Synchromesh Wines

Okanagan Falls, BC

Okanagan Falls

Synchromesh Wines is a small, family-run winery focused on producing terroir-driven, world class Riesling, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. From vineyard to bottle they practice sustainable techniques, non-chemical farming, natural low cropping, extensive use of indigenous yeasts and no additives or manipulations in winemaking.  The approach to the entire business is through a holistic philosophy, ensuring every aspect of the farm and winery helps to support the business ecosystem and philosophies, enabling the production of interesting and unique terroir-focused wines.

 

 

~2023 RIESLING~

 

A thoughtful blend of the Four Riesling vineyards: Long’s View Vineyard, Thorny Vines Vineyard,  Four Shadows Vineyard & Storm Haven Vineyard in Okanagan Falls.

2023 Riesling 750ml | SKU #850115 |$18.00

~2023 STORM HAVEN RIESLING~ (& STORM HAVEN DRY AVAILABLE)

 

Storm Haven vineyard is the 107 acre home and heart of Synchromesh. With large elevation changes and varying geology, we are able explore very different expressions of Riesling from each block. This wine hails from Gibson Block, the most gravelly corner of our home property on a Southwestern slope, this wine has huge acidity but with more lush fruit to make a Riesling that is approachable in its youth.

A shy nose of pear, apple blossom, and honeysuckle with wet slate and a very mineral palate filled with mango flesh and a tightly wound finish.

2023 Storm Haven Riesling White Label | 12 x 750ml | SKU #3588 | $23

~2022 STORM HAVEN RIESLING DRY~

Storm Haven vineyard is the 107 acre home and heart of Synchromesh. With large elevation changes and varying geology, we are able explore very different expressions of Riesling from each block. This wine hails from Gibson Block, the most gravelly corner of our home property on a Southwestern slope, this wine has huge acidity but with more lush fruit to make a Riesling that is approachable in its youth.

A shy nose of pear, apple blossom, and honeysuckle with wet slate and a very mineral palate filled with mango flesh and a tightly wound finish.

2022 Storm Haven Riesling DRY White Label | 12 x 750ml | SKU #268496| $23

~2023 LONG’S VIEW VINEYARD RIESLING~ (& LONG’S VIEW DRY AVAILABLE)

 

The former Bob Hancock Vineyard has been renamed for the current owners Charles and Linda Long. Returning to vineyard ownership after many years, the Long’s have committed to a fully organic transition of this property as we nurture it into maturity. Located up above the Naramata Village on an alluvial fan of mostly calcium carbonate, the gentle southern slope provides very even and balanced ripening with great acid retention and gentle structure.

2023 Long’s View Vineyard Riesling | 12 x 750ml | SKU #635524 |$23

~2023 THORNY VINES~ (& THORNY VINES  DRY AVAILABLE)

 

About a third of the way up the Naramata Bench with a Northern aspect, the Thorny Vines property is lovingly cared for by the Hornby-Smiths. Reaching into slightly richer loamy soils, these vines bring palate weight and a linear acidity not seen from our other properties.  Citrus and mandarin explode on the nose leading to a very textured mouthfeel of tropical fruit and apple. A sweet kiss lifts the fruit until the Thorny Vines acidity wipes it clean to a nearly dry finish.

2023 Riesling Thorny Vines 750ml | SKU #345942 | $23

~2022 STORY ORCHARD TERTRE ROUGE~

This is a single vineyard wine from Story Orchard Farms above the Naramata Bench that we have been farming since 2011 (formerly known as Turtle Rock Farms). This stunning property has perfect conditions for long slow ripening of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Aged for 16 months in French Oak with 28% new barrels, bottled without fining or filtration this is a blend of Merlot (51%) and Cabernet Franc (49%).

Tertre Rouge 750ml | SKU #239103 | $22.00

 

~2022 STORM HAVEN BLACK LABEL PINOT NOIR~

Storm Haven Vineyard is the 107-acre home and heart of Synchromesh. With large elevation changes and varying geology, we are able to explore very different expressions of Riesling, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir from each block. Farmed without synthetics or chemicals and following a holistic approach, we strive to grow our vines within the existing ecosystem rather than manipulating it. All this is supported by a 65 acre sanctuary to protect the sensitive habitat that calls our property home.

PINOT NOIR 750ml | SKU #81941 |$27

 

 

~2022 STORM HAVEN BLACK LABEL CAB FRANC~

Storm Haven Vineyard is the 107-acre home and heart of Synchromesh. With large elevation changes and varying geology, we are able to explore very different expressions of Riesling, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir from each block. Farmed without synthetics or chemicals and following a holistic approach, we strive to grow our vines within the existing ecosystem rather than manipulating it. All this is supported by a 65 acre sanctuary to protect the sensitive habitat that calls our property home.

The Storm Haven Label represents the pinnacle of wines from this property in a given year.

Cab franc 750ml | SKU #58047 |$27

 

 

~2022 STORM HAVEN BOULDERS BLOCK RIESLING~

Grown in heavy clay soils, filled with granit boulders, over a sublayer of sandy gravels.  This wine presents with a fuller body, high acidity, and dry finish. 

Baked pie apple, lime zest with a broad mouthfeel and weight.

9.62% Alc
2.77 PH
11.025 g/L TA
29 g/L RS

Storm Haven BOULDERS BLOCK | 750ml | SKU #419476 | $30.00 

 

~2022 STORM HAVEN BLUE LABEL GIBSON/BLOCK 3 RIESLING~

From a single parcel of the vineyard, where the soils are composed of decompsing & fracturing granite, and sandy gravels.  This wine presents with a lighter body, incredibly high acidity, and nearly dry finish. 

Lime and quince lead to pear skin texture and linear limey acidity on the long, lean and dry finish.  The Storm Haven label represents the pinnacle of wines from this property in a given year.  

7.67% Alc
2.63 PH
12.1 g/L TA
72 g/L RS

Riesling Storm Haven Gibson/Block 3 | 750ml | SKU #820894 | $30.00

 

 

~2022 STORM HAVEN GOLD DIGGER BLOCK RIESLING~

The Gold Digger Block is named for the metallic elements which are scattered throughout otherwise gravelly soils of this parcel, glimmering and reflecting light back to the vines throughout the growing season.   

Lime and quince lead to pear skin texture and linear limey acidity on the long, lean and dry finish. This wine has a lighter body, vibrant high acidity, and finishes dry.

8.39% Alc
2.7 PH
12.375 g/L TA
64 g/L RS

STORM HAVEN GOLD DIGGER BLOCK | 750ml | SKU #419471 | $30.00

 

 

~PADDLE SHIFT~

A delightful 5.2% Alcohol Riesling Spritzer. This wine contains a little bit of fruit from each property we farm for Riesling, brought together with a light soda spritz to make the ultimate mid-week companion… or anytime. Very slightly off-dry with refreshing acidity bubbling across the finish.

Paddle Shift | 24 x 250ml | SKU #382372