi's legacies, which include a strong commitment to organic and biodynamic farming, a gentle approach to winemaking, and a passion for showcasing the beauty of Pinot Noir and Riesling in Oregon, Brooks Wines continues to thrive with the support and generosity of the Oregon wine community.
An absolutely stunning summer sipper with bright acidity and layers of tropical, citrus, and stone fruits with a saline sand dollar finish.
TWO SHEPARDS WINERY
Mendocino, California, USA
Two Shepherds Winery utilizes several vineyards throughout Northern California to harvest grapes for their small lot wine production. Their minimalist approach to growing, harvesting, and processing grapes allow each of their vintages and bottles to stand on their own and express the time and place it came.
Two Shepherds specializes in “old vine vineyards and planting” while taking a minimalist approach to the grapes in the harvesting and wine-making process. William and Karen believe that wine-making is more art than science, and each bottle should tell a story about that vintage. Their philosophy regarding the production process is that wine occurs naturally; it is simply the winemakers’ job to guide the wine through the process and allow for the wine’s notes and structure to speak for itself and tell its story.
2022 Two Shepards Carbonic Carignon
Inspired by our kitten, Wiley, a carbonic soul. A true carbonic carignan, sealed in tank for 2.5 weeks, then pressed back to stainless to finish fermenting and aged 4 months. Intense fresh berry aromatics leap out of the glass, both complex & fun flavors, that belie its youthfulness. Wiley has grown from a kitten to king of the farm, and like his personality, this vintage is slightly more serious, though still playful. Serve slightly chilled. 10.7% alcohol.