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CELEBRATION READY

When you’ve got big celebrating to do, we’ve got the wine for you. Both our Jackpot and Road 13 Traditional Method Sparkling Chenin Blanc bring just the right amount of sparkle and spirit to ring in the holiday right.

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Barclay Robinson

Winemaker

“These old vines produce less fruit than younger vines but the quality is off-the-charts in terms of complexity and concentration of flavour.”

2017 Road 13 Sparkling
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traditional method sparkling

Perfect for celebrating just about anything.

“ This Traditional Method Sparkling comes from some of the oldest Chenin Blanc vines in North America! Great balance between the fruit and acid combined with a delicate mousse make this a celebration-worthy wine.” – Barclay Robinson, Winemaker.

$40 / bottle

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2012 Jackpot Sparkling
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special occasion wine

Perfect for toasting the host with the most.

“There is an additional 5 years of ageing that goes into making this Jackpot Sparkling. That combination of pressure and time creates a creaminess on the mid palate, a little bit more weight, and a very fine, elegant bubble.” – Barclay Robinson, Winemaker.

$87 / bottle

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  1. Harvest Old Vine Chenin vines.
  2. Make base wine.
  3. Base wine is bottled.
  4. Additional yeast + sugar are added.
  5. Wine is placed under a crown cap.
  6. Yeast ferments sugar into alcohol until dry, creating Co2.
  7. Sparkling wine then ages on the dead yeast (aka: lees).
  8. These lees add bready notes and textural richness.
  9. Bottles are frequently turned and repositioned.
  10. Wine is disgorged and lees sediment removed.
  11. Dosage (a blend of sugar and wine) is added.
  12. Wine is corked and caged for ageing.
  13. Cheers to a job well done!
“The wine is amazing! This was my first vintage of Chenin Blanc and we strategically harvested these grapes to ensure we captured the right balance of acidity and tropical fruit flavours. There are also some honey notes that don’t develop until after the wine is bottled. This kind of development requires a bit of a leap of faith, but I think it’s already paying off!”

BARCLAY ROBINSON

WINEMAKER

No Pressure.
No Diamonds.

The bubbles in sparkling wine are a product of CO2, which is absorbed when fermentation occurs under pressure. Sure, making a Traditional Method Sparkling takes more hours and more time but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Both the Road 13 and the Jackpot Sparkling Chenin Blanc are labours of love and proof that there’s no shortcuts to greatness.

“This Traditional Method Sparkling comes from some of the oldest Chenin Blanc vines in North America!” Robinson explains. “Great balance between the fruit and acid combined with a delicate mousse make this a celebration-worthy wine.”

Barclay Robinson

Winemaker

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