About this winery
The goal at Mission Hill is to ensure that future generations of farmers will continue to produce the Okanagan Valley's finest grapes and visitors will be able to enjoy the area's majestic beauty. Sustainability is critical to that long-term success. As a family-owned winery with strict control over the operations, vineyards, and quality they are able to infuse sustainability into a variety of stages both in the vineyards and at the winery.
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Firm and graceful, this polished red delivers a core of black currant, dark plum, and fig layered on top of black licorice and dusty earth details, all lending to the flavour’s tension and traction. Despite the wine’s dense, dark, and brooding personality, it is graceful and elegant with restrained oak influence and seamless integration of all elements.
Vintage 2013 was a season of change – early to start, late to finish, and with exceptional flavour potential. A warmer than normal spring brought early budbreak followed by an extremely rainy June that slowed vine growth. Balance was restored with above average temperatures in July and August allowing grapes to mature along a normal ripening curve. The warmest
vintage since 2003 cooled off just in time for harvest. In September, heavy rainfall caused significant delays in the grape harvest resulting in our longest picking season ever. Overall, fruit quality was superb for both red and white varietals and the wines are showing excellent balance and character.
Hand harvested from Osoyoos (100%) vineyards in October 2013
Fermentation & extended maceration in small French Oak Fermenters
Aged in French oak barrels for 14 months | 79 barrels produced