11 Oct Wesbert Winery
Wesbert Winery is a new winery on the Naramata Bench located on the corner of Naramata and Three Mile Roads. Two South Africans, Wessel Joubert, a medical doctor, and Pieter Coetzer, a hotelier, recently bought the winery. Both share a passion for making wine.
When they took over the vineyard the vines were trimmed down almost to their stumps and restarted. The vines have come back and produced a small crop for the 2019 harvest becoming the base for their first wines. All the grapes from the vineyard, with some added grapes from growers in the Okanagan Valley, have produced the 2019 vintage.
Wesbert Winery is releasing its first five wines this year staring with an off-dry white blend, a tropical Rosé, a young and lively Merlot, an old-world style of Gewürztraminer and a big bold Merlot Cab Franc blend.