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It’s pronounced “lef-tenant”, actually

Some wines mean more to us than other, I have to say. As much as we like to think of the wines we make as our ‘bottle babies’, in more honest reflection they’re more like our pupils or students. And like a classroom full of kids you have a wide range skills and potential. As good teachers, we try our best each and every day to give these kids the tools they need to be…

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A unicorn cometh…

And coming soon…. The wine that has no name, we have dubbed ‘the unicorn’. This is the newest addition to our line-up and sits atop our pantheon of wines. Originally intended to a be a ‘Black Swift’ wine, these few barrels took a different turn in evolution and in classic hatch manner, spontaneity jumped in and this wine was created. Comprised of Cabernet Franc and Merlot from Desert Valley, what struck me about this wine…

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Reflections on 2 years of a hatch, the hatch.

It was with little fanfare or expectation that we opened ‘the hatch’ exactly 2 trips around the sun ago from this very day; a day I like to call ‘today’. It was a day I remember fondly, kind of. I recall it was a beautiful and warm Saturday morning that Jesse and I waddled down to hatch, swept the floors and unlocked the door for the first of many times. I remembering standing at the…

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From No. 5 Orange to Number 9 winery

New day, new news. Big news. Our humble little hatch was named the 9th best winery in the country (of Canada)! That is a humbling recognition and big thanks to everyone involved starting with the best (and cutest!) winemaker this side of the Mason-Dixon line, the proper man himself, Jason Parkes. This award was mainly based on the Platinum (yes, capitalized) for the Black Swift Syrah. This is a wine that truly means a lot…

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What is the hatch, and why?

WHAT IS ‘THE HATCH’? AND WHY. Ross O. House Wine & Pinot Noir London, United Kingdom The question I get asked the most often is ‘what is ‘the hatch’’ and why. That’s a terrific question to ask when trying to ascertain exactly what it is we are, and what we’re doing. So no better place to start than (finally) answering  that oft asked question. What, pray-tell, is ‘the hatch’. On a direct level, ‘the hatch’…

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Welcome Grayson – a love story

Wondrous the hatch wine A Short Story by philbert o’flannigan Grayson was thinking about the hatch wine again. the hatch was a wondrous worm with awkward face and sexy nipple. Grayson walked over to the window and reflected on his rustic surroundings. He had always loved sexy west Kelowna with its wonderful, wooden wine. It was a place that encouraged his tendency to feel elated. Then he saw something in the distance, or rather someone.…

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An end of year; our first year.

Well, it’s rather hard to believe that this year is almost done and in the proverbial bag. It’s safe to say that 2015 has been by far our best and most successful year to date, not least because it’s been our first and only year. We’re not ones to let small technicalities like that get in the way of things. It’s in this state of wistful reflection where we get to look back upon a…

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Impotence, Rage, and Wine Awards

And the award for most ‘I don’t get it’ goes to …. ‘the hatch’! Wine awards are a lot like… well, I probably shouldn’t actually say how I’ve personally described wine awards for the last 12 years of my professional wine career. If you’re not easily offended, then email me direct at andrew@hatchwines.ca and I’ll say it there, but for this sake I’ll clean up the language. Wine awards, they’re a lottery ticket. Sometimes you…

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the hatch is open… a new Wine Tasting Room in West Kelowna

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE West Kelowna, BC ( May 29th, 2015 ) – We are thrilled to be opening the doors to the hatch, our rustic family friendly tasting room in panoramic West Kelowna this weekend! the hatch tasting room, offering a unique wine experience, is located on a picturesque working ­vineyard property located at 3225 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna, BC. Look for the art installation that has a nest head with a floating egg… that’s…

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