LAST MONTH'S WINERY
Ex Nihilo Vineyards
The dream began when Decoa and Jeff Harder first came across a sculpture that inspired the name Ex Nihilo, Latin for ‘Out of Nothing’. It was the catalyst for the creation of the winery and its emergence as a premier, award-winning Okanagan Valley wine producer.
On a trip to Napa Valley in 1999, owners Jeff and Decoa came across a working model replica of Ex Nihilo on display in San Francisco. The couple immediately fell in love with the art, and by the time they left the gallery, Jeff proclaimed that one day they would build a winery and call it ‘Ex Nihilo’.
Planning continued for four years, and on more than one occasion, Ex Nihilo seemed like an unattainable dream. It wasn't until a moment in August of 2003 that truly came "out of nothing". On an impulse, Decoa led Jeff north from their home in Kelowna, scouting the terrain that supports farms and vineyards assembled along the length of pristine Lake Okanagan. There, on Camp Road, they saw a hand-painted ‘For Sale’ sign that held the promise of a lifetime. A perfectly sloped 10-acre hillside which would become Ex Nihilo Vineyards.
"We belive that extraordinary wines are a product of the passion of those who make them and the unique traits of the land that they grow.
We create wines that reflect the Okanagan Valley and the unique place we call home. In a region notable for its diversity of varieties, we have refined our approach to create a true articulation of our vineyards."
Ex Nihilo's CHAOS Bistro brings a delicious farm to table experience allowing flavours speak for themselves. Choosing only the best quality and the freshest local and natural ingredients while using a unique method to produce clean flavours that compliment the food experience!
During the Fall and Winter seasons CHAOS Bistro is open Wednesday through Saturday 5pm to 7:30pm. You can make a reservation HERE on their website!
We had an amazing experience at our Ex Nihilo wine tasting! From the cozy atmosphere, the sit down tasting and in-depth information we received from the friendly staff was wonderful! Their wines are exceptional and we highly recommend you stop in for a tasting yourself! Ex Nihilo offers their Signature Tasting and their Memor Vivo Tasting. You can find out more details about their offered tasting experiences HERE and make a reservation!
And now we present our November featured wines...
2020 Pinot Gris
Welcome to your favorite glass of summer. Pineapple, pear, honeydew, and melon from our vineyard estate will have you reaching for another glass of this fruit salad in a bottle! We don't care what season it is, this Pinot Gris is always in season to drink! Clean, crisp and oh so delicious!
2019 Pinot Noir
The palate reveals a bouquet of dried red fruit, hibiscus and fennel with a soft touch of mushroom. Elegant tannins and a soft finish for a chilly winter night. All we have to say is wow. We REALLY enjoyed this wine! A must try!
2020 sX Imagine
This aromatic wine shows beautiful notes of fresh florals and citrus. The delicate bubbles balance well with the acidity on the palate. Crisp and refreshing with lemon, lime, grapefruit, and lychee will awaken your taste buds. The absolute perfect wine for everyday celebrations. Soft bubbles make this sparkling wine an easy sipper and is so good!