KETTLE VALLEY WINERY


“We operate a small farm based winery. Our focus is quality and by staying a small family owned and operated winery we believe that our passion will show through in our wines.”

Drawing its name from the Kettle Valley Railway, which traveled through the Naramata area on the east side of Okanagan Lake, the winery opened to the public in 1996. Kettle Valley Winery is known for its dark, intense and well structured red wines, including Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and blends such as “Old Main Red”. Chardonnay has been the main white wine produced, but in recent years Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc have also proved popular. They are all flavourful and aromatic, with a rich mouth feel.

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2016 GREAT NORTHERN VINEYARDS VIOGNIER

+39982 · 12x750ml

100% Viognier. Clear pale Bronze yellow in colour. A beautiful balanced nose, orange blossoms, green apple, hints of caramel with a back note of dried fig. On the palate there is excellent balance and a rich mouth feel. Fresh fruit flavours of honeyed Melon and round citrus notes are followed by layered minerality on a long finish. This vintage is presenting beautiful varietal expression.

STATUS: OPEN
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2013 GREAT NORTHERN VINEYARDS SYRAH

+767985 · 12x750ml

95% Syrah, 5% Viognier. Semi- opaque, purple plum hue. A soft textured nose of smoky spiced plum with dark cherry, subtle mint and herbaceous notes. Very approachable through the mid-palate, soft to medium tannins with a rich mouth feel. Concludes with a bright tangy finish.
Serve with Cassoulet, Jambalaya, Osso Buco, Grilled lamb chops with Rosemary and mint chutney. Cheddar and aged Gouda.

STATUS: OPEN
JSc: 91
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2014 GREAT NORTHERN VINEYARDS ZINFANDEL

+767984 · 12x750ml

100% Zinfandel. Medium Opaque, Ruby colour. An expressive nose of black currant, cranberry, with a sweet core of dried plum. Mushroom notes with pepper spice and coffee are present in the background. The palate is zippy and expressive. Black Cherry cough drop, black pepper and lively tannins lead to a tangy layer of residual acidity and a racy finish. The high alcohol is well integrated with minimal heat. Something new with every sip.

STATUS: SOLD OUT - ARRIVING LATE DECEMBER 2018
JSc: 91
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AG || Anthony Gismondi, CAN
BC || Bob Campbell, NZ
CG || Connoisseaurs' GCW
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GP || Guia Penin, Spain
HH || Huon Hooke, AUS
JH || James Halliday, AUS
JS || James Suckling
JR || Jancis Robinson
JO || Jeremy Oliver, AUS
JP || John Platter, S. Africa
JSc || John Schreiner, CAN
MC || Michael Cooper, NZ
NMc || Natalie MacLean
NM || Neal Martin
RP || Parker/Wine Advocate
PP || Prince of Pinot
RJ || Ray Jordan, AUS
RR || Rhone Report
ST || Stephen Tanzer
TP || Tasting Panel
TI || Testing Institute
TA || Tim Atkin MW
VI || Vinous
W&S || Wine & Spirits
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AN || Wine Anorak
WE || Wine Enthusiast
WF || Wine Front, AUS
WR || Wine Review Online
WS || Wine Spectator
WT || Winestate Mag, AUS
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2016 CHARDONNAY

+559815 · 12x750ml

100% Chardonnay. The grapes for this wine come from the Pereira vineyard in the Similkameen Valley. The grapes were crushed and left on the skins to cold soak for three days prior to being pressed off, clarified and then inoculated with yeast. This wine was partially fermented in older French oak. Smooth & silky aromas of white peach, melon & mild citrus. Subtle oak. A little tart up front however it has a sweet lingering finish.

STATUS: OPEN
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2015 CHARDONNAY - 375ml

+595496 · 12x375ml

100% Chardonnay. The grapes for this wine come from the Pereira vineyard in the Similkameen Valley. They were handpicked on October 3, 2015 at approximately 24.2 brix. The grapes were crushed and left on the skins to cold soak for three days prior to being pressed off, clarified and then inoculated with yeast. This wine was partially fermented in older French oak. Smooth & silky aromas of white peach, melon & mild citrus. Subtle oak. A little tart up front however it has a sweet lingering finish.

