About

Intersection Estate is a 10-acre vineyard planted at high density on Oliver’s Golden Mile. Grapevine varieties are matched to the varying slope, aspect and soil composition to allow even ripening and honest expression of fruit flavors and aromas. The vineyard is cultivated with natural, sustainable, and organic farming techniques.

Our winery is small, well-equipped, modern, and versatile. Gentle fruit handling and minimal intervention are key elements in winemaking informed by science, tradition, and constant observation.

Intersection makes wines with no compromise, and represents a personal and intellectual challenge to raise the bar of quality and authenticity for Canadian wines.

Availability

Intersection wines are most readily found direct from the winery, but to see a list of licencees, restaurants, and grocery stores who carry our name, click here.

All listed prices include 10% PST, 5% GST, and bottle deposit


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2017 viognier

$19.00 (includes tax and deposit)

A beautiful wine grape with remarkable texture and bright aromatics, Viognier is always valuable to us for blending. But while we typically use all of our 2 acres of estate Vio to enhance, enrich, and accentuate other grapes like Sauv Blanc and Marsanne, we have recently begun producing the wine in isolation to show off its natural beauty. This is the second vintage of pure Viognier for us, and we all agree that it is well worthy of standing alone.

Ripe pear preserves on the nose with hints of yellow plum. An initially playful marshmallow sweetness opens up into tones of apple butter with aeration. The palate is initially bright and refreshing, bursting with ripe peach and a slight touch of pie crust and baked plum crumble. There is a smooth texture that permeates the wine from start to finish and makes it easy to return to the glass for more tasting!

Match with any course, but especially fresh seafood/ceviche or a goat cheese and spring vegetable tart.

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2015 RIESLING

$19.00 (includes tax and deposit)

A lively, aromatic minerality comes crisp and strong on the nose, intermingled with fresh green apple. On the palate, brief honey sweetness is swiftly cleansed by continued green apple and lime zest. A clean, refreshing finish leaves the mouth watering for more.

A bright, refreshing wine, the Riesling cuts through fat and cools the sensation of spice. Pair with goat cheese salad or oysters on the half-shell with grated horseradish.

*Double Gold Medal Winner - 2017 Cascadia Wine Competition*

*Gold Medal Winner - 2017 NorthWest Wine Summit*

*Jerry Mead "Best Value" Winner - 2017 NorthWest Wine Summit*

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2016 RESERVE VIOGNIER-MARSANNE

$20.00 (includes tax and deposit)

85% Viognier, 15% Marsanne

In this singular blend, the intense stone fruit and floral aromas of Viognier link to the orange peel citrus accents and ethereal texture of Marsanne. Whole bunch pressed, fermented in neutral French oak barrels, and aged on lees for 6 months to promote texture and complexity. 

The trick with Vio-Mars is to capture exactly the right blend of the two grapes, allowing the Viognier’s chameleon-like versatility to promote and accentuate the Marsanne’s comparatively subtle profile. This blend of 15% Marsanne has proven effective in promoting the finer varietal intricacies of the grape without diminishing the fruitful vivacity of the Viognier.

A complex and delightful pairing wine, well-suited to drink alongside earthy white meats, from roast turkey to oysters to pork terrine. Try with sushi for a particularly satisfying combination. 

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2016 RESERVE SAUVIGNON BLANC

$20.00 (includes tax and deposit)

A beautiful yellow-gold colour belies an intense, ripe nose of tropical fruit. On the palate, vivacious fruit from the hot 2015 year merge with hints of caramel and spice from six months in neutral French oak puncheons. The texture starts out creamy, tempered by bright refreshing acidity, and follows to a long, rounded finish.

A fantastic match for charcoal-grilled rosemary and citrus sausages or spiced chutney.

Serve chilled to accentuate the bright fruit, or slightly below room temperature to properly appreciate the broad, warming mouthfeel.

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2016 Marsanne

$25.00 (includes tax and deposit)

Marsanne is a difficult grape for a grower to love, between its treacherous presence in the vineyard (high tendency for mildew and uneven ripening, among other issues) and its pale, sometimes  almost invisible flavor profile. But love it we do! The unique flavours of Marsanne are totally distinct in the world of white wine, and while we typically blend the Marsanne with Viognier to provide much needed structure, in select years we receive that rare and perfect vintage that will stand on its own. 

Our pure Marsanne is infrequent, unconventional, and utterly delicious.

Citrus rind reminiscent of lemon peel and pith intermingle with woodsy notes of dry herbs and pine resin. A controlled oak profile lends a hint of warmth to the palate, but the strength of the wine is in its essence of clean, spicy fruit.

Best appreciated on its own to avoid overwhelming the delicate nuances of the wine, but does pair beautifully with roasted garlic bulbs or smoked salmon.

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2018 Rosé

$19.00 (includes tax and deposit)

Extracted after three days of skin contact in saignée from our premium Merlot grapes, this Rosé is bright and crisp with refreshing grapefruit tones. Dry with a perception of sweetness from the long ripening time of the fruit and brimming with strawberry and rhubarb tones, it strikes a balance between clean and ripe flavours that render it both refreshing and warming.

A versatile food wine, the Rosé can match an entrée like turkey or seared salmon, or perfectly compliment a quinoa salad with watermelon, mint, and feta.



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2016 MILEPOST merlot

$22.00 (includes tax and deposit)

The Milepost Merlot is the avatar of a season. Starting in 2011 we began to make this wine selectively in singular years that showed intrigue and promise. With low intervention winemaking and a light touch in the field, the Milepost Merlot changes from season to season, always reflecting the nature of the year that its grown in. In 2016, that nature was bright, elegant, and extremely graceful.

