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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

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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. He is currently in his 29th year as the wine columnist at the Vancouver Sun and a Partner and Principal Critic at www.winealign.comAnthony is also the co-host of the longest running, weekly, wine and food show in Canadian radio: The Best of Food and Wine. You can listen to the show across the Best of Food and Wine Radio Network multiple times per week. For air times in your city, or to listen live on the internet, check here.