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Tightrope Winery

A family run winery in the Okanagan Valley

Graham and Lyndsay O’Rourke have had a passion for the fine art of winemaking for years. From the snowy slopes of the Coastal Mountains, into the semi-arid desert of B.C., the couple has brought their outdoor enthusiasm to the Okanagan Valley, expressing their expertise in the realm of vine growing and winemaking with the culmination of their new wine label, Tightrope.

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e·qui·poise (ˈekwəˌpoiz) means balance or a state of equilibrium.  At Tightrope we strive for balance in everything we do, especially in our wine. This blend of Merlot (34%), Syrah (33%) and Cab Franc (33%) reflects the unique terroir of the Naramata Bench. The profile reveals dark fruit such as cherries, plums and blackberries; vanilla, tobacco, spice; velvety tannins and a long finish.

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SKU: 183296-17

Gift Cards Denominations: $50 - $500

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2018 Riesling + 2019 Rosé + 2018 Merlot

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The grapes for our Riesling are 100% estate grown & hand-picked. The wine is then made with limited intervention to show a true expression of the vintage. On the nose there are aromas of orange blossom, pear & green apple. The palate has flavours of lemon zest, papaya & honeydew melon with a touch of minerality leading to a crisp, lingering finish.

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SKU: 334573-18

The bright fruit flavours and minerality shine through, with restrained use of oak & malo-latic fermentation. There are aromas of honeysuckle, lemon zest & vanilla, continuing with flavours of pomelo, poached pear & baking spice. Aged in barrel, for 7 months on lees, the mouthfeel is soft, and the finish is lingering.

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SKU: 208427-18

This unique blend of Pinot Noir and Barbera provide aromas of violets, pink grapefruit and cranberry, while on the palate there is raspberry, strawberry, rhubarb and a hint of spice.  It is the perfect summer sipper to enjoy with friends, at the beach, at the cottage or on your favorite patio.

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SKU: 536375-19

On the nose there is an elegant balance of dried strawberries, plums and dark cherry. the palate continues with flavours of vanilla, new leather and spice. This is a medium bodied Pinot Noir, with soft silky tannins.

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SKU: 50573-18

There are bright flavours of blackcherry, dark cherry and plum along with new leather, dark chocolate and mocha on the palate. The tannins are supple and the finish is full.

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SKU: 29510-18

Wine Align National Awards of Canada - Top Value & 91 pts

Vertigo is our unique blend of estate grown Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Barbera. It is fruit forward on the nose with aromas of elderberry, blackberry, plum and spice. On the palate there is flavours of dried strawberries, mocha and leather. It is a medium bodied wine iwtha soft velvety texture and a lingering finish.

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SKU: 57265-17

News & Events

Colin Ross
November 16, 2020 | Colin Ross

Decanter World Wine Awards & BC Lieutenant Governor Awards

More awards recognizing the incredible quality of our fruit and the gentle guiding hand of our winemaker Lyndsay ORourke  Continue »

Wendy Vallaster
April 14, 2020 | Wendy Vallaster

2018 Riesling gets press in the Globe and Mail!

Another great write up! This time, in the Globe and Mail featuring a handful of wines that Christopher Waters says "stood out in recent tastings...  Continue »