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Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
17403 Hwy 97 N
Summerland, British Columbia
Canada V0H 1Z0
Phone: 250-494-0451
http://www.sumacridge.com
Email: info@sumacridge.com

Vineyards: 122 acres
Production: 105,000 cases
Hours of Operation: SUMMER: Daily: 9:00AM - 6:00PM, , WINTER: Daily: 9:00AM - 5:00PM


Established in the heart of Okanagan Wine Country, Sumac Ridge Estate Winery is located on Highway 97 just north of the charming lakeside town of Summerland, British Columbia. The winery has been dedicated to producing 100% British Columbia grown wines since its inception.

Sumac Ridge is the oldest operating estate winery in British Columbia and founder Harry McWatters is one of the most seasoned executives in the industry. In 2006 McWatters will complete his 38th vintage and will celebrate the winery's 27th vintage.

At the Summerland winery site, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and Riesling grapes are grown on a vineyard sloping towards Lake Okanagan. Further south is Black Sage Vineyard, a 115-acre vineyard in Oliver (in the south Okanagan) where such noble red varieties as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc are grown in addition to a number of white varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, and Chardonnay. The winery augments its own supply of grapes from other respected vineyards throughout the south Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys.

2006 marks the 25th anniversary of the winery opening and celebrates the colourful thirty-eight year career of McWatters who has led many innovations. If he had it all to do over again McWatters says he would jump into the fray in a heartbeat. "The industry attracts people from all walks of life yet they share a common passion for the process of growing grapes and making wine. It is a product that attracts people who like to celebrate good living, good food and good times and it is hard not to get swept up in the excitement that it generates," states McWatters. "British Columbia grown wines have not always been glamorous or highly sought-after, but I am thankful that the wine industry collectively forged through some bleak times to see wine lovers embracing VQA wines and making the Okanagan Valley a wine touring destination."

What's next for the winery and McWatters? This year, Sumac Ridge will be releasing a new Sparkling Pinnacle Brut, an ultra-premium sparkling wine made from Pinot Noir that has been aging in the bottle for four years. The winery also has a Sparkling Shiraz in the works. McWatters predicts that Sumac Ridge will continue to be an innovator and continue its work as a leader in the Canadian wine industry. "The winery has had so many firsts in the Canadian wine industry that I can't believe we will stop at this point and merely coast on the reputation we have built over the last decades." Is he up for more vintages? "You bet - I can't image doing anything else."

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/sumacridgewine

Distribution: Winery, online order, VQA stores, liquor stores and nationally by Vincor

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Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Private Reserve Gewurztraminer 2012
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Private Reserve Gewurztraminer 2012

Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2015

 

LCBO: 778876128936  Check Stock

BC: 142893  Check Stock

SAQ: 11092596  Check Stock

89/100

$17.00

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Black Sage Vineyard Merlot 2006
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Black Sage Vineyard Merlot 2006

V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 593053  Check Stock

BC: 593053  Check Stock

90/100

$19.95

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2011
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2011

Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2014‐2016

 

LCBO: 157487  Check Stock

BC: 214767  Check Stock

87/100

$15.00

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Private Reserve Pinot Grigio 2013
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Private Reserve Pinot Grigio 2013

Canada

Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2015

 

BC: 293696  Check Stock

84/100

$13.95

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Black Sage Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Black Sage Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada

Alcohol: 13.9%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 143784  Check Stock

BC: 593095  Check Stock

88/100

$23.95

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Private Reserve Pinot Noir 2013
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Private Reserve Pinot Noir 2013

Canada

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2017

 

LCBO: 392415  Check Stock

BC: 657114  Check Stock

88/100

$19.95

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Steller's Jay 2001
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Steller's Jay 2001

V.Q.A., Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

Gorgeous Gift Wine

 

LCBO: 264879  Check Stock

BC: 264879  Check Stock

91/100

$25.95

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Tribute Chardonnay
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Tribute Chardonnay

Okanagan Valley, B.C., Canada

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

Scrumptious Seafood Wine

 

LCBO: 169508  Check Stock

BC: 289215  Check Stock

SAQ: 11266269  Check Stock

91/100

$30.00

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2010
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot 2010

Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2015

 

LCBO: 157487  Check Stock

BC: 214767  Check Stock

$15.00

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Private Reserve Gewurztraminer 2007
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery Private Reserve Gewurztraminer 2007

Okanagan Valley, BC V.Q.A., Canada

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2015

 

LCBO: 778876128936  Check Stock

BC: 142893  Check Stock

SAQ: 11092596  Check Stock

$17.00

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