We are very excited to announce that Clos du Soleil is now officially “Biosphere Committed”! We, along with more than 70 other companies in the Thompson Okanagan region, have joined the Biosphere Commitment Program, in association with the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. What is the Biosphere Commitment Program? The Biosphere Commitment Program is an internationally […]
We are very excited to announce that Clos du Soleil is now officially “Biosphere Committed”!
We, along with more than 70 other companies in the Thompson Okanagan region, have joined the Biosphere Commitment Program, in association with the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association.
What is the Biosphere Commitment Program?
The Biosphere Commitment Program is an internationally recognized certification body which recognizes and promotes sustainable tourism around the world. As a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, the Biosphere system is aligned with the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris COP21 Accord to Fight Climate Change. The program also works closely with GreenStep (an eco-efficiency program), and go2HR.
In short, by joining forces and encouraging companies like Clos du Soleil to do the same, we are all working towards a common goal: to help fight climate change and encourage sustainable development that is aligned with best environmental practices.
The Biosphere Commitment Program and Clos du Soleil
Given our ongoing, long-term commitment to organic and biodynamic farming practices, becoming a Biosphere Committed Company was a no-brainer for our team.
With all of our vineyards certified organic (or in the transition process), this is just one more way we can show our love for the environment and the world we live in. Our commitment to the Biosphere program will help us further develop our long-term commitment to environmentalism and we are delighted to see so many Thompson Okanagan region companies joining the fray!
Click here to learn more about the Biosphere Commitment Program.
So this is exciting! After so many queries from fans and friends in the US, and months and months of working together to pull this off, we are beyond excited to announce that Clos du Soleil wines are now available to our neighbours in the States via Kascadia Wine Merchants! Kascadia ships their selection of […]
So this is exciting! After so many queries from fans and friends in the US, and months and months of working together to pull this off, we are beyond excited to announce that Clos du Soleil wines are now available to our neighbours in the States via Kascadia Wine Merchants!
Flagship Red Bordeaux Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot
Nose ~ Aromas of raspberry, blackberry, black currant, hints of cassis bud and notable floral aromas such as violet.
Palate ~ Layered with flavours of black cherry, raspberry, cassis, mint and blackberry, with complex notes of graphite, and sagebrush and a delightful freshness. Soft but full tannins, and a stony mineral quality to the long finish.
Food Pairing ~ A special occasion kind of wine… even if that special occasion is just the first BBQ of Spring. Pair with steak, lamb chops and other grill-worthy feasts.
Cellaring Note ~ Delicious right now, this wine will also age beautifully: cellar for 10 years for an amazing palatal experience.
Clos du Soleil Capella 2018
Flagship White Bordeaux Blend: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
Nose ~ Intense aromas of grapefruit, lemon curd and meadow grasses.
Palate ~ Lemon zest, ripe grapefruit, Anjou pear, pineapple and wisps of wood smoke all tied together with bright, crisp citrus acidity. Full and rich with a softness resulting from sur-lie ageing. A lovely saline minerality strings it all together, through to the long finish.
Food Pairing ~ Capella is a seafood wine par-excellence! For a wonderful summer- evening escape, treat yourself to a platter of buttered prawns and a glass or two.
Cellaring Note ~ Few white wines age as well as Capella – 10 years in the cellar will show an added sense of richness sure to delight. Or drink right now for a wine filled with brightness and pure pleasure.
Clos du Soleil Célestiale 2018
Fan-favourite Red Bordeaux Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot
Nose ~ Aromas of cedar and raspberry compote with darker notes of blackberries, pencil lead and rich earth.
Palate ~ Soft and layered, dominated
by fresh ripe fruit flavours of raspberry, blackberry, and pomegranate, with more subtle notes of forest undergrowth and grilled meat.
Food Pairing ~ An exceptionally food- friendly wine, Célestiale paired with pizza is life-affirming.
Cellaring Note ~ This Bordeaux-style blend is soft and full of fruit with an elegant and classic structure that means it is perfect for drinking right now, or ageable for up to five years.
Clos du Soleil Wines Win Gold & Silver at the National Wine Awards of Canada For immediate Release: Keremeos, BC (July 16, 2018) Any weekend that starts with Red, White or Rosé and ends with Gold and Silver is a good one! We are particularly honoured to have been awarded Gold and Silver medals this […]
Clos du Soleil Wines Win Gold & Silver at the National Wine Awards of Canada
For immediate Release:
Keremeos, BC (July 16, 2018)
Any weekend that starts with Red, White or Rosé and ends with Gold and Silver is a good one! We are particularly honoured to have been awarded Gold and Silver medals this past weekend by the WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada, widely recognized in the industry as one of the highest profile and most meaningful awards.
