Wine of the Week: Celebrate Mother's Day with a magnum of rosé
Go big this Mother’s Day and grab your mom a magnum of rosé to celebrate her magnificence.
8th Generation Vineyard in Summerland is the place to go. Owners, Bernd and Stefanie Schales, bring the knowledge of eight to 10 generations of German winegrowing to their winery, and they know a thing or two about parenting as well as they are raising three children along with their grapevines. Happy Mother’s Day to Stefanie!
Located just off the highway in Summerland, the winery’s beautiful, modern tasting room is located in a little renovated house surrounded in vines. The family’s wine history is impressive. Bernd’s ancestor Christian Schales planted his first grapes in 1783 in the small Rheinhessen Village of Dalsheim, and Stefanie is actually a 10th generation winegrower. Stef and Bernd grew up in the wine industry in Germany, and met at—you guessed it—a wine festival.
With 20 acres of grape production spread between Okanagan Falls, Summerland and Naramata, 8th Generation has a wonderful range of terroir to create their portfolio from. The goal is to craft fruit driven, balanced wines with a crisp acidity. “Our wines speak about the terroir as well as the winemakers’ heritage,” says Stefanie.
2020 Magnum (1.5 L) Rosé -$58.00
Wild strawberry, pink grapefruit and bright balanced acidity abound in this lively expression of rosé.
Rosé pairs so well with all summer cuisine. BBQ meat or veggies, fresh salads, seafood, pork, and pasta. You really can't go wrong with this wine by your side at the dinner table.
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