If you have not yet tried a wine from Tantalus, you are truly missing out on a special BC wine. In the property’s former moniker of Pinot Reach, it was one of the few wineries to capture the attention of the wine world’s top cognoscenti – enough to be included in previous editions of Hugh Johnson’s World Atlas of Wine. Riesling was the grape that got them there and Tantalus continues that tradition using some of the oldest grapes in the valley.
David Paterson has been in charge of wine making duties at Tantalus since 2009. He was gracious enough to make a little time for a chat last spring at the winery to talk about energy efficiency and why Riesling is the prime focus at Tantalus.