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Summerhill, Kelowna

Join our wine writer, Allison Markin, every week for a wine review complete with food and music pairings. Featuring Okanagan and Canadian wines, with an occasional international bottle, Castanet celebrates the bottles of our Valley and the diversity of the Canadian wine industry and influences from around the world. For current availability and pricing, consult the winery. Unless indicated, international selections are generally available at government liquor stores or private wine shops.

Wine: Organic Riesling, 2017

Winery: Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Kelowna

Why drink it? Leaders in the organic movement, especially in their vineyards and culinary treats both in the wine shop and on their Sunset Organic Bistro menu, a visit to Summerhill can be described by many as quirky and unexpected, like this organic Riesling. If you’re used to a drier, stony type of Riesling, the sweetness of this one will make you sit up and take notice. Honeyed apple flavours, you might describe this as a very fruit-forward white wine, with low acidity. Worth a visit to one of Canada’s most visited wineries to try alongside other white wines in the winery’s portfolio and find your favourite.

Price: $22

Pair with: The unexpected sweetness in this wine will pair well with dishes that have a slightly sweet note, think honey ham, or a platter of fresh fruit grilled on the BBQ with a honey glaze, roasted hazelnuts or almonds, and a couple of soft local cheeses to share.

Music pairing: Pyramid by Radiohead

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