2019 Bluebird Passage Vineyard Viognier
Bright and lifted with ripe Okanagan peaches, bosc pear and a hint of fresh ginger.
September 28 - October 13, 2019
40% 2nd and 3rd fill French Oak, 10% Concrete Egg, 10% Stainless Steel
Clone 642 & FPS 01
Food Pairing Notes
Shrimp and scallops with garlic cream sauce or ginger-candied salmon with apricot jelly.
The Osoyoos Lake and surrounding area has one of the highest concentrations of endangered species in Canada. The Western Bluebird, characterized by a blue throat and rusty upper back and breast, shares some of the Mountain Bluebird’s range in southwestern Canada. It occupies southern British Columbia through southern California into central Mexico and northward up through New Mexico to western Montana. Mountain and Western Bluebird populations are increasing after an all time low in the 1970’s. As part of our deep belief in sustainability and living in harmony with the wildlife in our region, we named this wine Bluebird Passage. We have found over the years that Viognier grows exceptionally well in the western area of Osoyoos where the semi-arid climate and desert-like conditions provide an ideal environment for grapes with a high skin-to-juice ratio. The result is vibrant flavour and intensity.