It’s all in the family at Adega Estate Winery and Racyne Farinha, tasting room manager, is proud to be taking on the responsibility for the customer experience. Appropriately, Father’s Day this June will see the release of two very special wines, one named after the full version of her father’s first name “Alfredo” which is a special reserve selection of Merlot. Her uncle Alex Nunes’ eponymous reserve wine “Alexandrino” is a similarly special selection of Syrah. Both wines will be available for the first time at their Customer Appreciation Day that is held annually on Father’s Day. There were only about 100 cases produced of each of these special wines so they will likely not be around long.
Racyne’s grandparents also have their names on some special and unique wines. A beautifully bright and refreshing summer wine was named to honour her grandmother, Felicidade. A unique red blend is named in honour of her grandfather Manuel, who originally purchased the land in 1966 where her father Fred and his sister Maria grew up. This is the same land where the Adega Estate Winery is now located.
The 2012 reds will be released in the early spring. These include the single variety Malbec, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc along with the Quarteto Tinto, a Bordeaux-style blend. These wines can be tasted at the bar or purchased by the glass to enjoy on their partially shaded patio with a stunning southwest view over Osoyoos and the valley. And there is more than just wine to enjoy-a deli cooler offers an assortment of meats and cheeses to purchase to make the occasion complete.

~ Luke Whittall