Category: Milestones and Achievements

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May2015
SOAHC Estate Wines Riesling 2014 Kootenay River Valley, British Columbia, Canada White flowers, lime pith and cucumber scents open this Fruitvale Riesling, [one of] the first wineries in the Southern Kootenays region and billed as North America's first biodynamic winery from inception. The off-dry palate carries ripe pear, lychee, fragrant white peach, ... Read More

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May2015
SOAHC Estate Wines Chardonnay 2014 Kootenay River Valley, British Columbia, Canada A marked improvement over the 2013 vintage, this pioneering biodynamic producer from the Southern Kootenays seems to be finding its rhythm (lunar and otherwise). A tight, energetic chardonnay with green apple, lemon and stone aromas. The green apple and lemon pith ... Read More

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Jan2015
SOAHC Estate Wines was amongst almost 300 BC wines to be tasted and ranked by a panel of skilled judges at the 2015 Taste BC event.  This was only its second  vintage, entered against a number of  well established and renowned wines including Poplar Grove, Wild Goose and Fairview cellars. Taste BC is ... Read More

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Aug2014
Fruitvale, BC. August 14, 2014 – The winners of the 2014 National Wine Awards of Canada were announced last week and BC’s newest winery, SOAHC Estate Wines, received a bronze medal for its biodynamic Riesling. This was the first scheduled year of production for SOAHC Estate Wines, and it was up ... Read More

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Jul2014
The first public release of SOAHC wine created quite a stir in the industry. It is quite rare for the first vintage to be so successful, however the SOAHC Riesling and Chardonnay were recognized both locally and nationally. In addition, boutique restaurants were thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce ... Read More

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Apr2013
A testament to the incredible natural properties of the land, SOAHC was able to harvest and produce a limited volume of wine one year ahead of schedule. This limited edition production of wine was released only to a select few, including wine consultant Alain Sutre. While Sutre new SOAHC Estate Wines ... Read More

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May2012
Similar to the first bench, the second bench was required to go through the process of crop rotation. Following this four year process, the soil was ready for the Pinot and Gamay vines. These vines will be mature for harvest and wine production in 2015.

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May2011
After 5 years of land preparation using the biodynamic principles, the task of planting of the vines began. SOAHC’s vines originate from France and Germany. After clearing customs and their quarantine, the vines were treated to a natural biodynamic process of root trimming and manure soak to stimulate growth. Then ... Read More

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Jun2010
Once the debris, stumps and stones were removed from the first bench – much of it by hand - the process of revitalization began. This is where the true meaning of “Patience is a virtue” comes in. The revitalization took another 5 years and this included a calculated planting regime ... Read More

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May2010
Philippe Armenier is considered to be one of the foremost practitioners of Biodynamic farming in the world. Dissatisfied with the results of decades of chemical farming on his family’s wine estate, which had robbed the soil of its life, Philippe looked for alternatives. Philippe converted his vineyards, Domaine de Marcoux ... Read More

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