The St Hubertus & Oak Bay Vineyards were originally planted in 1928 By J.W. Hughes during a time when agricultural land was plentiful.
Since 1984 the Gebert Family’s use sustainable & Organic*(transition since 2017) farming practices on their 80 acre vineyard to produce 100% Estate Grown wines that reflect the terroir of the “South Kelowna Slopes” located in the north Okanagan Valley under the St Hubertus & Oak Bay Label.
The familys believe in minimal intervention when creating their wines full of flavour and soft tannins to show off the complexity associated with the Old World,
but with the clean fresh fruit flavours of the New World.
Creating the wines involves; 100% organic estate grown fruit & less winemaking intervention.
Using free run juice (grapes are directly crushed into the press, the juice drains freely to the fermentation tanks) is the first step to have purity
in flavours and fruit aromas and also helps balance acidity in wines like the Riesling and Chasselas.
On our cold climate red wines, the increase use of whole berry fermentation will give the wines additional complexity to fruit flavours and in conjunction with natural higher acidity,
ads to exciting spicy characteristics in wines like Gamay Noir and Pinot Noir.
You will love the wines we craft!
Cheers! The L & A Gebert