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“A must for serious wine drinkers” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Vieux Pin Winery

Le Vieux Pin Winery
34070 73rd and Black Sage Road, Oliver, British Columbia V0H 1T0, Canada
+1 250-498-8388
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Ranked #2 of 42 things to do in Oliver
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Owner description: With first vintage released in 2005, Le Vieux Pin is situated on the famed Black Sage Bench in Canada's only pocket desert in the South Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Le Vieux Pin is named after the majestic old pine tree in their Oliver vineyard. Canadian wine industry considers Le Vieux pin the leading Syrah and Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne producer in BC. The wines capture the essence of French winemaking tradition, but with the fruit and character of the New World. Le Vieux Pin is dedicated to making wines that are elegant and focused, with stamp of time and place. Along with their sister winery, LaStella, they have upwards of 50 acres of prime vineyards in Oliver's Golden Mile and Black Sage Bench, as well as the Osoyoos Lake district. In their commitment to excellence, Le Vieux Pin practises low input viticulture and sustainable farming, employing deficit irrigation to achieve very low yields and complex, concentrated flavours in their grapes. The winemaking philosophy is non-interventionism in approach. These fine wines can be sourced in many restaurants and fine wine merchants across Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Holland. We invite you to visit us, our Tasting Room is open the following hours: Nov 1st - March 15th: By Appointment only. March 16th - May 15th: 7 days a week 11am-5pm May 16th - Sept 30th: 7 days a week 10am-7pm Oct 1st -Oct 31: 7 days a week 11am- 5pm
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“A must for serious wine drinkers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

LVP is intimate, welcoming, and most importantly, they have INCREDIBLE wine. My husband and I (with our 6 month old son in tow) visited over a dozen wineries while in Oliver, and Le Vieux Pin was one of our favorites, if not our favorite.

You MUST have their 2008 Syrah, and their 2007 Merlot Reserve. The 2008 Syrah is utterly, mouth-wateringly delicious.

Yes, their prices are higher than the high-yield wineries in the region (burrowing owl, sumac ridge, etc) but WELL WORTH IT for the wine fanatic, and those looking to start a collection. Their wines are unique, and made with love of craftsmanship, not love of the almighty dollar.

We will definitely return on our next trip to Oliver, and come with enough money to buy a case!

Visited August 2011
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