Silver Sage might just offer one of the best wine tourism experiences you have ever enjoyed. The large and welcoming tasting room and wine shop seem to be perpetually filled with the sound of laughter, with proprietor/winemaker Anna Manola and her team doing a masterful job of entertaining and educating.
Laughter alone doesn’t sell wine, though. Winemaking is part of Anna’s Romanian heritage and she uses techniques learned from her father to produce a popular line of dessert wines made from fruits like blueberries, cherries, apricots, peaches and raspberries. The Flame combines late harvest Gewürztraminer, apricots and peaches, with the addition of a whole hot pepper to create a remarkable tasting experience.
Grape wines get their own special treatment, too, with The Sage, an off-dry Gewürztraminer benefiting from the addition of wild sage leaves. The result is a wine that no turkey dinner should go without!
Anna is excited about all of Silver Sage’s 2012 white wines, which she describes as “very aromatic, gorgeous and selling like hotcakes!”
The 2011 vintage of her always-popular Merlot is “very beautiful—soft and velvety like the nights in Oliver.”
Silver Sage is one of the Okanagan’s great winery experiences. Don’t miss out on it!
~ Lorne Eckersley