Seven Stones Winery cultivates 20 acres of bench land overlooking British Columbia's spectacular Similkameen River Valley. In 2000 and 2001 the estate vineyard was planted with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and followed up with a new planting in 2005 of Petit Verdot and Malbec.
George Hanson has developed a solid reputation for growing and selling exceptional quality fruit from the site. The wine style George has created captures this amazing terroir and makes wine in a French style
Auhor John Schreiner wrote :
The Standing Rock Meritage has established itself as one of the leading wines from Seven Stones. The 2006 vintage was won three gold medals and two silvers in competition. It was one of nine finalists for red wine of the year in last fall's Canadian Wine Awards (the winner was Sandhill's 2007 Phantom Creek Small Lots Syrah).
The 2007 Standing Rock Meritage, recently released by Seven Stones at $32, has already won two silvers. A blend of 60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine will certainly pick up more medals.
Awarded Best of Class for 2009 Row 128 Merlot at the 2011 Okanagan Spring Wine Festival Awards
George may be largely self-taught as a winemaker but he clearly is a natural talent, both as a grape grower and as a winemaker. This 2,500 case winery is one of the jewels of the Similkameen. - John Schriener
for wine review see Robert's Selection's
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