Emandare sits on a unique, south-facing hillside in the rain shadow of Mount Prevost overlooking Somenos Lake. This combination creates a unique piece of land ideal for wine growing.
All of the wines from Emandare are 100% estate grown and dry farmed organically on our 8.5-acre North Cowichan vineyard. We are not certified organic but choose to farm this way because working along side nature is at the core of our wine growing philosophy. The vineyard is full of life and our goal is to capture a glimpse of this place in every bottle through old world, low intervention, natural wine making methods.
The 2014 Siegerrebe Gewurztraminer is hand harvested and a field blend of 80% Siegerrebe and 20% Gewurztraminer grapes. Both varieties were cropped at 2 tons per acre. Harvest was on September 15th to capture a true expression of varietal character by retaining the acidity that nature is so generous with on Vancouver Island. The grapes were gently crushed, de-stemmed and pressed as soon as they hit the crush pad. This wine was fermented in stainless steel using wild yeast and left on the lees for 6 months to create a fresh, clean and lively expression of Emandare’s nature.