So, without any further ado, we give you our 2014 Signature Gold Medal winner, repeating last year’s Gold Medal for the 2013 Signature; and our 2016 Capella Silver Medal winner. In addition, our 2017 Pinot Blanc was awarded a Bronze medal. Of our Gold Medal 2014 Signature, reviewer Nadia Fournier gave it 91 points and had this to say: “Very fine example of Meritage developed in a spirit of elegance and balance, rather than power; harmonious woody, quality tannins, length worthy of mention. To drink between 2020 and 2023.”
Making our medals even more meaningful this year, is the fact that The National Wine Awards of Canada were bigger and better than ever in 2018, with 1,850 entries from 257 different wineries from seven different provinces.
Upon receiving news of the awards, Winemaker and Managing Director Michael Clark says, “We pride ourselves on the consistency in quality in our wines, vintage after vintage, and these awards prove that we can continue to make that claim. The fact that our Signature won Gold at the NWAC last year for the 2013 vintage, and then the 2014 vintage won Gold again this year, is a good indicator of consistency at the highest level of quality.”
Adding further proof to our insistence on consistently high quality, is the fact that these awards come hot on the heels of recent Silver Medals for both the 2014 Signature and 2016 Capella at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards, with Capella also recently returning with a Silver medal from the International Wine and Spirits Competition from London, UK.
To Clark, our continued recognition at awards ceremonies both in Canada and internationally, is a testament to the unique terroir where these grapes are grown. “We take terroir expression very seriously, and so to see our wines competing with the very best from around the world speaks to the special character of our Similkameen Valley appellation.”
Of course, awards mean very little if nobody is pouring our wines in to their glasses! We don’t do this for the medals; we do it because we love good wine and we love sharing it with you, and so, we continue to put all our passion and skill into our winemaking to ensure the very best wine in your glass.
All three winners are current vintages and are all available from our online store and at fine wine retail stores in your area.
About Clos du Soleil Winery
Clos du Soleil is an artisanal winery and estate vineyard in Keremeos, BC and is located on the Upper Bench of the southern Similkameen Valley in British Columbia, Canada. We produce ultra-premium quality wines, borrowing an aesthetic derived from the great wines of Bordeaux, but stamped with the flavours and aromas of our particular piece of rocky Similkameen land. Through traditional winemaking techniques, informed by research, but adhering to the philosophies of minimal-interventionist winemaking and biodynamic viticulture, we produce wines that are complex and classic, age-worthy and elegant.
About the National Wine Awards of Canada
The WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada (NWAC), the country’s largest competition of Canadian wines, is held annually in mid to late June. Each year, somewhere in Canadian wine country, co-founders Anthony Gismondi and David Lawrason assemble Canada’s leading wine writers, trade buyers and sommeliers to evaluate the current crop of 100 percent Canadian grown and made wines and ciders. In 2018 the Awards were held in Penticton, in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, where judging took place from June 20th to 24th.
This is a great way to get your holiday planning off an amazing start. We have two offers that you simply cannot pass up! Free shipping We pay for the shipping on all wines ordered online until December 10th! Use the coupon code “FREESHIP17” at checkout and voila! Shipping is free! Discounts on our flagship […]
This is a great way to get your holiday planning off an amazing start. We have two offers that you simply cannot pass up!
We pay for the shipping on all wines ordered online until December 10th! Use the coupon code “FREESHIP17” at checkout and voila! Shipping is free!
Discounts on our flagship wines
Our flagship wines – Signature and Capella – have been produced since 2006 and we are extremely proud of how well they have faired with critics, in competitions, and with everyone who tastes them in our wine shop! In addition to the free shipping, we are also offering a 10% discount on the current vintages of Signature and Capella until December 10th. (That’s the same discount that members of our Soleil 160 Wine Club get! Please don’t tell them…)
No coupon code is required for this wonderful price on either of these fabulous wines! It couldn’t be any more simple!
Large formats now available
For the first time, we have made our large-format bottles of Signature availabe online. Previously, these were only available in the wine shop.
Signature is available in 1.5l and 3l bottle sizes. Each comes with its own branded wooden gift box. Perfect for long-term aging or for making your holiday party that much more spectacular and memorable!
These offers will only be available until December 10th so order now and make sure that your wine arrives in time for your holiday entertaining and gifting needs!