FIND ROMANCE IN THE UNEXPECTED
Fritzi’s Vineyard Icewine x Fine Cheese
After a big meal, there is nothing more comforting than some nice cheese and wine to unwind. I have always loved the challenge of pairing cheese and wine together – both share a sense of place and such a unique story.
For this pairing, I visited the local cheesemongers in Kelowna, Perseval & Young. After tasting our Fritzi’s Icewine together, they recommended their aged 1655 Gruyere from Switzerland and a Bleu d’Auvergne from France as a pairing. The combination of richness and intense flavours are a wonderful match with the Icewine.
I hope you enjoyed following along with my menu and I wish you all a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your loved one. Our doors are always open, whether it be for a tasting or simply to discuss our food and wine pairings. Please do not hesitate to email us if you have any questions or would like to book a visit.
– Shane Munn, Winemaker –
NARAMATA RANCH RIESLING ICEWINE
Naramata Bench | LAT 49.67
Plan the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner at home. The key ingredients? Nothing says romance like a bottle of Martin’s Lane Icewine paired with cheese.
$300 / case of three
“Fine cheese and fine wine share a sense of place and a story. Our delicate yet lusciously sweet Icewine compliment rich blue cheeses & mature, complex hard cheese wonderfully – a competition in richness, intensity & flavour that perfectly complete a meal”
– Shane Munn, Winemaker
RAW. RUGGED. RADICAL.
ICEWINE x FINE CHEESE
With it’s bright acidity and intensity, Icewine is a magnificent pairing with cheese. Blue cheese, such as Roquefort, and hard aged cheese, like Parmigiano, work especially well as the richness of the cheese begs for the acidity of the Icewine.
THIS IS WINEMAKING ON THE EDGE.
The structure follows the natural slope and allows gravity to lead, eliminating mechanization entirely. Gravity-flow offers the gentlest handle of fruit allowing full site expression of our four distinct vineyards. With the tiers of the winery, all stages of winemaking can occur in five succinct movements. All this to create world-class Riesling and Pinot Noir.
MARTIN’S LANE WINERY.
Naramata Ranch Vineyard
A unique, single vineyard parcel harvested after an early period of sustained cold temperatures. The result: a complex, sweet wine that is rich, luscious and spicy.
With it’s sun-scorched earth and jagged rocky hillsides, the North Okanagan is a place where the elements reign. The area is blessed with warm days, cool nights and the lowest rainfall and humidity of any wine-producing region. Our unique latitude and altitude conspire to yield a dramatic viticultural landscape which produce intense and balanced fruit.
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“Our wines capture each vineyard’s unique and distinct geology, aspect, elevation and micro-climate amplifying the subtle differences of each site in a way that is unmatched in the valley.”
– Shane Munn, Winemaker
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5445 Lakeshore Road
Kelowna, BC, Canada
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