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Sponsored Content - Jun 13, 2022 - Think Local

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The underground cellar at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery is listed by Wine Enthusiast as one of its top eight beautifully designed wine cellars and caves.

Cultivated from five distinct growing subregions and consisting of the top 1% of the harvest from all our vineyards, Mission Hill Family Estate Winery’s Legacy Collection is the ultimate expression of the Okanagan Valley. Hand-harvesting, hand-sorting, and extended barrel aging followed by a 24-month period in bottle prior to release is what our delicate process of winemaking is all about. From grape to glass, these wines are small lot and limited production collectibles.

An exquisite gift for wine enthusiasts

Exclusively for Father’s Day, we are thrilled to offer our 2017 award-winning Oculus (750mL) in a handcrafted wooden box. A cellar-worthy, Bordeaux-style wine, layered with black fruits, currants, and earthiness, ending in a complex, savoury finish.

This intricate wine is a result of meticulous selection in the vineyard estate with grapes that have been specifically nurtured for this rare wine and is sure to stand out in your cellar. Limited quantities available.

“The 2017 harvest, lasting 66 days, was one of great extremes. The warm, dry summer resulted in a crop of small, concentrated berries that produced wines of exceptional depth and intensity. The 2017 Oculus was awarded 95 points by Decanter World Wine Awards and is the 20th vintage of this iconic wine.”

Corrie Krehbiel, head winemaker

Where the magic happens

Listed in Wine Enthusiast as one of its top eight beautifully designed wine cellars and caves, our humidity-controlled, underground cellar is a time-traveling grandeur. Designed by Olson Kundig, rows of oak barrels age in two vaulted spaces with walls blasted from volcanic rock of Mt. Boucherie.

Dim lighting adds to the ambiance, accompanying our private collection of Mission Hill vintages and ancient wine vessels, dating back 10,000 years. The only source of natural light in the cellar comes through a single circular window named the “Oculus,” Latin for eye. Look up through the ceiling of the cellar to the Okanagan sky above, and soak yourself in the inspiration for our premium flagship wine.

Celebrate Father’s Day by indulging in a keepsake wooden box containing our flagship wine, Oculus in the 750mL size.

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Mission Hill Family Estate Winery is offering its 2017 award-winning Oculus (750mL) in a handcrafted wooden box exclusively for Father’s Day.

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