Rigour and Whimsy
British Columbia, Canada
Costa & Jody Gavaris
Gamay, Syrah, Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne
Rigour & Whimsy is owned by husband and wife team Costa & Jody Gavaris. They focus on amber wines as well as Gamay and Syrah coming from the Okanagan Valley of interior British Columbia. The name Rigour & Whimsy is an homage to their shared commitment to seeking balance in themselves, in their relationships, and in the natural world. Like yin and yang, Rigour and Whimsy are seemingly contrary attitudes that are actually complementary and interdependent. Both are necessary to find harmony. Costa & Jody's approach to wine growing centres on regenerative farming, which means to increase biodiversity, enrich soils, improve watersheds, and enhance ecosystem resilience. 2023 will mark the first harvest from their home vineyard planted to chenin blanc and gamay.