Rollingdale named the top organic winery

A West Kelowna winery has been chosen as the best organic winery in 2010 over several prominent U.S. organic operations.

  • Jan. 28, 2011 1:00 p.m.

Rollingdale’s Joe Slykerman

A West Kelowna winery has been chosen as the best organic winery in 2010 over several prominent U.S. organic operations.

Rollingdale Winery was selected as the best organic winery in 2010 by users of the American website Organic Wine Review. Rollingdale proprietor Steve Dale said the winery is one of only two operations in British Columbia recognized as fully organic, the other being Summerhill Pyramid Winery.

The Organic Wine Review site looks at organic wines from around the world, and several high scores are required for a winery to even be nominated. Rollingdale carried the honour over three California wineries and Sokol Blosser of Oregon.

“There’s some big name competition,” noted Dale.

The West Kelowna winery also drew runner-up recognition for its 2007 Pinot Noir Icewine as one of the best organic wines last year. Dale said while Rollingdale produced ice wine their first five years in existence, they have held off on producing the winter-harvested vintages over the last couple of years.

Despite this, Dale added Rollingdale has received their highest reviews on their icewines in particular.

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