Nighthawk Vineyards

NATURAL BEAUTY.  DISTINCTIVE ELEGANCE.  EXCEPTIONAL HAND CRAFTED WINES…

Our vineyard story began as a celebration of family and friendship, inspired by the natural beauty of this magical valley in Okanagan Falls.  We share the land with the local wildlife, including the Nighthawks that return each spring to nest during the growing season.  The unique micro climate of Okanagan Falls provides a rare habitat perfectly suited to these majestic birds, and of course some of the valley’s finest grape growing conditions…coincidence or not?

Nighthawk Vineyards has been harvesting high quality grapes for over fourteen years, and over the past year we have evolved from vineyard to boutique farm gate winery, featuring exceptional hand crafted wines unique to the high altitude vineyard that we call home.  We are so fortunate to have had the support of our friends in the local wine community along the way, encouraging us to reach for our dreams and follow our passion. We personally invite you to come and experience our newly released vintage…

Nighthawk Vineyards is the passion of two families…Daniel & Christy Bibby and their children, and David & Melanie Flotten and their vineyard dog “Calie”.  Together they work the land, nurture the vineyard and create exceptional hand crafted wines.   From May to October each year they proudly share their small lots vintage and the story of Nighthawk Vineyards!

As guardians of the vineyard, the Nighthawks return each spring to make this magical valley their home and nest during the growing season.  The unique micro climate of Okanagan Falls provides a rare habitat perfectly suited to these majestic birds, and of course some of the valley’s finest grape growing conditions…coincidence or not? All of our wines are available at the wineshop or may be ordered via phone or email. please contact us for more information.  

2015 GEWURZTRAMINER   $19.90

Our high altitude vineyard imparts aromatic elegance and minerality, distinctive to our Gewurztraminer.  The grapes were hand harvested and sorted followed by a whole berry gravity “crush”, with minimal skin contact.  After fermentation, the wine was racked into stainless where it was cold stabilized, filtered and bottled.

Tasting Notes

This exceptional wine features grapefruit, pineapple, floral notes and spice; it’s smooth on the mid-palate with a crisp long finish.  Pairs well with spicy Asian dishes, roast ham, grilled chicken…or great on its own.   

2015 CHARDONNAY   $24.90

The 2015 growing season was exceptionally hot and dry, which produced an amazing vintage of estate grown Chardonnay.  Aged for 10 months in French Oak, this delicate wine features aromatic elegance and mineral complexity distinctive to our high altitude vineyard.

Tasting Notes

Lightly aged in French Oak, a delicate wine featuring the aroma and flavours of butterscotch and pear this wine is smooth and silky on the mid-palette with a crisp finish.

2015 PINOT NOIR   $24.90

Our estate grown Pinot Noir was finished in Tuscan concrete tanks creating a textured mouth feel.

Tasting Notes

This complex full bodied wine features delicate hints of ripe berries, vanilla bean and minerality distinctive to the altitude of the vineyard and the soil it is grown in.

2011 MERLOT   $24.90

Our Merlot flourished in the intense sunshine and sandy soil of the valley, and was hand harvested and hand sorted.  The free run juice was aged for 18 months in a combination of French and American Oak.

Tasting Notes

A full bodied wine featuring highlights of black current, plum, cloves and vanilla bean.  Pairs well with rack of lamb, roast pork loin, grilled beef or mature hard cheese.

2011 CABERNET SAUVIGNON   $29.90

Grown in the sunny warm climate of the  Black Sage Bench area of the Southern Okanagan, this is a full-bodied red wine with flavours of dark fruit and savory pepper finishing.

Tasting Notes

This spectacular vintage reflects hints of ripe berries and cassis, complemented by toasty oak and smooth tannins with a long luscious finish.  A perfect wine paired with roast prime rib, grilled beef tenderloin, strong flavourful cheese or dark chocolate.

2012 SYRAH   $31.90     2016 BC Best of Varietal—Gold Medal Winner             

Our Syrah is from the southern Black Sage Bench area, where the intense sun and sandy soil contribute to the rich and spicy flavors of this signature vintage.  The grapes were hand harvested at low high quality yields and gently hand sorted, with the free run juice aged for over 20 months in French Oak.  This wine has an excellent aging potential, but has been cellared to provide maximum enjoyment as is.

Tasting Notes

An amazing robust wine with intense ripe berry flavour and hints of cocoa bean, spice and toasted oak.   Pairs well with game meats, grilled steak, roast leg of lamb, duck confit or strong blue cheese.

Labels

Nighthawk Vineyards is very proud to feature the inspiring artwork of renowned Okanagan artist Alex Fong on all of our labels. Alex is a good friend and has truly captured the majestic view from our vineyard…bringing our local Nighthawks to the forefront. Alex Fong has a personal style that has since become his hallmark. His translucent, impressionistic paintings are distinguished by a parade of coloured flecks that he calls ‘confetti’, to represent his celebration of life. The result is an exquisite balance of spontaneity and grace. Alex Fong’s work has attracted the attention of fine art collectors since the early days when he exhibited at Vancouver galleries, through his years as a touring member of the Western Lights Artist’s Group. Alex was a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003, recognizing his dedicated community service. Alex Fong’s artistic vision continues to evolve, his work reflecting a delightfully fresh and youthful outlook. “A child views the world with optimism and wonder. That is what I hope to accomplish with my art. Each day, I look forward to creating something new and wonderful,” he says. “I paint to make people feel good, and to put a little joy into their lives. Joy, splendour and whimsy, sprinkled with a few unusual surprises…Welcome to Fong’s World.”

Find our Vineyard and Tasting Room

2735 Green Lake Road, Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, Canada

Opening for the 2016 Season Friday, March 25th

Daily 10 am – 5 pm

For inquiries call 250-497-8874 or 250-300-9161.

MAP

250-497-8874 or 250-300-9161

Email: info@nighthawkvineyards.com

Want exclusive offers for wine and events?

Join our mailing list