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.
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A lifted nose of roses, aniseed and bramble fruit. The palate is rich with dark fruits, cassis and savoury tannins coating the mouth.
The low vigour, sandy soils of the Black Sage Bench provide intense fruit and aniseed flavors from sites tuched into the foothills of the Okanagan Highland
100% wild and extended skin contact. Barrel aging in new french oak for 21 months.