For the last six years Volcanic Hills has established itself as one of the most renowned wineries of West Kelowna, producing varietals with unique notes that reflect the distinct growing region and blends that reflect the winery’s independent spirit.
Founded in 2010 on the slopes of Mount Boucherie, an extinct volcano and iconic landmark, Volcanic Hills has staked its reputation on its commitment to locality. With the bulk of the wineries crop coming from both estate vineyards and those from the Smith Creek area, the wines of Volcanic Hills are distinguishable from the rest of the Okanagan’s for their soft mineral notes, a reflection of the region’s volcanic past.
Volcanic Hills looks forward to shall we say, erupt into the summer wine season, with the release of its ever popular Lava blend. A semi-sweet red composed of Zweigelt, Pinot Noir, Foch, and Merlot that can be served chilled and enjoyed on even the hottest of Okanagan summer days. To really ring in the summer season be sure to swing by the wineshop and pick up your tickets for the third-annual Kelowna Folk Club – Volcanic Hills concert, which will be held at the winery on May 28th.
While there, enjoy the spacious patio which overlooks the estate vineyards and down onto Okanagan Lake. All of this of course, basks in the shadow of the monolithic Mount Boucherie, whose presence is still felt here in more ways than one.
Lightly oaked in French barrels with velvet-like tannins, this red blend greets you with an enticing aroma of black cherries and meets the pallet with a burst of blackberry, finishing with just a hint of spice.
(pictured:Sarwan Gidda, Volcanic Hills founder)
~ Blake Allen