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Kathy Malone
 
August 15, 2022 | Kathy Malone

Summer in the Vineyard 2022

 

SUMMER IN THE VINEYARD

Featuring an interview with Dr. Pat Bowen of the Summerland Research and Development Centre

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Time Posted: Aug 15, 2022 at 3:32 PM Permalink to Summer in the Vineyard 2022 Permalink
Kathy Malone
 
June 17, 2022 | Kathy Malone

The Down & "Dirt-"y on our Single Vineyard Merlots

SINGLE VINEYARD MERLOTS

The Down & "Dirt"-Y

Through the summer of 2010, Hillside hosted a number of “terroir tastings” from barrels, illustrating the similarities and differences between four blocks of 2009 Merlot from the Naramata bench and one Oliver block. 

The difference was obvious—almost a Sesame Street segment of “one of these things is not like the other” --the wine from Oliver fruit was “benchmark” dark plum Merlot, while the Naramata-sourced fruit was more complex and in addition to the classic merlot flavours, all shared a flavour component attributable to the soil.

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Time Posted: Jun 17, 2022 at 2:30 PM Permalink to The Down & Permalink
Kathy Malone
 
April 12, 2022 | Kathy Malone

Intervention in Winemaking - What does it really mean?

Intervention In Winemaking

Grow the best quality fruit possible, pick at optimum physiological ripeness, ferment cool, and intervene with nature only when necessary…simple, elegant. Simple, elegant, yes, but easy? Definitely not.  What does "intervention" really mean when it comes to winemaking? CLICK HERE to hear from our winemaker Kathy Malone. 

Time Posted: Apr 12, 2022 at 12:00 PM Permalink to Intervention in Winemaking - What does it really mean? Permalink
Kathy Malone
 
January 21, 2022 | Kathy Malone

Cellaring Wine: A Winemaker's Perspective

Just in time for our library sale! Learn about cellaring wine and why it's important from Kathy Malone. 

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Time Posted: Jan 21, 2022 at 10:43 AM Permalink to Cellaring Wine: A Winemaker's Perspective Permalink
Kathy Malone
 
October 1, 2021 | Kathy Malone

Hindsight 2021: How was Hillside's Harvest?

HINDSIGHT 2021: HOW WAS HILLSIDE'S HARVEST?

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Time Posted: Oct 1, 2021 at 11:58 AM Permalink to Hindsight 2021: How was Hillside's Harvest? Permalink
Kathy Malone
 
August 1, 2021 | Kathy Malone

The Elephants in the Vineyard: Smoke & Heat

THE ELEPHANTS IN THE VINEYARD: HEAT AND SMOKE

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Time Posted: Aug 1, 2021 at 11:36 AM Permalink to The Elephants in the Vineyard: Smoke & Heat Permalink
Kathy Malone
 
April 29, 2021 | Kathy Malone

All about the Naramata Bench Terroir: Part 3 of 3

How the Naramata Bench offically became a Sub-Appellation.

 - by Kathy Malone
 

So here we are.  You have the background on the Naramata Bench and the BC system of sub-Geographic-Indicators, now it’s time to explore how they came together.   READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

 

Time Posted: Apr 29, 2021 at 4:54 PM Permalink to All about the Naramata Bench Terroir: Part 3 of 3 Permalink
Kathy Malone
 
April 15, 2021 | Kathy Malone

All about the Naramata Bench Terroir: Part 2 of 3

 

What is a Sub-GI and Why Does it Matter? - by Kathy Malone

An appellation or geographic indicator (GI) is a means of delineating “terroir” geographically.  Terroir refers to the set of conditions that contribute to the character of the fruit, and therefore the wine, such that it stands apart from its neighbors.  These conditions range from very broad—latitude/longitude, west-facing vs south-facing, frost-free days etc, to very specific-soil type, prevailing wind direction, even cultural considerations.  READ MORE HERE.

Time Posted: Apr 15, 2021 at 8:49 AM Permalink to All about the Naramata Bench Terroir: Part 2 of 3 Permalink
Kathy Malone
 
April 1, 2021 | Kathy Malone

All about the Naramata Bench Terroir: Part 1 of 3

 

My Love of the Naramata Bench 

- by Kathy Malone

When I was considering the move to Hillside from Mission Hill, I thought these people were insane, planting Malbec this far north in the valley.  I knew how hard it was to ripen Bordeaux varieties, even as far south as Osoyoos.  But I tasted the wines and was impressed. . . confused, but impressed.  Spending the summer of 2009 on the bench, I got a sense of how we were able to achieve this level of ripeness. Read on: THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.

Time Posted: Apr 1, 2021 at 1:00 PM Permalink to All about the Naramata Bench Terroir: Part 1 of 3 Permalink
Kathy Malone
 
February 1, 2021 | Kathy Malone

Why I Hate Icewine....

Why I Hate Ice Wine... 

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