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Fourth-generation family farmer and vintner Gina Fernandes Harfman is crafting collectible wines from the best South Okanagan vineyards. In a vintage where a wine reveals itself as most special, and highest quality, Gina assigns this wine to her Family Collection. At her woman-owned and run Nostalgia Wines, Gina invites you to make moments with what she has captured in the bottle, and create tomorrow’s memories.

Chardonnay 2021

Our home vineyard Chardonnay coats the palate with notes of canned peach, Asian pear, and Honeycrisp apple. It’s refreshing, with a velvety texture and notes of candied orange, lemon meringue pie, and crème brûlée. A hint of lime zest carries the long finish.

Enjoy our Family Collection Chardonnay paired with mushroom risotto, triple cream cheese, crab and lobster dishes, or try this Chicken Marsala recipe.

Awards: Silver Medal, 2023 Savor NorthWest Wine Competition

Technical:
100% Chardonnay (Home Vineyard)
Handpicked, sorted by hand
Battonage employed during fermentation
Fermented and aged 7 months a combination of stainless steel barrels (66%), new French oak (16.5%) and second use French oak (16.5%)
Vegetarian/Vegan. Keto/diabetic diet friendly
Production: 140 cases
Syrah 2018

Syrah 2018

Due to the limited production of this gorgeous wine, it is exclusively available for members of Nostalgia Wines Recollection Wine Club. Learn more about membership here.

 

A structured and opulent Syrah with aromas of blackberry, stewed cherry, white pepper, smoked meat and savoury preserves. Red fruit, vanilla and butterscotch notes join on the palate, adding complexity. A hint of dried, crushed mint graces the finish.

The fresh acidity in this full-bodied red make it perfect with braised lamb shanks, a buffalo burger, or a T-bone steak on the barbeque.

Awards: 92 Points John Schreiner, July 2021

Technical:
100% Syrah (Home Vineyard)
Aged 14 months in 100% French oak barrels, 33% of which were new
Vegetarian/Vegan. Keto/diabetic diet friendly
Production: 76 cases
Meritage 2018

Meritage 2018

A complex, vivid wine of deep ruby hue, bursting with notes of black currant, raspberry, cherry, and blackberry. Hints of violet, clove, oak, leather, vanilla and baking spices add layers and depth, while the firm, supple tannins are balanced by fresh acidity.

Only our best lots are selected for this voluptuous blend of traditional Bordeaux grape varieties, led by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot.

Serve this beguiling beauty with roast beef, grilled lamb chops, Osso Buco, or aged, hard cheeses. Unfiltered, will contain sediment. Cellaring until 2026 – 2030 will increase your reward.

Awards: 92 Points John Schreiner, July 2021

Technical:
51% Merlot (Home Vineyard)
21% Cabernet Sauvignon (Harfman Vineyard)
14% Cabernet Franc (Farinha Vineyard)
11% Malbec (Gablemann Vineyard)
3% Petit Verdot (Harfman Vineyard)
Vegetarian/Vegan. Keto/diabetic diet friendly
Production: 196 cases

Meritage 2019

Attractive black currant, blackberry and cherry aromas waft from this generously fruited, luxuriously textured wine. Light florals, along with notes of licorice, sweet baking spice, vanilla and caramel lend further interest and linger persistently.

Serve with a grilled T-Bone steak and crisp, butter-fried mushrooms, braised short ribs with savoury risotto, spiced beef tenderloin, or eggplant Parmesan.

Awards: Bronze Medal 2022 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada

Technical:
60% Cabernet Sauvignon (Harfman Vineyard)
34% Merlot (Home Vineyard)
4% Malbec (Gablemann Vineyard)
2% Petit Verdot (Harfman Vineyard)
Aged in oak barrels for 15 months, then a further year in bottle before release
Vegetarian/Vegan. Keto/diabetic diet friendly
Production: 250 cases

Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Intense black currant, blackberry, cherry, violet and spice aromas abound from this complex, harmonious wine. Appetizing acidity and a full texture create structure, while notes of small dark berry fruit, toasty oak, florals and herbs add intrigue and persist on the finish.

It pairs perfectly with rib eye steak, wild game, mushroom pizza, or dark chocolate cake.

This Cab is sourced from the Harfman family vineyards on the Osoyoos East bench, a property ending with the U.S. border fence – as far South as possible and benefiting from the moderating influence of Osoyoos Lake. This allows maximum ripeness in this Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard, which was established in 1999.

We only produce a varietal Cabernet Sauvignon in excellent vintages; the last Cabernet produced was 2016.

Awards: Silver Medal 2022 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada

Technical:
92% Cabernet Sauvignon (Harfman Vineyard, Osoyoos)
5% Merlot (Home Vineyard, Oliver)
3% Malbec (Gablemann Vineyard, Oliver)
Aged in mostly French, some American oak barriques for 15 months, of which 30% were new. Unfiltered, will contain sediment.
Vegetarian/Vegan. Keto/diabetic diet friendly
Production: 120 cases
Best BC Syrah Platinum Medal National Wine Awards of Canada

Syrah 2020

A full and powerful Syrah with aromas of jammy dark cherry, blackberry, violets, and savoury black pepper. Red fruit, vanilla and butterscotch notes join on the palate, adding complexity.

The low yields and excellent fruit quality resulted in an exceptional 2020 vintage. The wines have intense flavour profiles, higher acidity and moderate alcohol levels. These attributes are great for pairing with food. We recommend it with Calabrian lamb chopsspaghetti alla Puttanescapork schnitzel with peppercorn sauce or Manchego cheese.

2020 Syrah was sourced from our Home Vineyard exclusively. All of our home vineyard is cared for under Gina’s watchful eye throughout the year. Grapes are hand-picked, then hand-sorted before a very gentle pressing. Aged in French oak barriques, 50% of which were new, for 15 months.

Awards: Platinum Medal (94 Points) – 2023 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada

Technical:
100% Syrah (Home Vineyard, Oliver)
Aged in French oak barriques for 15 months, of which 50% were new. Unfiltered, will contain sediment.
Vegetarian/Vegan. Keto/diabetic diet friendly
Production: 94 cases
Best BC Syrah

Syrah 2021

A powerful, stylish Syrah with aromas of savoury dark cherry, mulberry, blackberry, earth, leather, and white pepper. It toes a balanced line to a long finish. Pair with grilled lamb chops or hard cheese.

The 2021 season had a reduced yield, resulting in an intensely flavourful harvest. Grapes are hand-picked, then hand-sorted before a very gentle pressing on the same day of picking. Aged 15 months in 80% French and 20% American oak, a third of which was new.

Technical:
100% Syrah (Home Vineyard, Oliver)
Aged in 80% French and 20% American oak barriques for 15 months, of which 50% were new.
Unfiltered, will contain sediment.
Vegetarian/Vegan. Keto/diabetic diet friendly
Production: 276 cases