It’s like an oasis. The sky is cloudless and azure, and the sun somehow seems bigger and brighter than I’ve ever seen it. The air smells so sweet you can almost taste it, and though it’s warm—even hot—out, the atmosphere feels fresh and crisp and the heat is not at all intrusive. Undulating hills are dotted with orchards and vineyards in shades of green from moss to forest, picturesque mountains comprise a beautiful backdrop and there are wineries everywhere. This is the Wine Capital of Canada, after all.
Moon Curser Vineyards
Named for the gold-rush prospectors who would curse the moon when it was too bright as they smuggled the precious metal across the nearby Canada–U.S. border under the cover of night, Moon Curser is owned and run by renegades who grow adventurous grape varieties—including Tannat and Tempranillo—that are atypical of this area. mooncurser.com
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