Ten years of perfectly balanced juxtaposition has helped establish Tantalus Vineyards as a mainstay of the Okanagan wine region. Set among 75 acres in the valley’s oldest continuously operating vineyard (the first grapes were planted here in 1927!), the world-class wines are now created in the iconic, state-of-the-art, LEED certified winery – unique within BC.

Tantalus purchased their remarkable property in 2004, and with national recognition of their first vintage in 2005, immediately established their reputation for creating wines of distinction. While preserving some of the oldest blocks of Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the valley, they streamlined the vineyard, replacing 18 acres with varietals perfectly suited to the South East Kelowna site. As a single-vineyard estate, Tantalus dexterously creates terroir-driven wines with a passionate focus on quality.

Essential to the brand’s personality is its ethos of sustainability. Along with ecologically responsible farming, Tantalus is committed to contributing to the greater agricultural community. The winery is the first commercial landholder to join the Okanagan-Similkameen Wildlife Habitat Steward program, maintaining biodiversity with a 10-acre forest wildlife corridor, carpets of wildflowers among the grape rows, and 53 vineyard beehives in partnership with neighbouring Arlo’s Honey Farm.

In celebration of their ten years of bringing their exceptional Okanagan wines to the world stage, the team at Tantalus welcomes attendees of the Fall Wine Festival to taste and purchase rarely-available wines from their library (along with current vintages, of course!). Visitors can also celebrate with the release of the 10th anniversary vintage flagship Riesling.

~ Abbey Westbury

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