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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Tuesday, September 5 2017

Clos du Soleil - Video

By: Anthony Gismondi
A Similkameen Valley Estate

There’s a three-pronged fork in the road just past the town of Hope, about an hour and half east of Vancouver, where knowing wine lovers lean right to travel the historic Crowsnest Highway.

As the road winds its way upward, and farther east, toward the wild Similkameen Valley, you see a legacy landscape carved by a millennia of massive glacier movements, intense winds, shifting rivers and cataclysmic landslides. Canada’s largest concentration of organic farming has developed here, though most travelers know it best for its many fruit stands. Today the Similkameen’s rocky soils are home to a rising number of pristine vineyards slowly replacing the ancient orchards across this quiet, crumbling frontier. It is here you will find the tiny, perfect estate of Clos du Soleil.

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. For 30 years he has been the wine columnist for The Vancouver Sun. His twice-weekly column is distributed across Canada through Postmedia Network to 10 million readers. Anthony co-hosts the 20-year-strong BC Food & Wine Radio Show, which is broadcast in seven markets in B.C. and available online everywhere on iHeartRadio.ca. He launched Gismondionwine.com in 1997, attracting one million users a month from 114 countries. It continues to be a valuable resource of full tasting notes and intelligent wine stories and videos for the trade and consumers.