Osoyoos West Bench is one of the few locations ideally suited to Rhône whites in the Okanagan Valley. There is no shortage of sunlight and heat, but it largely comes from morning to midday, protected by Mt. Kobau from the intense afternoon sun. This allows the fruit to achieve beautiful ripeness, while retaining a good amount of freshness.
Grown on sandy loam fluvioglacial deposits from melting glacier water outwash, the soils are low vigour and well-draining, resulting in grapes with excellent concentration.
The gentle slope down to Osoyoos Lake mitigates the severity of winter on a variety that is very susceptible to cold injury.