In 1946, emboldened by boundless enthusiasm, and a conviction that the Okanagan could produce wines that would belong in the company of the world's finest, Andrew Kamphuis set out on his own to found the first major winery built in the valley since prohibition: Pine Wines Winery. Since then the opening of Pine Wines, we welcomed thousands of guests who have come to share in Andrew's passion for wine, food, baseball, and art.
With the release of Pine Wines’ Pinot Noir in the late 60's the world's eyes were opened to the potential of the Okanagan Valley. Andrew’s commitment to the industry and to promoting wine as part of a gracious lifestyle led to his road trip ‘mission’ where he crossed the country, educating restaurateurs, media and most of all consumers on wine's integral role in culture and civilization.
Numbering now at about 1,000 cases, the 2006 vintage of Cabernet will be released in April or May of this year. What began in my head as an 80%+ Cabernet blend ended up in my glass as a 100% Cab comprised of six different clones from four different vineyards. Continue »