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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Tuesday, September 5 2017

Clos du Soleil - Video

By: Anthony Gismondi
A Similkameen Valley Estate

There’s a three-pronged fork in the road just past the town of Hope, about an hour and half east of Vancouver, where knowing wine lovers lean right to travel the historic Crowsnest Highway.

As the road winds its way upward, and farther east, toward the wild Similkameen Valley, you see a legacy landscape carved by a millennia of massive glacier movements, intense winds, shifting rivers and cataclysmic landslides. Canada’s largest concentration of organic farming has developed here, though most travelers know it best for its many fruit stands. Today the Similkameen’s rocky soils are home to a rising number of pristine vineyards slowly replacing the ancient orchards across this quiet, crumbling frontier. It is here you will find the tiny, perfect estate of Clos du Soleil.

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. He is currently in his 29th year as the wine columnist at the Vancouver Sun and a Partner and Principal Critic at www.winealign.com. He is also the co-host of the longest running, weekly, wine and food show in Canadian radio: The Best of Food and Wine. The show airs in prime time every Thursday evening from 6-7pm Pacific on CISL650 in Vancouver and is available on podcast worldwide.