Stag’s Hollow is hoping to build on the momentum of 2013, a year that saw a string of impressive awards including a Lieutenant Governor’s Award for their Cachet No. 3. Owner Linda Pruegger and winemaker Dwight Sick are wasting no time in getting things ready for 2014, their 18th season with a series of events and releases.
On Saturday, May 3rd you can “Take a Walk on the Wine Side” with two special tours lead by Dwight Sick at 11:30am and 1:30pm. The tour will focus on the cellar and the processes that happen there daily as well as at harvest time. A passionate and knowledgeable winemaker, Dwight has a knack for explaining the world of wine, relating the complex decisions that he makes daily to the flavours in the glass.
Newly released is perpetually hip Tragically Vidal 2013 along with the Sauvignon Blanc 2012 and Riesling 2013. The Sauvignon Blanc has had extended ageing. With a quarter fermented in barrel with frequent battonage (lees stirring), the extra ageing allows for a much tighter integration of its components. The result is a Sauvignon Blanc with more poise, confidence, and personality.
The 2013 Riesling comes from a vineyard in Osoyoos on the west side of the valley, an area not normally known for Riesling. The result is a beautifully tropical flavour profile sure to bring new admirers to this classic variety.
Information on tours, current wines, and awards can be found on their website at www.stagshollowwinery.com
~ Luke Whittall