In 2006 Bob Johnson & Petra Flaa were drawn by a parcel of land for sale just outside of Creston. Their great love of wine and food made it impossible not to seize the opportunity to start their own winery in this unique micro climate. Simple…serendipity…
Fast forward to 2010 and we released our first vintage (2009) – Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Blanc de Noirs Rosé and Chardonnay. Moving forward to today we continue to learn about the land and the vines we farm. We are very young as far as grape growing areas are concerned. It’s not so simple now; but our passion and love for wine keep moving us ahead. We enjoy the challenge to run a company with so many different facets to it. The farming, the wine making, the branding, the distributing and wholesaling, and the tasting room sales each require our ongoing attention. But the rewards of developing a successful winery has made it worth the effort. It’s exciting to see the Creston area evolve over this time. Word is getting out about what a wonderful area this is and we find many customers now coming back year after year.
‘William Baillie-Grohman had a vision that the Creston Valley could be converted into rich farmland. His efforts to do so align with our belief generations later, that this unique region has the capacity to produce premium grapes. As the winery and vineyards continue to evolve, this vision once again is becoming reality. We hope you enjoy our wines and that they inspire you to do something you are passionate about too…’
Along with our neighbors at Skimmerhorn Winery, Red Bird Winery, Wynnwood Cellars and Creston Valley Vineyards, we are committed to transforming this area into a place that is known for superb grapes and handcrafted top quality wines. We see exciting distinctions in our valley and on our Erickson Bench that yield wines with a unique Kootenay fingerprint. It is exciting to be on the edge of this emerging wine-growing region and even more exciting to put our expertise and passion into creating something that we hope will make a lasting impression.