This natural orange wine was grown on our Naramata Estate Vineyard and at a select vineyard in Summerland known for its Gewürztraminer under careful guidance from our Winemaker. Harvested on Sept 25 & 28, 2017 respectively at 22.2 brix & 23.0 brix these grapes were crushed, de-stemmed and left to ferment on skin for 9 days with only natural indigenous yeast local to the Okanagan Valley. During the fermentation the skins were punched down and macerated in the juice to maximize the extracted flavours and texture from the skins.
After fermentation was complete the wine was pressed to stainless steel tanks to settle out and was chilled to 0 degrees for cold stabilization, and wine was only treated with a bentonite fining to provide heat stability & otherwise is completely unmanipulated and raw. The wine was then left in stainless steel vessels to age and mature before bottling on April 14, 2018.