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Thursday, February 25, 2010

2010 Olympics – Day 14

Originally owned by three Russian Engineers who had been kicked out of Russia after the revolution, then owned by one of the largest growers in the area and eventually owned by Pam and Mick Luckhurst, the land that Road 13 Vineyards sits upon has been in use for first fruit orchards and now vineyards for almost 90 years. There are 18 wines over 3 tiers and the entry level are wines dedicated to the memory and pioneering spirit of BC Premier (1918-1927) John Oliver. A red blend and a white blend, dedicated to the man who played a major role in bringing irrigation canals to the Golden Mile of the South Okanagan.

The awards and accolades page of their website is long and extensive – actually, it’s longer than their list of wines – so you know these must be wines that are worth a try. At this time of the year, it is highly recommended that you call ahead to see if they are there but if you are there in the summer, make sure you drop by and, if you go in the off season, check them out to see what all the buzz is about. Aside from the great wines, you should also take some time to browse through the gallery of local artist Katie Foster and pick up some of her great ceramic pottery.

Wine Shop and Tasting bar are open daily from Easter weekend through to October 31st.
All other times, please call ahead to confirm that someone will be there.
Road 13 Vineyards
13140 316A Ave,
Road 13 RR1 S-28A C10
Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
Phone: 250.498.8330
Fax: 250.498.8331
Email: winery@road13vineyards.com
http://road13vineyards.com
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