Prospect Shiraz is balanced and rich in texture, with a lively blast of blackberry and dark cherry. The wine is highlighted with white pepper notes and a lingering finish.
The wines pay homage to the Ganton and Larsen families; original and longstanding land-owning partners of the winery. The grapes are sourced from vineyards all across the Okanagan Valley, allowing for diversity, consistency and distinctiveness. Each varietal features a gem; a historical place, figure, animal or item from the Okanagan Valley, commemorated by original artwork from local Okanagan artists.
The season started very mild in February and March, followed by cooler-than-average temperatures in April and budbreak occurred during the 3rd week of April. The Okanagan heat finally arrived on July 5th and the warm sunny weather continued through the end of August. Our viticulture team monitored conditions and were well prepared knowing a late harvest was imminent. September followed with wet and colder-than-normal temperatures on the ground. Careful vineyard management and a reduction of yields combined with a hot, dry October in the Okanagan allowed grapes to fully develop. Harvest began on September 23rd and ended on November 8th followed by an early Icewine harvest two weeks later.
Food Pairing Notes
Solid, yet somewhat rustic style for the barbecue. This Shiraz will complement grilled meats perfectly. Try pairing with barbequed beef ribs, lamb chops and honey glazed grilled vegetables.