Today we feature Summerhill as our next #ShiptoSip participating winery. Here’s what Summerhill is doing as incentives for wine-lovers at this time:
2. Shipping is always complimentary in Canada with an order over $300
A sample pack of some of our favourite feel good wines:
Cipes Blanc de Blanc 2012 – 100% organic Chardonnay, made in the traditional method with bottle aging on the lees. Perhaps the perfect wine?
2017 Summerhill Vineyard Gruner Veltliner – this uniquely earthy and herbal tasting variety is our favourite food wine of all time. Grown at our estate Kelowna vineyard and made biodynamically.
2018 Ehrenfelser – The ultimate feel good wine. Aromatic and unabashedly off-dry. This is properly made grown-up juice. A not-so-guilty pleasure.
2016 Organic Cabernet Franc – Cab Sauv’s characterful, cool-climate cousin has it’s own distinctive personality. This vintage is one of the smoothest we’ve released. The current staff favourite.
2016 Heritage Series Marechal Foch – Grape snobs begone. This hybrid has been in the ground at the Buchler family’s vineyard in Oliver, BC for longer than the modern BC wine industry has existed. These old organic vines produce the richest, smoothest BC red wine we’ve ever had. Pour it blind for your friends and tell them it’s from Italy. They’ll believe you!
2013 Reserve Barrel Merlot – Speaking of smooth, guess what 3 years in a barrel did to this highly structured, organic red wine? You can ponder over its depths by the fire for hours. Sure to stimulate great conversation and digestion.
WELCOME TO SUMMERHILL
We set out to make the most beautiful wines in the world; starting with organically and biodynamically grown grapes from the pristine Okanagan Valley, handling them with love and attention, allowing them to ferment naturally to retain the highest levels of antioxidants, and finishing the wines in our Pyramid Cellar built with precision Sacred Geometry and aligned to the stars to create a structure of stillness and harmony.
Our ambition is to bring pride to all Canadians. I’m thrilled to have witnessed this vision unfold with our portfolio of Cipes sparkling wines and Summerhill red, white and icewines being awarded among the wine world’s highest honours, including trophies and gold medals from France and England, as well as a special trophy naming Summerhill “Canadian Wine Producer of the Year” at the International Wine & Spirit Competition. All this for allowing nature to speak for herself! She does speak… and we listen. There is divine purpose in every blessed drop.
Stephen Cipes, founder/proprietor
Tasting notes and images courtesy of the winery.