White Vines

Petite Milo - is a very early ripening pink grape well suited for maritime climates such as Coastal BC or Nova Scotia. Petite Milo is based on a complex cross of Cabernet Sauvignon, the American species Riperia and the Asian species Amurensis. There is no Labrusca in Petite Milo thus avoiding the 'Foxy' nature of many European/North American crosses. The grapes can achieve quite high sugar levels while retaining good acidity. This lends itself well to making wines of Alsatian or Germanic Riesling styles. It is quite cold hardy which expands it's potential growing regions into many winter marginal regions like Nova Scotia and the BC Interior.


Epicure  - is a mid season ripening white grape, often harvesting a week before Pinot Noir on the BC Coast. It is a large clustered vine with small leaves and exceptional disease resistance. Epicure is a complex cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and a number of Asian grape varieties. Wines from Epicure tend to exhibit strong tropical flavours, pineapple, guava, and passionfruit. Gooseberry can be detected is leaner seasons and in those years the wines can be more like a Loire Sauvignon Blanc.