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The Liquidity vineyard shares the same road as Blue Mountain and a fence line with Noble Ridge and the Nature Trust of British Columbia. The tasting room and bistro feature sweeping views over rolling vineyards to Vaseux Lake and the mountains beyond. Growing grapes since the 1970s, the property was renamed Adelheid's Vineyard after it was purchased in 1991 by Rolland and Heidi Hellar (she preferred to be called Heidi not Adelheid).
In 2005, Gordon Pekrul, an Okanagan-born developer of housing in Arizona, bought the vineyard with a winery in mind. Those plans were abandoned after the collapse of the real estate market in the United States three years later. In 2008, the property was acquired by a group of businessmen and wine enthusiasts led by Ian Macdonald, a Vancouver businessman. The group completley renovated the house to add a tasting room and bistro, which opened in May of 2014. They also built a functional and well-equipped winery in time for the 2012 vintage to be made there. In previous vintages, Liquidity made small volumes of wine at another winery while selling most of its grapes.
The vineyard has four hectares of mature vines, notably Pinot Noir, that Rolland Heller had planted. Another four hectares on the prime south-facing slope has been replanted. After taking over, Liquidity’s owners converted the vineyard to efficient drip irrigation. They have installed moisture sensors and a weather station. Soil analysis has revealed that the vineyard has good soils for growing quality grapes.
At the end of 2014, a second vineyard (formerly Lusitano Winery) located a couple properties to the south of the winery was acquired in order to have the ability to increase production with estate grown fruit, bringing the total vineyard area to 12 hectares. This vineyard was originally planted in 2008 and contains Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
4720 Allendale Road
Okanagan Falls, B.C. V0H 1R2
T: 778-515-5500 (Bistro is ext 1, Tasting Room is ext 2)
Oct 9 – Dec 20 Open Daily noon to 5pm;
CLOSED Dec 21 – Feb 14;
Feb 15-Apr 30 Open Daily noon to 5pm
Bistro: until March 2019
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