This is the estate vineyard situated on the winery site.
We farm 6 acres on this property : 3 acres of Schonberger, 1 acre of Zweigelt, 1.12 acre of Chardonnay and 0.63 acre of Pinot noir.
On the southern edge of the Naramata Bench, this vineyard overlooks the city of Penticton and Okanagan Lake. The twenty year old ungrafted vines are deeply rooted in a mix of silt, organic matter and gravel. The gentle westward slope at the base of Campbell Mountain ensures good drainage and ideal exposure.
We farm our vineyards using organic methods. Environmental stewardship is important to us for the health of our family and ecosystem, and for the contribution it makes to the quality of our wines.
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were planted in summer 2017.
Planted in 2007, Kozier Organic vineyard is situated on the Naramata bench 4 km north of Roche Wines. The 15 acre vineyard is a gently sloping amphitheater, steeper as it approaches the mountainside. It faces west toward Okanagan lake.
Gravel, sand and organic material from the mountainside above mix with denser glacial silt. The certified organic farm benefits from the synergy of a warm microclimate with cool soils ensuring long, even ripening.
We farm 15.4 acres : 4.04 acres of Pinot gris, 3.86 acres of Pinot noir, 3.85 acres of Merlot, 1.91 acres of Gewurztraminer and 1.73 acres of Viognier.
This place means a lot for us. Over 5 years we have built a strong relationship with the owners who trust us to take care of their land and harvest the best fruit possible.