It takes a team who embraces the struggle of the journey to make truly inspired wine.
Poplar Grove Winery is located on the slopes of the Naramata Bench, a premier wine growing area just outside Penticton, British Columbia.
One of the original five wineries on the Naramata Bench, Poplar Grove was founded in 1993 when Ian Sutherland dedicated 2.5 acres of land to the planting of Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes.
The first vintage was released in the fall of 1995, with the Poplar Grove Cabernet Franc receiving top honours at the Okanagan International Wine Festival.
Over the past 19 years, Poplar Grove’s vision has remained the same: to make world-class wines that reflect the spirit of the Okanagan Valley terroir. Each year, the wine making team handcrafts the Poplar Grove wines with care, being true to their mandate to guide the winemaking process with little or no interruption of the natural process.
Poplar Grove is focused on six core wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and a signature blend called The Legacy. The grapes are hand-picked and hand-sorted to guarantee that only the finest fruit makes it into the ferment. A barrel-aging and bottle-cellaring program have been implemented to ensure the wines are released when they are ready to drink.
Poplar Grove white wines are released the year following harvest to preserve the primary fruit flavours. The red wines spend a minimum of 18 months maturing in French Oak barrels and an additional 18 to 30 months developing in the bottle so that they can be enjoyed upon release.
Wine club membership for two shipments (first shipment in November and second in March) Wine Club membership expires March 31, 2016 (Approximate value: $500)
Each shipment includes:
Six bottles of wine, specifically selected by our Winemaker from exclusive, pre-release and top quality offerings.
Membership perks include:
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