• the hatch 2017 Dynasty White

    the hatch 2017 Dynasty White

    The goal of Dynasty White is extravagant opulence, and the vectors are chardonnay mixed with sémillon and viognier. The attack is rich with floral perfume leading to apple pie, baked pears, vanilla and a touch of sweet lemon curd countered by a fresh finish that keeps you coming back to the glass. There is an aura of the exotic suggesting this would be best suited to richer menu items and or spicy items like a Thai or Indian curry. Ready to drink. 88 points

    Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi on Wine.
  • Fragrant is the optimum description of this wine, clean and fresh under screw cap. The nose is reminiscent of many youthful New World reds encountered over the years. The attack is equally appealing with soft lush blueberry and mulberry, with lashes of sweet oak and coffee. I would wait for this wine to mature in bottle, say three years, but if this was on the counter at a kitchen party it would not have a chance of making it past the ten minute mark. 88 points

    Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi on Wine.
  • the hatch 2016 B. Yanco

    the hatch 2016 B. Yanco

    A fresh BC white wine blend from a winery that has a fine sense of humour. Medium-bodied with notes of lemongass and white grapefruit. Pair with shellfish. 89 points

    Natalie MacLean

    Stone fruit and minerality notes galore. Lasting flavours include lemon-lime, honeydew melon, white peach, apricots, and hints of white pepper. A light-bodied BC white – predominantly Pinot Blanc – that pairs well with pesto, arugula, prosciutto and parmesan pizza. 89 points

    Monique Sosa – Accredited Sommelier
  • Talking Stories 2015 White

    Talking Stories 2015 White

    ‘Such a pretty BC white wine blend of aromatic grapes. Medium-bodied with aromas of white florals and lychee. Pair with mild curries.

    90 points – reviewed on July 19, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

    'Approachable BC white blend , crowd pleasing. Medium body, acidity, big fruit. Stone fruit, floral, a hint of white pepper and savoury. Versatile for diverse pairing options. Tasted 2016 in July 2017.

    88 points' - bespoketastings.ca

  • Screaming Frenzy 2016 Pinot Gris

    Screaming Frenzy 2016 Pinot Gris

    ‘A lovely, fresh, crisp BC Pinot Gris. Aromas of white melon and lime. The grapes for this wine are grown in the winery’s Kurkjian Farm Vineyard in east Kelowna. Pair with fresh seafood.

    90 points – reviewed on July 19, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

    'Fresh, crisp and tart. Medium light body, well balanced. Zesty citrus, peach skin and tart blood orange. Pairs well with grilled red snapper. Tasted 2016 vintage in July 2017.

    90 points' - bespoketastings.ca

  • Crown + Thieves 2016 Doc Gew

    Crown + Thieves 2016 Doc Gew

    A gorgeous BC white wine made from Gewurztraminer grapes grown in the winery’s Paven Vineyard. Aromas of lychee, rosewater and baking spice. Medium-bodied. Perfect for spicy dishes and curries.

    90 points– reviewed on July 19, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

    ‘Gorgeous floral, white peach, melon and lip smacking citrus notes. I’m loving the acidity and faint white pepper finish. A delicious medium-bodied Gewurztraminer. Enjoy with haddock Thai green curry.

    91 points- Monique Sosa – Accredited Sommelier

  • Black Swift Vineyards 2015 'Pinecrest Vineyard' Chardonnay

    Black Swift Vineyards 2015 'Pinecrest Vineyard' Chardonnay

    ‘The 2015 Pinecrest was a very sentimental wine for The Hatch as this was the last year they had access to this Westbank vineyard, rumoured to be the oldest block of Chardonnay in the Okanagan. When the owner of the organic 2 acre Glenrosa area vineyard passed, the land was sold and the new owners ripped out the old vines. So the 200 cases of 2015 Pinecrest is this vineyard’s finale. Black Swift is the premium, single vineyard project from the folks at The Hatch, and I tasted bottle #1760. Full-bodied and confident, with a creamy, lees-lined base for the ripe and dense yellow apple, pear and lemon curd. Perfumed and expressive white florals and almond blossoms scent this ripe wine, one gently but firmly buoyed with a swell of stony acidity. The lingering finish is dusted with stony salts. Drinking well now, this really is meant for a couple of years in the cellar. I’d say this 45 year old vineyard went out on a high note.

    91 points‘ – Treve Ring, Gismondi on Wine

  • Black Swift Vineyards 2015 'Melville Vineyard' Chardonnay

    Black Swift Vineyards 2015 'Melville Vineyard' Chardonnay

    ‘One of three single vineyard 2015 chardonnays The Hatch released under the Black Swift line, this is from a half acre vineyard outside of Peachland on deep clay loams. One puncheon was made, so there are only fifty cases out there for you to seek out. Said puncheon is overwhelming at this young stage, with strident wood, vanilla pod, ripe and creamy pear, on a structured, muscular, green apple-lined core, finishing with heady wood spicing. This is a wine to lay down for 2+ years, to allow the integration of wood into the potent orchard fruit. At 12.9 percent, this is certainly not flabby or overripe. Hopefully future vintages will benefit from older puncheon use.

    89 pointsTreve Ring, Gismondi on Wine

  • Black Swift Vineyards 2016 'Hart St. Vineyard' Chardonnay

    Black Swift Vineyards 2016 'Hart St. Vineyard' Chardonnay

    ‘The Hatch is behind this Black Swift release from a single vineyard site in east Kelowna that is the coolest and the most northern of their chardonnay labels. It’s a terrific addition to their goal “to create the first exclusively single vineyard, multi-regional wine project in British Columbia; one which seeks to capture the diversity of our young, but exceptional region.” Winemaker Jason Parkes assessed the site and the fruit and was inspired to emulate the Chablis style. In fact, it’s a good play given the delicate textures here and that long clean subtle palate with just a hint of lemon, sage and salty wet stones. More acid would be the final solution.

    90 points' – Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi on Wine. Tasted January 4th, 2018

  • Screaming Frenzy 2015 Chardonnay

    Screaming Frenzy 2015 Chardonnay

    A lovely BC white wine made from the classic Chardonnay grape. Rich and round, yet also fresh and vibrant with aromas of golden apple and a touch of vanilla. Screaming Frenzy is named for the Black Swift birds that mysteriously, and perhaps only once a year, congregate in the skies over the winery’s vineyards. Pair with this roast chicken (or four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie).


    88 points, Natalie Maclean

  • 'A savoury, juicy, full-bodied BC Cabernet Franc with none of that bell pepper nonsense. Dark red berries and smoke on the nose and palate. Racy acidity. Decant 1-2 hours. Pair with grilled meats.

    90 points' - reviewed on July 19, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

    'Deep and dark fruit with balanced medium acidity, medium plus tannins, tart plum, dry chalky limestone. Wonderful pairing for charcuterie, bison burger, or lamb shank. Tasted 2015 vintage in July 2017.

    90 points' - BespokeTastings

  • the hatch 2016 'Hobo Series' Gewürztraminer

    the hatch 2016 'Hobo Series' Gewürztraminer

    A gorgeous BC white wine made from Gewurztraminer grapes grown in the winery’s Paven Vineyard. Aromas of lychee, rosewater and baking spice. Medium-bodied. Perfect for spicy dishes and curries.

    90 points– reviewed on July 19, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

    ‘Gorgeous floral, white peach, melon and lip smacking citrus notes. I’m loving the acidity and faint white pepper finish. A delicious medium-bodied Gewurztraminer. Enjoy with haddock Thai green curry.

    91 points- Monique Sosa – Accredited Sommelier