Rigorous scientific study and research inform every decision made in the development and management of Culmina's vineyard and winery.
Once Don & Elaine had decided to venture back into the wine business in 2006, they began their quest to find the perfect Okanagan vineyard site. With the help of Bordeaux-based consultant, Alain Sutre, they began scouring the Valley for virgin sites with the potential to create iconic quality wines.
Following the years of exhaustive research required to map Culmina’s vineyard in order to understand their terroir, the Triggs then developed their site in a number of phases, with each phase grounded in Culmina’s rigorous approach.
“Because we wanted to get things right, we did years of research on the property before a single vine went into the ground.” ~ Elaine
Culmina’s winemaking is grounded in both scientific tenets, and a desire to make icon quality wines that reflect the uniqueness of their terroir. Their philosophy revolves around two principles: gentle handling of fruit and minimal intervention of wine, with these principles informing every decision from the design of the state-of-the-art winery, to the determination of picking dates, to the choice of equipment used at every stage in the process.