The team at Kalala Organic Estate Winery in West Kelowna is very serious about quality, starting in the vineyard. They have been certified organic in the vineyards since 2010 and strive towards self-sustainability in the vineyards. This commitment to quality certainly paid off in 2014 with several major awards, including a Gold Medal for their 2012 Chardonnay Icewine at Chardonnay du Monde, and Judge’s Choice for the 2011 Merlot Icewine at the Wine Align World Wine Awards.
This spring, we can look forward to the release of the 2014 Harmony White. A vibrant blend of Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Auxerrois, this is a quintessential patio wine at an amazing value ($13.90). Flavours of peach and grapefruit are accentuated by subtle herbal undertones and vibrant acidity. Winemaker
Tibor Erdelyi also notes that there are a few fan-favourites that are nearing the end of vintage, so you’ll need to act fast to avoid disappointment. The 2011 Aspire (blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah; $19.95) is perfect for early spring BBQ’s.
If you’re in Kelowna during the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival, be sure to include Kalala on your itinerary. They are excited to once again bring you a taste of their culture with Where East Meets West. On Saturday, May 9th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm stop by the winery with a donation for the Kelowna Food Bank to enjoy samples of Kalala’s beautiful organic wines perfectly paired with mouth-watering East Indian tapas. For more information, visit kalalawines.ca.
~ Lindsay Kelm

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