Stoneboat Vineyards

October 5, 2008 



7148 Orchard Grove Lane, Oliver BC | MAP
(between Black Sage Road and Road 9)
Tel & Fax: 250-498-2226 | Toll Free: 888-598-2226 |
Hours: May – mid October: 10:00am – 6:00pm daily


Pinot Gris grapeswineshopStoneboatPinot Blanc 2008Chorus 2008Pinot Gris 2007Pinotage 2007Pinot Noir 2007Faux Pas Rosé 2008The Stoneboat team: Clockwise: Tim, Jay, Leslie (wine server and in-house pianist), Chris, Todd (without whom our new building would be a pile of steel), Liana (wine server and good friend), Julie and LannyLanny Martiniuk, grape grower since 1983Julie and LannyJay MartiniukFrosty morning - A combination of fog and cold left a coating of hoar frost on the vines.Unattractive grapes yield beautiful wine. Botrytis (noble rot) shrivels the grapes, concentrating their sugar and flavour, and lends unique flavours to the wine. It is our use of botrytis affected grapes that differentiates Verglas from most wine syrup - slow and steadyThe Tasting RoomStoneboatPoured for the Lieutenant Governor and the BC Consular Corps on their visit to the winery.

About Stoneboat Vineyards


Located along a winding country lane in Oliver, BC, on the rocky soils of the lower Black Sage Bench, Stoneboat Vineyards is one of the newest premium artisan wine producers in the South Okanagan Valley. The winery is owned and operated by two generations of the Martiniuk family, who have been growing vines on the since 1983.

Our focus in viticulture and winemaking is on Pinot varietals, which we believe are best suited to our unique location on the Black Sage. Our wines are sourced exclusively from three estate vineyards, which, unlike much of the South, thrive atop hundreds of feet of calcium encrusted stones. Their lower elevations and southwestern exposures balance warm days with very cool nights, enabling us to grow intensely flavoured whites with refreshing minerality and rich, layered reds.

Since its inception, Stoneboat has quietly earned awards and accolades for its balanced, character-driven wines. Over the past 25 years we have developed a close relationship with our land, following a farming philosophy that values integrity, minimal intervention, and sensitivity to the vines and soils. Our winemaking is inspired by this same approach; we strive to create wines that offer the most honest expression of their origins in our vineyards.