This last Visit brought us to 8th generation after having harmoniously imbibed their Pink Frizzante at a Dinner party in Naramata the night before. We dutifully hiked Giantshead to the bluff to catch the beautiful views of Okanagan Lake before heading down to the Winery that day .
The Shales family comes from 8 generations of Wine makers from Germany. Which makes them the 9th Generation. This was my second Visit to the winery and since then, they have built a new Tasting Room complete with Tasting bar, shop and a beautiful little garden Patio! We were greeted by Amandah Reilly who indulged us with a tasting of their Wines.
Nothing is more fresh, fruity and petillant than the Confidence a semi Sparkling( Frizzante Style ) a blend of 50% Pinot and 10 Pinot Gris. It is an off dry sparkling with a creamy texture with layers of Strawberry and Rainier Cherries and a so yummy finish .It is a great aperitif for anytime of the day and my Favorite summer sipper this year! If you prefer a lightly drier Sparkling you can try the ‘Integrity’ a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Kerner!
A few other notable wines were the (classic) Riesling and the Cabernet /Merlot.
See you in a few Weeks. We are off to France for 2 weeks
Will report back soon !