Kamloops Wine Trail in Kamloops, BC, Canada

Our Terroir

Living on the edge of cool climate viticulture and loving it...


Terroir (terˈwär, French Terre means “land”) means the conditions and characteristics of the natural environment in which wine is produced including climate, soil and geography.


Sheltered within a rain shadow of the high coastal mountains, our soils, semi-arid conditions and 2000 hours of sunshine offer premium conditions for our winemakers to shine

  • Semi-arid
  • Rainfall average 9 inches per year
  • Diverse micro climates
  • Soil composition dominated by clay silt sand and/or gravel (Loam)
  • Built on ancient flood plains and a bed of limestone, mudstone and volcanic rock
  • Long sunny days and cooler evenings facilitates well balanced wines with bright acidity
  • More than 2000 hours of sunshine
  • 30 degree average summer temperatures
  • Active airflow helps regulate temperatures and humidity in the vineyards
  • Degree Day Average = 1280 – Same as Dijon in Burgundy area of France
  • Ranked 3rd in the country for most growing degree days at 166 growing days
  • Increasingly milder winters - global warming provides more opportunities for higher latitude regions to successfully grow premium quality grapes
  • Ideal conditions for cool climate, earlier ripening , winter hearty grapes
  • Regional style offers complexity, aromatic wines with bright acidity and good balance

 


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