Stag's Hollow Winery News
Welcome to the Stag's Hollow blog! Stay up to date on everything happening at the winery, including highlights on wine competition awards, events (on and off-site), wine education info, promotions, and articles that feature our wines.
Count down to World Malbec Day with us!
April 17th marks the unveiling of our highly anticipated 2022 Malbec, the first of this varietal crafted by Winemaker Keira in the cellars of Stag’s Hollow. We’re celebrating this Argentinian gem with a special in-store tasting and exclusive online promotions. Stay tuned to our emails for more exciting information on how you can be the first to procure this exceptional wine and enter for the chance to win a Malbec Prize Pack!
Save the date and visit us in the Wine Shop on April 17th! Can't make it here? Don't worry, we'll be celebrating online as well! Watch for more information to come.
You're invited to join us on July 18th!
Let's celebrate this expressive Italian grape and its place in the Okanagan landscape! Dine on Italian antipasti and spuntini while sipping through various styles and vintages of Dolcetto on the patio overlooking the hollow. Live music from 4-7pm. GET TIX HERE
Let's party like we're in Spain on Aug 15th!
Inspired by the annual wine festival of the same name in Cambados, Spain, we're celebrating this vibrant white wine with Spanish tapas, live music, sangria, and of course, a grand tasting of our new 2023 Albariño!
Live music 4-7pm. GET TIX HERE
Crack the Christmas cracker! You've made it to Wine Reveal #12, a library wine we pulled out exclusively for this year's countdown, our 2017 Renaissance Merlot! Now you have the rare chance to try both Merlot's side-by-side and tell us about the differences you taste in each wine - who's up for the vertical challenge? We would love to hear from you in the comments.The holidays are all about spending time with family and friends so a fun fondue is a great way to bring everyone together to enjoy a meal this time of year. We've included our winemaker's favourite cheese fondue recipe to make from scratch and pair along with our Merlot for that epic fondue experience. RECIPE HERE.
This being our last advent wine, we want to take a moment to thank you for counting down to the big day with us and wish you a very Merry Christmas. We hope you have enjoyed sharing these advent wines with your loved ones. Have a fantastic holiday season and we'll see you at the winery in 2024! From the SHW family: Eric, Keira, Julie, Jennifer, Libby, Vilem, Josef & Erica🎅☃️🎄
Advent Reveal # 11 is our award-winning 2020 Renaissance Merlot! An abundance of ripe dark fruit is balanced by notes of dried herbs, cocoa, liquorice, leather & toasty French oak. The palate is tight and youthful, yet plush and elegant. The finish is long with lingering ripe, dusty tannins and lively acidity. A wonderful wine to showcase at your Christmas dinner. Notice we added our sustainable wood bottle stopper...we're hoping you can savour, but SAVE just enough to taste this wine along with advent reveal #12, so use your stopper and watch for tomorrow's final reveal for more information 🍷 😇
Keira loves to make Pork Tourtière this time of year and pair it with our Renaissance Merlot for the ultimate Canadiana meal 🍁
Recipe she follows is here
Note, she prefers the breadcrumb version (not potato).
Who's dreaming of Okanagan Falls wine country this time of year? It's always hard to get through Winter waiting until the next season starts, we do hope to see you here at the winery next spring/summer! Visit us over the 2024 season (or 2025, whenever you can get here next) to enjoy a complimentary VIP Tasting for 4 at our Wine Shop, plus receive 10% off everything you purchase that day. Wine Advent Exclusive Offer. Call Julie in the New Year to book your spot.
In the meantime, sit back and enjoy Advent Reveal # 10, our new classic label 2022 Chardonnay! Fruit-driven, mineral and deliciously textural, this Chardonnay is the perfect every-day white and will pair with just about anything. Try it with our Staff's go-to any time of year Truffle Popcorn.
Advent Reveal #9 is our textural, tropical and citrusy 2022 Sauvignon Blanc. With bright acidity, vibrant minerality and texture, this wine has just the right amount of lush tropical fruit to balance the classic lemon and lime notes. A perfect match for our classic Pacific Northwest Coast cuisine....making this wine a great accompaniment or ingredient in Erica's delicious Creamy Lemon Shrimp Pasta. Happy sipping (and eating!)!
Advent Reveal #8 is our new 2022 Malbec, a pre-release for advent only! This is the first Malbec Winemaker Keira has produced at Stag’s Hollow and is exclusive to this year’s advent only as a pre-release. We will be officially releasing this wine on World Malbec Day, April 17th, 2024 so mark your calendar and tell your friends! And why not eat a little chocolate to celebrate this with us?! Keira also wanted to share her Winter Vegetable Galette recipe with you, a fantastic pairing with Malbec.
VIEW RECIPE HERE
If you wish to order more of this Malbec (or any wine) please enjoy FREE SHIPPING on your next shipment of 6+ bottles placed before December 31st, 2024. Use the code (attached to your wine bottle) at checkout on your next order. Stay tuned to our social channels to learn more about the launch of this wine next year.
And the holiday sipping continues…
Advent Reveal #7 is our vibrant 2022 Dolcetto Rosato! Don’t let its electric magenta colour fool you - this Rosato is drier, more savoury and fuller in flavour than most of its paler rosé counterparts. Driven by Dolcetto’s intense varietal character, the nose is bursting with red fruit, wild flowers, earth, spice and herbs.
This colourful wine is the perfect bottle to snap a selfie with! Show us your Christmas spirit holding this Dolcetto Rosato bottle, post it to Facebook or Instagram and tag us using #SHWADVENT for the chance to win a bonus bottle of wine 🍷🦌🎁
Enter your photo by December 31st, 2023 to qualify. Winner will be chosen by random draw by January 3, 2024. This is an advent exclusive contest. Good luck!
Advent Reveal #6 is our 2022 Pinot Gris. An alluring combination of tart green apple, honeydew melon, ginger and spice complements the off-dry sweetness beautifully, and linger on the balanced finish. Our Assistant Winemaker Libby thought this would pair perfectly with her family's favourite Aussie Pavlova, a meringue-based dessert originating in Australia (or New Zealand) in the early 20th century, it was named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. Taking the form of a cake-like circular block of baked meringue, pavlova has a crisp crust and soft, light inside.
If you don't already know...Libby came to the Okanagan from Australia after completing her Masters in Oenology and Viticulture at Adelaide University in 2018. Apart from her obvious skills in the cellar, Libby always brings the laughs and the good times, we're super lucky to have such a talent on our winemaking team!
VIEW RECIPE HERE
Advent Reveal #5 is a 4-pack of our Syrah Rose cans! Aromas of wild strawberries, raspberries and cream jump out of the can, joined by a burst of ripe watermelon, grapefruit, white peach and florals.
No need to open or finish an entire bottle. Convenient, cooler-friendly cans remain a popular way to go anywhere with your favourite wine. Maybe you're at your neighbour's bonfire or out tobogganing (if you have snow!?), bring your Stag's Hollow wine with you and one for a friend. Complete the evening by coming in from the cold and enjoying your hot chocolate bomb ☕🛷