Thornhaven Estates Winery
Types of Wines
Thornhaven’s southwestern Santa Fe style reflects the natural landscape of the semi-arid Okanagan climate, where dry grasses, cacti, sagebrush and Ponderosa pine thrive. Perfectly designed for wine making, the winery’s unique structure allows gravity to transport the fruit juice from the crush-pad to the cellar, eliminating the effects of pumping.
Thornhaven sits on Little Giant’s Head Mountain, with a spectacular view of both Okanagan Lake and the magnificent surrounding mountains, an area many people have likened to Tuscany.
They have a total of 18.5 acres in three vineyards planted to Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Merlot, Orange Muscat, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer. They use both French and American Oak barrels and stainless steel tanks to accommodate the discerning tastes of those who enjoy an oak taste and those who do not. With their consulting winemaker Christine Leroux and cellar master Jason Fraser, they produce 34,000 litres or about 5000 cases of wine a year.