In a brief release today Von Mandl Family Estates, founded by Anthony von Mandl, announced it has acquired Road 13 Winery from the Luckhurst Family.
The acclaimed south Okanagan winery founded by Pam and Mick Luckhurst is the 2018 National Wine Awards of Canada – Winery of the Year. Road 13 joins a growing von Mandl Family collection of wineries that includes Mission Hill Family Estate, CedarCreek Estate Winery, Martin’s Lane Winery and CheckMate Artisanal Winery. I’m told the transaction was low key and that Road 13 family member Joe Luckhurst will remain with winery as the general manager as will winemaker Jeff del Nin and all the staff. Known for its Rhone style wines Road 13 should be a good fit inside the von Mandl camp determined to tell the entire Okanagan story from north to south.
Here’s more information on Road 13’s outstanding performance at the 2018 National Wine Awards of Canada earlier this year. https://www.winealign.com/articles/2018/07/31/announcing-the-top-winery-of-2018