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Echo Bay Vineyards

British Columbia, Canada




Grapes Grown:

Kathy, Mark & Kelsey Rufiange

Practicing Organic & Biodynamic


Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese

Echo Bay is a small family farm in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. This glacial carved valley lies in a rain shadow inland of the Rocky Mountains and the monstrous (and gorgeous) lakes help moderate the temperatures at this northern latitude. In 2013 Mark and Kathy Rufiange planted a small vineyard and soon after their daughter Kelsey took a keen interest. Kelsey graduated from Lincoln's Viticulture and Oenology program and has worked in vineyards and wineries in New Zealand, Sonoma, and Australia before returning to Echo Bay full-time to manage the cellar and the vineyards. Their flagship wines are restrained and elegant blends of the estate's Bordeux varietals. But also be on the look out for Kelsey'

s more playful wines of purchased fruit called Else.

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