Laughing Stock Vineyards Laughing Stock Vineyards News 28.9.2017 
 
 

Portfolio 2015 Release
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Having been sold out at the winery since June, we are pleased to finally release the 2015 vintage of Portfolio, our flagship wine.  

The 2015 vintage of this Bordeaux inspired blend combining the five classic varietals: 45% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot to create a multi-layered, complex wine. 

The result is a wine with a bold nose with aromas of blackberry, warm raspberry, vanilla bean and some earthy herbal notes. The tannins are powerful but have a velvety texture that will provide longevity in the wine, as it has in previous vintages. As always, Portfolio is a full bodied wine with ample concentration and complexity that will develop for years to come.

$44.99/bottle plus tax.  Also available in Magnums and Double Magnums.

Order online or call the winery at 250.493.8466 and we'll ship direct to your door.

To ensure annual access to this coveted wine, become a Series A Preferred Share Wine Club member and receive guaranteed allocation and FREE shipping across Canada.

 
   

Harvest 2017 Begins

First grapes in and yup they are RED. These beauties are Merlot grapes from the Naramata Bench. Only the second time in our 15 harvests where reds beat the whites in at harvest. It happened also in 2015 which was one of hottest growing years on record.

To see which of the past Okanagan vintages were hot years, see our vintage review.  

We are learning (and yes, grape growing and winemaking is a continual educational journey), that in these really hot years that the white grapes stall out in development during hot summer days, but the red grapes thrive in that heat.

To warch our harvest journey this year, follow us on Instagram or Facebook.

 
 

 

Forbes Article Highlights Okanagan Visionaries

BC continues to attract international media interested in our relatively unknown wine region.  A journalist from Forbes Magazine recently visited the Okanagan Valley and featured our Viognier 2016 as one of 10 wines that tell the future of Okanagan wine. Read the full article here.

"It's exceptionally expressive, with its layers being teased out during fermentation and aging in oak, stainless steel, and concrete. (Along with the Okanagan Crush Pad, Laughing Stock was the first to introduce concrete eggs in the region.) Made from 100% estate fruit, harvested in two pickings ten days apart, it features the appealing and hard-to-get-right combination of Gewürztraminer aromatics (especially orange blossoms) and heft of Chardonnay.

Order online or call the winery at 250.493.8466 and we'll ship direct to your door.

 
 

upcoming events

October 1, 2017
Release of Portfolio 2015

November 1, 2017
Wine Club Only offer - Amphora Syrah & Portfolio Vertical. Become a Preferred Shareholder today.

 

latest newswire

10 Wines that tell the Future - Visionairies from the Okanagan Valley, Cathy Huyghe, Forbes Magazine, August 30, 2017

Five Wines that Live up to their Label, Michaela Morris, Westender, September 6, 2017

Bold wines complement distinctive plates at Vancouver dining hotspots - Kurtis Kolt, Georgia Sraight- July 12, 2017

 

 

about lfng

Located on the picturesque Naramata Bench, Laughing Stock Vineyards is a serious enterprise with a lighthearted attitude. And with a name like Laughing Stock, we wake up everyday with the motivation of not living up to our name.

Please visit our website at www.laughingstock.ca for more details.

Tasting Room Open by Appointment: When visiting the winery, be sure to call ahead or email tastings@laughingstock.ca to book a tasting.