CheckMate wines are made from only two varieties: chardonnay and merlot, an odd combination.
At the age of 22, when many of his fellow graduates were debating whether to do a master’s degree or get a job, Anthony von Mandl bought a wine agency.
By 2021, CedarCreek hopes to have all of their wine classified certified organic.
The Okanagan Valley has seen a recent wave of acquisitions and new investments in wineries; Martin’s Lane Winery is an impressive new build.
It seems the global weather system is getting weirder and less predictable. And on the contentious but important subject of global warming? The study of how wine will react to climate change is one small but telling piece of the larger story of how agriculture as a whole will endure.
At the base of Mission Hill Family Estate’s monumental bell tower is a cast-iron sculpture affixed to a rectangular block of granite. The sculpture is emblematic of the winery’s proprietor. Whether it’s ski jumping or empire building, with Anthony von Mandl, it’s all about how far you can fly.