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南奧肯納根釀酒莊豐盛之旅

WINeS OF The SOuTh OKANAGAN

如果你喜歡參觀葡萄酒莊,南奧肯納根的豐富選擇和獨特 個性定必令你滿意。比方是︰LaStella Winery的葡萄園出產很 棒的果子,並將它們製作成意大利風格的Allegretto,Vivace和 Maestoso等專屬葡萄酒;Tinhorn Creek的葡萄園是加拿大率 先支持碳中和措施的酒莊之一,致力於土地管理,實踐保護和 環境可持續性;Covert Farms有機種植的葡萄酒產品組合包括 Roussanne / Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon, Rosé,以及 他們專有的混成紅酒,The Bluff, MDC和具標誌性的Amicitia。

If you are into touring wineries, the South Okanagan certainly has an abundance of selection with unique personalities. A few examples include LaStella Winery vineyards (wines include Allegretto, Vivace and Maestoso); Tinhorn Creek vineyards, one of the first wineries in Canada to support carbon neutral measure, land stewardship, conservation and environmentally sustainable practices; and Covert Farms whose organically-grown wine portfolio includes red blends like The Bluff, MDC and the iconic Amicitia.

此外,還有Vanessa葡萄園,他們的願景是只生產最高質 量的葡萄,能反映其生長的風土條件,然後成為加拿大最好的 紅酒產地之一。在最初五年,他們只是葡萄農夫,向卑詩省數 家葡萄酒莊出售優質果子。到2012年才決定開始生產限量的優 質葡萄酒,希望通過在釀酒過程中使用百分百自家莊園種植的 果子,可以充分代表Similkameen山谷並鞏固其被《EnRoute雜 誌》稱之為「鮮為人知的世界五大葡萄酒產區之一」的聲譽。 Howard Soon是Vanessa的釀酒師,亦是卑詩省葡萄酒 釀造業的傳奇人物。Howard原是啤酒釀酒師,為追求更高的 創作性,於1980年加入了剛剛起步的BC葡萄酒行業。此後不 久,Howard開始在BC葡萄酒業創立里程碑,成為首家推出一 系列指定單一莊園葡萄酒的公司。與農夫們的合作關係,驅使 他在2006年與Vanessa Vineyard的葡萄栽培團隊共事,掌管他 們葡萄園的種植。隨後,他為其備受好評的Sandhill Vanessa Vineyard葡萄酒購買了絕大部分所出產的葡萄。在2017年, Howard「退休」到他所謂的「回歸工作檯」,作為Vanessa的釀酒 大師,並專注於真正的小批量釀酒。他的中國優良傳統教曉他 「勤奮和價值」的重要性。最近,Howard Soon因其在塑造、拓 展和提升卑詩省葡萄酒業方面的領導地位更榮獲加拿大勳章。

And then there’s Vanessa Vineyard. Their vision is to produce only the highest quality grapes that reflect the terroir on which they grow and, in time, to become one of the best red wine sites in Canada. For the first five years they were exclusively grape growers, selling their high quality fruit to a select few wineries in British Columbia. In 2012, the decision was made to begin producing small batches of premium wine. They hope that by using only 100 per cent estate-grown fruit in the making of their wines that they can properly represent the Similkameen Valley and strengthen its reputation as what enRoute magazine calls one of the “world’s five best wine regions you’ve never heard of.” A living legend, howard Soon has been on the leading edge of winemaking innovation for more than three decades. Originally a brewmaster, Soon had a taste for more creativity that saw him join the fledgling BC wine industry in 1980. Shortly thereafter, he began establishing milestones in BC wine, becoming the first to release a series of single vineyard designated wines, amongst innumerable other benchmarks. his collaborative relationships with growers led him to Vanessa Vineyard in 2006, where working with the viticulture team he oversaw the planting of the vineyard. he subsequently purchased the vast majority of the grapes for his highly-acclaimed Sandhill Vanessa Vineyard wines. In 2017 Soon “retired” to “go back to the workbench” as he coins it, focusing on truly small-lot winemaking as master winemaker for Vanessa. his Chinese heritage taught him the importance of “hardwork and value”. Recently Soon was honoured with The Order of Canada for his leading role in shaping, expanding and elevating British Columbia’s wine industry.

Vanessa葡萄園宗旨是生產最高質量的葡萄,能反映它們 生長的風土條件,成為加拿大最佳的紅酒產地之一。 The Vanessa Vineyard vision is to produce only the highest quality grapes that reflect the terroir on which they grow, and to become one of the best red wine sites in Canada.

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