Proprietors: Philip Soo & Mario Rodi
Winemaker: Philip Soo
Viticulturist: Philip Soo
Administrator: Mario Rodi
Vineyard size: 9 acres - Rolling Hills Vineyard (Home Site), 3 acres - Long Term Lease (Osoyoos)
Key Grape Varieties: Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Cab Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese & Barbera
Production: 1,500 cases
Wines Produced: Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc - Viognier, Rose, Merlot – Cab Franc, Belviaggio Red Blend & RSV Syrah
Founded in 2012, Bonamici Cellars was started by consulting winemaker, Philip Soo with good friend and business partner Mario Rodi. They met while working in the corporate world – Phil as a winemaker and Mario in sales & marketing. Sharing a passion for great Italian wines and a love of the BC wine industry inspired them to create Bonamici Cellars.
Bonamici – Italian for “good friends” captures the essence of the brand. It’s about great wine and delicious food bringing family & friends together around the table to enjoy one of life’s simple pleasures.
In 2016, after searching extensively for a permanent home for Bonamici they found the ideal site – a picturesque10 acre property in the Okanagan Falls area surrounded by world class award winning wineries. Since then, a nine acre vineyard has been planted and a tasting room opened with a new production facility planned over the next two years.