La Feuille D’Or is our vineyard in the heart of the Golden Mile, one of the absolute best terroirs in the Okanagan Valley.

This vintage is where our first Equinoxe wine, the 2006 Equinoxe Cabernet Franc was grown. The views east across the valley are lovely with the canal in the foreground and Black Sage Bench in the background. In 2010 nearly 4 acres of this vineyard was wiped out by a mudslide that originated high in the hills west of the valley. Among the vines that were lost was a block of 30 year old Chardonnay vines.

Location

Golden Mile

Acquired

2005

Exposure

Situated on the West bench with South East exposure.

Elevation

335m

Varieties

Sauvignon Blanc - .8 Acres
Cabernet Franc - .8 Acres
Merlot - 1.7 Acres

Soil

Planted on a fluvial fan of soils that were deposited against an ice lobe that filled the bottom of the valley during the last glacial period. The soils are mostly dark brown, stony, gravelly sandy loams.

Subsoil

Metamorphosed rocks

Sub Texture

Coarse: sandy loam with gravel and rocks

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