Our Grape Varietals


A cross between Madeline Angevine and Gewurztraminer, Siegerrebe wines have beautifully intense aromatics and flavours reminiscent of Gewurztraminer. It’s the one wine that truly tastes like the fruit on the vine. Come try it for yourself if you’re visiting around harvest season! Plantings of Siegerrebe can also be found on Vancouver Island, the Fraser Valley and in Nova Scotia.


A cross between Müller-Thurgau and Siegerrebe, Ortega is also both a table grape and a wine grape. The wines have a lovely soft mouthfeel and can lend well to the body of a wine blend. Plantigs or Ortega can also be found in BC, Ontario and Nova Scotia.


The Shuswap Riesling! Kerner is a cross of Trollinger and Riesling, and without fail comes in at harvest time with a higher natural acidity to Siegerrebe and Ortega. The wine not only brings rich tropical notes on the palate but a very fresh and zesty acidity: a great tool in the cellar for our Turner Road and Rose blends.


Unlike the rest of our vineyard (being crosses of Vitis Vinifera species), Marechal Foch is a French/American hybrid: a cross between 2 separate species. Once a very popular variety in the Okanagan, “great pull out” saw a decrease in popularity and an increase in other European reds. The wine has an intensely dark-inky color with plenty of black fruit on the palate and generally a strong acidity. A popularly grown variety here in the Shuswap and surrounding area, we encourage you to discover the nuances that site-location can bring to this underdog of red wine!


Less common here in the Shuswap, we are excited to discover what this region’s climate can bring to this predominantly Burgundian variety. In 2017 we planted a half-acre with our first vintage being 2019. We are following this up with another 1.1 acres in 2022 and for the nerds out there, we have planted both 115 on 3309, and 667 on 101-14 (Confused? Just ask one of our staff!) So far we are seeing some great cool-climate character: red cherry, earthy notes and black pepper.