Where glacier meets near tropical fruit. Delicious. Complex. Unique.
Harmony Vineyard - Comox Valley
September 22, 2020
Bright aromatic peach and white flower nose. Lush stonefruit and bright lime mix with light tannin on the palate to create a distinctly exciting blend. Naturally vegan friendly and gluten free.
Terroir - Salish Sea: Soils consisting of sandy gravelly marine over sandy gravelly morainal leading to schistic clay at 12-16' depths. Elevation sloping 3° seaward. Hot to moderate day temp, cooling at night from the ocean breeze. Very mild winters, seldom reaching below 0°C. Farming: VSP (Vertical Shoot Position)/cane pruning (single and double cane). Sustainable farming methods, no synthetics and minimum organic certified products used.
Whole cluster press to stainless steel tank. A gentle slow, cool fermentation retaining it’s aromatic and sweet notes. Minimal intervention wine. Only fining by organic certified Bentonite clay. Minimal effective sulphites.
Food Pairing Notes
Asian and mexican cuisine.
(Nov 13, 2017 at 12:32 PM)
The Ortega is a must with a charcuterie board or even on its own! Delicious!
(Nov 14, 2017 at 10:19 AM)
This wine is beautiful chilled in the summer on the deck or on a rainy night paired with fresh Alaskan crab legs! Never a good reason not to drink it!
(Nov 14, 2017 at 3:11 PM)
Just got back home from tasting the new Ortega. Fruity yet dry. Left with 2 bottles. I have a feeling this one will sell out fast.
(Nov 28, 2017 at 1:17 PM)
This wine is great with a charcuterie board but it's also enjoyable on its own. It has a dry but fruity taste that begs a second glass!
(Dec 28, 2019 at 1:26 PM)
Enjoyed a wine tasting with family this afternoon. Highly recommend, friendly, knowledgeable and every wine was delicious, hard to pick a favourite, . We will be joining the wine club!
(Jul 18, 2021 at 10:06 AM)
It was misleading because it says this wine is off-dry but this wine is definitely bone dry. It was like a rosé also which was also a bit different than what is described. Still enjoyable.