Early Icewine Harvest In South Okanagan

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Osoyoos Daily News

A nice and early Icewine harvest following on the heels of the earliest table wine grape harvest on record in the Okanagan spells good news for BC wine enthusiasts.  The combination of an excellent season in the south Okanagan with the blast of subzero weather last night enabled the grapes to reach the desired aroma and flavour intensity that is so coveted in premium Icewine.
The excellent quality and quantity that Jackson-Triggs and Inniskillin Okanagan brought in of their Riesling Icewine grapes in the wee hours of the morning today (from 12:45 to 4:45 am), saw early Arctic outflow temperatures dip at one point to -12C, with very high sugar levels at the time of press for some of the lots reaching 45 brix.
This one of the earliest Icewine harvests in the Okanagan Valley on record (with the others by Kelowna area wineries on Nov. 5, 2003 and Nov…

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