Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery’s 2017 Gewürztraminer-Schönburger is a wine with an award-winning lineage. Its previous manifestation, the 2016 Gewürztraminer-Schönburger, won a slew of awards including a Platinum at the 2017 Pacific Northwest Annual Invitational Wine Competition, a Best of Class Gold at the Indy International Wine Competition and a Double Gold at the Cascadia Wine Awards.

With a fifty-fifty combination of Gewürztraminer and German Schönburger, a grape whose heritage includes Muscat, Pink Chasselas and Pinot Noir, this is a wine with presence. It’s also a little unusual. After all, not many white wines include a red grape in their parentage. The Muscat gives the aromatics of this wine a tropical fruit flavour that’s intense but not overwhelming, while the Gewürztraminer adds a nice acidity. It’s well balanced, and wonderful as an aperitif or with Asian food.

Another fabulous aromatic wine is the winery’s 2017 Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is reminiscent of a New Zealand-style Sauvignon Blanc. It’s subtly scented, gentle and refreshing. Softly fragrant with a lively palate. There are notes of melon and small berry. This is a wine that pairs beautifully with summer salads or light seafood. Sip it on the patio with a good book.

The 2017 Rosé Merlot-Cabernet Franc was recently released to a very favourable reception. This wine highlights two varietals — Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Pink with a touch of orange, the rosé has a round, lingering-mouth feel and plenty of flavour. There are traces of strawberry, rose petal, red currant and Granny Smith apple. Made to be enjoyed young, try it with light pastas, fish and pork tenderloin, or on its own paired with a great view.

These wines are only available at the winery and private liquor and grocery stores. Try one today and discover the very best of the Okanagan’s Golden Mile Bench.