Like layer cake. Made of lava. That's Mount Parker. I come from a family of hikers, and I first discovered the Okanagan on foot. Long before they meant much to me wine-wise, the lava deposits on Mount Parker were evidence of violent volcanic activity 50 million years ago. I prefer the vineyards of today. Quieter.
But the two are related. That volcanic activity created ideal soils for Sauvignon Blanc. And the mountains it formed provide air drainage, funneling warm air down toward the lake where it cools. That coolness creates crisp, citrus freshness which I blend with grapes from our Southern vineyards for a lush, tropical richness. A perfect wine after a long, hot hike. Fitting.
Serve well chilled. Perfect with sushi, fresh seafood, smoked salmon, creamy cheeses. Aromatic and fresh!