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  • Events | Tantalus
    Dinner at The Fairmont Empress Victoria 5 30pm 7 30pm The Fairmont Empress Victoria Join Tantalus winemaker David Paterson and Fairmont Empress Executive Chef Morgan Wilson for an incredible culinary evening featuring 5 different cou Book Private Events For information on hosting a private event at Tantalus please visit our Private Events Page tantalus Find us on the map facebook twitter 1 877 764 0078 info tantalus ca Stay in

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  • About Us | Tantalus
    of Pinot Noir The nose exhibits a bouquet of raspberries and flowers with a strawberry and rhubarb pie top note Fresh young cherry and raspberry dominate the palate with soft tannin and a kiss of oak rounding out the finish Technical Data Varietal 100 Estate Grown Pinot Noir Alcohol 13 0 pH 3 63 Total Acidity 6 5g L 750 mL Flip tantalus Find us on the map facebook twitter

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  • About Tantalus | Tantalus
    horticulturist JW Hughes After tasting several vintages of wines made by the former owner Eric felt this was indeed a very special vineyard He along with his team established the site s ultimate potential would be fully realized by focusing on a small terroir driven line of wines made from Riesling Pinot Noir and Chardonnay The old vine plantings 1978 Riesling and 1985 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay became the backbone of the vineyard Other varietals were removed and new plantings of the 3 flagship varietals commenced in 2005 The vineyard would not only have considerable vine age as its anchor it would grow to have superior clone variation as well Tantalus inaugural 2005 vintage immediately attracted the attention of national and international wine critics and Tantalus was quickly added to a short list of Canada s very best Riesling producers Today in addition to Riesling Tantalus is also recognized for consistently producing high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay With the success of the wines and the increase in production came the need to build a new winery Tantalus sleek new facility was completed in March 2010 and has the distinction of being British Columbia s first LEED certified winery With its spectacular lake views historic old vineyard and new state of the art LEED winery visiting Tantalus is a one of a kind experience Enjoy premium single vineyard wines in a stunning gallery style tasting room surrounded by works of art from some of Canada s most highly acclaimed artists Riesling Icewine 69 90 Buy Wine Flip Riesling Icewine 2013 This golden elixir exhibits wonderful aromatics of white peach pear and stewed lemon The texture is lush but the racy acidity balances the sweetness perfectly giving the wine a wonderful high tension and lengthy finish Technical Data Varietal 100 Riesling

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  • People | Tantalus
    happy making Riesling Pinot Noir Chardonnay for the rest of my life Prior to joining Tantalus David was working with celebrated South Australian producer Henschke Cellars Warwick Shaw Vineyard Manager Warwick Shaw holds a Viticulture Diploma from Okanagan University College As the manager of one of the Okanagan Valley s premier vineyards he s mindful of its long history his approach to grape growing reflects a genuine respect for the land while utilizing the latest in sustainable farming practices Warwick spends his days in the vineyard with his team working to ensure the entire ecosystem is healthy balanced His passion for wine his well developed palate are valuable assets when assessing the relationship between vineyard practices the finished wine Jane Hatch General Manager Jane Hatch is the link between great wine and yourself She oversees Tantalus day to day operations sales and marketing Jane joined Tantalus in 2005 following a career as an ecologist and co owner of her family s forestry consulting company She works closely with the team to ensure the winery continues to progress as a viable business Her dual passions for brand building and environmental stewardship are well suited to her role as Tantalus keeper of the faith Heidy Sterling Accounting Heidy is the self proclaimed bean or actually the bottle counter at Tantalus Her responsibilities include payables receivables payroll costing tracking inventory and providing financial and management reports After receiving a diploma in administrative management from BCIT she went on to complete the courses required for a CGA designation in 1986 I love the opportunity to come to work every day and work with the wonderful group at Tantalus and being able to be involved in all aspects of the operations including picking bottling to pouring at wine events Stephanie Mosley Event Coordinator and Social

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  • Viticulture | Tantalus
    suited to our vineyard conditions based on geographic position elevation and aspect There are 9 blocks in the 37 acre vineyard Each has its own distinct slope and aspect which is somewhat unusual and makes for great variation in grape flavours and intensity Silt soils dominate and were deposited over gravels as a result of ancient glacial melt waters The vineyard is comprised of mature plantings of Riesling 1978 and Pinot Noir Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier 1985 as well as recent plantings of Riesling Pinot Noir and Chardonnay 2005 2009 We strive for balance in the vines rather than forcing outcomes As a result crop yields are naturally low to moderate depending on the grape variety and clone type The vineyard is farmed naturally and the vines are entirely hand tended See our Sustainability page for more information on our vineyard program Riesling 2013 22 90 Buy Wine Flip Riesling 2013 Aromas of wild flowers and wet stone waft overtop abundant orchard and citrus fruit The palate is beautifully balanced with deep minerality and crisp acidity quintessential Tantalus Riesling Technical Data Varietal 100 Riesling Alcohol 12 8 pH 2 90 Residual Sugar 15 8 g L Total Acidity 10 5

