Road 13: First They Changed The Name, Now They Change The Wine

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Road 13 is located at 13140-316A Ave south of Oliver | Toll Free: 866.498.8330 | www.road13vineyards.com

News from Scout supporter Road 13 Winery

Oliver, BC | Trust the team at Road 13 Vineyards to switch it up. Effective this spring, the winery will be moving away from the production of several varietal wines to focus on blends. Joining the popular Honest John’s Red and White and the premium Fifth Element, are Stemwinder, a refreshing white blend (CSPC $21.99) named in honour of the soil of the winery’s home vineyard, and Rockpile, a red blend (CSPC $24.99) named after Mick and Pam Luckhurst’s most difficult vineyard. Both wines can be found at the winery, VQA stores, the BCLDB and private wine stores and restaurants. Read more

Road 13

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DETAILS

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13140 316A Ave., Oliver BC | V0H 1T0 | PO Box 501
Follow Road 13 on the west side of Hwy 97 between Oliver & Osoyoos
Toll free: 866.498.8330
Phone: 250.498.8330 | Fax: 250.498.8331
Email: winery@road13vineyards.com
Web: www.road13vineyards.com

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The People Who Make It Happen

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Owners: Mick & Pam Luckhurst

About Road 13

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Road 13 Vineyards is owned and operated by Mick and Pam Luckhurst. Since purchasing the winery in 2003, the Luckhurst’s have focused on making wine that is a reflection of the land, which has given rise to Road 13’s mantra, “It’s all about the dirt.”

Winemaker J-M Bouchard continues this focus by treating the grapes gently and respectfully in order to craft wines with a definite sense of place. Road 13 has three tiers of wine ranging from the very approachable everyday favorites produced under the Honest John’s label, to the high end, complex, age worthy wines of the Jackpot tier. The wine shop at Road 13 is open year round and offers tastings from April to October.

A separate Tasting Lounge is open during the summer months for those who wish for an upscale tasting experience. Road 13 hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the Summer Dinner Series on the 13th of each month from May to October.

Our Wines

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Honest John’s

These three wines – a white, red and rose – are a tribute to John Oliver, BC Premier from 1918 to 1927. Honest, approachable, and frank these offer value for any occasion and refreshment for everyone from the most discerning wine lover to the thirstiest beer drinker.

Road 13

The Road 13 tier offers a selection of varietal wines and blends that reflect the terrior where the grapes were grown. This includes the winery’s most recognizable blend, Seventy-Four K, as well as a selection of Low Yield wines, made with grapes from vines cropped to a low tonnage that are pressed gently to surrender only the best juice.

Jackpot

Jackpot is the culmination of all things that make a great wine. Hand-crafted from the best vines the Okanagan has to offer, we let the grapes do what they do best – impress. The finished product is age worthy, complex, and profound. Evoking the joy of winning a hard earned prize, Jackpot is a fitting title for our top wines – the reward for our hard work in the vineyard and cellar.

Wines & Reviews

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2013 WineAlign National Wine Awards

Platinum: 2011 Syrah Malbec, 2009 Sparkling Chenin Blanc
Gold: 2011 Jackpot Syrah
Silver: 2011 Jackpot Malbec, 2011 Syrah, 2011 Chardonnay, 2011 Castle Vineyard Pinot Noir, Bronze: 2011 Merlot, 2012 Mitchell’s Vineyard Gewurztraminer, 2011 Fleet Road Pinot Noir, 2012 Old Vines Chenin Blanc, 2012 Mitchell’s Vineyard Pinot Gris, 2011 Seventy-Four K, 2011 Stemwinder, 2012 Viognier

2013 Best of Varietal Spring Judging
2011 Syrah – Best of Varietal
2011 Seventy-Four K – Best of Varietal

2012 Platinum Judging

Platinum: 2009 Sparkling Chenin Blanc
Double Gold: 2011 Chenin Blanc

BC Wine Awards 2012

Best Sparkling Wine: 2009 Sparkling Chenin Blanc
Gold: 2009 Sparkling Chenin Blanc, 2011 Old Vines Chenin Blanc
Bronze: 2009 Fifth Element, 2011 Viognier

Canadian Wine Awards 2012 – Wine Access Magazine

Gold: 2010 Seventy Four K, 2010 Syrah, 2011 Jackpot Viognier Roussanne Marsanne
Silver: 2009 Jackpot Pinot Noir, 2009 Merlot Syrah, 2009 Seventy Four K, 2010 Chardonnay, 2011 Mitchell’s Vineyard Pinot Gris, 2011 Old Vines Chenin Blanc
Bronze: 2009 Fifth Element, 2009 Jackpot Syrah, 2009 Sparkling Chenin Blanc, 2010 Pinot Noir, 2011 Honest John’s Rose, 2011 Mitchell’s Vineyard Gewurztraminer, 2011 Stemwinder, 2011 Viognier

Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in British Columbia Wine

2011 Jackpot Viognier Roussanne Marsanne

Top 25 BC Wines 2012 – Wine Access Magazine

2008 Sparkling Chenin Blanc
2008 Jackpot Pinot Noir

Canadian Wine Awards 2011 – Wine Access Magazine

#6 Winery in Canada – 3rd Year in a Row!
Gold: 2008 Sparkling Chenin Blanc, 2008 Jackpot Pinot Noir
Bronze: 2009 Jackpot Chardonnay, 2009 Merlot Syrah

Vancouver Magazine Awards 2012

2008 Sparkling Chenin Blanc – Best Sparkling Wines
2010 Old Vines Chenin Blanc – Best Whites
2009 Jackpot Chardonnay – Best of Class

Northwest Wine Summit 2011

Silver: 2009 Viognier Riesling Sauvignon Blanc, 2009 Jackpot Riesling, 2007 Fifth Element, 2009 Honest John’s White
Bronze: 2008 Jackpot Pinot Noir, 2008 Seventy Four K, 2009 Honest John’s Red

Pacific Rim Wine Competition 2011

Silver: 2007 Fifth Element, 2009 Honest John’s Red
Bronze: 2009 Stemwinder, 2008 Seventy Four K

Okanagan Fall Wine Festival Awards 2011

Gold: 2008 Sparkling Chenin Blanc, 2010 Old Vines Chenin Blanc, 2009 Jackpot Chardonnay, 2010 Honest John’s White
Bronze: 2009 Merlot Syrah

All Canadian Wine Championships 2011

Gold: 2009 Seventy Four K