2015 provided one of the hottest vintages on record in BC. Viognier loves sun drenched days to ripen it’s thick skins and provide lush notes of apricots, citrus and an intense florality. Fermented in our salt air at 40 Knots Estate.
Designed as an all-encompassing white wine to showcase the delicate, refreshing, yet complex wine style only found on Vancouver Island. Clean fruit, hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. Slow and cool fermentation in stainless steel to retain aromatics.
Schonberger and Pinot Gris fermented and aged on skins in Italian Terracotta Amphora. No intervention, just patience. When timing was perfect, grapes were pailed from Amphora and screened to stainless without pressing.
Seal it with a promise. Open to renew. The crate is handmade locally by Cumberland Crate Company and contains two wine glasses, a bottle of 40 Knots Levee du Soleil Rose French Traditional Sparkling which becomes grander with age just as your love does.
Where we take all we know and love about wine making and dare to push the boundaries to create bold, free-spirited wine from BC grapes. These grapes are hand-selected from our approved growers who take the same care to farm traditionally.
Open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Our Cellar Tasting Lounge and Wine Shop is a wonderful place to stop by for an afternoon visit with friends. Enjoy complimentary tastings. We carrry a full array of local specialty gifts, including our own Vino Skin Care line.
40 Knots grows and crafts high quality, ethical, clean wines that are distinct to Vancouver Island, creating value for customers and community.
Our Vision is to produce the very best contributing to the world renowned reputation of BC Wines
40 Knots crafts wines distinctly shaped by this windswept, sun soaked microclimate. Wines are skillfully crafted using traditional methods by highly experienced and talented wine makers. Our wines express vineyard vintage to vintage.
Located on 24 stunning acres, 40 Knots is the largest grape winery in the Comox Valley, and one of the largest on Vancouver Island. With striking views of land and sea, and capable of seating 150 guests, 40 Knots is the perfect destination for your business conference, wedding, party, or celebration.