• James Nevison, The Province

    Vanessa Vineyard Meritage 2012

    “One area that continues to stoke significant interest is the Similkameen Valley. This is home to Vanessa Vineyard, one of the province’s latest wine ventures. First planted in 2006, the vineyard has provided fruit for well known labels like Sandhill and Red Rooster, but also launched its own reds with the 2012 vintage. The Vanessa Meritage is a rich, bold blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc that is sumptuous but balanced, representing a tasty, and serious, addition to the local kinescope.”