"The 2016 Hope Margeurite Chenin Blanc has a similar bouquet to the 2015, a little more intensity and edginess coming through with aeration, a slight petrolly scent emerging with time. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, subtle notes of dried mango, star fruit and ginger, fanning out gently with a touch of stem ginger on the precise finish. This is excellent." - Neal Martin
Beaumont Estate Vineyards was established in 1995… As stewards of the environment, an issue of rising importance, the family proprietors - Alex, Louise, Scott, and Alana - systemically built up the total acreage (36 acres) of vineyards. They investigated the best kinds of grapes to grow and embarked upon the more labour-intensive organic farming methodology. They have been 100% certified organic since 1995 with the Similkameen Okanagan Organic Producers Association (#456). The grape varieties grown are well-suited for the West Kelowna area and the vineyards are all within two city blocks of each other.
The principles are simple. Terroir, minimal intervention and vine management. In the organic practices, low bud numbers and small bunches per vine produce premium fruit quality. The adoption of old world and new world philosophies is at the heart of what makes the vineyards produce its quality wines.