About this winery
Poplar Grove Winery is located on the slopes of the Naramata Bench, a premier wine growing area just outside Penticton, British Columbia. One of the original five wineries on the Naramata Bench, Poplar Grove was founded in 1993. Tony Holler purchased Poplar Grove and became the winery president in 2007. Tony’s wife, Barbara Holler, owns and operates the Holler’s 100 acres of estate vineyards allowing Poplar Grove wines to be made from 100% estate grown grapes. Their sons, Matthew and...
Notes about product
Spring arrived very early and warm, with bud break 4 weeks ahead of normal. The summer that followed turned out to be wetter and cooler than expected, which slowed fruit development and forced increased vineyard management and around the clock weather monitoring. Luckily, the long, warm fall season saw a gradual cool down in temperature week after week, thus giving the grapes extra time to achieve full ripeness and flavour characteristics.
Each varietal in this wine was processed individually and the final blend was assembled with care and consideration. The blend is comprised of fruit that is 61% from Osoyoos, and 39% from Naramata Bench vineyards. The result is a dry complex blend that shows energy and tension throughout.
Deep crimson hues and long legs splash in the glass. This signature blend has upfront aromas of white pepper and blueberry with undertones of eucalyptus. This wine greets the palate with warm vanilla, baked fruits, and herbs. A full-bodied mouthfeel is complete with preserved cherries and tobacco tones, finishing with lingering plum.