Wine Mail #29: Tightrope Winery

119.10 + shipping

Tightrope wines are produced from the finest wine grape growing soils in Canada. With the mild winters and hot-hot-hot summers the Naramata Bench makes for the perfect local to grow spectacular wine grapes. Located along the east side of Okanagan Lake, just north of Penticton, the Tightrope Vineyard captures maximum sun for grape ripening and sugar content, while encouraging gentle airflow amongst the rows of leafy vines. The tranquil summer days are like the contented sigh of Mother Nature as the grapes progress through veraison towards the long golden days of harvest.

Tightrope Winery has two estate vineyards on the Naramata Bench, both certified sustainable. Our home vineyard, the Fleet Road Vineyard was purchased in 2007, from the Du Vent family. Originally it was an apple orchard that we spent a lot of time and effort converting to a vineyard. We did extensive land contouring to improve air flow and accessibility. It was planted over a two-year period from 2007 to 2008. While the property itself is 10 acres, there is a total of 7 acres under vine. It is farmed exclusively according to a sustainability plan.

The main varieties of grapes planted are Riesling, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Merlot with small plantings of both Cabernet Franc and Barbera. Up until 2012 our grapes were sold to various BC wineries and you may have tasted our grapes in wines from Joie, Road 13, Ruby Blues Winery, Domaine de Chaberton and Mission Hill.” – Tightrope Winery

We’re excited to offer these balanced, crisp and nuanced wines at a great price for the month of July. The below 4 wines are featured at $1.50 OFF/bottle, Sauv/Sem, Rosé & Riesling all just $21.74 + tax & dep. with the Syrah discounted to $37.80 + tax & dep.

Tightrope, 2020 Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon, $21.74 + tax & dep.

Unoaked – This wine is reminiscent of a traditional white Bordeaux finishing dry, fresh & crisp. In the glass: white peach, gooseberry, dried mango, tangerine, lime, subtle grassy notes; dry, fresh & crisp.

Tightrope, 2019 Riesling, $21.74 + tax & dep.

Unoaked – Dry with a crisp, lingering finish. In the glass: orange blossom, apricot, green apple, pink grapefruit, nectarine & mandarin orange with a touch of minerality.

Tightrope, 2020 Rosé, $21.74 + tax & dep.

Containing: 75% Pinot Noir, 20% Syrah, 5% Barbera. Aromas of strawberry, cranberry, huckleberry, yellow grapefruit and a hint of spice; complex, dry and crisp. It is the perfect summer sipper.

Tightrope, 2018 Syrah, $38.00 + tax & dep.

Heavier – On the nose, violets, black pepper, blueberry & blackberry. Flavours of plum, anise, & blackcurrant along with, tobacco, & leather. All balanced with soft, silky tannins. A 3% dash of Viognier added.

For this BC Wine Feature: Tightrope Winery, Wine Mail Package, we’re offering one of each of these 4 wines for $103.62 + tax & deposit for a total of $119.10 with FREE local delivery.

Feel free to call 250-995-2665 to customize an order or visit our Online Store to build your own basket.

Cheers!

  • Rosé, 2020 - 12.5%
  • Riesling, 2019 - 13.4%
  • Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon, 2020 - 12.8%
  • Syrah, 2018 - 13.8%