Just off Highway 97 on the Okanagan valley floor is petit pleasure vinAmité Cellars.
A little cottage houses the tasting room and wine shop and the back deck overlooks five acres of rock-sand-and-loam vineyards where Pinot Gris and Chardonnay grapes are grown to make wines with sucking-on-a-stone minerality.
"That minerality is so pleasing," says co-owner and winemaker Catherine Coulombe.
"I simply let the grapes speak for themselves in the wine. As a result, they are just so agreeable and approachable."
By the way, you can also sit on that deck to enjoy the view, taste wines and nibble on charcuterie.
The grapes for vinAmité's reds come from vineyards in Osoyoos.