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iNwine Wednesday: Schell Wines Ruby

Schell Wines Ruby
Schell Wines Ruby

This week I thought I would take the opportunity to toot my own horn – or shall I say our family’s horn, and chose Schell Wines Ruby for Wine Wednesday.


After being immersed in the Okanagan wine culture for many years and co-producing the Garagiste North Small Producers Wine Festival, I caught the winemaking bug and enlisted my brothers Jonathan and Jamie to join me on this journey to make wine. And because I have the best, most supportive, amazing brothers in the world, they said yeah! and we jumped in.

Produced by Nagging Doubt Winery and winemaker Rob Westbury, we also offer an awesome Chardonnay. We love to celebrate our family and our rich farming roots in the Okanagan and so we chose the name Ruby to honour the memory of our Auntie Ruby (Schell) Leinemann. And a shout out to my niece Hillary Schell who designed our beautiful logo (@weirddoods on Instagram).

Ruby is a 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, showcasing intense notes of black cherry, blackberry, and baking spice on the nose and palette, mature tannins, and balanced acidity. This rich red blend shines when paired with braised beef or grilled lamb. Ruby also pairs well with cooking at home with your bubble and she is seriously in the holiday mood and ready for festivities.

Aged for 20 months in a combination of French and American oak, 40% new and 60% neutral oak. Drink now but will improve with age. 120 cases produced.

Our wines are available on Nagging Doubt’s website for a limited time. While you are shopping there, you can also purchase the excellent wines under Nagging Doubt’s own label. Order here:

Note: If you would like to enjoy a glass or a bottle out, we are thrilled to be on the wine list at our friend Rita’s place, Tutt Street Tapas!

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