CheckMate Artisanal Winery
About this winery
The von Mandl family began their journey over 40 years ago. The first sign of the real potential of the vineyards came in 1994 with a surprise win at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London for ‘Top Chardonnay in the World.’ The family has developed exceptional vineyards with distinctive Chardonnay and Merlot clones, some of which are now over 40 years old, at what are now CheckMate Artisanal Winery vineyards.
Showcasing the cooler western side of the Okanagan Valley, with diverse soils, aspects and sun exposures spread across three Benches (Oliver North, Golden Mile & Osoyoos West)
Harvest is hand-picked, sorted and destemmed. Fermentation 100% Wild & Extended skin contact. Barrel aged in French Oak (100% new) for 21 months
A nose of intense red and black fruits, floral notes, coffee, tobacco, and spice. The palate has well-balanced acidity, fruit and oak; producing a wine of harmony and length.