STATUS: OPEN
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2017 PINOT GRIS

+620443 · 12x750ml


100% Pinot Gris. The grapes for this wine come from the following vineyards, Thibault in Summerland, Pereira in the Similkameen Valley, Cossentine in Penticton and the Cole vineyard on the Naramata Bench. This Pinot Gris was produced from handpicked grapes that were destemmed and cold soaked on the skins prior to pressing. This process enhances the fruit flavours and results in a salmon-coloured wine. That’s right! It’s a lovely pink! It’s also flavourful, aromatic and full-bodied with good structure, a rich mouthfeel and a spicy finish.

STATUS: OPEN
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2016 PINOT GRIS - 375ml

+620450 · 12x375ml | OPEN

100% Pinot Gris. The grapes for this wine come primarily from the vineyards of Ganhao and Elgert in Okanagan Falls, Thibault in Summerland, Dhaliwal in Oliver, Pereira in the Similkameen Valley, Cossentine in Penticton and the Cole vineyard on the Naramata Bench. This Pinot Gris was produced from handpicked grapes that were destemmed and cold soaked on the skins prior to pressing. This process enhances the fruit flavours and results in a salmon-coloured wine. That’s right! It’s a lovely pink! It’s also flavourful, aromatic and full-bodied with good structure, a rich mouthfeel and a spicy finish.

STATUS: OPEN
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2012 SEMILLON SAUVIGNON BLANC - 375ml

+790176 · 12x375ml

50% Semillon, 50% Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes for this wine come from the King Drive and Barber vineyards in Naramata. The grapes were hand picked on October 12 and October 29, 2012 at approximately 22.8 brix. A portion of this wine was barrel fermented in older French oak. This is a complex blend; the Sémillon was in oak, the Sauvignon Blanc was made in stainless steel The finished wine combines the zesty fruit of the Sauvignon Blanc with the rich texture and flavours of its partner in this 50-50 blend. Loads of fresh citrus, minerals, grass and slightly oily-rounded texture with a zesty, grapefruit finish.

STATUS: OPEN
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2013 MERLOT

+556381 · 12x750ml

100% Merlot. The grapes for this wine come primarily from the Trovao and Murray vineyards on the Naramata Bench. The grapes were hand picked on October 23, 2011 and October 26, 2011 at approximately 25.0 brix. The wine has gone through a full malolactic fermentation and was aged in French oak for 20 months. This is a satisfying Merlot, with ripe tannins and flavours of black currants and blackberries.
Pairs well with jambalaya, barbecue, lamb and meat sauces.

STATUS: OPEN
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2013 “OLD MAIN” RED

+553123 · 12x750ml

This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, grown primarily in our "Old Main" vineyard with 5% Petit Verdot and Malbec grown in our King Drive vineyard, both located in Naramata. This deep garnet coloured charmer is elegant on the nose and palate and has a long, balanced finish. Great with a Roast leg of lamb; a hearty steak; beef stroganoff; duck confit; fried chicken; or pork ragout.

STATUS: OPEN
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2013 “OLD MAIN” RED - 375ml

+163022 · 12x375ml

This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, grown primarily in our "Old Main" vineyard with 5% Petit Verdot and Malbec grown in our King Drive vineyard, both located in Naramata. This deep garnet coloured charmer is elegant on the nose and palate and has a long, balanced finish. Great with a Roast leg of lamb; a hearty steak; beef stroganoff; duck confit; fried chicken; or pork ragout.

STATUS: OPEN
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2016 PINOT NOIR

+556407 · 12x750ml

100% Pinot Noir. This wine is a blend of Pinot Noir grown in the Thibault vineyard in Summerland, and the Cole and Trovao vineyards in Naramata. This wine was allowed to go through a full malolactic fermentation and was barrel fermented in French oak for 18 months before being bottled. Earthy light oak and a hint of tart berries cut a swath through this otherwise earthy Pinot Noir.

