Here at Hillside, we believe it is incredibly important to give back to your community. This year, for every bottle of 2016 One Sky Dickinson Vineyard Merlot purchased, Hillside will donate $10 to One Sky Community Resources.
Beside the winery lies our first planting, the 1984 block that produced the lovely fruit for this Gamay Noir. This is a medium-bodied, fruit forward wine. Raspberry and cedar notes highlight the aroma, while the palate delivers a fine, silky texture.
An early spring and moderately warm summer, and blissfully smoke-free, allowed for very long hang time for the 2019 red grapes. Wine from an older planting of Malbec blends nicely with younger (13 year old) Merlot block.
Tucked behind the winery, the bowl-shaped Hidden Valley Vineyard is a beautifully warm site that produces ripe fruit of deep flavour and rich tannin. Aromas of black raspberry, clove and licorice are echoed on the palate, finishing with a supple mouthfeel. So fun to taste and compare with our Gjoa’s Vineyard Merlot and Dickinson Vineyard Merlot!
Gjoa’s vineyard, situated just below our winery, was established 27 years ago. These mature vines produce fruit which stands out with deep plum and mocha aromas and a savoury note to the palate, lending sophistication to the finish. So fun to taste and compare with our Dickinson Vineyard Merlot!