2013 is going to be a fabulous vintage for Seven Stones. “This year was absolutely amazing,” says owner George Hanson. This will also be the very first vintage produced entirely in the recently completed underground wine caves, which were completed earlier this year.
“It’s working out extremely well,” says George of working in the caves which he designed with his step-son Colin Wilson. All of the details from the lighting system to the drains in the floor are working exactly as he had hoped. The grapes are crushed on the crush pad and then the fermentors are moved down into the caves with a special elevator. Once fermentation is complete, they are bought back up for pressing. The wine is put into barrels and then loaded back down into the caves for the ultimate maturation.
The wine shop will be open from December 6-8th for the annual Christmas light up and it is a great time to purchase wine and their famous jewelry just in time for the holidays. George will also have a new release for the occasion – the 2009 Meritage. Customers can also order the six-bottle gift set of library wines that includes vintages going back to 2007 along with a bottle of the 2010 Legend.
And of course, you can also stop into the Seven Stones website year round at sevenstones.ca.

~ Luke Whittall