Laughing Stock Vineyards Laughing Stock Vineyards News 01.10.2018 


Portfolio 2016 - A Wealth of Wise Decisions

The culmination of hundreds, if not thousands of carefully considered, painstakingly made, “really, really good” decisions - our flagship Portfolio wine makes it all so very much worthwhile.

Many agree with this assessment: last year, demand for Laughing Stock's Portfolio dramatically outpaced supply. Our entire annual production sold out in 8 months flat.  The good news — we are now releasing the 2016 Portfolio. 

Our thirteenth release, Portfolio 2016 is nothing short of superb. It combines the five classic Bordeaux varietals: 51% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot to create a multi-layered, complex wine. Using double sorting tables to sort grapes first by cluster, then by berry allows us to put meticulous attention on using only the best grapes in our wines. And after 20 months in French oak barrels, the wine is approachable now but could cellar for a decade.

93 Points, Beppi Crosariol, Globe and Mail

“Voluptuous and ripe yet handsomely structured”

Now is the time for you to make smart decisions…

$49.99/bottle plus tax.  Also available in impressive Magnums and Double Magnums.

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

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



Crush Pad Convergence

Laughing Stock started on a shoestring, and in a garage. 
At the time, David’s winemaking knowledge was self-taught. Practical experience was slim. The inaugural crush comprised of a single car trailer of grapes. Personally driven too.
Fast forward to 2018, our winemaking team has been significantly enhanced by the addition of the remarkably pedigreed Nikki Callaway.  

David Enns has 17 vintages under his belt. So too does Nikki. Together with our Assistant Winemaker Stefanie Dylla and our Cellar Hand Brendan Miu, our winemaking foursome have collectively championed over 45 vintages. Beyond this impressive stat, Nikki, Stefanie and Brendan have produced double-hemisphere harvests for several of these vintages. Team bios here.
Crush is an exhilarating season for wineries. For us, in our 16th harvest, it is so rewarding to see a convergence of of a solid growing season in the vineyards with such a wealth of winemaking talent. For certain, 2018 is a stellar vintage in the making. 

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One Night in Naramata

Recently, The Globe & Mail featured an article on the magnetic beauty and allure of the Naramata Bench wine region, centered around an intimate outdoor dinner in Laughing Stock's Pinot Noir vineyard. 

"The Okanagan’s southeastern shore offers rugged landscapes, a quaint sense of community and a concentration of boutique wineries, including premium player Laughing Stock. As NATHALIE ATKINSON learns over a summer dinner at its pinot noir vineyard, the unique way these elements blend together is helping to develop its unique identity in the wine world"

A link to the full StyleAdvisor article can be found here.