The new 2020 Yard Wine is Here!

by | Oct 25, 2022

Always one of our most anticipated releases of the year, our 2020 Yard Wine is now available. This co-ferment of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc is a Club member favorite and consistently sells out year after year. For those who don’t know the story behind the name, this wine is based on a wine Gavin used to make from grapes he grew in his backyard in Naramata years ago which affectionately came to be referred to as “Yard Wine”. Fast forward to today, and the current Yard Wine is made in much the same way, with the same sentiments; it’s the perfect wine to share with family and friends.

We only produced 175 cases of the 2020 vintage so now is your opportunity to purchase as much as you’d like as it is sure to sell out in the blink of an eye as it always does.

2020 Yard Wine
60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc
Price: $35 + tax
Club member price: $29.75 + tax
Recommended Upper Bench cheese pairings: Italian GoldGrey BabyMoody CowKing Cole

175 cases produced
Spontaneous ferment, wild yeast
Aging: 18 months, 30% new French oak
pH: 3.54
Residual sugar: 2.7 g/L
Alcohol: 14.5%

Nose: plum, cherry, dark chocolate, blueberry jam, tobacco

Palate: cassis, rich tannins, mincemeat, cedar

Head to our website to purchase your 2020 Yard Wine now. Club members, be sure you are logged into your account to receive your preferred Club member pricing.

Use the coupon code “yardwine” at checkout to receive free shipping on all orders of 6 bottles or more within BC and free shipping on 12 bottles or more out of province. Please note this offer does not apply to any orders containing cheese.

As always, we want to sincerely thank you for your continued support of Upper Bench. Your passion for our products allows us to keep doing what we love!