STATUS: OPEN
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2014 RESERVE PINOT NOIR

+043638 · 12x375ml

100% Pinot Noir. This wine is a blend of select barrels of Pinot Noir grown in the Thibault vineyard in Summerland and the Cole vineyard in Naramata. The grapes were hand-picked between October 14, 2014 and October 20, 2014 at approximately 25.2 brix.. The wine has gone through full malolactic fermentation and was aged in French oak for 19 months before being bottled. A full-bodied expression of the variety, this wine has aromas of raspberry and spice, with flavours of cherry and raspberry.
Total production: 200 cases of 750ml bottles.

STATUS: OPEN
JSC: 90+
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2015 RESERVE PINOT NOIR

+598383 · 12x750ml

100% Pinot Noir. This wine is a blend of select barrels of Pinot Noir grown in the Thibault vineyard in Summerland and the Hayman and Cole vineyard in Naramata. The grapes were hand-picked between September 18, 2015 and September 24, 2015 at approximately 24.7 brix.  The wine has gone through full malolactic fermentation and was aged in French oak for 20 months before being bottled. A full-bodied expression of the variety, this wine has aromas of raspberry and spice, with flavours of cherry and raspberry.
Total production: 90 cases of 750ml bottles.

STATUS: OPEN
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N/V BRAKEMAN SELECT

+601989 · 12x750ml

This wine is a blend of Pinot Noir, Merlot and selected other red varieties grown primarily in vineyards in Naramata. The wine has gone through a full malolactic fermentation and was aged in American and French oak before being blended to tank and bottled. The wine has been made in a style that allows it to be very soft and smooth on the palate. Enjoy young.
Total production 350 cases of 750ml bottles.

STATUS: OPEN
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N/V CABOOSE - 375ML

+142794 · 12x375ml

The grapes for this fortified wine come primarily from our King Drive vineyard located in the Naramata. The grapes, Malbec and Petit Verdot, were hand picked at approximately 25 brix. The wine was barrel aged French oak. The wine has been bottled in 375 ml. bottles.

STATUS: OPEN
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2011 MALBEC

+620419 · 12x750ml

100% Malbec. The grapes for this wine come from the Travao, King Drive, Crest and Oh vineyard in Naramata. The grapes were handpicked on November 2-3, 2011 at approximately 22.5 brix. The wine has gone through a full malolactic fermentation and was aged in French oak for 20 months before bottling.
Total production 383 cases of 750ml bottles.

STATUS: OPEN
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2015 BARBER VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON

+729686 · 12x750ml

100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes for this wine come from the Barber vineyard in Naramata. The grapes were handpicked on October 6, 2015 at approximately 25.5 brix. The wine has gone through a full malolactic fermentation and was aged in French oak for 20 months before bottling. This is a big, ripe Cabernet, with aromas of red berries and mint and with flavours of cassis, vanilla and tobacco. The wine is built for aging.
Total production 125 cases of 750ml bottles.

STATUS: OPEN
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2015 HAYMAN PINOT NOIR

+556399 · 12x750ml

In 2012, we lost a food friend in John Levine. John was a real inspiration to us and he certainly knew and loved his wines. In memory of John we have renamed this single vineyard Hayman Pinot Noir as Hayman "John's Block". John, rest in peace. The grapes were hand picked. The wine has gone through a full malolactic fermentation and was aged in French oak for 19 months before being bottled. This is a limited bottling of a single vineyard Pinot Noir.

STATUS: open
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2012 GEWÜRZTRAMINER

+595488 · 12x750ml

100% Gewurztraminer. The grapes for this wine come from the Lasy Dog and Cossentine vineyards located in Penticton, the McGraw vineyard in Naramata and the Lerchs vineyard in Summerland. Made in an Alsatian style, the wine shows classic varietal aromas of pink grapefruit, rose petal and lychee nut with rich weight and body. This is a delicious wine, with flavours of pink grapefruit and lychee and an aroma of spices and rose petals. Tangy and refreshing.

STATUS: SOLD OUT
JSC: 90
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2010 “ROCK OVEN” RED

+601997 · 12x750ml

This wine is a blend of approximately 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Shiraz. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz come from the King and Trovao vineyards, both located in Naramata. The grapes were hand picked between October 3 and November 6, 2010 at approximately 24.0 brix. The wine has gone through a full malolactic fermentation and was aged in French oak for 23 months prior to bottling.
Total production 93 cases of 750ml bottles.

STATUS: SOLD OUT
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