This spring we had an opportunity to take a wine tasting trip to Osoyoos which you can read here. On the trip we visited a number of wineries including Nk’Mip Cellars (pronounced ‘in-ka-meep’). The winery resides on 1,200 acres of Osoyoos Indian Band land and while not a large winery they can produce up to 18,000 cases or 162,000 litres of wine each year. They use grapes grown on their own property which includes Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Riesling.
Nk’Mip Pinot Noir
One of the wines we brought back from our trip was the 2011 Nk’Mip Pinot Noir. The winery produced 1,959 cases of the 2011 Pinot Noir. It was a light burgundy in colour and a nice cherry smell to the wine. The cherries continued into the taste along plums. There was just a hint of spice in the finish which we liked. At $21.99 per bottle we liked it and will likely order a few more bottles.
Jeff & Tara Ciecko of CK Golf Solutions write two blogs on their website, one is their 19th Hole Blog where they share personal experiences and the Biz Blog where they share business best practices and golf industry related opinions. They have owned CK Golf Solutions for 6 years and provide marketing, social media and business services to the golf and other industries.