Established in 1995, Stag’s Hollow is a family-owned winery in Okanagan Falls, producing some of British Columbia’s highest quality, most distinctive wines. Nestled in the foothills of the South Okanagan, Stag’s Hollow includes two vineyards…the Estate Vineyard and Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard…. within 2 kms of each other. Both vineyards are also located in the second sub GI in British Columbia called Okanagan Falls.
Always innovative, with a spirit to be unique and push the limits of both grape growing and winemaking in the Okanagan, the team at Stag’s Hollow has researched and sought out grapes, both new and old, suited to the area soils and microclimate. These include Tempranillo and Albarino from Spain, and Dolcetto and Teroldago from Italy. These unique varietals offer a new experience for the Okanagan Wine lover. Although these grapes come from all over the world, wines we produce from these grapes are identifiable, as being from nowhere else in the world but from the Okanagan Valley.
John Schreiner on Wine – Dec 26, 2018
Here is an excerpt from John Schreiner’s blog regarding a new wine from Stag’s Hollow!
Stag’s Hollow Winery has always had a fairly large portfolio of wines- and that is the way the owners like it.
“You know us,” laughs Linda Pruegger, who owns Stag’s Hollow Winery with husband Larry Gerelus. “We can never go a vintage without making a new wine.”
New next spring, there will be a 2018 Blanc de Noirs from Stag’s Hollow. It is made primarily with the winery’s Ritter Clone of Pinot Noir, with a little Gamay Noir. The wine, which shows a slight blush, is being aged in oak and is getting regular lees stirring to build texture. About 200 cases will be bottled.
For the full article, click on this link for John Schreiner .
Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition
The 19th Annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition was conducted at the end of October. A total of 655 wines from British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, qualified for participation by winning gold or better at a recognized competition and were evaluated by blind tasting panels. Stag’s Hollow won a Platinum for our 2017 Albarino and a Double Gold for our 2015 Renaissance Merlot.
BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards 2018
Our wines showed well at the recent BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards in Penticton. We were delighted to pick up eight medals, with our first Vidal Ice Wine receiving a Silver!
- 2015 Renaissance Pinot Noir
- 2016 Stag’s Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir
- 2017 Vidal Ice Wine
- 2017 Albarino
- 2015 Renaissance Merlot
- 2017 Tragically Vidal
- 2015 Heritage Block
- 2016 Shuttleworth Creek Pinot Noir
2018 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada
Stag’s Hollow picked up eight medals at the recent Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada held in Penticton this year. We are absolutely thrilled that our 2017 Albarino came away with a Platinum Medal!
Five Renaissance wines also won medals!
Renaissance wines are the best wines in our vintage and only produced if the quality is there. 2015 was an especially good year!
Gold – 2015 Renaissance Pinot Noir. Gold – 2015 Renaissance Merlot. Silver – 2015 Renaissance Meritage. Silver – 2015 Renaissance Grenache. Bronze – 2015 Renaissance Syrah.
For a rundown on all of our recent medals, scroll down and click on our Awards page.
These results placed us 5th in the Top 10 Small Wineries in Canada and 13th in the Top 25 Wineries in Canada (out of 257 wineries entered!) at the National Wine Awards !
Come visit us in Okanagan Falls and let us show you our award winning wines
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