06 Nov D’Angelo Estate Winery
After Sal D’Angelo was presented with the Grape King Award 1999, the top honour for the year in Ontario for having the finest vineyard, he knew it was time to reach even higher. So, he searched out the best property he could find in the Okanagan Valley and decided on the Naramata Bench on the east shores of Okanagan Lake.
The year 1999 also brought the D’Angelo Estate Winery’s tenth anniversary as a wine producer. Sal has a unique philosophy as a vintner. “Quality is grown” are the words he lives by. Throughout the vineyard, only the finest French viniferas and hybrids are planted. The Ontario wine list consists of Cabernet, Marechal Foch, Vidal,Chardonnay, select late harvest and ice wine.
Today, D’Angelo Vineyards has 8 acre of vines now planted in the Okanagan Valley on the renowned Naramata Bench and more are in the process of being developed. This makes Sal the first individual grower-vitner to produce wines in both Ontario and British Columbia.
D’Angelo Estate Winery produced its first vintage from its BC Winery in 2005.