Soil


The estate vineyard on Gartrell Road is located on ancient bedrock.

In certain areas, you find solid rock as close as one foot beneath the soil. The whole area is one of the best geological sightseeing spots in the Okanagan.

“The strange profile known as Giants Head in the heart of Summerland has been carved out by glacier erosion. Multiple volcanic flows make up this volcano that belongs to the Marama Formation. The most common volcanic rock is dacite.”

Okanagan Geology South, by Murray A. Roed and Robert J. Fulton

The strong minerality and bold character of all our late harvest and ice wine comes from this unique vineyard location.

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