From left to right: Elise Martin – Operations, Manager Ross Baker – Winemaker, Cathy Davison – Administration/Wineclub Manager, Ryan McKibbon – Vineyard Manager
LA FRENZ Estate Winery
LA FRENZ farms for flavour. With 62 acres across 6 vineyards, five on the famous Naramata Bench and one on the hotter Golden Mile, Oliver LA FRENZ has intentionally planted varieties and clones specifically suited to these sites. Though Quality class 1 land is the foundation, LA FRENZ does not discount the human factor required to constantly adjust each growing season, to achieve the quality and flavour profile they are looking for in their fruit.
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Established in 1999, by Jeff and Niva Martin, when the vision was born that the Naramata Bench could produce world class wines. Together with their young daughters Jessica and Elise, they planted the Rattlesnake vineyard that surrounds the current winery. Over the years the wine styles of LA FRENZ have evolved and now more than ever they focus on having the vineyard show through, rather than heavy handed winemaking techniques. Fast forward to 2022 and Elise is now the Operations Manager and Ross Baker is the Winemaker.
LA FRENZ farms sustainably. With our belief that wine begins in the vineyard, all our estate vines are carefully tended throughout the growing season by our vineyard team led by Ryan McKibbon. Once the grapes arrive at the winery our approach is to shy away from heavy handed winemaking techniques, to let the flavours and nuances of the different vineyards shine through.