Gewürztraminer

  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009

Wine Style

This is one of our winery’s most popular wines and for very good reason. It offers tremendous value for the price and is made in an aromatic, fruity, easy drinking style. Our Gewürztraminer is a valley blend sourced from vineyards here on the property along with fruit from our vineyards in South East Kelowna.


Tasting & Pairing

The 2015 Gewürztraminer is showing itself as a true aromatic variety. Aromas of exotic spices, lychee and guava leap out of the glass. This off-dry wine is complimented by flavors of ginger, guava and other high tone tropical fruits. Gewürztraminer’s natural pairing is any Asian cuisine where there is a presence of spice and fresh Asian herbs. Alternatively, arctic char, Caesar salad or grilled chicken would all be suitable accompaniments.


Winemaking

The grapes are hand harvested throughout October and cold fermented in stainless steel tank to highlight the intense varietal characteristics of the wine. Some residual sweetness is retained to add texture and balance to the wine’s natural acidity. Under proper conditions, this wine can be aged for 5 years.


Technical Notes

Alc. by volume: 13.5 %
Total acidity: 6 g/l
Residual sweetness: 8.1 g/l
Sweetness code: 1
SKU code: 585745
UPC code: 778856115062
Date bottled: February 2016
Case volume: 7450


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Wine Style

Our Gewürztraminer is made in the traditional Alsatian style which promotes the intense floral and spice aromas of this variety while being a crisp, refreshing and off-dry wine. This is one of our winery’s most popular wines. Gewürztraminer, meaning “spicy grape”, is always a crowd pleaser and is the Stewart family favorite for holiday festivities.


Tasting & Pairing

The 2014 Gewürztraminer is fresh, bright and aromatic. The wine begins with hallmark rose petal and orange blossom aromas with classic litchi and exotic spice notes. Slightly off-dry on the palate, this year’s vintage has ripe pineapple, guava and peach flavors which are balanced with more spice and ginger notes and a lovely citrusy finish. We love to savor this wine on its own or with exotic pairings such as an Indian biryani or a Pad Thai dish. In Old Vines Restaurant, our Gewürztraminer is paired with our Fraser Valley Pork Belly dish with ginger braise and spiced squash dumplings.


Winemaking

Our Gewürztraminer is a valley blend sourced from vineyards on the Mount Boucherie Bench, North, Central and South Kelowna. The clay and limestone soils, reminiscent of those in Alsace, give the wine a soft mineral character adding depth and body. The grapes are throughout October and cold fermented in stainless steel tank to highlight the intense varietal characteristics of the wine. Some residual sweetness is retained to add texture and balance to the wine’s natural acidity. Under proper conditions, this wine can be aged for 5 years.


Technical Notes

Alc. by volume: 12 % Total acidity: 6.4 g/l Residual sweetness: 10.3 g/l Sweetness code: 1 SKU code: 585745 UPC code: 778856114065 Date bottled: February 2015 Case volume: 7700


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Wine Style

Our Gewürztraminer is made in the traditional Alsatian style which promotes the intense floral and spice aromas of this variety while being a crisp, refreshing and off-dry wine. This is one of our winery’s most popular wines. Gewürztraminer, meaning “spicy grape”, is always a crowd pleaser and is the Stewart family favorite for holiday festivities.


Tasting & Pairing

Our style of Gewürztraminer commences with bright high tone aromatics, a spicy mid-palate and a soft and balanced off-dry finish. The aromas of the 2013 vintage are evocative with rose petal, sandalwood and lychee notes. The wine leads with a vibrant attack but is weighty and elegantly balanced for a truly outstanding Gewürztraminer. We love to savor this wine on its own or with seared scallops over a bed of butter leaf lettuce and a cucumber, dill and pink grapefruit vinaigrette.


Winemaking

Our Gewürztraminer is a valley blend sourced from vineyards on the Mount Boucherie Bench, and in North, Central and South Kelowna. The clay and limestone soils, reminiscent of those in Alsace, give the wine a soft mineral character adding depth and body. The grapes were handpicked in early October and whole bunch pressed prior to cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks to highlight the intense varietal characteristics of the wine. Some residual sweetness is retained to add texture and balance to the wine’s natural acidity. Careful cellaring of up to 5 years will be rewarded.


Technical Notes

Alc. by volume: 12.5% Total acidity: 7 g/l Residual sweetness: 11 g/l Sweetness code: 1 SKU code: 585745 UPC code: 778856113068 Date bottled: March 2014 Case volume: 6080


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Wine Style

Our Gewürztraminer is made in the traditional Alsatian style which promotes the intense floral and spice aromas of this variety while being a crisp, refreshing and off-dry wine. This is one of our winery’s most popular wines. Gewürztraminer, meaning “spicy grape”, is always a crowd pleaser and is the Stewart family favorite for holiday festivities.


Tasting & Pairing

A very aromatic wine, the Quails’ Gate Gewürztraminer presents a classic bouquet of exotic spices and lychee. The mouth is treated to a slightly off-dry sweetness that is soft, balanced and spicy on the mid-palate. Gewürztraminer is extremely versatile and can pair with a red coconut curry or a homemade Camembert, mushroom, salami and Praga ham thin crust pizza.


