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Rigour + Whimsy

Rigour + Whimsy

Okanagan Valley, Canada

Rigour + Whimsy


COUNTRY

Canada

REGION

British Columbia

sub Region

Okanagan Valley

Appellation

Okanagan Falls

Climate

Warm Continental

WineMaker

Costa Garvaris

FARMING PractICes

Organic

WEBSITE / SOCIAL

https://www.rigourandwhimsy.ca/


The History

Rigour + Whimsy, is a tiny family-owned operation in Okanagan Falls. Started by Costa Garvaris + Jody Wright. Both newcomers to the wine-making world, they have embarked on an exciting, yet challenging journey to become vignerons! Just a few short years ago (2016), Costa and Jody made the move to "the middle of nowhere" - really, Okanagan Falls, south of Penticton in BC's Okanagan Valley. They pulled together their savings and purchased a small plot of land and set out to plant a vineyard. In the meantime, they befriended and started working with now friend and mentor Kelsey Rufiange out of her family's winery - Echo Bay Vineyards.

Prior to 2021 which was the first vintage release from their estate, Costa and Jody sourced and purchased exceptional fruit from up and down the Okanagan Valley. 

The Philosophy

Costa & Jody's approach to wine growing centres on regenerative farming, which means to increase biodiversity, enrich soils, improve watersheds, and enhance ecosystem resilience. They believe that responsible agriculture involves building topsoil and minimizing external inputs and disturbances to the rich microbiome of the soil.


They work as naturally as possible in the cellar, favouring natural and ambient fermentations, neutral fermentation vessels and low, low doses of sulphur.


WINES FROM THIS PRODUCER

Rigour + Whimsy

canada, okanagan valley
gamay
$39.95

Rigour + Whimsy

various, na
other
$160.00

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