2019 Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition Awards for Vanessa Vineyard

2019 Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition Announcement:

We are incredibly proud to have received four medals at the 2019 Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition where we were awarded the following:

Platinum: 2015 Syrah
Platinum: 2016 Cabernet Franc
Platinum: 2018 Viognier
Double Gold: 2014 Meritage

See below for the flavour profiles on each Platinum award wine.  With our Tasting Room in the Simillkameen Valley opening for the season on April 9th, plan your visit to taste these platinum-winning wines. Or to stock your cellar now, order online by clicking the “SHOP” button.

2015 Syrah

Dark ruby in colour, this classic Syrah nose balances ripe damson plum, blueberry, dried black cherry and floral jasmine notes with vanilla, coffee, clove, iron, charred meat and pink peppercorns. The full, lush and silky textured palate is packed with blackberry, blueberry and black pepper. Complexity is added through hints of leather, toasted vanillin oak, dried fig, dark chocolate and savoury dried rosemary.

2016 Cabernet Franc
(Wine Club Exclusive)

Intense aromas of black plum and raspberry meld with complex violet and potpourri floral notes along with some dried sage, black liquorice, charred meat, dark chocolate and a graphite minerality. The palate shows fine, dusty, integrated tannins and crisp acidity along with fresh sun-warmed berries, clove infused shortbread, some pepper and a long finish of salty minerality and dried herbs.

2018 Viognier

This 100% estate grown Viognier has an intense nose with jasmine, honeysuckle and rose petal notes, ripe white peach and nectarine, pineapple, lemon sherbet and a hint of chestnut honey, apricot pie and some vanilla shortbread in the background. The palate shows richness, a full-bodied oily texture balanced with crisp acidity. More stone fruit mixes with grapefruit zest, rose water, lime and nutmeg spice with a long and concentrated finish.


Vanessa Vineyards Our Vision

Our vision is to produce only the highest quality grapes that reflect the terroir on which they grow and, in time, to become one of the best red sites in Canada. For the first five years we were exclusively grape growers, selling our high quality fruit to a select few wineries in British Columbia. In 2012, the decision was made to begin producing small quantities of premium wine. We hope that by using only 100% estate-grown fruit in the making of our wines that we can properly represent the Similkameen Valley and strengthen its reputation as what EnRoute Magazine calls one of the “world’s five best wine regions you’ve never heard of “.

We are committed to achieving uncompromising quality and production efficiency and, most importantly, to respecting the land on which we operate. We aim to bring innovation to the Similkameen Valley, and build a strong reputation in the wine industry through our standard of quality and environmental consciousness.

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