Our winemaking team, headed by winemaker Sandy Leier, strives to create the best wines that showcase the Okanagan Valley. Laughing Stock Vineyards is a team driven and hands-on operation - we take pride in diligently tending to every stage of the winegrowing and winemaking processes.
We are fortunate to work with top-of-the-line winery equipment like double sorting tables to ensure that only the best fruit clusters are used. We can also regulate how much whole berry fruit goes into the fermenters. We aim to always improve the wines year to year and as such we have been exploring a variety of fermentation vehicles over the past few years including temperature regulated stainless tanks, and the addition of eight concrete eggs with nicknames such as “Free Range," “Scrambled”, "Fabergé" & "Benedict". We have also acquired six clay Amphorae from Italy, in which we make a variety of limited production wines. Complexity is added to the red wines through an extended barrel-aging program using 100% French oak in both standard barrels sizes and 500 liter puncheons.