After 10 years of working at Burrowing Owl, the family winery, longtime winemaker Stephen Wyse and his partner Michelle Young decided to embark upon their dream of owning and running their own family winery. After an extensive search, Stephen and his family found the perfect location to start making their dream a reality in Osoyoos, British Columbia.
This will be their 23rd vintage of winemaking.
The vineyard is located on a bench, overlooking beautiful Osoyoos Lake. The planting is on sloping terraces and consists primarily of sandy loam soil. The southwesterly exposure offers long days of sunlight hours. The cooling effect from the lake balances the heat from the day, which is optimal for grape and vine growth. All of our wines are produced from fruit grown at our vineyard.
At Y&W you will find Stephen, Michelle and their daughter Amber, and their famous vineyard host Mia - the welcoming pup. Together, they invest their time and care, in the vineyard and in the winery. With a strong commitment to tradition and dedication, along with an in depth understanding of new world winemaking techniques, Y&W are committed to nurturing every aspect of the time-honored tradition of grape growing and winemaking.
The Young & Wyse Collection simply is: The Heart, The Soul, and The Soil. Young & Wyse are pleased to present their limited collections of handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, and Black Sheep, a proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. Our collection of whites include a Viognier, Pinot Gris and an Amber, a proprietary blend of Viognier, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. Most recently, a Rosé has been added to our collection, a blend of Zinfandel and Viognier.