We met the men behind the scenes who showed us what Escarpment means. The land & the fermentation are the basis for their creation.
See the guy in the middle? The one in the bright green. His name is Dave Shepherd; he's the viticulturist. If anyone knows more about Escapment's vineyard and the vines that live there, I don't know who it is. Dave understands the soul of this soil and how to cultivate it properly.
See the guy climbing the barrels? The one pulling a sample of wine. His name is Huw Kinch; he's the winemaker. If anyone knows more about what's going on in the barrels, I don't know who it is. Huw works with Larry McKenna (Vineyard Director & Winemaker) to shape the wine from the vineyard to the bottle.
To the right is a shot of the vineyard where the coveted KUPE bottling comes from. Regal on the palate & well remembered on the finish, this wine represents the top echelon of Escarpment's line. Mind you, the entire lineup is fabulous.