Mirabel Vineyards is the new star in British Columbia’s winelands. The Kelowna vineyard was planted in 2006 and for years its fruit distinguished award-winning wines such as Meyer and Foxtrot. Now owners Doug and Dawn Riemer are dedicating the grapes to their own project, Mirabel. The dramatically sloped vineyard is farmed sustainably, and planted to Burgundian clones of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay which are cropped at a top-quality low yield of 2.5 tons per acre. Until Mirabel builds its own winery, the wines are made at Okanagan Crush Pad, under the skilled eye of Pinot Noir specialist Matt Dumayne. Currently just a red, a rosé (both from Pinot Noir) and a Chardonnay are planned for the inaugural vintage, all made with the kind of minimalist intervention that distinguishes great wines. This is a winery to watch, and New District is proud to be the exclusive retailer of Mirabel Vineyards’ expressive premium wines.