Laughing Stock Vineyards Laughing Stock Vineyards News 2016-07-25 

Chardonnay 2015

Making a well-balanced Chardonnay is a challenge that requires both a level of judgment and restraint to fully showcase the fruit characteristics balanced with fullness and finesse that only French oak can impart. 

Sourcing outstanding fruit from West Bench, Osoyoos, this wine was whole cluster pressed for a fresh fruit profile, and settled by gravity into barrels for primary fermentation. We also filled one of our concrete egg fermenters for the 1st time with the Chard to add texture and a sense of minerality. In barrel, the partial malolactic fermentation combined with lees stirring, brings extra richness, complexity and a lovely elegant texture that does not overpower the fruit.

Only 300 cases produced. 

$24.99/ 750 ml bottle plus GST & PST as applicable.

Order online or call the winery at 250.493.8466 and we'll ship direct to your door. Order now to receive before the long weekend (for shipments to AB & BC).

To receive a mixed 6-pack of new releases, become a Series B Preferred Share Wine Club member and receive mixed shipments three times a year, and FREE shipping across Canada.  



Amphora Viognier Roussanne 2015

This Small Cap release is a tribute to how wine was made a thousand years ago.  Using a hands-off winemaking approach, this is our 3rd year of working with the ancient technique of fermenting in terracotta clay Amphorae. We continue with Viognier and Roussanne in a 50/50 blend, picked and placed in Amphorae on the same day.

The grapes are placed whole cluster (without destemming or pressing) into two 500L clay Amphorae acquired from Chianti, Italy. The grapes are left to start fermenting without the addition of commercial yeasts and after two weeks, the ferment started naturally.  This is called a ‘wild ferment’. 

Part of the experience of working with Amphorae has been to explore the boundaries of winemaking. Each year David has left the wine ‘on the skins’ for an increasingly longer period.  The 2013 process was 5 weeks, 2014 was 2.5 months and this year’s vintage, 2015, was extended to 5.5 months.  

This wine has a waxy texture and grippiness from the extended skin contact, balanced by the full bodied nature of the Viognier that has a beautiful mouth-coating oiliness. On the palate, there are flavours of baked yellow apple and clove and finishes with a slightly toasty orange peel. 

Only 167 cases produced. 6 bottle maximum purchase. 

$20.99/ 500 ml bottle plus GST & PST as applicable. 

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




Bet you haven't been to a meeting like this before.

Join us for our Annual Preferred Shareholder Meeting on Saturday, September 10th in the winery barrel room, where the agenda is all about wine.

We will be taking a closer look at wines from our Perfect Hedge Vineyard including a vertical of our award winning Syrah, as well as a sneak peek at the next vintage of Portfolio 2014

Tickets $50 plus tax.  Open to Preferred Share Wine Club Members. RSVP by August 26, 2016

Email to reserve or call 250.493.8466.

Join our wine club today for invites to shareholder events like this as well as options to stay at our new Winemaker Residence.

Meetings are indispensable when
you don't want to do anything. 

~John Kenneth Galbraith


upcoming events

July 28, 2016
Shareholder Longtable Dinner - Preferred Share Wine Club Event - SOLD OUT

August 25, 2016
Joy Road Alfresco Dinner, Skaha Lake

September 6-7, 2016
Top Drop Vancouver

September 10, 2016
AGM - Preferred Share Wine Club Event, @Winery 

October 1, 2016
Release of Portfolio 2014

Stay at the Winemaker Residence -New vacation rental available


latest newswire

Naramata Bench Worth Visiting, Anthony Gismondi, Vancouver Sun, July 22, 2016

John Schreiner Reviews New Releases, July 14, 2016

Syrah 2014, 91 Points, Beppi Crosarial, Globe & Mail, July 7, 2016

High Altitude, Low Attitude, SOMM Journal visits BC - LFNG profiled pgs 10-11, June 2016

Other Newswire


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.

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