Nichol FREE Tasting
Nichol Vineyard is among the first three pioneering wineries on the Naramata Bench. They operate on a small scale and focus their attention and resources on the quality of the grapes and their subsequent élevage in the winery.
The vineyards are situated at the northern most tip of Naramata, abutting the Kettle Valley Railway, and surround the winery on all sides. The Syrah vineyard was the first to be planted in Canada and consists of 17 rows planted on granite in the north eastern portion of the vineyard. The majority of the vineyard work is done by hand with minimal tractor use.
The wine making is about limiting intervention, not exploiting it. To that end they neither fine nor filter the red wines, use almost entirely used French barriques (neutral) and eschew the use of colour fixers, acidification techniques or ‘flavour’ and alcohol enhancers. Their wines are technically vegan.
Though their wines are not ‘big’ or heavily extracted they have proven over the last 22+ years to age very well.
Join us at Marquis Wine Cellars to sample for free a selection of these delicious wines!