Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Aug 2, 2010 Lang Vineyards Farm Reserve Riesling 2007 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestNaramata, Okanagan Valley $20-25www.holmanlangwineries.com Happy BC Day!Without a doubt, wine is a booming (and blooming) business in BC now. According to the BC Wine Institute, there are now 179 grape wine wineries across the province, and several licenses pending. For many British Columbians, wine is their business, their passion and their life. There are fewer places where the wine life is more evident than along the picturesque Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley. The excellent soil conditions and microclimate of the area yield many of this province’s top bottles. Lang Vineyards is nestled on the Bench, and was the first to receive a Farm Gate Winery license in 1990, paving the way for other small growers to open their own business. The winery has a loyal following of fans, drawn to their fruit forward, crisp, unoaked wines.Their Reserve Riesling is one of BC’s sure bets – fresh and fruity, with bright, crisp green apple, orange and honey on the nose, and flavours of sweet white peach, lemon zest and mineral. This creamy Riesling is slightly off dry, with a juicy, spicy finish. This particular vintage is sold out at the winery, but still available in liquor stores.Lang Vineyards is owned and operated by the Holman Lang group. Guenther Lang and his wife, Kristina, purchased the vineyard when they immigrated to Canada in 1980. After experimenting, planting and working the site for 25 years, it was sold to the Holmans. Keith and Lynn Holman had been orchardists for 30 years before they entered into the wine business with the opening of Spiller Estate fruit winery in 2003. That was followed the next year with the establishment of nearby Mistral Estate Winery, and the year after, Benchland Vineyards (renamed Stonehill Estate Winery). In Sept 2005 the Holmans added the long established and very popular Lang Vineyards to their holdings (hence the Holman Lang Wineries name). That was followed by the opening of Soaring Eagle Estate Winery in 2007 and Zero Balance Vineyards in 2008. Most recently K Mountain in Keremeos was added to the portfolio.By drinking my bottle of Lang Vineyards Farm Reserve Riesling today, I’m celebrating our industry, toasting winemaking pioneers and supporting our vintners – all at once! Cheers to beautiful BC!Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) OkanaganRieslingWhite WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Comments are closed.