Definition: A place where people gather, a place they know like the back of their hand; a favorite haunt.

That is the vision for Stompinground; a place where one can let go of their everyday worries, meet family and friends, feel completely safe and comfortable. Grab a loaf of bread, cheese and a bottle of wine hike up to the natural botanical gardens and spend the afternoon laying under the blue sky counting the clouds.

Good food, great wine, good friends and family all located in one place. Does it get any better? Stompinground is located at the base of The Rise Master planned community in Vernon, B.C., over the past 7 years we have planted and cultivated 17.5 acres of Pinot Noir, Riesling and Gewürztraminer.

Owning a boutique vineyard and winery is a journey of love, from the time we planted our first vines up to today our family has watched carefully over the vines. There is no more breathtaking scene than the sun coming up in the east to shine down on our vineyard it is an experience beyond words, that is why on any given morning, day or evening you will see vehicles parked on the Cul de sac at Belago road off of Okanagan Hills Boulevard looking over the vineyard out to the lake as the sunshine shimmers and dances on the largest lake in the Okanagan Valley, Lake Okanagan.View From The VineyardView From The Vineyard

Our location is on the northern end of grape country and therefore we decided to plant the Pinot Noir, Riesling and Gewürztraminer, Grape vines are among the oldest cultivated plants in the world. Nearly 8,000 varieties of grapes exist, and most of the continental United States falls into the 30 degree to 50 degree N latitude area known as the Grape Belt.
   
Pinot noir is a black wine grape variety of the species Vitis Vinifera The name may also refer to wines created predominantly from Pinot noir grapes. The name is derived from the French words for "pine" and "black" alluding to the grape variety's tightly clustered dark purple pine cone–shaped bunches of fruit.
Pinot Noir GrapesPinot Noir Grapes
Pinot noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine. Because our sight is just above the 50th degree N latitude we produce a high quality Pinot Noir used by some of the high quality boutique wineries such as Meyers, Fox Trot and Joie.
 
Riesling GrapesRiesling GrapesRiesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling white wines. Riesling wines are usually varietals pure and are seldom oaked. As of 2004, Riesling was estimated to be the world's 20th most grown variety at 48,700 hectares (120,000 acres) (with an increasing trend), but in terms of importance for quality wines, it is usually included in the "top three" white wine varieties together with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Riesling is a variety which is highly "terrior -expressive", meaning that the character of Riesling wines is clearly influenced by the wine's place of origin.

Riesling wines are often consumed when young, when they make a fruity and aromatic wine which may have aromas of green or other apples, grapefruit, peach, gooseberry, honey, rose blossom or cut green grass, and usually a crisp taste due to the high acidity. However, Riesling's naturally high acidity and range of flavours make it suitable for extended aging. International wine expert Michael Broadbent rates aged German Rieslings, some hundreds of years old, highly. Sweet Riesling wines, such as German Trockenbeerenauslese are especially suited for cellaring since the high sugar content provides for additional preservation. However, high quality dry or off-dry Riesling wine is also known to have not just survived but also been enjoyable at an age exceeding 100 years.

   
Gewürztraminer is an aromatic wine grape variety that performs best in cooler climates. It is sometimes referred to colloquially as Gewürz. Gewürztraminer is a variety with a pink to red skin colour, which makes it a "white wine grape" as opposed to the blue to black-skinned varieties commonly referred to as "red wine grapes". The variety has high natural sugar and the wines are white and usually off-dry, with a flamboyant bouquet of lychees. Indeed, Gewürztraminer and lychees share the same aroma compounds Dry Gewürztraminers may also have aromas of roses, passion fruit and floral notes. It is not uncommon to notice some spritz (fine bubbles on the inside of the glass).

Its aromatic flavours have suggested Gewürztraminer as a wine that is suitable drinking with Asian cuisine. It goes well with Hirtenkase, Munster cheese, and fleshy, fatty (oily) wild game. Smoked salmon is a particularly good match.

Please note that the Winery is not open to the public at this time.