Le Vieux Pin's goal is to make wines that capture the essence of French winemaking tradition, but with the fruit and character of the new world. We are dedicated to making wines that are elegant and focused, with great intensity of fruit and representative of terroir.
“Nature delivers everything of value in wine. You can’t add; you can only destroy what naturally exists in the fruit,” says winemaker Bertus Albertyn. “A winemaker should see himself as observer and preserver rather than ‘maker,’ which is why we allow the winemaking process space and time to go at its own pace. Our job is simply to capture and preserve the unique flavours of our soil, our climate and our weather and translate that potential into exceptional wine.” Working with fruit produced exclusively in our family estate vineyards, we make our wine with minimum intervention. We choose not to add inoculants, sugar or other additives because, though they speed up the process and sweeten the product, they mask and muddy the flavour subtleties only available from nature. Our simple, patient approach builds wines of beauty and detail: rich, daring reds and powerful, elegant whites. Maverick Estate Winery’s emblem is inspired by the pictographs drawn on cave walls around South Africa many thousands of years ago. Our emblem represents the enthusiastically unconventional free thinker. Whether in ancient times or today, Mavericks are not afraid to forge their own path and stay true to what they believe in. We are Maverick: uncompromising in our pursuit and unrestrained in our enjoyment of exceptional wine.
Phantom Creek Estates, located on the Black Sage Bench in the South Okanagan, represents the vision of the Bai family to build one of the leading wineries in Canada. From the historic Phantom Creek and Sundial Vineyards, Phantom Creek predominantly grows Bordeaux reds and Syrah. A new state of the art winery will be built on the Sundial Vineyard property beginning in June 2017 and is projected to open in Spring 2019. The first vintage, now maturing in barrel, was made in a temporary facility on the property in 2016.
It’s a truism that dreams work when you do. This is deeply illustrated by John Ness, the owner of Pipe Dreams, one of Oliver’s newest wineries. After childhood summers with his family experiencing the Okanagan, John formed a lifelong dream to return and live among grapevines. So, he secured prime grape growing land and planted some less-common-in-BC varietals, ones that are best suited to the site: Kerner, Zweigelt, Gamay and Grüner Veltliner among them, as well as Merlot. New to the business, he enlisted veteran Canadian winemaker Mark Wendenburg to make the wines by hand in small lots. Wines made from a special place. Thus, his pipe dream is becoming a reality. The tasting room opened in late 2015, the winery is set to become a welcomed visitor destination for the north Oliver area, especially with the plan to add accommodation, food services, and an outdoor seating area. As he gets ready to share his wines with visitors, John’s honest intentions are that the wines of Pipe Dreams offer an authentic expression of the land, while inspiring people to challenge themselves to achieve beyond their wildest imagination.
Platinum Bench Estate Winery is a property of destiny located on Canada's premiere growing destination, Black Sage Road. Discover the flavors of terroir in our single vineyard, estate grown wine. Wines that are a reflection of place. Wines that are handcrafted in limited edition . Wines that are Platinum Bench
Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery is located in the heart of Oliver, British Columbia; a community which is recognized as the Wine Capital of Canada. Our 20 acres of vineyard and winery are located on the Black Sage Bench with a breathtaking view of the landscape and a fabulous vista overlooking the community.
River Stone is a small, family owned and operated winery located in the South Okanagan. We are located on a small knoll in the middle of the valley, just south of the well recognized McIntyre Bluff and just north of Oliver, BC, the Wine Capital of Canada.