With the turn to cool weather, and the holidays on the horizon, we’ve released an aromatic new sparkling wine, that is sure to make your festivities shine this winter.
Our inaugural vintage of seven stars Rigel 2019 is named for the 7th brightest star, and one of the youngest, in the night sky. Like the star, this effervescent sparkling wine is young and vibrant. A single vineyard wine, it is crafted with Riesling from Fool’s Gold vineyard in north Oliver. Owned by Mark Antonello, a well-known vineyard manager, the estate was planted over 2 decades ago by his father-in-law Richard Cleave, the Okanagan’s most renowned viticulturist. The Western sloping vineyard is comprised of sandy clay loam soil, with abundant rocks and gravel, providing excellent drainage. Made with free run juice, it shows classic varietal aromatics of lime, and apricot, with a hint of autolytic character from 12 months en tirage. The palate has a slight touch of sweetness, but is still dry and crisp, with fantastic flinty minerality, and a creamy mousse. A club exclusive, only 246 six bottle cases were made.
Also for this All Hallows’ Eve, join us for a festive and safe afternoon of sipping award-winning wine while carving a jack-o-lantern at our south Langley winery. Enjoy Tic-Tac-Gourd, a pumpkin carving competition with prizes for Best Costume, Most Creative Pumpkin and more. Tickets are only $21.97 per person ($19.77 for club members/$18.67 double membership). See our events page for more details and to RSVP. Happy HalloWINE!