Our Distinction Collection offers enthusiasts handcrafted, experimental wines that fine-tune combinations of varieties, clones, rootstocks and winemaking techniques. Like the pattern of a quail’s egg of which no two are alike, each batch of wine is unique and bottled in small lots.
Our Upper Boucherie bench vineyard is a southern exposure site featuring volcanic soils chock-full of mineral deposits. It is one of the few sites in the Kelowna area that ripens blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Queue not only captures the essence of these blocks, but it is also derived from the Latin word cõda which in music, is an arrangement that punctuates the end of a symphony. Queue – the winemaker’s composition.
Our 2021 Queue carries forward an open and expansive bouquet full of blueberry, cocoa and violet. On the palate, rich waves of black pepper and inescapably supple tannins interlace throughout. The long finish builds gradually with equal measures of strength and elegance.
Our Clone 49 Riesling is rooted in the emerging South Kelowna microclimate. This cool, quartz-laced vineyard site is home to ancient alluvial melt, sandy loam and a gentle western aspect that delivers high-quality fruit, vintage after vintage.
The 2022 release of this coveted Riesling is rich with minerality, racy acidity and beautiful stone fruit aromatics. The vibrant nature and dry finish of this wine make it the perfect match for lightly pickled vegetables or a seafood cocktail.
Our Orchard Block Gewürztraminer showcases grapes from our 1989 vineyard planting, originally home to our family’s peach and cherry orchards. In this release, a parcel of fruit from nearby Mannhardt vineyard adds additional layers of nuanced complexity and vibrant acidity.
This small-lot Gewürztraminer has remarkable length with floral nuances and underlying tropical notes. The fresh and off-dry nature of this wine makes it a great match with Thai-style curry or a smoked salmon scramble.
Our Dijon Clone Pinot Noir is an exclusive selection from our clone 115 plantings, dedicated to our brother Benjamin who pioneered the introduction of numerous Burgundian clones in Canada.
A true expression of its heritage, this vintage braces drama on the palate that only clone 115 can offer. A benchmark expression worthy of any connoisseur.
Dark cherry lifts from the glass, accompanied by mushroom and other earthy aromatics – a characteristic of clone 115. The long finish builds up gradually with graceful persistence, supple tannins and bright acidity throughout.
Chenin Blanc is a grape variety that has flourished on our estate vineyard for more than 20 years. This exclusive Chenin 220 Clone release comes in small batches and is delicately fermented and aged in a concrete egg for added complexity and depth.
“Chenin is such a fun varietal to work with because we can really drive the style with winemaking. This vintage, we chose to whole cluster press and ferment in a combination of concrete eggs and large format oak, giving the wine a floral aromatic profile, beautiful weight on the palate and a nuanced minerality on the finish.” —Winemaker, Kailee Frasch
Three Wolves Vineyard is situated at the base of Mount Boucherie with eastern exposure, just around the corner from our estate. After several hours of morning sunshine, the mountain casts a shadow over the vines during the warmest parts of the day, extending the ripening process while preserving aromatic freshness.
The 2022 release of this Pinot Gris was whole-cluster pressed and aged in a combination of neutral barrels and stainless steel, giving the wine beautiful structure and texture. Tropical aromatics and a dry finish make this Pinot Gris the perfect match for a fresh summer salad alfresco.