Winemaking

Our Gewürztraminer is a valley blend sourced from vineyards on the Mount Boucherie Bench, and in North, Central and South Kelowna. The clay and limestone soils, reminiscent of those in Alsace, give the wine a soft mineral character adding depth and body. The grapes were handpicked in early October and whole bunch pressed prior to cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks to highlight the intense varietal characteristics of the wine. Some residual sweetness is retained to add texture and balance to the wine’s natural acidity. Careful cellaring of up to 5 years will be rewarded.


Technical Notes

Alc. by volume: 12.5%, Total acidity: 6 g/l, Residual sweetness: 15 g/l, Sweetness code: 1, SKU code: 585745, UPC code: 778856112061, Date bottled: February 2013, Case volume: 8200


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Wine Style

Our Gewürztraminer is made in the traditional Alsatian style which promotes the intense floral and spice aromas of this variety while being a crisp, refreshing and off-dry wine. This is one of our winery’s most popular wines. Gewürztraminer, meaning “spicy grape”, is always a crowd pleaser and is the Stewart family favorite for holiday festivities.


Tasting & Pairing

A very aromatic wine, the Quails’ Gate Gewürztraminer presents a bouquet of pear drops, luscious melon, lychee nut and cinnamon spice. These aromas mingle with subtle rose petal notes. The mouth is treated to a slightly off-dry sweetness that is soft, balanced and spicy on the mid-palate. This wine is a great pairing with spiced red lentil soup.


Winemaking

Harvested from vineyards in Central and South East Kelowna the clay and limestone soils, reminiscent of those in Alsace, give the wine a soft mineral character adding depth and body. The grapes are handpicked and whole bunch pressed prior to cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation was stopped with some residual sweetness to add texture and balance to the wine’s perky acidity. High toned spice and fruit will develop in the bottle over the next 3 years and careful cellaring of 2–5 years will be rewarded.


Technical Notes

Alc by volume: 13.0% Total acidity: 6.5 g/l Residual sweetness: 10 g/l Sweetness code: 1 SKU code: 585745 UPC code: 778856111064 Date bottled: February 2012 Case volume: 4627


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Wine Style

Our Gewurztraminer is made in the traditional Alsatian style which promotes the intense floral and spice aromas of this variety while being a crisp, refreshing and off-dry wine. This is one of our winery’s most popular wines. Gewurztraminer, meaning “spicy grape”, is always a crowd pleaser and is the Stewart family favorite for holiday festivities.


Tasting & Pairing

The cool summer and later season helped produce a more intensely aromatic wine in 2010. Aromas of rose petals and cinnamon spice combine with pronounced flavours of lychee. The 2010 is crisp and fresh with tempered residual fruit sweetness. Look for a stronger spicy finish than in prior years. A classic with spicy Asian or East Indian Cuisine, this wine also pairs nicely with Walla Walla onion tart and all roasted white meats.


Winemaking

A late harvest in 2010 contributed to fresher more aromatic fruit. Harvested in late October this wine was whole bunch pressed and kept cool throughout the winemaking process to enhance the classic gewürztraminer aromas. Harvested from our vineyards in the Central Okanagan the 2010 Gewürztraminer showcases pronounced aromatics over previous vintages. The clay and limestone soils, reminiscent of those in Alsace, give the wine a soft mineral character adding depth and power.


Technical Notes

Varietal: 100% Gewürztraminer Alc. By Vol: 13% Total Acidity: 8.3g/l Residual Sweetness: 14 g/l Sweetness: (1) SKU Code: 931931 UPC: 778856110067 Bottling Date: Feb. 2011 Case Volume: 3700 cases


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Wine Style

Our Gewurztraminer is made in the traditional Alsatian style which promotes the intense floral and spice aromas of this variety while being a crisp, refreshing and off-dry wine. This is one of our winerie’s most popular wines. Gewurztraminer; meaning “spicy grape” is always a crowd pleaser and is the Stewart family favorite for holiday festivities.


Tasting & Pairing

Benefiting from a warmer year, the 2009 vintage is medium-bodied with aromas of pear drops, luscious melon, lychee nut and cinnamon mingled with delicate rose petal notes.  While dry, there is a natural fruit sweetness that rounds out and adds weight to the juicy mid palate and the well balanced crisp finish. A classic with spicy Asian or East Indian Cuisine, this wine also pairs nicely with Walla Walla onion tart and all roasted white meats.


Winemaking

Harvested from cooler vineyards sites in the Central Okanagan in October 2009, the clay and limestone soils, reminiscent of those in Alsace, give the wine a soft mineral character adding depth and power. The 2009 vintage resulted in extremely ripe fruit and a subsequent bigger wine. This wine was whole-bunch pressed prior to cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the fresh flavours. Fermentation was stopped leaving some residual sweetness to balance the wine’s acidity and texture. Enjoy now and on into 2012.


Technical Notes

Varietal: 100% Gewürztraminer Alc. By Vol: 12.5% Total Acidity: 6g/l Residual Sweetness: 12 g/l Sweetness: (1) UPC: 778856109061 Bottling Date: Feb. 2010 Case Volume: 1453 cases


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