Stag’s Hollow’s Renaissance series of wines represents the best of the best: the best batches of the best varieties from an outstanding vintage. Merlot and Pinot Noir have both been solid performers in the Renaissance series and Grenache was a new addition last year. This year will see the release of a new variety in the series – the 2014 Renaissance Syrah. Grown in the Amalia Vineyard in Osoyoos, it is the first time that Syrah has been included in the Renaissance series and really speaks to the strength of Stag’s Hollow’s reds from that vintage. Only 275 cases of this wine were produced and it will be available in September.

To make sure that you get your hands on the new Renaissance Syrah and any of the new Renaissance wines, you can purchase futures now through the wine shop or online. To get a sense of how these wines are progressing, they will be available for tasting in the wine shop one at a time on a rotating basis. A 15% discount off of the eventual retail price of the wine is applied to futures before August 15th. The wines will be delivered as soon as they are released in early September.

The wine shop will also have everyone’s favorite Stag’s Hollow wines available this summer: Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling along with new favorites Grenache, Tempranillo, Albariño, and the Viognier-Marsanne blend. Of course the “Tragically Vidal”, always popular in the wine shop, will be there with all of its tropical fruit, orange zest, pineapple, lychee, pear and citrus aromas. For loyal fans of Stag’s Hollow, the future will always include Vidal.

~ Luke Whittall