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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.

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