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.

~2020 STORM HAVEN BLUE LABEL GIBSON/BLOCK 3 RIESLING~

Storm Haven Vineyard is the 107 acre home and heart of Synchromesh. With large elevation changes and varying geology, they are able to explore very different expressions of Riesling from each block. Farmed without synthetics or chemicals and following a holistic approach, they strive to grow their vines within the existing ecosystem rather than manipulating it. All this is supported by a 70 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.

SOIL: Decomposing granite and sandy gravel.

TASTE: Fleshy mango meat, dried mango, ginger, honeysuckle and acid, acid, acid. Endless, highly textured finish. Medium dry.

7.63% Alc
2.75 PH
12.105 TA
69.26 g/L RS

Riesling Storm Haven Gibson/Block 3 | 750ml | SKU #820894 | $30

~2020 STORM HAVEN BLUE LABEL GOLD DIGGER BLOCK RIESLING~

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 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 70 sanctuary to protect the sensitive habitat that calls their property home.

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

SOIL: Shattered slate and sandy gravel.

TASTE: Lime, kiwi and starfruit with big mineral, slate finish. Medium.

7.35% Alc
2.80 PH
11.925 TA
65.27 g/L RS

Riesling Storm Haven GOLD DIGGER BLOCK | 750ml | SKU #419471 | $30

~2020 STORM HAVEN BLUE 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 70 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.

SOIL: Sandy loam with broken granite and quartz

TASTE: Clones 214 and 332. Bright raspberry, dusty blackberry and sarsaparilla. Resinous, fine grained structure that carries on the finish

13.1% Alc
3.90 PH
5.23 TA

CAB FRANC Storm Haven BLUE LABEL | 750ml | SKU #58047 | $30

~2020 STORM HAVEN BLUE 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 70-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.

SOIL: Amelia Block – clay and granite, Block 4 – decomposing granite in sandy gravel

TASTE: Clones 114, 115, 667, 777, 828. Fine-grained, silky structure, fresh dark cherry and tayberry, brooding beets and morel with a long finish.

13.3% Alc
3.97 PH
5.325 TA

PINOT NOIR Storm Haven BLUE LABEL | 750ml | SKU #81941 | $30

~2018 CACHOLA CAB FRANC~

Located just North of the town of Oliver on the West slope, this block of Cabernet Franc cuts into the base of the hills that define the Oliver valley.  The Cachola family carefully farms this vineyard to extract the essence of Cabernet Franc delicacy while balancing beautiful ripeness attainable in the South Okanagan heat.

 2018 was a return to a much more normal growing season with balanced acids and wonderful freshness in fruit. Fresh and vibrant with red cherry, crunchy tomato leaf and silky textured. Always a crushable style of Cabernet Franc.

2018 Cachola Cab Franc 750ml | SKU #613893 |$19 | Available

~2019 TERTRE ROUGE~

Aged for 20 months in French Oak with 30% new barrels, bottled without fining or filtration. This blend of Merlot (66%) and Cabernet Franc (34%) is named after the evocative corner of the Le Mans racing circuit in France, where perfect driver balance and finesse are key to a clean exit leading to one of the longest straightaways in motor racing.

This is a single vineyard wine from Turtle Rock Farms above the Naramata Bench. Carefully tended by the Britton Family, this stunning property has perfect conditions for long slow ripening of Cabernet Franc and Merlot producing fantastic flavour and tannin ripeness while keeping brightness and balance.  2018 produced some of the most balanced fruit we have seen from this site.  Rich and dark aromatics are carried by a wonderfully fresh fine-grained texture and brightness in the mouth.

Tertre Rouge 750ml | SKU #239103 | $19 

 

~2020 LONG’S VIEW VINEYARD RIESLING~

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.

Long’s View Vineyard Riesling | 12 x 750ml | SKU #635524 |$19

~2020 THORNY VINES~

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.

Riesling Thorny Vines 750ml | SKU #345942 | $19 

~2020 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.

2020 Riesling 750ml | SKU #850115 |$15.99 

~2016 TURTLE ROCK FARMS CAB FRANC~

This is a single vineyard Cabernet Franc from Turtle Rock Farms.  Nestled on a granite and gravel base under the KVR trail above the Naramata Bench, this property produces structured and highly aromatic Cabernet Franc. The nose leads with intense sasparilla, dark red fruit and a floral sticky toffee pudding.  In the mouth, bright acidity freshens a substantial, fine grained structure with resinous and very persistent finish.  Cellar for 8+ years. 13%

2016 TURTLE ROCK FARMS CAB FRANC 750ml | SKU #760389 |$30 

 

 

~2018 STORM HAVEN BLACK LABEL PINOT NOIR~

Grown on our own Storm Haven Vineyard, this Pinot Noir was hand cultivated with minimal interference and natural low cropping to create a wine that truly expresses the Storm Haven Vineyard site.

100% whole bunch fermented this wine manages to extract the qualities of this site in a very structured and complex Pinot Noir that is still very elegant and fresh.  Clones 828, 115 and 114 contribute significant structure for aging, all underlying complex blue and black fruits with anise and earthy funk.  11.9%.

PINOT NOIR 750ml | SKU # |$40