The story of Tantalus
Tantalus, originally Pioneer Vineyards, holds the title of BC's oldest continuously producing vineyard. The vines were first planted in 1927 and Tantalus was opened by Eric Savics in 2004.
Eric and his team labor to bring out the terroir in their wines by using only grapes grown in their vineyard to create their unique and delicious wines. Their most used grape varietals are Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay.
A few of the amazing wines produced at Tantalus include:
- Old Vines Reisling: Winning Platinum (2014) and Gold (2016) at the 2017 National Wine Awards of Canada this lovely wine is made from one block of 1978 Riesling vines. With hints of pine, citrus, and bergamot and a long, blissful finish, this is not a wine you want to miss.
- Chardonnay: Fresh and lush with punchy lemon, stone fruits, pear, vanilla, and a nice light oak.
- Pinot Noir: Rasberry, Cherry, Plum, and anise, with light floral hints of rose and violet.