Author Archives: Sara Triggs

2013 Hypothesis Launches To Critical Acclaim

After what seems like an eternity, and having undergone judicious evaluation by the entire team to determine its current state of readiness, the newest vintage of Hypothesis is finally ready for release.

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2016 R&D Rosé Blend Awarded 91 Pts from Rick VanSickle

Shortly after winning a Judges Selection at the recent Cascadia Wine Competition in Oregon, noted Ontario wine writer and critic Rick Van Sickle has scored the 2016 R&D Rosé an exciting 91 points.

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2015 R&D White Wins Double Gold

Great news from Oregan, the 2015 R&D by Culmina White Blend has just garnered a double gold medal at the Cascadia Wine Awards. The Cascadia Wine Competition, now in its 5th year, brings together the best in wine from the… Read more

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2013 Hypothesis Now Available ‘En Primeur’

We are thrilled to announce that our 2013 Hypothesis is now available to purchase ‘en primeur’. For only two weeks, full cases of the vintage may be purchased at special ‘en primeur’ pricing. This specialty pricing will end when the ‘en… Read more

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The Big Taste Festival

March 3-12th 2017 Join proprietor Don Triggs Saturday, March 4th at the Deane House in Inglewood for a 5 course menu paired with Culmina Family Estate wines, including the 2012 Hypothesis and a preview of the 2014 Merlot. We are very excited… Read more

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We Are Hiring!

We are currently hiring for two positions. Interested in joining our team? Read on for more information.

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A Great Start to 2017

We received some great reviews to ring in the New Year. It may be sold out at the winery, but both John Schreiner and Anthony Gismondi had high praise for our first release from the Number Series, Nº 001 Haut-Plateau… Read more

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Warmest Holiday Wishes from Culmina!

Thanks to all of our supporters for a wonderful year. We’re looking forward to the year ahead, beginning with a celebration of Canadian wine at the Vancouver International Wine Festival in February 2017. All the best from our family to… Read more

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2016 Vintage: The Reds

The 2016 growing season had a unique progression in comparison to other recent vintages. The warm spring – with aggregate temperatures nearly double any other spring on record at the winery – resulted in earlier than average budbreak. However, those… Read more

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2015 Decora: 92 Points from Jamie Goode

Acclaimed UK-based wine writer Jamie Goode recently scored our 2015 Decora 92 points, his highest rated wine from judging at Gold Medal Plates Victoria.

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Introducing the Number Series

We are absolutely thrilled to introduce the Number Series with the release of Nº 001 Haut-Plateau Riesling. This new tier in our portfolio will feature limited production wines that showcase the best of our research and development from any given… Read more

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Unicus Wins Best in Show at Gold Medal Plates in Edmonton

We’re thrilled to announce that the 2015 Unicus (Grüner Veltliner) won best in show at Gold Medal Plates in Edmonton. We were paired with Chef Shane Chartrand of Sage Restaurant, who took home bronze for his ‘Charcoal & Smoke’ dish… Read more

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2014 Dilemma Member Release Now Open!

We are thrilled to announce that our 2014 Dilemma Member Release is now open. Members may login here or call 250.498.0789 to access their Allocation of this highly anticipated vintage of Dilemma.

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Jean-Marc Enixon Joins the Fold

Don, Elaine & Sara are thrilled to welcome Jean-Marc Enixon as Vineyard Manager & Winemaker at Culmina.

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Win Tickets to Billy Elliot!

Purchase 12 bottles from the 2016 Spring Pre-Release Member Allocation to enter to win tickets to the Opening Night of the Arts Club Theatre Company’s Billy Elliot on May 18th. Take advantage of complimentary shipping with a purchase of $175… Read more

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2016 Spring Pre-Release Now Open!

We’re excited to report that the 2016 Spring Pre-Release is now open, featuring the 2015 vintages of Unicus (Grüner Veltliner), Decora (Riesling), and Saignée (Rosé). Members may login to access their Allocation here or call 250.498.0789 to place their order…. Read more

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2014 R&D Red Blend Released in LCBO Vintages

We’re thrilled that the 2014 R&D Red Blend will be released in LCBO Vintages stores on Saturday April 16th. Ontario residents can find our latest vintage of R&D Red Blend at their local LCBO by clicking here.

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Yield Planning & Pruning at Culmina

Step 1: 2015 Growing Season Assessment & Vigour Analysis Like any planning process, a solid roadmap for the future can only be put in place after you’ve evaluated where you’ve already been. Planning in the vineyard is no different. Preparing… Read more

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Culmina Sponsors Innovative Menswear Designer Joao Paulo Guedes

We’re thrilled to be sponsoring one of Canada’s rising stars, Toronto-based Menswear designer Joao Paulo Guedes, as he launches his A/W collection during Fashion Week in Vancouver from March 14-19. The highly innovative and incredibly hardworking Brazilian-born designer has put… Read more

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2013 Single Varietal Reds Pre-Release

We’re thrilled to announce our 2013 Single Varietal Reds Member Allocation is now open, featuring our 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2013 Merlot. Members may login to access their Allocation here or call (250) 498-0789 to place their order. Wines will… Read more

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