By Jenna Hhickman
With the warm weather finally here and wineries opening up again, now is the perfect time to take a trip to Osoyoos and visit Adega on 45th Estate Winery. This family-run Estate Winery is known for their fruit-forward, dry-finishing wines that leave you wanting more.
As its name suggests, Adega on 45th Estate Winery is located on 45th Street in Osoyoos, BC. After immigrating to Canada from Portugal in 1958, the Farinha family grew tree fruits. However, in 2009 they made the shift to growing premium grapes, and in 2011 they opened Adega on 45th. Owned by Fred Farinha, his sister Maria Nunes, and their partners Pamala Farinha and Alex Nunes, the foursome have found a way to balance old-world charm and modern-day flavours to create exceptional wine.
Views, Views, Views!
With a panoramic view of Osoyoos Lake, Adega on 45th is an idyllic place for an afternoon picnic.
“From our patio you can see all the way to the States, and almost to Oliver,” says co-owner Pamala Farinha. “It’s very relaxing to sit on our patio and sip on a glass of wine. You could almost picture yourself in Europe.”
Guests can bring their own cutting board and knife, and purchase from a fully stocked deli fridge to create their own picnic. If you visit, you might even get a sneak peek at their new 2018 Syrah reserve. With its spicy notes of white pepper, anise plum and black cherries, and hints of strawberry jam, this release is not one to miss.
Come Out and Taste
Adega’s tasting room is open seven days a week from 10 am until 5 pm. If you have a group of six or more, it is highly recommended that you call for a reservation. In lieu of a tasting fee, the winery asks for a cash donation towards the BC Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.