“We have launched an exciting project… a wine club made up of all of our member wineries!”
– the best seasonal selections, straight to your door –
This season’s 6 bottle case includes delectable wines from Blasted Church, Black Market, Liquidity, Crescent Hill, Pentage and Wild Goose plus each wine comes with Wine Notes and a tasty Recipe to pair with the wines!
The Heart of Wine Country™ is delighted to be partnering with Martin Street Liquor Merchants to send a carefully curated selection of Okanagan Falls and Skaha Lake’s best bottles, to wine lovers across British Columbia.
Each seasonal offering includes flagship wines, from six of the Okanagan region’s thirty-two vineyards . .
Today’s featured winery is Black Market Wine Company…
Black Market Syrah 2018
Unfined. Unfiltered. Unparalleled. Trust us.
In the classic Northern Rhone style, the wine is a co-fermenation of 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier. The grapes were harvested on October 18th. After de-stemming and a light crushing, the grapes underwent a 2-day cold soak. After a slow and warm fermentation, the wine underwent another 18 days of maceration to extract more phenolic compounds. The wine spent 18 months in 30% new French and American oak barrels.
winemaking notes courtesy of the winery
Medium-bodied with an elegant mouthfeel, the smooth tannins are lifted by a hint of acidity. Aromas of violets and red cherry are followed on the palate by savoury notes of black olive, black cherry, vanilla and cinnamon. The wine lingers with the hallmark pepper notes on the long finish. This is a wine that is approachable now, but with great cellaring potential.
For cheeses, think soft and stinky to match the earthiness of the wine. For meats, roasted game, smoked baby back ribs, or even a blue cheese burger.
tasting profile and food pairings courtesy of the winery and The Heart of Wine Country™ Wine Club
Our new wine club, in partnership with the amazing folks at Martin Street Liquor, will be 4 shipments annually of 6 wines from our various wineries! Yes! Signing up is easy. Head on over to Martin Street Liquor Merchants to enroll. Membership is free. We ask that you commit to 4 shipments of our curated wine shipments. Prices will vary as the wine will vary. Voila! 6 amazing wines straight to your door! Only $149.44 for this one of a kind wine shipments from The Heart of Wine Country ™
Order your case today, as we expect to sell out the limited number available.
Inspired artisan wines, hand-crafted in the Heart of Wine Country.TM
Situated on a bench overlooking Skaha Lake in picturesque Kaleden, BC, Garagistes Rob Hammersley and Michelle Shewchuk are crafting distinctive small-lot wines. In addition to Conviction Ridge Vineyard, our organically-farmed estate property, the other vineyards from which we source our grapes are responsibly and sustainably farmed by growers who care as much about quality as we do.
Fueled by passion | Driven by perfection | Unconstrained by Tradition.
For many years while still living in Calgary, Rob and Michelle would travel to the Okanagan in search of the small boutique wines that weren’t available in the Alberta market. Inevitably, they would fill their car with cases and cases of amazing wines…and “smuggle” them back across the border to share with family and friends. They became known as the Wine Black Marketeers, so when they set up their own winery, choosing the name was easy!
Our wines are produced by Black Market Wine Co, located at 198 Spruce Ave, Kaleden, BC, V0H 1K0 (Winery License 308692).
We are so thrilled to welcome you back to The Heart of Wine Country ™!
The Heart of Wine Country ™ presents
SIP INTO SPRING
A SERIES OF EXPERIENCES AT OUR MEMBER WINERIES
MAY 8 & 9
Join the wineries of the Okanagan Falls l Skaha Lake Winery Association as they officially welcome spring and a new season of wines, experiences, and you, our special guests to the Heart of Wine Country™. Each winery will have special tastings and experiences for you. Come visit, we’ve missed you!
Most of the wineries are reservation based and will only accept walk-ins if space and staff permit. Many are tasting outside only; please dress for the weather.
With steep gravel slopes, the moderating influence of Skaha Lake, and a close-knit community of innovative producers, the Heart of Wine Country™ is one of the Okanagan’s great terroirs.
As a lover of all wines from Okanagan Falls and Skaha Lake I can’t wait to taste and pairs these wines. In the meantime I strongly recommend you become a member of The Heart of Wine Country™ Wine Club. This inaugural spring shipment is expected to sell out quickly, you don’t want to be disappointed. Notes courtesy of the wineries and The Heart of Wine Country™ Wine Club. Bottle shots courtesy of the wineries. Feature image: MyVanCity. I received complimentary wine to facilitate this feature.