Alumni Cider and Wine Order
The Okanagan College Alumni Association offers you the chance to purchase wine and cider from local businesses. Partial proceeds from the sale of the cider and wine through the alumni office will help support programming for graduates, convocation, bursaries and student events and activities.
This time, we're excited to partner with Enactus to add cider to our options. Enactus is a student run organization that works towards social change through entrepreneurship. Their flagship project, Unusually Good Food Co., seeks to combat food insecurity and wastage across the Okanagan. This project began when students found that farmers had to pay to throw away tons of perfectly good, but ugly, apples. Unusually Good partnered with local farmers to take these apples off their hands for free, saving them money and reducing food waste. They then dehydrated the apples into apple chips and donated them to school breakfast programs across the Okanagan. Since then, Unusually Good Food Co. has expanded into selling apple juice and hard apple cider. The proceeds that are gained from their cider, which is produced in partnership with Wards, has allowed them to expand their donations to food banks and even more schools. Learn more here.
To order, please complete the form below by Tuesday, Nov. 28. Be sure to identify the desired varietal(s) and quantities. Your order will be reviewed, taxes calculated and an invoice will be created. Once you receive the invoice, contact the winery with a credit card to complete your purchase. Your purchases will be available for pick up at Central Stores on the Kelowna campus.
We're always looking to partner with businesses in the region. Do you know a business that would be interested in taking part in the program? Please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unusually Good Cider
Cider 4-pack $12.85 Unusually Good is the cider with a story. Unusually Good takes the apples that farmers could not use in the market and combines them with Wards estate-grown bittersweet cider apples. The result is a medium-dry cider with hints of sweetness that provides a crisp, refreshing finish. Every can of Unusually Good Cider sold goes towards providing Unusually Good apple chip donations to schools and food banks across the Okanagan.
*Three bottle minimum order
2022 Riesling $26.05 Our flagship Riesling features bright aromas of white flowers, lemon peel, mandarin flesh and gala apple with a hint of guava and pomelo. Fresh and vibrant on the palate with flavours of lime flesh, lemon oil, orange zest and white grapefruit alongside fresh kiwi fruit and lingering mineral-driven acidity. Off dry.
2022 Cab Franc Rosé $20.57 Sourced from compelling sites but crafted with a Tantalus perspective. Awash with big notes of blackberry and fresh plum alongside herbaceous hints of basil and thyme. The palate is bright and lively, abundant with fresh strawberries and creme, tart red apple and cranberry. Crisp and dry with lovely tension.
2021 Pinot Noir $34.39 Aromas of Bing cherry, raspberry, mushrooms, and cedar with a touch of dried rose and earthy truffle. A subtle spearmint note adds complexity. The palate is awash with sun-warmed plum, pomegranate, baking spices, cedar box, and a hint of cocoa powder. The tannins are beautifully refined and support the bright fruit profile seamlessly. Aged in oak barriques (20% new) for 11 months.
2021 Syrah $32.30 Beautifully lifted with intense notes of violets and blue fruits, alongside touches of charcuterie, anise, and licorice. Intriguing hints of white pepper, cedar sap and cherry candy add a wonderful complexity to the nose. The palate is very juicy,
Indigenous World Winery
* Three bottle minimum order
2022 HeeHeeTelKin White Blend $13.99 This vintage of Hee-Hee-Tel-Kin is a combination of Pinot Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay. On the nose is a bouquet of fresh cut flowers and fuji apples, followed by ripe orchard fruit on the palate. Pair it with whatever makes your mouth water, stomach rumble, or just drink it on its own, we won’t tell anyone.
2022 Pinot Gris $13.99 NEW
2022 Gewürztraminer $13.99 This Gewürztraminer presents aromas of lychee, rose and ripe melon and on the palate leads with ripe citrus notes of pink grapefruit, blood orange. Enjoy this wine with chicken tikka masala, gruyere or while you’re waiting for it to stop snowing because the Creator knows you aren’t shoveling twice.
2022 Red Fox Rose $14.99 This rosé is named after the Red Fox or in Okanagan Syilx: Xʷaylxʷ one of the many indigenous animals that we share our beautiful Okanagan Valley with. This beautiful blush pink rosé is tart red fruit through and through, with notes of raspberry, strawberry and cranberry throughout. A perfect pairing with a breakfast croissant, cobb salad or an early summer evening at the drive-in.
2020 Gamay Noir $18.99 This vintage of our Gamay Noir is the heaviest light bodied wine you’ll try all year. Aged for 24 months in American Oak. Dark fruit notes dominate throughout this wine, blackberry and blueberry with hints of chocolate and bramble on the finish. Pair with smoked pork, candied salmon or really anything other than a white shirt.
2020 HeeHeeTelKin Red Blend $18.99 This release of Hee-Hee-Tel-Kin is an extraordinary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc aged with American Oak for 20 months. This vintage features red fruit notes throughout, bright cherry and raspberry, with hints of vanilla bean through the finish. An excellent wine to enjoy whether hunting for elk or just your next great outfit.
2018 Merlot $18.99 This Merlot is so thick it ought to be spelled with three ‘C’s. Aged for 30 months in half new and half second fill American Oak. With black cherry and blueberry on the palate and just a hint of olive on the finish, there only thing red about this wine is the flat iron, tri-tip or porterhouse you ought to pair it with.
2021 HoWeNam HoWeNem Sparkling $14.99 Our Ho-We-Nam Ho-We-Nem is a Charmat method sparkling wine vinified from a blend of Pinot Blanc and our estate grown Muscat. The nose leads with ripe notes of fuji apples and candied lemon, with flavours of ripe orchard fruits and pink grapefruit on the palate. This wine pairs well with engagement parties, weddings and difficult divorces.