Clos du Soleil’s team has put the same care and attention to detail into the construction of the new winery and wine shop as they do in crafting their biodynamic and organically grown wines. Just like paying close attention to the vineyards, managing director and winemaker Michael Clark is making sure that all of the elements of the new winery are in place for optimal use by the winemaking team and for the experiences of wine shop guests. It’s almost as if the building was grown organically.
The new wine shop is intimate and incorporates wall features, door mouldings, and baseboards made from wood from the old honey barn, rooting the new shop with their rustic beginnings. Instead of pouring samples crowded around a barrelhead, the new wine shop has a spacious tasting bar for guests to learn about the wines and biodynamic grape growing. Sun Country and Tesla electric car chargers are also available for use. Visitors also have the opportunity to purchase rare and collectible bottles found nowhere else. “This will include our popular large format bottles, as well as library wines and very rare vertical collections of some of our wines,” says Michael.
New releases for this fall’s equinox are the new Estate Reserve Red 2012 and the 2014 Capella. “The new Capella continues the style of the 2013 Capella, which was served to the Queen last year,” says Michael. Multiple vintages of Capella and Signature will again be featured in this year’s exclusive vertical tasting event held October 4th.
The new wine shop is open seven days a week until October 31st and by appointment after that by calling 250-499-2831.
(pictured: Mike Clark) ~ Luke Whittall