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.