We were asked to write tasting notes for our wines because, well, that’s just the thing you do when you have wine to sell. So, we sat down, as asked, to write the obligatory notes. What happened? We made our notes short and sweet. Why? For us at Here’s The Thing Vineyards, we would rather hear about your impressions – what do you smell and taste? And don’t worry, there really is no correct answer – that’s the beauty of wine. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts.
Did you know that with this first case of wine you are thinking of purhcasing you qualify to become a member of the Here’s The Deal Wine Club? Pop over to our club page and check it out and learn more.
SHIPPING: Our shipping rates are set by destination provinces and territories within Canada only. We ship cases of 12 bottles. Feel free to mix and match to build your perfect case. Shipping rates are calculated at checkout.
Our default shipper is ATS Healthcare. We use a health care courier because they provide climate controlled trucks, which means we can ship your wine at any time of the year and not worry about the weather.
All our rates also include heat/cold protection. So you don’t have to worry about shipping in extreme temperatures.
Following the provincial health, orders are very important to us as we continue to battle the Covid-19 pandemic.
Therefore, effective immediately, vaccine passports will not be required to enter our tasting room as we are offering only stand-up tastings.
If you choose to be seated in either of our picnic areas to enjoy some food and a bottle of wine, we are required and will be checking for your vaccination passport.
Working with the framework from WorkSafeBC, guidance from Interior Health and input from our own staff, we have developed our plan for safe resumption of tastings at Here’s The Thing Vineyards.
Our plan for helping to stop the spread of Covid-19 depends on co-operation from all individuals that enter our premises – this includes our tasting guests. Our ultimate goal is to deliver our service in a fun and relaxed atmosphere while adhering to the safety guidelines. Please review our COVID-19 Safety Plan when planning your visit.
We have the capacity to have three groups of 6 in the tasting room at one time with a maximum number of 18 guests. We cannot accept groups larger than 6. Walk-ins are welcome! We are not taking reservations at this time.
Chardonnay – barrel fermented and aged. Smells of tropical fruit & straw. Tastes of bright citrus & tart green apple.
$25 + tx & deposit
One More Thing
Merlot Cabernet Franc – 60% Merlot / 40% Cabernet Franc making this our heaviest most bold wine. Plush, soft and delicious. Warning…this wine may lead to more than one glass!
$28 + tx & deposit
Cabernet Franc – Aromas of blackberry and earth lead to a weighty Cab Franc tasting of dark cherry with soft tannins. From pizza and pasta to heavy cheese, dark poultry and red meats…have some fun with food pairing!
$28 + tx & deposit
Syrah – Silky-smooth and elegant smelling of raspberry jam. An edge of stone and more berries on the long finish. We love this wine with lamb and grilled vegetables.
Living the Dream
Rosé – 100% Cabernet Franc smelling and tasting of cherry and raspberry with a slight edge of earth…I’m going to find a great paella recipe!
Viognier – Expressive aromas of peach with a palate of apricot and lemon. A dry finish leaves crisp lemon flavours. Fish Tacos anyone?
Roussanne – Aromas of fresh orchard apples leading to a textured palate of honey and minerality. Rich seafood or grilled chicken would pair nicely.
Orange Muscat – Sweet floral aromas leaping from the glass lead to a palate dominated by everything citrus. A perfect pair with spicy foods or not-so-sweet desserts.
Gamay Noir – in 2020, our crop was a bit lighter but much more concentrated in flavour. Whole cluster pressing fives us our 2020 Gamay – intense and, well, Gorgeous.
So, here’s the thing…we have noticed that food can sometimes be hard to come by along the Black Sage Road. There are some great restaurants in the South Okanagan but when wine tasting is the goal, you may not want to spend an hour or more getting a much-needed bite to eat. We can help you with that…we have added a self serve cooler to our tasting room which we will fill daily with fresh sandwiches, cold drinks and snacks. We have a lovely picnic area for you to enjoy a quick lunch pre-or-post tasting and, yes, it is licensed so you can enjoy a bottle of Here’s The Thing Vineyards wine with your snack.