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Let’s start with the art: Inspired by Paul’s beautiful ‘Space Vagabond’, this piece featuring the legendary scientist Gerard Kuiper and the now official cat of the hatch, Buttons, seemed like the perfect new addition to the hatch pantheon of intergalactic hobos.

Aw, we love Buttons!: Same. Buttons was Paul’s Aunt and Uncles’ cat who lived near Keremeos. From the stories Paul has told this cat was larger than life and a real character himself.

Cepage, s’il vous plait: 100% Cabernet Franc

Where’d the name come from?: The key word here is ‘Smoke’. These grapes came from Desert Valley in the Golden Mile, where in 2015 wildfires were a major issue in The Okanagan creating very smokey conditions at exactly the wrong time; during verasion when grape babies are the most sensitive. We found the smoke adds an added layer of intensity to the wine and notes that remind me of a peaty Scotch. We want our wines to be authentic reflections of their plot of land, and thus this is the creation of its given climat at that time.

C’est une vin de cépage aussi de terroir?: Mais bien sûr!

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‘The Smoke Show refers to the 2015 wildfires that were a major issue in the Okanagan Valley, creating some very smoky conditions at exactly the wrong time. At The Hatch they liken the smoke effect to an added layer of intensity to the wine, with notes that remind of a peaty Scotch. Rather than fight it, the team chose to embrace the smoke, citing it to be an authentic reflection of their plot of land, and thus a climat of that time. It’s rich and dark with a healthy dose of tannins and a strong mix of lifted black cherry and fireplace ash. You can drink this now with a steak, grilled rare. 88 points – Anthony Gismondi, Gismondi on Wine. Tasted November 8th 2018

‘Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.’ – Carl Sagan