Poplar Grove Winery is located on the slopes of the Naramata Bench, a premier wine growing area just outside Penticton, British Columbia. One of the original five wineries on the Naramata Bench, Poplar Grove was founded in 1993. Tony Holler purchased Poplar Grove and became the winery president in 2007. Tony’s wife, Barbara Holler, owns and operates the Holler’s 100 acres of estate vineyards allowing Poplar Grove wines to be made from 100% estate grown grapes. Their sons manage the vineyards making sure that the
grapes are cared for everyday, rain or shine.
Over the past 20 years, the team has made wines that reflect the true spirit of the Okanagan Valley. For Poplar Grove, great wines are born from the courage to see what’s possible, and a passionate desire to work with the estate fruit to bring the Okanagan’s full potential into each bottle.
Poplar Grove is focused on six core wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and a signature blend called The Legacy. It takes patience to make truly great wines. This idea inspired Poplar Grove’s barrel aging and bottle cellaring program. The white wines are released the year following harvest to preserve the
primary fruit flavours. The red wines spend a minimum of 18 months maturing in French oak barrels and an additional 18 – 30 months developing in the bottle so that they are ready to be enjoyed upon release.
On July 1st, 2011, the doors to Poplar Grove’s brand new, 9500 square foot, state-of-the-art winery opened. Designed to appreciate the natural landscape and topography, the new winery space is home to a working winery, a showcase barrel hall, and an expansive tasting room. Shortly after this, The Vanilla Pod, a year-round destination restaurant at Poplar Grove Winery opened. The restaurant features cuisine inspired by fresh and seasonal local ingredients and, of course, Poplar Grove’s award winning wines.
To expand the Poplar Grove family, Poplar Grove Winery launched its Wine Club. The spirit behind the wine club is to ensure that fans of Poplar Grove receive a guaranteed selection of Poplar Grove’s most sought after wines each year. Members receive the benefit of access to Poplar Grove’s limited release and member’s only wines, a 10% discount off all Poplar Grove wines purchased direct from the winery, early access to new release & library wines, and inspired wine recipes with each shipment.
Soft yellow in colour, with intriguing aromas of toasted walnut, satsuma, and vanilla bean. This wine’s intricate flavor profile develops with every sip. The palate is first greeted with electric lemon rind, cantaloupe and guava, finishing with assertive lingering crème brulee and hazelnut. Light French oak barrel aging adds flavors of pecans to the wine’s long silky finish.
White gold honey in colour with vibrant aromas of white peaches and apricots. The first sip brings flavors of sun-ripened nectarines & ripe pears. The finish lingers with Granny Smith apples and freshly picked apricots. Balanced acidity and refreshing minerality arrive on the finish. Poplar Grove Pinot Gris is simply the best of the Okanagan Summer in a glass.
Deep crimson in colour. Aromas of blueberry and violets intertwined with a savory cocoa essence. This first sip brings baked plum with black pepper and blackberry with a hint of caramel. Soft, integrated tannins build on the Syrah’s classic meatiness and allows the wine to be a full-bodied, sultry expression of Okanagan Syrah.