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Friday, November 30 2018

Von Mandl Family Acquires Road 13

By: Anthony Gismondi
Road 13 joins a growing collection of von Mandl Family wineries.

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

Written By: ag
Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. For over 30 years, he has been the wine columnist for The Vancouver Sun. The twice-weekly column is distributed across Canada through Postmedia Network to millions of readers. In addition, Anthony co-hosts the BC Food & Wine Radio Show, broadcast in 18 markets across B.C. and available as a podcast on Spotify, Apple and iHeart Radio and more. 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.