#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions | Vanessa Vineyard

“In this series we bring you our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions which we personally recommend”

Returning again this year to our list of #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions are the wines of Vanessa Vineyard in the Similkameen. Particularly unique and special these wines originate in the most challenging terroir. The wines from the Similkameen, and especially the wines of Vanessa, are crafted by winemaker Howard Soon and are for the most discriminating of wine lovers on your list.

2016 Syrah

Our 100% estate grown Syrah shows the power, texture, complexity and elegance of the Similkameen. The nose balances ripe plum, dried black cherry with subtle hints of jasmine and clove. The full, silky-textured palate is packed with blackberry, cassis and black pepper followed by a lingering dark chocolate finish. Only 31 barrels produced.

$34.99 available online

2016 Right Bank

Crafted in a classic “Right Bank” style of Bordeaux, our 100% estate-grown Right Bank is a Merlot-dominant wine with small percentages of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon blended in for complexity. The nose shows ripe cherry, black plum, espresso, chocolate, lavender and sage. The full, rich pallet shows plush round soft tannins, wonderful acidity and intense black cherry and plum. A hint of leather, cacao and baking spice can be sensed, finishing with the trademark lengthy Similkameen graphite minerality.  

$39.99 available online

2014 Meritage

A rich Cabernet-based cuvée, our 2014 Meritage is a softer, yet more complex vintage that has been contoured and sculpted by our winemaker. Elegantly layered with deep berry flavours, this is a wine with excellent structure and concentrated flavour. The ripe, silky tannins are balanced by fresh cherry, dark berry, coffee and licorice flavours. The fruit and oak are particularly well integrated with a smooth
lingering finish.

$39.90 available online




  • Access to exclusive wines which are not available in liquor or wine stores
  • Unlimited complimentary private tastings for The Wine Club member & their guests in our stunning Similkameen winery tasting room
  • Exclusive access to limited production magnums & library wines
  • Seasonal Wine Club newsletters
  • Specially crafted recipe pairings from our restaurant partners
  • No membership fee


  • Six bottles, four times a year
  • Shipping included in B.C. with the purchase of 12 or more bottles per shipment

Available for purchase from Vanessa Vineyard online and our tasting room in season, our wines can also be enjoyed at select liquor stores and restaurants in the Lower Mainland, Whistler, and Okanagan.


Our Wine Club is currently full and we are accepting applications for our waitlist. As soon as availability opens up, we will contact you directly to confirm your registration. Please contact us at thewineclub@nullvanessavineyard.com with any questions – we’d be happy to assist you!

Tasting notes courtesy of the winery. Feature image and bottle shots MyVanCity. I received complimentary bottles of wine to facilitate this feature.

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