The Farinha and Nunes families at Adega on 45th in Osoyoos are rolling out the new vintages fast and furiously. As the season is just getting started, they are currently releasing new vintages of both whites and reds. The Cabernet Sauvignon, the newest wine in the portfolio, was released early in the spring. The 2014 Merlot is also now available and will be followed shortly by the 2014 Cabernet Franc, a wine that has consistently garnered praise from critics and fans of that grape variety in BC.
Along with the Cabernet Sauvignon, there will be another brand-new wine to grace Adega’s portfolio. A bright and crisp Riesling will now take the place of the Chardonnay, which is no longer part of the property. Though they do not often draw attention to this fact, Adega only uses fruit from its own vineyards and opts not to purchase from other growers or even lease vineyards from others. This ensures that their fruit quality matches their high standards to make the best wine they can. The 2016 Riesling is the first vintage of this new single-variety wine.
The month of June will again see the biggest annual tradition at Adega – the annual Customer Appreciation Day that will take place on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18th. This year’s event will feature a day of amazing food, festivities, and live music on the patio provided by local acoustic band August Accord. And of course, you can also sit back with a glass or two of wine and enjoy their warm, south-facing patio.
Members of the wine club, “The A-List”, can also pick up their cases at the same time. Not an A-List member? Joining is easy and they will help you sign up at the wine shop. www.adegaon45.com
~ Luke Whittall