Hypothesis ‘En Primeur’ Release Now Open!
We are excited to share that our Hypothesis ‘En Primeur’ is now open! This year we are offering not one, but two acclaimed vintages, the 2013 Hypothesis and 2014 Hypothesis during this year’s ‘En Primeur’ release.
Inspired by the Bordeaux ‘wine futures’ tradition, Culmina will once again release our flagship Hypothesis in advance of its winery release at exclusive ‘En Primeur’ pricing. For this year’s ‘En Primeur’, we will offer the un-released 2014 Hypothesis as well as another tranche of the 2013 Hypothesis vintage.
Like previous years, when wine is purchased during the March ‘En Primeur‘, pricing is set at $468 per case or an equivalent of $39 per bottle. Any ‘En Primeur’ purchase made by Artisan Guild, Research Society, or Master Circle Fellows will count towards one of your (red) shipments. Wine will all ship at the end of March for delivery in April. Will-Call orders are not available for this year’s ‘En Primeur’ release.
This year’s Hypothesis ‘En Primeur’ is available to purchase from Wednesday March 6 to Friday March 29.
2019 Events On-Sale Now
We are thrilled to once again offer in 2019 a couple of marquee events at Culmina this season, working again with Joy Road Catering for the first time in two years, as well as a perennial favourite, Chef Van Hooydonk of Backyard Farms. It is always our privilege to share our wines with so wonderfully prepared dishes from local food – and moreover, local talent! We could not be more excited to host you back at Culmina for these two events. Full details may be found at the links below.
Limited Edition 2013 Hypothesis 6-Packs Available for Boxing Day!
For the first time, Culmina is offering a 6-pack of Hypothesis at ‘En Primeur’ pricing.
5th-Anniversary Celebration Dinner Menu
We are very excited to share that the menu for the Chef Collaboration dinner between Culmina, Waterfront Wines, and Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar has now been revealed!
Fifth Anniversary Weekend Celebration
We are thrilled to mark our Five Year Anniversary this September, and have put together an unforgettable weekend from Friday, September 14th to Sunday, September 16th to celebrate.
A Celebration of High Summer Dinner
Sunday August 5th, 2018 6:00pm
Celebrate the abundance of summer at our Celebration of High Summer dinner with the Triggs family and Chef Chris Van Hooydonk of Backyard Farms for an evening of farm to table cuisine paired with a selection of our critically-acclaimed wines, including our flagship, 2013 Hypothesis.
Introducing our newest experience at Culmina Family Estate Winery: Sunday Sessions.
2014 Hypothesis Now Available ‘En Primeur’
We are delighted to announce that our 2014 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 Primeur’ closes on April 2nd, while the wine will be shipped in September in conjunction with its official public release.
Elaine’s Beef Stroganoff Recipe
During the cold winter months, sometimes you need something comforting and warm to enjoy while curled up in front of the fire. Elaine’s Beef Stroganoff Recipe, tried and true for many years, will tick all the boxes for delicious comfort food. Try it paired with any of Culmina’s Red Bordeaux-Style wines or our classically styled Chardonnay, Dilemma with Ceasar Salad for what is sure to be a fantastic pairing and surefire crowd-pleasing hit.
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.
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.
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 Pacific Northwest. This year the competition included judges from Washington, Oregan, Idaho and British Columbia as well as Sheri Sauter Morano, a Master of Wine from North Carolina and New Orleans broadcaster/journalist Tim NcNally.
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 primeur’ closes on March 30th, while the wine will be shipped on September 1st in conjunction with its official public release.
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 for the opportunity to work with Chef Jamie Harling and Sommelier Bruce Soley at this sister property to the River Cafe.
We Are Hiring!
We are currently hiring for two positions. Interested in joining our team? Read on for more information.
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 Riesling.
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 your’s for this holiday season.
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 who visited the Okanagan may remember a moderate summer that didn’t call out for the beach like previous years.
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.
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 vintage. The result: each number in the series will be unique, and may only be released once.