Whether winter, spring or any season, Hillside Estate Winery is a must see on the Naramata Bench as much for the stunning grist mill architecture as for their gorgeous wines. The renowned Bistro, under the direction of Chef Rob Cordonier, is the perfect place for your Christmas gatherings and is open until December 15, 2012. Any event at Hillside is always well attended and while it may seem early, now is the time to reserve for the always sold out Easter and Mother’s Day Brunches!
Hillside Estate wines reflect the winemaking philosophy of Winemaker Kathy Malone who likes to focus on small batch, single vineyard wines. “It all starts in the vineyard, where we focus on quality fruit to produce hand-crafted, naturally fruit-forward, well-balanced wines that represent the true character of the grapes,” says Kathy. A perfect way to sample the best that Hillside has to offer is to join their Wine Club, where wines can be shipped directly to your home across Canada. Membership includes access to new releases, special events and a 15% discount on wine purchases in the Tasting Room and online.
Don’t miss the Gold Medal award winning 2009 Taylor Vineyard Merlot and 2009 Merlot Cabernet Franc.
2009 Taylor Vineyard Merlot 24.99
The aromas and flavours reflect quite a different terroir. Rich plum and mocha flavours are carried on a velvety texture in this full-bodied red. 190 cases made.
2009 Merlot Cabernet Franc 22.99
The bright cranberry aromas of Cabernet Franc highlight the deep plum and blackberry scents of Merlot with flavours of red and black cherries on the palate and a lush tannin structure, and a seamless finish.
~ Terry Meyer-Stone