Our vineyard is planted to 7.1 acres of grape vine with 3 white varieties of german origin (Siegerrebe, Ortega, Kerner), a French-American Red (Marechal Foch) used for the majority of our red wines and most recently, the infamous Pinot Noir. As many visitors have commented, some of these varietals are less known than what you might find elsewhere. Why is this? We see a lower amount of “growing degree days” here than other parts of BC. The varieties we have planted generally ripen earlier (and can also withstand colder winter temperatures at dormancy), making them a great fit for the Shuswap region.