Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Oct 8, 2010 Orofino Vineyards Riesling 2009 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestCawston, Similkameen Valley, BC $20-25 available at the winery or select private liquor storeswww.orofinovineyards.comI am touring the Okanagan this week for fall Wine Fest, tasting and eating times epic proportions. Easily one of the standout wines so far this trip is the 2009 Riesling from Orofino. Striking aromas of lime, mineral and pear carry through to a round palate, along with bright citrus and ripe sweet apricot. Lovely filling mouthfeel and crisp acidity meet seamlessly, resulting in a balanced and lengthy wine. I kept my glass handy over the course of three hours – returning every so often to see where the intense flavours would lead next. An exciting (and delish) journey.John and Virginia Weber’s Orofino boasts Canada’s only strawbale winery. The ecofriendly design is made up of two buildings adjoined by a breezeway. After much research and planning (and proof – strawbale construction has been around for over 200 years!), this unique design was chosen for its “earthy” 21 inch thick walls. The strawbale walls provide superior insulation qualities, ideal for achieving constant barrel room temperatures and for keeping cool in the desert heat.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)RieslingSimilkameenWhite 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 Events / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More 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 June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... 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 Comments are closed.