Visitors to the Similkameen Valley will enjoy getting off the well-travelled wine trail into this quiet corner of B.C.’s wine country where life slows down, and sipping fine wine in the sunshine is the only item on the agenda.

And where better to sip in the sunshine than at Clos Du Soleil organic vineyard and winery on the Similkameen Valley’s Upper Bench.

Clos du Soleil produces elegant age-worthy wines from European varietals that reflect the unique terroir of the Similkameen Valley. Serious oenophiles will enjoy a menu of elegant blends from quality varietals, and adventurous oenophiles will enjoy exploring this little known region of BC wine country.

Biodynamic methods have been integrated into the vineyard where a focus on soil nourishment provides a rich terroir, and following the rhythms of nature guides the growth of quality varietals.

Only the most committed vintners follow Biodynamics, the time and dedication demanded is intense, but the reward is in the wine, and it’s making the international wine community pay respect to Biodynamic wines.

Wine lovers can taste the difference at the new tasting room; open seven days a week from April 30th. A tasting room experience awaits visitors, where a window to the winery offers a view of the winemaking process, concepts of Biodynamics can be explored in conversation, and an exciting selection of new releases including Signature 2016, the flagship award-winning Bordeaux blend, will excite the palate.

Visit closdusoleil.com, to access to the wine club, Soleil 160, where member benefits include preferential pricing and notification of special events.

~ Henrietta Poirier

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