Pronounced 'ts-vi-gelt', this crossing of Blaufränkisch x St.Laurent was pioneered by Dr. Zweigelt of Austria. We initially planted it in our vineyard in 1999 and we remain one of a handful BC wineries producing a varietal wine from it. Pronouncing the uncompromisingly Germanic name may be a bit daunting for many but tasting the wine shouldn’t be. It’s a unique grape that offers vibrant cherry and spice aromas, a deep crimson color and firm structure that allows it age for many years. The wine is aged in Eastern European oak for 12 months, adding aromatic complexity and weight to the mid-palate.
On the bouquet it shows abundant cherry, plum, coffee and clove aromas. On the palate is medium-bodied with rich fruit, spice and vanilla flavours lingering on the finish. Pair with tomato-sauce based pastas, roast lamb or smoked sausage cassoulet.
Awards & Reviews
Gold - 2018 BC Best of Varietal Wine Awards
”Wow, I would say Arrowleaf has tamed the beast that can be zweigelt. Expect a bright, super juicy red wine that jumps off the palate with a bit of pepper and a whole lot of fresh, red cherry raspberry flavours. Clean and persistent this is an impressive bottle of bright, savoury, red wine red. Excellent grape growing and winemaking.” - Anthony Gismondi, July 2018
Appellation: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Region: Lake Country
Vineyards: Arrowleaf Estate and Ritchie Farm
Aging: 12 months in Eastern European oak barrels (20% new)
Perceived Sweetness: dry
Canadian shipping locations: BC, AB, SK, MN, ONT, QC, NS, NB, NFL
Shipping rates apply per case
Minimum order: 1 case (12 bottles) - you may mix and match wines
Must be 19+ years to place order
Prices include taxes (5% GST & 10% Liquor Tax) and bottle deposit (10 cents)