Orofino Vineyards


About The Winery

Orofino Vineyards is situated in the picturesque Similkameen Valley, surrounded by orchards, vineyards, hay fields and mountains. The valley enjoys a dry climate with hot days and cool nights -- ideal conditions for growing premium grapes. The 5.5-acre vineyard was first planted in 1989. Initial blocks of Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Chardonnay and Muscat are still thriving today. These vines are some of the oldest in the Similkameen Valley. In 1998 another acre of Merlot was planted and in 2002, an acre of Pinot Noir was added. Clonal selection, prudent vineyard work, crop-thinning and attention to detail translate into outstanding grapes and premium wines. In the spring of 2005, over 1000 16-year-old Pinot Blanc vines were grafted to Cabernet Franc. This will enable them to produce more of their award-winning Bordeaux blend in the future. The Orofino winery, Canada's only straw-bale winery, was constructed in 2004/2005. The eco-friendly design consists of two buildings adjoined by a breezeway. "Earthy" 21 inch thick walls provide superior insulation qualities - ideal for manufacturing constant barrel room temperatures and for keeping cool in the desert heat.

The Details

2152 Barcelo Road
Cawston, BC, V0X 1C0
(250) 499-0068
orofino@nethop.net
http://www.orofinovineyards.com/

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