Terroir Talk #5 – Osoyoos East

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s terroir is very varied. Microclimates and soil composition differ drastically within very short distances, which is something that makes our region so unique. Follow this series as we breakdown the nuances of our diverse terroir.

This week, we’re diving deeper into the Osoyoos East area as we continue exploring Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s unique and diverse terroir.

Immediately south of the Black Sage area, Osoyoos East has a few key distinctions. Without the protection of the bluffs that shield much of the northern area, Osoyoos sees stronger winds that complement the area’s arid landscape. Deep sands run throughout, while the lake helps balance the nighttime temperatures. Granite is intermingled with the sand, adding mineral depth. Wineries with this terroir include Nk’Mip Cellars, Adega on 45th Estate Winery and Moon Curser Vineyards – well known for their bold red blends featuring Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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