Laughing Stock Vineyards Laughing Stock Vineyards News 15.02.2018

Blending 2.0
February in the Cellar

What makes a GREAT wine?  Is it the grapes? YES.  Is it winemaking science?  YES. And to us, it is also all about the BLENDING.   

Inspired by Bordeaux wines our focus, when we founded the winery, was to create a beautiful, layered, sophisticated wine that showcased the best of what BC can do each year.  The best way to achieve that is by blending and thus is a huge focus with our two flagship wines:  Portfolio & Blind Trust. 

With 5 varietals to work with (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec & Petit Verdot), coming from 6 different vineyard sites and then divided into mutliple blocks and varying pick dates, it creates a total of 23 distinct lots.  In addition, we age the wine in classic French oak barrels that also vary by cooper and toast levels, which after 16 months creates uniquely different expressions of the wine and endless combinations to consider for blending.

Over the next few weeks, our winemaking team is sampling, tasting and conducting blending trials to find the best expression of each of the varietals to create the final blends for the 2016 vintage. Hard work but someone has to do it.


Make Wine Not War

That was our winemaker's mantra this week as BC wine became the target for a highly politicized trade war between BC and Alberta.

In an era when we are already hampered by restrictions on shipping Canadian wine between provinces (, it's been quite disheartening to find BC wines brought into a trade battle that hurts not just BC wineries, but all the Alberta restaurants, wine stores and consumers that enjoy our wines.  

We'd like to sincerely thank all our loyal customers that support local wines, no matter which province you live in.  #makewinenotwar

You can continue to find our wines across Canada at these restaurants and wine stores.  Just enter your postal code.



Vacation in the Vineyard

Stay at the Winemaker Residence at Laughing Stock Vineyards and experience living on a vineyard and boutique winery on the Naramata Bench.

This luxury home with modern décor, vaulted ceilings and a gourmet kitchen has a stunning 270 degree view of Enns Vineyard and Okanagan Lake from the large deck. Sleeps 6 with 3 spacious bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in this 2,700 sq ft residence.  Perfect for 3 couples or 1 family. *Note: 5 night minimum stay

Take a video tour.  For more details and pictures, click here or email

Preferred Share Wine Club Members have preferred pricing and priority booking. 


upcoming events

March 29, 2018
Tasting room opens for Easter Weekend - email to make an appointment

April 26, 2018
Chef Meets Grape - Vancouver

May 1, 2018
Release of LFNG 2017 whites - Pinot Gris & Viognier

June 15, 2018
Release of LFNG 2016 reds - Blind Trust Red, Syrah & Pinot Noir


latest newswire

Laughing Stock Portfolio - 92 Pts.,, December 2017

Laughing Stock Ferments Syrah in Clay, John Schreiner, November 2017

Winery Explores Natural Winemaking, Shelley Boetcher, November 2017

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.

Please visit our website at for more details.

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