For a very long time, we have wanted to offer a locally grown wine, and it is not as easy as it may sound. After scouring BC’s Okanagan Valley we found a vineyard to work with. Lady Hawk Vineyard is located just outside of the quaint town of Keremeos. Lady Hawk has supplied Lang Vineyards and other notable Okanagan wineries and we are pretty excited to add the Wine Works to the list (we’re playing with the big boys now!)
In October, Blair and Fiona had the pleasure of picking just under two tonnes of deliciously ripe Riesling, a job that is far less glamorous than it sounds. It is hard and sticky work. We brought the grapes back to Nanaimo, pressed them and placed them into cold storage, as our tanks were full of Rosé and Pinot Gris.
Well, it is time to fill those tanks up again. If you are interested in a case or two of Lady Hawk Riesling, please contact us and we will secure your spot on the list. We only have 30 cases left so please, do not wait too long if you are interested.
Please tell your friends who have shown interest in your tank wines. We are looking to expand this program so that we can offer you more great wines, more often. Thank you!
Release your inner winemaker
The Wine Works invites you to participate fully in the winemaking process from beginning to end. Learn about wine yeasts, nutrients, acid balancing and the importance of temperature controlled fermentation. Be a part of the tasting panel when the wine is nearing completion. Join the bottling line when the wine is finished. During our last bottling party, we bottled 1200 bottles in just under 2 hours and we had a lot of fun in the process.