One of the Original 5 Wineries on the Naramata Bench
Poplar Grove Winery is located on the slopes of the Naramata Bench, a premier wine growing area just outside Penticton, British Columbia. One of the original five wineries on the Naramata Bench, Poplar Grove was founded in 1993. Tony Holler purchased Poplar Grove and became the winery president in 2007. Tony’s wife, Barbara Holler, owns and operates the Holler’s 100 acres of estate vineyards. Their sons, Chris, Andrew, Matthew and Eric, manage the vineyards making sure that the grapes are cared for everyday rain or shine. Over the past 20 years, the team has made wines that reflect the true spirit of the Okanagan Valley. For Poplar Grove, great wines are born from the courage to see what’s possible, and a passionate desire to work with the estate fruit to bring the Okanagan’s full potential into each bottle.
Poplar Grove's 6 Core Wines
Poplar Grove is focused on six core wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and a signature blend called The Legacy. It takes patience to make truly great wines. This idea inspired Poplar Grove’s barrel aging and bottle cellaring program. The white wines are released the year following harvest to preserve the primary fruit flavours. The red wines spend a minimum of 18 months maturing in French Oak barrels and an additional 18 – 30 months developing in the bottle so that they are ready to be enjoyed upon release.
Poplar Grove's State-of-the-Art Winery and Vanilla Pod Restaurant
On July 1st, 2011, the doors to Poplar Grove’s brand new, 9500 square foot, state-of-the-art winery opened. Designed to appreciate the natural landscape and topography, the new winery space is home to a working winery, a showcase barrel hall, and an expansive tasting room. Shortly after this, The Vanilla Pod, a year-round destination restaurant at Poplar Grove Winery opened. The restaurant features cuisine inspired by fresh and seasonal local ingredients and, of course, Poplar Grove’s award winning wines
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