As spring turns to summer, Kraze Legz winery is extending its hours and will be opening Tuesday evenings until dusk throughout July and August. This is good news for the campgrounds and resorts in the area as it gives vacationers, as well as locals, some options for evening wine shopping and entertainment. Relax and enjoy an Okanagan sunset with a stellar glass of wine overlooking a spectacular valley vineyard and lake view from the picnic area. Picnic snacks are available at the winery or you can bring your own.
Check out their website for summer events and activities. You will find listings for events featuring jazz musicians, local talent, 1920’s dance lessons, pizza or rib nights and, of course, the wines will be open for tasting and bottles for sale.
While visiting the winey be sure to sample the Kraze Legz 2012 Pinot Blanc that was recently named best Canadian Pinot Blanc for oysters at the 2013 Canadian Oyster Wine Competition. The wine is full of crisp apple, tropical notes, kiwi, lime and has a lively acidity and lingering finish. The previous vintage, some still available, also won best in medium white wines in the 2013 Vancouver Magazine Awards.
Kraze Legz is mixing it up a bit and instead of producing the standard dog calendar they are working on a vineyard cat calendar! Look for the calendar this summer; winery visitors will be sure to recognize a cat or two. Partial proceeds of the calendar with go to Critter Aid.
Kraze Legz Speakeasy 2012 Rosé $19.95
Just in time for patio season this Merlot Rosé is delicious with aromas of cherry candy, melon and apple. On the palate there is lots of cranberry, Macintosh apple, strawberry and a refreshing acidity. Great with seared scallops, grilled prawns or as a summer sipper solo.
~ Cassandra Anderton