David Paterson and I sit down and talk about the 2019 harvest, Okanagan viticulture, and the push for sub-appellations. His knowledge of the Kelowna wine scene is immense, and he shares it openly and honestly. His riesling is world class, and we discuss this grape and the others that Tantalus is known for. Of course, I also find out his desert island grape varietal, which is always a fun topic.
David was born in Canada, raised in New Zealand, and returned to Canada as the winemaker for Tantalus Vineyards. He's been making wine for them for 10 years, and in the last 5 years, took on the role as GM. He received his winemaking degree from Lincoln University in Christchurch, NZ and following time spent working in the local NZ industry (Neudorf Vineyards) he travelled the wine world gaining experience.
While honing his skills over a handful of international vintages, he was fortunate to work with some incredible mentors along the way including Anna Matzinger at Oregon’s Archery Summit, Blair Pethel at Burgundy's Domaine Dublère, and Stephen Henschke and Paul Hampton at South Australia’s Henschke Cellars.
Get ready for a fun conversation. Pull up a chair, grab a glass and enjoy!
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Audio recorded in person from Tantalus Vineyards in Kelowna, BC.
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