The Wines

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Little Farm Winery is the small hands-on operation of Rhys Pender MW and Alishan Driediger. It started with a passion for wine and developed into growing and producing Chardonnay and Riesling from their Mulberry Tree Vineyard at their home in Cawston, BC in the beautiful Similkameen Valley. The goal was always to make wines with minimal manipulation and intervention that really captured the vineyard site and the growing season. The vines were planted in 2009 on the calcium carbonate rich soil and braving the unforgiving Similkameen sun and wind. The first wines were made in 2011. In 2012 a dry Rosé was added to the lineup. Little Farm Winery will never be big and will always focus on making small batches of single-vineyard wine that reflect each site's unique characteristics. The goal is to make interesting, characterful, natural-ish wines and look after our little farm.

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About Us

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Little Farm Winery is the result of years of hard work for owners Alishan Driediger and Rhys Pender MW. Our 4 acre vineyard was planted in Cawston between 2009-2011.

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Wine Growing

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The philosophy of Little Farm Winery is not about winemaking but rather wine growing. It is about sustainable grape growing and low intervention in the cellar allowing the flavours of the vineyard to show through in the wine. We use gentle pressing, old barrels, time on the lees and minimal manipulation. Yeast and sulfur are used but no enzymes, nutrients or other adjustments. The grapes are picked when they have intense and complex flavour, moderate potential alcohol and while they still retain the crisp acidity that keeps the wines fresh and lively.

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