Wine of the Week: 2017 Orofino Gamay
We are excited to kick off our Wine of the Week series with a Canadian feature. Introducing the 2017 Orofino Gamay.
Tasting Notes and Pairings
“Light, fresh and vibrant, this Gamay is a crowd and critic favourite. Featuring bright raspberry and red currant, notes of violet, and a wet stone minerality that shows off the unique terroir of this Similkameen vineyard, this wine is just plain pretty — and pairs perfectly with our Aburi Cuisine.
This Gamay is a small lot production with a hot popularity, making it hard to find… but we have it, and we pour it by the glass. Join us and enjoy this limited quantity beauty today.”
-Tracy Marchischuk, Head Sommelier
More on the Winery
Orofino Winery is located in the heart of The Similkameen Valley: A pristine stretch of vineyards, set amongst the dramatic backdrop of rugged and awe-inspiring mountains. Considered the “organic capital of Canada”, the area is known for small farms and producers dedicated to creating quality produce, delectable foods, and award-winning wines.
Hailing from Southern Saskatchewan, John and Virginia Weber fell in love with the area and established Orofino as the first “strawbale’ winery in the valley. Strawbales insulate to keep the cellar at constant temperatures year-round, making this structure energy-efficient, and working alongside their solar panels contribute to their overall Green Certification.
The Webers are proud to produce wines with minimal intervention that showcases the beautiful and unique Similkameen appellation. Everything they do is fantastic, and we highly recommend trying an Orofino wine with your next evening dining.