If you have stayed with us before, you will likely remember having a taste of our luscious Pinot Gris. Well, this spring, Forgotten Hill Wine Co. opened to the public. We’re starting small, having converted the garage at Forgotten Hill into a mini-but-mighty winery. We will be offering sumptuous handcrafted wines made from our estate-grown Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir grapes, as well as a refreshing Rosé.
The winery’s tasting area officially opened to visitors May 15, 2017. In keeping with our diminutive size, at first we will offer tastings by appointment only. While B&B guests can easily experience our wines, visitors can either call 1-250-496-5600 to book a tasting or visit our new website www.forgottenhillwineco.com to book an appointment!
And to all our B&B guests, past, present and future: Cheers! We look forward to sharing our wines with you!
2015 Pinot Gris
Grown on our family estate, one of the most sublime sites on the Naramata Bench, the 2015 Pinot Gris is redolent of ripe pear & apricot, almond, orange blossom & chamomile.
A very versatile wine that pairs well with chicken or pork, white fish, mussels and scallops, as well as pasta dishes with creamy sauces. Salads, goat cheese and hard cheeses like Gruyère are also a nice match.
2016 Pinot Gris
Grown on our family estate, one of the most sublime sites on the Naramata Bench, the 2016 Pinot Gris is evocative of pears poached with ginger & cloves, sun-warmed apricots, lime zest, mint & honeysuckle blossom.
With a slightly crisper profile than the 2015, the 2016 Pinot Gris is a match made in heaven when it comes to creamy or cheesy dishes. That said, it plays equally well with chicken and pork, veal, shellfish and white fish.
A blend of 81% Merlot and 19% Pinot Noir, this rosé is delicate & elegant in style, with flavours of strawberry, rhubarb, grapefruit, honey, mint leaves & orange blossom.
This dry Rosé has a savory Herbes de Provence note that makes it a delight to pair with Mediterranean dishes, as well as with nibbly dinners: tapas, antipasti, mixed cheese and charcuterie plates. Of course, a roast chicken or turkey is also a classic and toothsome match for our Rosé.
2015 Pinot Noir
100% Estate-grown, our Pinot Noir exhibits aromas of black cherry & redcurrant combined with black pepper, clove, juniper, leather & black tea.
This wine is velvety and decadent, so the obvious match would be duck, done any which way. Alternatively, roasted or braised beef and chicken, grilled lamb, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms or mushroom sauces, and barbecued or grilled pork and salmon are terrific accompaniments to the Pinot Noir.