Robin Ridge

SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY - BC - CANADA

One of the oldest wineries in the Similkameen Valley, this natural organic winery is run by  Caroline and Tim Cottrill who built their property in Keremeos, B.C. in 1993. The labor intensive process using Geneva Double Curtain trellis exposes the fruit to the intense Similkameen sunshine, the Cottrills produce grapes and wines with a naturally intense flavours, while respecting the soil and environment around them. By focusing on the organic method, the winery relies on organic fertilizers and places emphasis on techniques such as companion planting. Biological pest control, mixed cover cropping, and fostering of insect predators are encouraged at the winery. In general, the Cottrills aim to produce wines that are true to the earth without using synthetic chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. Instead, they prefer to cooperate with nature. Their expansion of varietal types continues to grow today and receive Award winning accolades. The Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Meritage , Merlot, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer & the Riesling are just a few of their varieties.

Collage

$25.25
A carefully crafted blend of Cab. Franc, Merlot, Cab. Sauv. and Malbec. Intense fruit and savoury notes combining black currant, liqueur cherry, mixed berries and red plum with vanilla, dried fig, paprika, leather, game and orange zest with chalky mineral notes on the finish. Pair with grilled dry aged striploin with lobster mushrooms or mixed vegetable stew.

Gamay

$25.25
Complex aromas of violets, berry, almond and licorice. The palate is elegant, crisp and juicy and full of blackberry, cherry, raspberry, mineral and spice flavours that linger on the lively, long and silky finish. BC Wine Awards Silver. Vancouver Sun’s Top 25 BC Summer Wines. Anthony Gismondi’s BC Weekly Pick.