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  • Winemaking | Tantalus
    Kelowna Our winemaker David is in constant contact with the vines which gives him a solid insight into the optimum vinification methods for any given growing season His winemaking tends to favour a non interventionist style The goal is for each wine to convey the unique characteristics of our vineyard and the best attributes from each season s climatic conditions Grapes are hand harvested into 30 pound picking bins at optimal ripeness These smaller bins ensure the fruit arrives at the winery in pristine condition The fruit is then sorted by hand allowing for only the very best quality grapes to make the cut Fermentation takes place in small batches using inoculated and native yeasts Our barrel program consists of a selection of high quality French oak of varying ages and cooperages Riesling Natural Brut 39 90 Sold Out Flip Old Vines Riesling Natural Brut 2011 Fine persistent bead in the glass with a soft delicate mousse Harmonious freshly zested citrus fruit wet stone and a hint of brioche showcase the classic intensity of our Old Vines in its bubbly format Technical Data Varietal 100 Riesling Alcohol 13 3 pH 2 82 Residual Sweetnes 3 0 g L Total Acidity

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  • Sustainability | Tantalus
    think our sustainable business practices will give future generations the opportunity to carry on Tantalus legacy of growing and making exceptional wines from this historic piece of ground The list below represents a sampling of Tantalus ongoing sustainability initiatives For more details please contact the winery British Columbia s first LEED Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design Certified winery Completed in March 2010 Environmentally friendly and energy efficient Includes numerous green specs like charging stations for electric cars and unpaved driveway and parking area to avoid a heat island effect Our wine shop features custom handcrafted wooden cabinetry sourced from native Alder and the landscaping surrounding the winery has been planted to bee friendly flowers and shrubs Climate Smart Business Alumni 2012 Successful completion of winery carbon emissions measurements and reduction strategy Ongoing annual program Naturally farmed vineyard Hand tended No use of herbicides Vineyard ecosystem biodiversity encouraged through the preservation of a 10 acre natural dry land forest in the center of the vineyard providing habitat and forage for native flora and fauna Vineyard bee hive partnership with Arlo s Honey Farm We can see the hives from our tasting room and we are constantly reminded of the vital importance of these fascinating creatures In addition to maintaining the health and robustness of the natural ecosystem they also insure the orchards soft fruits and vegetable farms that surround us remain productive Their delicious honey graces our tables and those of our guests who care to purchase a pot in our tasting room Specially constructed nesting boxes to encourage populations of beneficial bird species like the Western Blue Bird and Sparrows Our wastewater treatment system which was completed in October 2009 processes 100 of our winery effluent and domestic sewage The first of its kind for a British Columbia winery

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  • Media Centre | Tantalus
    of our portfolio of wines If you are interested in high resolution images of the winery vineyard or otherwise please contact the winery at info tantalus ca Tasting Notes 2013 Riesling Download PDF 2012 Chardonnay Download PDF 2013 Rosé Download PDF 2011 Old Vines Riesling Download PDF 2010 Old Vines Riesling Natural Brut Download PDF 2012 Pinot Noir Download PDF 2012 Juveniles Pinot Noir Download PDF 2013 Riesling Icewine Download PDF 2013 Syrah Icewine Download PDF Bottle Photos 2012 Juveniles Pinot Noir Download High res JPG 946kb 2013 Riesling Coming soon 2012 Chardonnay Coming soon 2013 Rosé Coming soon 2011 Old Vines Riesling Coming soon 2011 Old Vines Riesling Natural Brut Coming soon 2012 Pinot Noir Coming soon Riesling Icewine 69 90 Buy Wine Flip Riesling Icewine 2013 This golden elixir exhibits wonderful aromatics of white peach pear and stewed lemon The texture is lush but the racy acidity balances the sweetness perfectly giving the wine a wonderful high tension and lengthy finish Technical Data Varietal 100 Riesling Alcohol 8 6 pH 2 81 Residual Sugar 256 0 g L Total Acidity 16 5 g L 375 mL Flip tantalus Find us on the map facebook twitter 1 877 764

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