Laughing Stock Vineyards Laughing Stock Vineyards News 26.10.2016 

Dark Pool 2010 Release
The Secret is Out!

One of the most secretive practices on Wall Street is the use of dark pools, which are off-exchange platforms that let traders buy and sell stocks anonymously.  This under the radar and quietly growing practice was exposed in Micheal Lewis’ best-selling book “Flash Boys”.

David also kept his port project under the radar, (even from Cynthia) with a small lot of Merlot wine that was quietly aged in two oak puncheons, sequestered in a corner of the winery for over 5 years. 

Made in traditional Port style, Dark Pool was created using Merlot grapes sourced from the Naramata Bench during the 2010 harvest. At the four year mark of aging in neutral puncheons, we had a local distillery work with the lees (heavy sediment from the fermentation tank) from the same Merlot block, to create a high proof spirit that was added to the wine.  Now fortified, it was further barrel aged for an additional year and half before being bottled in June 2016. 

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


Harvest 2016:
Winemaker's Notes

According to David, owner & winemaker, the 2016 harvest is longer than normal which is good thing. Ripening was early but gradual and pick dates a lot more predictable than last year… if you could avoid this fall’s rain!

For some vineyards, Oct 11th was a heavy frost through a good part of the valley floor, not a good thing if your fruit was not ripe as all ripening stops once the leaves are gone. We dodged that bullet and had our last grapes arrive this week to a tired but happy winemaking team!

Overall, 2016 is the best harvest in the last 3 or 4 years.  Early spring start, great consistent summer weather and an extended fall season. 

See images of this year's harvest on our Instagram account.



Let us be your Concierge for Gifting & Events

Laughing Stock Vineyards offers some of BC's most celebrated wines. Highly valued, unique, delicious and memorable.

We offer a range of gifting services including customized packaging with your company's logo and assistance with shipping logistics.

For more information on gifting options and the extra perks and assistance we can provide, see our Corporate Gifting brochure or visit our website.

We can also assist you with your upcoming events. Whether it's a big corporate affair, or a group of friends over for a private dinner event, we can make wine recommendations and streamline logistics.  We can direct deliver to the event venue, no matter if it's a restaurant, a private home or office.

Call the winery for personalized gifting or event assistance at 250.493.8466 or email 


upcoming events

November 10-11, 2016 Cornucopia Wine Summit   Whistler,BC

November 16, 2016 Winemaker Dinner, Tableau Restaurant, Vancouver

November 17, 2016 Winemaker Dinner, Tap Restaurant, South Surrey

December 9-10, 2016
Big Reds at Big White
Big White Mountain



latest newswire

Laughing Stock Portfolio 2014
93 Points
, Anthony Gismondi.

B.C. Vintners see red in their future, Anthony Gismondi, Pique October 20, 2016

Exciting Times at Laughing Stock Vineyards, Anthony Gismondi, Vancouver Sun, September 21, 2016

Laughing Stock - Chinese Version, Cissy Yee, Smart Select Vancouver, September 2016

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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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