Black Market Wine Co.
Proprietors: Rob Hammersley, Michelle Shewchuk
Winemaker: Rob Hammersley
Viticulturist: Rob Hammersley
Vineyard size: 5 acres in Kaleden, plus contracted grapes from Osoyoos, Oliver and Naramata
Key grape varieties: Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Bacchus, Gewurztraminer.
Production: 1,500 cases
Wines: The Syndicate (Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot), Syrah, Omertà rose, Collusion (Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon), Secret Society (mysterious white blend), Sémillon, Pinot Blanc. We also release small-batch wines under our Unsanctioned Series in certain vintages.
Situated on a bench overlooking Skaha Lake, Black Market Wine Co. crafts distinctive small-lot wines. In addition to our organically-farmed Conviction Ridge vineyard in picturesque Kaleden, other vineyards from which we source our grapes are responsibly and sustainably farmed by growers who care as much about quality as we do. Our journey began as Garagistes, producing just 100 cases of the 2012 vintage of our signature red blend The Syndicate. Working out of another winery has provided us the opportunity to grow and develop our craft. 2020 marks the start of a new chapter as we open our own winery and tasting room in Kaleden.