Opens on the nose with beautiful floral and fruit aromatics, reflecting the light oak with a hint of cola. On the palate, plum preserve, strawberry, and cherries and cream balance on a fine structure with clean, light tannin.

Pair with sweet asian BBQ pork or baked yams with white pepper. 

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2015 CABERNET FRANC

$29.00 (includes tax and deposit)

The 2015 Cab shows all of the rich, dark fruit of the previous 2013, coupled with a complex, intoxicating nose of roasted red pepper and dried cranberry. Notes of date, fig, and licorice round out a well-textured wine with finely balanced acid and tannin.

Pair with butter-poached pork loin or black lentil and goat cheese ravioli, always with fresh herbs to match.

*Silver Medal Winner - 2017 NorthWest Wine Summit*

*90 Point Review - NatalieMaclean.com*

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2014 ALLUVIA MERLOT

$29.00 (includes tax and deposit)

In 2007 we planted one block of Merlot across two distinct soil types: a fine, thin plot of dry silicate sand, and the alluvial wake of an ancient creek system. For three years we created a unified Merlot from the block, until 2012 when we divided the field by soil and formed the Silica and Alluvia Merlots: twins in every way but one. Harvested in tandem and boasting near-identical winemaking, our labour is to isolate the single variable of soil in our flagship wines. Together, the Alluvia and Silica Merlots are paragons of all that we aim to achieve at Intersection: honest wines that truly represent a certain place at a certain time.

Plum and dried, dark fruit with hints of vanilla on the nose follow into a full, deep palate. Earthy clove and cinnamon tones intermingle with dark chocolate raisin, licorice, and black tea. Dry tannins lend the wine grip and promise to unfold across the next 3-5 years.
With its bold structure, the Alluvia is a robust wine that pairs to excellent effect with seared duck breast or the finest, fattiest steak you can get your hands on.

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2014 SILICA MERLOT

$29.00 (includes tax and deposit)

2014 was the third season of our separation between the Alluvia and Silica Merlots. This separation allowed for more specified vineyard management, which together with the consistently hot growing season, resulted in a beautifully stable and uniform crop of fruit. The thin sand caused strain upon the vines, resulting in stronger acid and tannin structure in the fruit. Upon harvest, the Silica is treated to 28 days of fermentation followed by ageing in tight-grained French oak, 30% new. This wine is gravity clarified, meaning that we rack the juice off of the settled sediment rather than pushing it through filter pads. This results in bolder structure, more density, and the designation: “unfiltered.”

A vibrant and concentrated red fruit nose leading into luxurious raspberry torte on the palate with a long, elegant finish. Excellent structure formed by an intermingling of crisp underlying acidity and full, firm tannin. A powerful and robust wine, the Silica pairs beautifully with rack of lamb or with pancetta and baked olives

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2014 axiom

$45.00 (includes tax and deposit)

Limit 1 per purchase (3 p.p. for Club Members)

Long we have wanted to make a blend of our premium Merlot and our award-winning Cabernet Franc, and in 2014 we finally had the opportunity to combine the two with a parcel of Cabernet Sauvignon obtained from an independent Osoyoos vineyard. The resulting wine is full and robust with chocolate and cocoa notes from 12 months in oak, ripe roasted red pepper from the Cabs, and dark fruit from the Alluvia Merlot. A wine with vivacious tannin and fantastic ageing potential, the Axiom can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Ground coffee, dark chocolate, and cherry jam on the nose open up into star anise, roasted capsicum, and black pepper. Hints of mushroom and cedar on the palate point to the wine’s time in oak. Mouthfeel is rich and developed with well-structured tannin that will continue to age for more than a decade. The long finish lingers with tones of earthy plum preserves.

Enjoy sipped slowly by itself or with a marbled sirloin steak.

*Finalist in 2018 Judgment of BC*

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2015 MILE'S EDGE WHITE

55% Sauvignon Blanc, 45% Viognier

A beautiful white-gold wine with fresh Anjou pear on the nose followed by a slight hint of sweet, dry hay and jasmine. On the palate, grapefruit and ripe white peach rest atop a round, balanced mouthfeel with a fresh finish of clover honey.

A supremely versatile pairing wine, the Mile’s Edge can accompany almost anything. Our favourites are light fare that carry a hint of richness, like sautéed scallops and scallions (alliteration always makes it taste better) or pasta primavera. 

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*Save on foods exclusive*

The Mile’s Edge has proven so popular that we have committed the wine to exclusively be sold at select Save On Foods grocery stores throughout BC. To find a licenced Save On near you, consult our list of retailers.


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2018 Orange Riesling

$25.00 (includes tax and deposit)

Made through a rare and intriguing method of winemaking, our first Orange wine is composed of 100% premium Riesling, crushed and soaked with its skins for 20 days to extract its bold, vibrant colour. The juice was exposed to wild fermentation, allowing the natural yeast in the environment to ferment it to a bone-dry state.

The resulting wine is lively and intense with a brisk, vibrant palate of unmitigated zest, with a nose that is spicy, smokey, and earthy. Totally unlike anything we’ve made before, and totally unique.

NOTE: The orange wine is a very specific product, akin to a sour wheat beer or kombucha in flavour. There is no sweetness to the wine and a high acid level, and so consumers who have never tried an orange wine should be forewarned of its unusual nature.


All listed prices include 10% PST, 5% GST, and bottle deposit