Current Releases

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2017 Sauvignon Blanc: 469 cases produced $22.90

Up until 2010 all the grapes for this wine were purchased.  Bruce Iverson and his wife Susie have provided the grapes since 2007.  A passionate organic grower who consistently produces a high quality product for Bill to work with.  Two rows of Semillon on the Iverson  estate add a much welcome complexity to the final product.

As of 2010, a small acreage of Sauvignon Blanc on the estate has come into production.  Located on the lower level of the bench next to the first green, the microclimate formed by the irrigation schedule of the golf course is providing the necessary atmosphere for high quality grapes. These grapes are blended with the Iverson’s.    

2016 Pinot Noir: 580 cases produced $26.90

With the purchase of land in “Pinot territory” and the subsequent planting of Pinot Noir, it was decided to purchase some Pinot to start learning the “difficult grape”.  The style has not been completely established yet,  but an elegant light and fruity wine has emerged in the early years.  2012 saw the Eagle Bluff vineyard owned by Bill Eggert and Barry Barisoff emerge into full production.  Because of the quality grapes being purchased from Ron Fournier, Bill has decided to continue to do a blend of both vineyards.

2015 Madcap Red: 400 cases produced $24.90

Madcap Red  is a wine crafter for the Merlot lover. Over 50% of this blend is always Merlot. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc are added to augment the full mid-palate mouth feel provided by the Merlot.

Fairview is typically recognized by its soft tannins and big ripe dark red fruits. This comes through in this blend.

2015 The Bear: $49.90

Previously call “The Bear’s Meritage” this is part of the “Premier Series” wines (along with the higher end Cabs).  A blend of five of the classic Bordeaux cultivars (Cab. Sauv., Merlot, Cab. Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot) with Cabernet Sauvignon being at least 50% of the blend, sometimes reaching as high as 75% of the blend in exceptional Cab. years.  The best barrels are always chosen for this wine, with the Cab. Sauv. grapes usually coming from a later picking to add to the complexity.  The wine is stored for longer periods of time in the barrel. (anywhere from 14 to 20 months)  The time “on the skins” is usually longer, again to achieve higher extraction from the skins.

2017 Gruner Veltliner: 69 cases produced $22.90

First bottling of this Austrian/Slovakian white grape. Planted in the Eagle Bluff Vineyard on the floor of the valley, this cold climate grape thrives in the Okanagan and will be producing another fine white for fans of Fairview Cellar’s Sauvignon Blanc.

2014 Pinot Noir: 100 cases produced $34.90

For the first time a single vineyard Pinot Noir has been produced by Fairview. 2014 brought out all the best attributes in the various clones grown on the Eagle Bluff property. The resulting wine had the power and finesse to warrant this special bottling.