Black Widow Estate Winery ‘Oasis’ – an incredible blend by Dick Lancaster from his estate vineyard on the Naramata Bench. A judicious mixture of Pinot Gris, Sylvaner and Gewurztraminer that unloads huge perfumey aromatics and sweet ripe flavours of orchard blossoms, peaches, apricots and melon. Long and luscious, perfect for summer sunsets.
Arrowleaf Winery ‘Snow Tropics’ – an appropriately named wine from producers who were longtime grape suppliers to Gray Monk. A cool climate wine made from the Vidal grape that delivers layers of seductive citrus and tropical fruit on the nose, with a slightly off-dry and juicy palate that refreshes and leaves you wanting another glass.
Joie Farm ‘Noble Blend’ – another Naramata knockout, produced by Heidi Noble and Michael Dinn. The Noble Blend is exactly that, a blend of the classic white grapes of
made in an Edelzwicker style. Intense aromatics, and rich palate bring forth floral citrus, pink grapefruit, stone fruits and pears. A delicious drinker and a fantastic food partner. Alsace
Red Diamond Merlot – it’s a bit of a hidden treasure from
. A very approachable, fruit-driven wine that offers classic black cherry character with subtle sweet floral spice notes and hints of caramel and candied fruit. Softly structured, with balanced acidity it’s a perfect drink-anytime picnic red. Washington State
So if you’re in need of a smile or just something delicious, give these a try – they promise to deliver a happy grin at the very least!