“This series features both the BC Wine new vintages and a few favourites”
“The 2020 growing season began with periods of unusually cold and wet weather, challenging our viticulturists during our final year of conversion to 100% organic viticulture. The weather during flowering was very cold, contributing to a marginal fruit set and low yields. The cool spring progressed to a beautiful Okanagan summer with consistent warm temperatures and without severe heat spikes. An ideal fall, with warm days, minimal precipitation and cool nights, coupled with low yields produced concentrated and structured wines. Our 2020 harvest concluded on October 30, marking a short, but beautiful vintage in the Okanagan.” Mission Hill Family Estate
Mission Hill Family Estate 2020 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
Incredible brightness and intensity of fruit highlighted by citrus, passionfruit, and lime; complemented with hints of gooseberry and lemongrass on the complex and lingering finish.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Food Pairing Notes
Shellfish, green vegetables, goat cheese, and creamy sauces
Our 2020 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc was grown in our estate vineyards – Black Sage Bench. Each vineyard has a distinct microclimate lending unique flavour characteristics to the varietal before it becomes part of the final blend. The Oliver Vineyard, first planted in 1996, is a diverse vineyard with more than 60 different individual blocks affording us an amazing array of premium quality fruit.
Mission Hill Family Estate 2020 Reserve Rosé
Crisp and vibrant, with a summer bouquet of fresh watermelon, juicy raspberry and wild strawberry. A uniquely Okanagan Valley Rosé.
Pinot Noir (38%), Syrah (33%), and Merlot (29%)
Stainless steel (97%), Neutral French Oak (3%)
Fruit harvested from our estate vineyards in Osoyoos East (62%) and Oliver (38%)
Mission Hill Family Estate 2019 Reserve White Meritage
The Reserve Meritage is incredibly fresh with grapefruit and ripe apricot on the nose. The palate offers a terrific balance of layered texture and bright acidity.
Varietals | Sauvignon Blanc (80%), Semillon (20%)
Our 2019 Reserve Meritage was grown in two of our estate vineyards in Oliver and Osoyoos. The vineyard in Oliver, first planted in 1996, is incredibly diverse with more than 60 unique individual blocks. The Osoyoos vineyard is the region’s most southern area and benefits from the lake’s warming effect, providing more than 200 frost-free days.
The 2019 growing season began with near perfect seasonal conditions followed by a fall and winter of cold extremes. The spring conditions carried through to the summer, with the consistently warm weather encouraging healthy vine growth, even flowering and an even fruit set.
The ripening (veraison) period and harvest was not without challenge with unseasonal rainfall throughout the month of September and then a very cool to cold October. These challenges were navigated expertly by our viticultural and winemaking teams and, as a result, we were able to see fruit reach ideal ripeness. Crops were lower than average, allowing for flavor development and natural acid retention with balanced sugar accumulation in the berries. Our 2019 harvest concluded on October 29, marking a short, but beautiful vintage in the Okanagan, producing wines expressive of the region and the season.
Mission Hill Family Estate 2019 Reserve Meritage
Fresh blackberry, brambleberry, dark cherry and hints of vanilla with a refined and structured finish.
45% Cabernet Franc | 44% Merlot | 9% Petit Verdot | 1% Cabernet Sauvignon | 1% Malbec
Mission Hill Family Estate 2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Full-bodied and rich, black fruit, spice and hints of cedar compliment a long and complex finish. 16 months of barrel aging rounds out this sophisticated wine.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was grown in two of our estate vineyards. Osoyoos, the region’s most southern area, is comprised of arid benchlands that benefit from the lake’s effect providing the region with more than 200 frost-free days. This warm climate allows our Bordeaux varietals to completely ripen for full flavour. Black Sage Bench is a diverse vineyard with more than 60 different individual blocks affording us an amazing array of premium quality fruit.
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
An early pioneer in the Okanagan Valley, today, Mission Hill Family Estate encompasses a broad spectrum of vineyard estates with more than 30 diverse microclimates. Our continual experimentation, understanding of the soil and clones that best perform in specific areas, and technological investment, have led us to precision farming that is both sustainable and delivers ultra-premium grapes.
Our Reserve wines are handcrafted on the premise of “Selection” – selection in the vineyard and the cellar. We source our fruit from the top 15% of our estate vineyards and 75% of the same vineyard blocks are used to ensure consistency vintage to vintage.
The illustration on our label is an original architect sketch from Tom Kundig when he and Proprietor Anthony von Mandl were designing the winery. The renowned Bell Tower is the focal point surrounded by the hillside where our winery sits.
Tasting notes, bottle shot and image courtesy of the winery.