|"We are a Certified Organic Winery. Governed by the North Okanagan Organic Association (NOOA), we are inspected regularly to ensure any and all products we use on the grapes and to fortify the soil has also been inspected and certified organic.”
Owned and operated by Jerry and Charlene Wowchuk since 2007 and sitting on the ridge between the villages of Okanagan Centre and Winfield in Lake Country, British Columbia, Blind Tiger first planted the 11014 Bond Rd. site in 2010. With mature blocks of Riesling and Gewürztraminer, a block of Pinot Noir entering its second season, and planned additional blocks of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Blind Tiger’s on-site farming operation includes approximately 3.5 planted acres expected to produce approximately 14 tons of grapes annually at full capacity.
The farming operation received its Organic Certification from the North Okanagan Organic Association in 2013 and the vineyard’s growing philosophy attempts to raise quality produce with as little chemical intervention as possible. Natural compost fertilizers are used to maintain ideal soil nutrient profiles, sulfur is used to control fungus on developing berries, and a flock of organic heritage chickens roams the rows performing pest control duties.