Spring 2013 at The View Winery in spectacular southeast Kelowna is nothing short of divine as the winery celebrates the release of its sumptuous aromatic whites, Riesling and Gewürztraminer as well as its brand new White Wine Spritzer (heavenly Gewürztraminer).  Add to this the award-winning Pinotage and the highly-sought after WARDS Hard Apple Cider and your ‘red shoe winery’ journey is soon to be realized in full!

The View’s 2012 Distraction Frizzante is about to be released, bringing to an end the drought that existed after the 2011 quickly sold out.  Not to worry though, says Proprietor Jennifer Turton-Molgat.

“We’re increasing production of Distraction Frizzante,” she says.  “And we’re investing in our own bottling line for bottling bubblies!”  

Distraction Frizzante, a blend of Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinotage with aromas of strawberries, cranberry and pomegranate, pairs beautifully with canapés, cheesecake or chocolate dipped strawberries.  

Jennifer says the phenomenal conditions for growing Gewürztraminer grapes have led to the crafting of this year’s Gewürztraminer Reserve, to be released in mid-April. “Red Shoe White is our summer sipper with some complexity,” Jennifer explains.  “While our signature varietal Pinotage, tends to be very fruit forward with clean flavours.  It’s a bit spicy and smoky, with dark cherry and dark berry notes.  And our Distraction Rosé (a Pinotage Rosé), which always sells out, is back for spring.”

New and unique to The View this season is their White Wine Spritzer, a cool and tasty alternative for hot summer days. And as part of The View Cares: Red Shoe Campaign, proceeds from sales will benefit The Heart and Stroke Foundation. The View is all heart and under the umbrella of The View Cares, tasting room proceeds and now proceeds from White Wine Spritzer will benefit BC charities.  

~ Deanna Rainey