FROM OUR VINEYARD TO YOU

– Videos of what is happening in our vineyard –

Great wine starts in the vineyard. Hear from our team about why our unique south Okanagan vineyards, historic Golden Mile Bench terroir, and sustainable viticulture practices help lay the foundation for distinctive and outstanding wines.

For our second episode, join Hester Creek President Mark Sheridan in this illuminating video on the complexities behind planting a vineyard as we visit our new property near Sunflower Road in Oliver just 1 km from our Golden Mile Bench Estate.  In this session find out the importance of selecting the right terroir for the right grape varietals, how to design a vineyard, and how the land is like a jigsaw puzzle. Mark also discusses the various attributes of vine selection and growth from choosing the right  clones depending on your climate and soil conditions as well as style of wine you want to produce, to ensuring the best type of rootstock for the vine to help protect it from disease. And to finish off, we explore the life cycle of the vine from budburst through to when we can finally harvest our first crop three years later.

It’s the time of the season for loving… our vines. Join our winemaker Mark Hopley in this short but sweet video where he visits our Golden Mile Bench vineyard and the vines speak (in a way) to him. Learn about this critical time in the season in our vineyard, where the buds first emerge from the vines after being dormant all winter and burst into beautiful miniature grape leaves.