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Tantalus Vineyards

Web site www.tantalus.ca
 
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Tantalus Vineyards is located on the eastern slopes of the Okanagan Valley overlooking the city of Kelowna. The winery specializes in trowing and vinifying small quantities of Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The site was first planted to grapes in 1927 when it was known as Pioneer Vineyards. It is one of the oldest continuously producing vineyards in British Columbia. Today, Riesling planted in 1978 and Pinot Noir planted in 1983 make up the major part of the vineyard. Farming of the estate 50-acre vineyard is organic. In early 2010, a new and British Columbia's first LEED certified winery opened.

The winery's two winemakers are Jacqueline Kemp, the former winemaker for Akaura Winery in Central Otago, and David Paterson, a native of Vancouver who has worked vintages in Oregon, New Zealand and Australia. The vineyard is managed by Warwick Shaw.