The partnership between Gitta Pedersen, Matthew Sherlock and Ross Hackworth is perfect on many levels and represents the high quality results of hands-on grape growing matched with hands-off winemaking.
Lock & Worth wine is a philosophy in a bottle. The goal of Matthew and Ross, who also work together at Hackworth’s famed Nichol Vineyards, is to create the wines as naturally as possible. Using fruit from single vineyards only to reflect the purity of their terroir. Winemaking style is whole often cluster pressed, unfined and unfiltered and using natural ferments with no added yeasts whenever possible.
That philosophy is also in sync with Gitta’s cheesemaking. A pioneer Okanagan cheesemaker, her high quality range of delicious cheeses is renowned. When you visit their joint wine and cheese tasting room, and witness the magic of her unique terroir, the gorgeous views over Okanagan Lake and rolling vineyard, you might have some insight into how these artisans were inspired. It is under Gitta’s own loving hands that the vines thrive.
Visitors are encouraged to linger at one of the picnic tables, enjoy the view and order a glass of wine, some beautiful cheese, crackers and olives. Local Hoodoo Adventure tours have also added this one of a kind pit stop to their cycling tours.
Head cheesemaker Louise remains and also continues to offer cheesemaking classes that are fantastic! Email to inquire about classes or to arrange your own group.