Okanagan Falls, BC: Stag’s Hollow Winery & Vineyard has been purchased by a local, private investor. This person is well vested in the Okanagan and in the BC wine industry, owning vineyards in Summerland, the Similkameen and Bench 1775 Winery on the Naramata Bench. As a new and separate venture, business will continue as it has at Stag’s Hollow, with founders Larry Gerelus and Linda Pruegger managing the winery moving forward. Plans this spring, to complete the planting at our Shuttleworth Creek Vineyards with a highly-prized Pinot Noir clone, will continue, together with the ongoing objective to focus on realizing the premium potential of wines made from our Okanagan Falls terroir.
About Stag’s Hollow Winery & Vineyard: Stag’s Hollow Winery, in Okanagan Falls, was founded in 1995 by Larry Gerelus and Linda Pruegger. It produces some of British Columbia’s highest quality, most distinctive wines. Always innovative, with a spirit to be unique and push the limits of both grape growing and winemaking in the Okanagan, the team at Stag’s Hollow has researched and sought out grapes, both new and old, suited to the area soils and microclimate. These include Tempranillo and Albariño from Spain, and Dolcetto and Teroldego from Italy. These unique varietals offer a new experience for the Okanagan wine lover. Although these grapes come from all over the world, wines we produce from these grapes are identifiable, as being from nowhere else in the world but from the Okanagan Falls sub-GI, in the Okanagan Valley.
At the request of the new owner, a more public announcement will not be made.
Sales & Marketing Manager, Stag’s Hollow Winery
Some of Stag's Hollow Winery's newest releases:
Stag's Hollow Winery 2018 Blanc de Noirs - $25
An off-dry blend of 76% Pinot Noir and 24% Gamay Noir with medium-plus body, texture to spare and a clean, crisp finish. A flavour profile of fresh-off-the-tree peaches and hot apple crumble show on the delicate nose and the well-balanced palate.
Stag's Hollow Winery 2018 - $20
Opens with an exotic nose of papaya, candied peach, kiwi, melon andcitrus aromas followed by a textural palate with a juicy, melon fruit-driven entry and a mineral-kissed, mouth-watering, crisp finish. Coming into its own with maturing vines and a maturing fermentation/elevage program in the winery.
Stag's Hollow Winery 2018 Syrah Rosé - $22
Expressive rosé with a hint of residual sugar nicely balanced by fresh, but never overwhelming acid. Flavour profile will remind you of Provence with lifted, red fruit, a touch of minerals and a supporting, savoury backbone. Finish is a tad short compared to previous, stellar years - more of a reflection of their high standards.