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Cedarcreek Estate Winery Ehrenfelser 2006

External Review by Appellation America:

Something of a tongue-twister of a variety, Ehrenfelser was one of the German <i>vinifera</i> varieties brought to the Okanagan in the late 1970s for trials under the direction of the late Dr. Helmut Becker of the Geisenheim Institute. The variety had been developed there in 1929 by crossing Riesling and Silvaner. Like several other Geisenheim creations, it was named for a ruined Rhine castle – in this case, the Ehrenfels ruin.The variety had its first moment of popularity in the Okanagan in the late 1980s. At least a dozen wineries discovered the variety makes excellent late harvest and icewines. However, the variety’s use in table wines had begun flagging until recently, when it has been championed by several producers, including CedarCreek. This winery has always used purchased fruit but now has planted its own plot of Ehrenfelser to fill the demand for what has become the most popular wine in CedarCreek’s tasting room.This is a sensual, seductive wine, so aromatic that it can fill a room with lush tropical and honeysuckle fragrances. On the palate, there are flavours of peaches, apricots, pink grapefruit and pineapples. The finish is juicy and mouth-watering, with zesty acidity nicely balanced with enough natural sugar to leave a hint of sweetness. Some consumers consider this the perfect hot tub wine. It also is a fine pairing with Thai curries. 89 points.

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Cedar Creek Estate Winery:
From the moment you enter the driveway you will appreciate that this is one of the Gold Coast Hinterlands most charming wineries. The vineyard consists of two varieties including Chambourcin and Verdelho. Other varieties are sourced from some of Queenslands top vineyards, providing the winemaker with extensive resources. Enjoy a mouth watering meal in our restaurant overlooking Wild Duck Lake ... Read more
From the moment you enter the driveway you will appreciate that this is one of the Gold Coast Hinterlands most charming wineries. The vineyard consists of two varieties including Chambourcin and Verdelho. Other varieties are sourced from some of Queenslands top vineyards, providing the winemaker with extensive resources. Enjoy a mouth watering meal in our restaurant overlooking Wild Duck Lake or take in one of our many tourist attractions. Popular activities include the rainforest walk leading to our captivating glow-worm caves, the Prime Ministers Way and Arthur Hamblin art gallery. Cedar Creek Estate is also available for wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate functions and group events. Read less

External Reviews for Cedarcreek Estate Winery Ehrenfelser

External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Something of a tongue-twister of a variety, Ehrenfelser was one of the German <i>vinifera</i> varieties brought to the Okanagan in the late 1970s for trials under the direction of the late Dr. Helmut Becker of the Geisenheim Institute. The variety had been developed there in 1929 by crossing Riesling and Silvaner. Like several other Geisenheim creations, it was named for a ruined Rhine castle – in this case, the Ehrenfels ruin.The variety had its first moment of popularity in the Okanagan in the late 1980s. At least a dozen wineries discovered the variety makes excellent late harvest and icewines. However, the variety’s use in table wines had begun flagging until recently, when it has been championed by several producers, including CedarCreek. This winery has always used purchased fruit but now has planted its own plot of Ehrenfelser to fill the demand for what has become the most popular wine in CedarCreek’s tasting room.This is a sensual, seductive wine, so aromatic that it can fill a room with lush tropical and honeysuckle fragrances. On the palate, there are flavours of peaches, apricots, pink grapefruit and pineapples. The finish is juicy and mouth-watering, with zesty acidity nicely balanced with enough natural sugar to leave a hint of sweetness. Some consumers consider this the perfect hot tub wine. It also is a fine pairing with Thai curries. 89 points.



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