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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Wednesday, September 18 2019

Sunrock Vineyards, South Okanagan

By: Anthony Gismondi
A reflection of taste

From almost anywhere in the South Okanagan looking north up the valley, from Osoyoos, it's hard to miss Sunrock Vineyards and its iconic massive rockface that stands like a sentinel above the gentle-sloping, southwest vineyards.

From any angle, it's a beautiful setting, but it is much more than that. It is a collection of elements that combine to create a story of place and wine. We take a closer look at the reasons why it's unique with two videos, one that focuses on the winegrowing in "Winegrowing" and another that examines the Sunrock wines through the lens of food. “Long Table Dinner” is about locally-inspired dishes prepared on-site by Oliver Eats owner and chef  Derek Uhlemann under the evening warmth of Sunrock. We invite you to watch both videos - the link to the Long Table video is below, where you can also find a recipe from Chef Uhlemann.

To tell us about the unique setting, the eponymous rock and its affects on the vineyards, Anthony Gismondi talks to Dave Carson, the head winemaker and Troy Osborne, its director of viticulture, twenty years after the vineyards were planted.


EPISODE ONE:

EPISODE TWO: Sunrock Vineyards: Long Table Dinner

 

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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.