Van Westen Winery
There is a very special winery located in the Okanagan's Naramata Bench. The Van Westen Vineyards has evolved from over 50 years of family tradition, cultivating the soils of The Naramata Bench and producing some of the best wines in British Columbia.
Rob Van Westen has but his heart and sole into his winery. To say the least he was
was over the moon when the results of the 2012 Canadian Wine Awards were announced.
His winery, Van Westen Vineyards of Naramata Road, came in eighth, with two gold medals, two silvers and one bronze.
To under stand why he was elated. Van Westen Vineyard submitted only six wines, fewer than any of the other top 20 wineries in the competition.
It may have taken untill 2012 for the winery that opened in 2005 but for those of us that have met Rob and tasted his wines you just knew he had sonething special going on
One of Rob's branding policies is to name every wine in his portfolio starting with V. Every bottle sports a bold V, making it easy to spot one of his wines in a wine store or on a restaurant table. I think its the quality of the wines that speaks loudest.
For years Rob has been making his
The 2009 is a blend of
67% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Franc,
. It begins with aromas of cassis, vanilla and coffee. On the palate, there are flavours of black currants, black cherry, chocolate, tobacco, even a hint of graphite
Its an amzing wine. Some additional vintages are available all so good.
Viognier is another quailty wine coming out of Van Westen
with aromas of apricot, peach and honey and tastes of apricot and baked apples
If you would like to see the numerous awards won by this winery click here
Van Westen Vineyards ~ Naramata BC
Photo by Vinesanddesigns Erin Korpisto