TERRAVISTA VINEYARDS Naramata Bench, B.C.
Terravista Vineyards was started in 2008 by Bob and Senka Tennant, who were also the co-founders of Black Hills and the cult wine Nota Bene. They produce only small volumes of white wine (2,000 cases per year) from their Narmata Bench winery, handling all aspects ofproductions themselves. Ever the trail-blazers, have chosen to focus on varietals that are unusual for B.C., growing Spanish varietals Albarino and Verdejo on the estate and purchasing their Rhone varietals from neighbouring vineyards. The grapes were chosen from the couple's quest to make "that quintessential wine that would marry well with many foods that we gravitate to in the warm months of the year."
The 5 acre vineyard in the Naramata Bench is on a great southwestern slope with rocky, sandy soils perfectly suited to the Iberian varietals. They have preserved the original name of the property, Lone Hand Ranch, and it fits perfectly, since Bob and Senka do everything themselves.
The dancing figures on the label were created by B.C. artist Jan Bell-Irving. The Fandango is named after a lively Spanish dance in triple time, for a man and woman, typically playing castanets.
The reviews of their wines have been outstanding, receiving 90 points from John Schreiner, Anthony Gismondi, Wine Align and the National Post. We are very excited to introduce these wonderful wines to the Alberta market!