We believe that a wine should be an expression of its place, of the particular soils and microclimate from which it comes, the vines and grapes that give it life, and the weather conditions that shape it, all animated by the sensibility of the individuals who make it. Great wine is not replicable from place to place nor the same from year to year. Foxtrot is fortunate to make its home on the Naramata Bench, whose unique terroir we seek to express in complex, elegant, and age-worthy Pinot Noirs.
For centuries, Burgundy has provided the benchmarks for pinot noir and chardonnay. But buried within the history of Burgundy is a long, often-difficult battle to establish the primacy of terroir as the region’s defining characteristic, and to nurture a tradition of small producers who respect the land they farm, and who seek to produce wines of balance and inner harmony. The pinot noirs and chardonnays from the Okanagan Valley have their own character, different from Burgundies, but also different from each other, based on particularities of soil and microclimate. We believe that our young wine region can benefit by defining and celebrating the distinctive voices of its soils, and by emphasizing its ability to produce wines of depth and refinement. We hope that Foxtrot will be a part of, and a leader in, bringing the wines of this dynamic and growing region to the attention of wine lovers worldwide.
-Doug and Nathan