Sage Bush Winery, Keremeos’ newest, won their first medal in their first ever competition at the Barbeque King event on July 13.
The winery – which held its grand opening on May 17 – currently produces two whites, two reds, and two blush wines.
It was Sage Bush’s rosè wine that won the media category wine pairing at Barbeque King. The wine was served with a pesto chicken, spicy apricot sauce topped off with chicken skin crisp. Desssert was an upside down peach cake with ice cream served up by Delta Grand Okanagan Chef Jason.
“We are just getting into local liquor stores,” said Nav Lasser, manager of Sage Bush. Seventy-five per cent of the winery’s grapes come from their own vineyards, part of 120 acres of produce and vegetables grown by the Lasser family.
“We thought the wine shop would be a good idea to go with our fruit stand,” Nav said. “Right now, we have a good quantity of the winning rosè in stock.”
Sage Bush Winery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., as is adjoining Lasser’s fruit stand.
“We have a deal for everyone,” Nav assured, “ just ask.”