Stag’s Hollow started with an existing 10 acre vineyard in 1992 just south of Okanagan Falls. The winery was later constructed in 1995 after the first official crush. Beginnings were humble, with a small winery built under the tasting room and home. Initial plans were to keep things simple, producing 1500 cases annually, concentrating on Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Vidal. After the first five years, expansion occurred due to demand and the good fortune of working with passionate growers with similar goals to grow quality fruit. In 2011, another 18 acres of raw land was purchased 2 kms north of the home vineyard. Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard, named for the creek that runs through it, was planted to exciting new varieties with their history from Spain and Italy. Stag’s Hollow now has an average annual production of 5000-6000 cases.
Our wine is made in the vineyard. Everything else happens to support the grape growing process and to ensure the grape quality remains the star of each wine.
As little as possible is done to disrupt the integrity of the fruit as it evolves into wine. The winery’s gravity flow design allows for minimal manipulation of the grapes prior to fermentation. Post-fermentation, wines are kept reductively as possible; limiting head space during storage, and using inert gas where possible to prevent unwanted oxygen exposure.
WE are committed to doing as little winemaking as possible so that we do not cover up the beautiful fruit we get to work with from vintage to vintage. We fine and filter only when absolutely necessary, using little to no additives throughout the entire winemaking process allowing the purity of fruit to shine.
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