In the barrel room at Vinwood Cellars, where several of Kendall-Jackson’s key wines are made. Not open to the public, we are treated to lessons in “battonage” and enjoyng a wine thief experience. Drawing a sample of wine straight from the barrel.
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At Vinwood cellars, where Kendall-Jackson produces some of its key brands SVP, Winemaster Randy Ullom directs us on “stirring the lies” the spent yeast cells that are to be agitated or stirred, known as the act of “battonage” to give complexity to the wine… not an easy task we soon learn but Georgia prevails! Hoorah for Georgia
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As a fairly recent transplant from the west coast via a brief stint in Calgary and Saskatoon, I am dismayed by the lack of Okanagan wines found here on the shelves and across Canada. I recently discovered a stunner of a Chardonnay, although a little pricey, well worth it from what was in the bottle to the exquisite and innovative packaging. It was called Perpetua, was luscious and creamy with an aroma of lemon, absolutely delicious. With the spring coming, I am wondering if this company makes any equally impressive red wines, and if so how would I go about finding them.
We too were impressed with the Chardonnay Perpetua, you are referring to which is one of the Legacy Series wines produced by Mission Hill Family Estate. Indeed delicious, this is a single vineyard Chardonnay from Osoyoos that premiered with the 2006 vintage. The Legacy Series represents Mission Hill’s top tier wines. A blend of art and science, with the fruit being sourced from specific blocks within select vineyards via GIS mapping. Weather stations within the vineyards monitoring climactic conditions, and winemaker John Simes practicing his personal art of wine making. The wines have received multiple awards and recognition from wine writers and experts both at home and internationally.
Mission Hill produces two Legacy Series red wines, with “Oculus” their Bordeaux- inspired signature wine being the first, and Quatrain, a blend of four grape varieties, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon being the second. Quatrain, by the way means a poem or a stanza that is always composed of four lines. Both of these red wines, admittedly pricey, particularly Oculus at $70.00, are also well worth the top dollar they fetch.
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