As the 2012 season draws to a close, Dirty Laundry Vineyard’s Sales and Marketing Manager Judi Skinner reflects on what has proven to be an outstanding year.

“We want to thank all of our loyal fans, our great staff and the community of Summerland for another stellar year!” says Skinner. “Despite making an additional 2000 cases, wines sold out in the wineshop earlier than ever.” (Many are still available at your favourite private liquor stores and restaurants, for now!)

Red and dessert wines are currently available for tasting and purchase during the wine shop’s winter hours (12pm – 4pm, Tuesdays through Sundays, closed December 24th through 27th and the 31st).  

Due to 2012’s “amazing growing season”, DLV will increase to a 17,500 case production, with emphasis on their most popular wine: Woo Woo Vines Gewürztraminer.

“We’ve always been famous for our white wines and Hush Blush. Our intention is to become just as well-known for our reds,” says Judi Skinner. 

“People ask me all the time why we’re doing so well.  Our goal was to make quality wines in a classy environment, and believe that our magic ingredient has been that we really are a lot of fun.”

Look for exciting changes to DLV’s website (, including easy access to their highly-coveted retail items (Christmas gifts, anyone?), a revamped wine club (shipping across Canada), and some riveting local folklore shared in conjunction with the Summerland Historical Society.


2011 Kay Syrah $25.99

A Gold Medal and Best of Show winner, this sultry French-style Syrah has enticing aromas of lavender, spice and fresh berries. Pairs well with Audrey Tatou or Brigitte Bardot films.


2011 Hoar Frost Merlot Icewine $39.99

This decadent icewine exhibits notes of alpine strawberries, black cherries and honey. Enjoy as a liquid dessert or check website for a great martini recipe. 


~ Sarah Willard