FARMERS Theo Siemens, Pedro Parra
OWNERS Terry Waters & Cathy Banks
LOCATION Trout Creek Canyon, Summerland, Okanagan, British Columbia
VINEYARD Waters & Banks is a 7.5 acre (3 ha) vineyard situated east/west on a steep slope with a magnificent lake and valley exposure that offers a constant gentle breeze. Soil substructures consist of rich limestone and granite. The vineyard, planted with Pinot Noir (115, 667), Sauvignon Blanc (72-1103P) and Merlot (unknown), is in its third year of transitioning to organic certification.
WINEMAKERS Matt Dumayne, Alberto Antonini
WINEMAKING Our second release of this single vineyard Pinot Noir was harvested from September 21-24. The wine was fermented in small batches with wild yeast and manual punch downs. It was then transferred to age in concrete tanks for 11 months.
WINE PROFILE This quintessential Okanagan wine has a hallmark silkiness with a touch of spice and a signature dry grass and sage backbone. It displays rich red fruits, with a delectable earthiness and light forest floor notes.