Mission Hill - Terroir - Vista's Edge Cabernet Franc
The Terroir Collection showcases the Okanagan Valley's unique microclimates and diversity. The top 3% of all of Mission Hill’s estate fruit is hand-selected for these wines by the winemaker and each individual lot is carefully tasted throughout the winemaking process to ensure its quality level before the final blend. Because of this extra care, each offering is very limited with only a small amount of select barrels handcrafted.
This small vineyard has west-facing slopes on the most southernly part of the Valley's eastern side. When standing on the site, one has a feeling of being on the edge. Coupled with the "vista", the view and the right-of-way at this unprotected international border where Canada and the US connect, it was fitting to name this wine, Vista's Edge. Cabernet Franc tends to be smaller fruit and with more cylindrical clusters that are tighter than Cabernet Sauvignon due to a greater berry set. In this inaugural vintage of Vista's Edge Cabernet Franc, there is a subtlety in the layers of flavour against a refined structure of bright acidity and tannins that are present but nicely contained.
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Mission Hill Family Estate was founded with a vision for the future of wine. Continuing our pioneering history, we use sustainable, organic farming practices. By supporting these practices with modern technology, our varietals thrive in the valley’s diverse soil profiles. Then, they are carefully aged with new and Old World techniques, leaving you with wines that echo the terroir of the valley.