They have the perfect remedy in the form of four fabulous new releases all guaranteed to put a smile on your face. These new wines, the Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and the Pinot Gris are all single vineyard, made in keeping with Therapy’s philosophy of creating outstanding local wines that are influenced by the unique signature of their growing environment. Therapy Wines are grown on some of the oldest vines in the area and the evidence is clear in the subtle character of each glass enjoyed.
The 2016 Gewürztraminer is an all-natural wine made with indigenous yeast. It has an orange-hue, as the grape skins are left on for nine days then punched out to bring out the flavours and textures. Highly aromatic, it’s taste is reminiscent of rose petals, ginger, and tropical fruit. It has a great mouth feel with enough acidity to tie it together. A great accompaniment to Thai food.
The grapes used to make the 2016 Riesling are from the old vines at Schweinle, just north of Naramata. Like the Gewürztraminer, the Riesling is made with indigenous yeast. It tastes of golden honeycomb, flint, and fresh ripe pineapple. It has a complex feel with a nice, bright acidity. Try it with Indian food. It’s guaranteed to enhance those fabulous flavours.
The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc was created with grapes from a vineyard on Sutherland Road in Naramata. This single vineyard approach gives the wine a crisp veracious character that hints at flavours such as basil, dill and citrus and ends with a vivid mineralogy on the finish. Match this wine with a plate of oysters for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Therapy’s 2016 Pinot Gris gets it character from the distinctive terroir of their Tada property in Summerland. This wine tastes of lovely ripe stone fruit and green apples. The finish is fruity and dry. It is one of those wonderful wines that goes with everything, from a quiet moment with a good book to a delicious Mediterranean meal.
Unlike other single vineyard wines, these wines are affordable. The most expensive is Gewürztraminer at $20.99, the other three are $19.99. The wines make their public debut the first week of March so might want to mark that on your calendar. These wines are bound create a sensation.

-Lesley Buxton