Our Wine Names
At Seaside Pearl, our wine names have meaning!
At Seaside Pearl, we create wines we enjoy drinking to enrich every occasion – wines to be enjoyed with good friends.
When it came time to name our line of wines, we just kept coming back to Mount Lehman’s historic charm and deep agricultural history. Our consultations with local historians and long-time residents led us towards names that are rich with the settlement stories of the pioneers and early settlers in Mount Lehman That one of the world’s most beautiful places is concentrated here seems almost unfair.
There is a story behind every bottle of wine, and every wine name. We soon discovered that names inspired by Mount Lehman’s history really work for our wines and embody Seaside Pearl and our love of this beautiful place. We loved the symbolism of the pioneering spirit combined with the beauty and peaceful ambience of this tranquil environment.
We at Seaside Pearl look forward to welcoming you, or indeed, welcoming you back, to this beautiful location that we call home. We are committed to providing you with an experience that is richly satisfying.
Landing Road 2014 (Red Blend)
Our winemaker Mark Simpson has fashioned a deliciously deliciously expressive wine out of what is essentially a blend of classic varieties. With limited availability, we wanted to be sure you could enjoy this luscious red blend at home and with friends and family.
Landing Road is inspired by one of the scenic roads that wander through the Fraser Valley’s stunning Wine Country. Early settler Sam Lehman built a network of trails surrounded by rich farmland. The trail leading from the wharf at Lehman’s Landing to the farming settlement was called Landing Road. Surrounded by rolling fields, flowers, and trees, the quiet country road was open for vehicular traffic until 1950. While some of the road remains, the last few hundred metres of the route to the river landing is now a gorgeous walking trail- a Gorgeous Hike You Have to Do in Your Lifetime!
Deliciousness and reflection of place are what we seek, and they continue to find a home in this graceful red wine. When our Landing Road hits your palate you will find rich flavours of chocolate, blackberry and gentle oak. Landing Road is a mature wine aged 18 months in barrel and while delicious already, will easily improve in the bottle for the next 6-8 years. Since it is hard to resist now we recommend splash decanting the wine before you plan on consuming it! Pair this luscious, tasty red with duck, herb crusted lamb chops, beef and pork roasts or mushroom and grain based dishes. The blend is 65 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, all sourced from premium growers in the South Okanagan
There isn’t much Landing Road to go around…first come first serve, sorry…so don’t tell too many people and be sure to take advantage of the six bottle max per customer sooner than later!
Sam and Isaac – The first settlers
The Lehman name originates from pioneer settlers Sam and Isaac Lehman. With a combination of instinct and pluck, the two cousins arrived on the banks of the Fraser River by riverboat in 1875, just after Royal Engineer, Albin Hawkins. They encountered a beautiful landscape with fertile soils and abundant water and forests and were smitten by the beauty and grandeur of this part of the world. Sam and Isaac set out to start a new life make their fortunes amongst Mount Lehman’s emerald fields and gorgeous surroundings. They helped build a wharf for riverboats and log the area for farming which brought many more settlers to Mount Lehman. The Lehman name proudly lives on in honour of Sam and Isaac.
Seaside Pearl’s Sam and Isaac is a lovely dry white wine is clean, alluring and focused with loads of personality and a silken mouthfeel. Captivating and salivatingly delicious, this is a zesty white wine that is as refreshing as a cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer’s day.
On the palate, Sam and Isaac have a luscious texture with flavours of green apple, citrus and melon. The finish is textured and silky, which is the hallmark of this classic variety. This is an uber-delicious wine to enjoy in its vibrant youth! We’re proud of Sam and Isaac and encourage you to drink it with local fish and shellfish, zucchini frittatas, light chicken dishes, pastas and charcuterie. We are proud to offer you this playful yet serious and delicious white wine.
“ Sam and Isaac a lovely dry white wine is clean, alluring and focused with loads of personality and a silken mouthfeel.”
Fraser Gold Chardonnay 2016
The Fraser River Gold Rush was one of the most exciting historical events in British Columbia. It brought thousands of prospectors, adventurers, outfitters, speculators and land agents from around the world. When news of the Fraser Gold Rush reached London, the Royal Engineers were sent to control the sudden influx of unruly prospectors.
A delightful example of a fruit-driven Chardonnay from a classic wine vintage. Unoaked and lightly golden in colour, richly textured and concentrated with balanced acidity that drives a lingering finish. A wine to be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years.
Charlotte Estate Petit Milo
In 1914, English horticulturist Fenwick Fatkin and his wife Charlotte settled in the Mount Lehman area, after moving from Vancouver. It was springtime when Fenwick noticed a daffodil field out the window while riding a train through Bradner. They loved the area, because of its rich soil, and perfect daffodil growing climate. In 1928, Fatkin wanted other local growers to showcase their daffodils, and decided to “make this a second Holland, and honour his wife Charlotte. This was the humble beginning of the famous annual Flower Show. Charlotte’s family is involved in the show to this day, with granddaughter Pauline serving as co-chair of the show.
Charlotte is a unique wine made from Petit Milo grapes, specifically cultivated for cool climate wine growing regions like the Fraser Valley. Light and deft, this wine is clean and elegant with honey and citrus notes on the palate, finishing with tropical aromas of guava and pineapple. Grown locally, made locally and proud of it, we are very proud to present the fruit of our land.
Royal Engineers Petit Verdot 2014
Released with great excitement, Royal Engineers Reserve Petit Verdot was named after the Royal Engineers, the tiny military force that served during the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush. With their splendid scarlet jackets, the 220 men of the Royal Engineers, commonly known as “Sappers” laid the foundation for much of British Columbia by building roads, producing maps, surveying land and settling miner’s disputes. In 1864, Royal Engineer Alben Hawkins arrived to survey the area now called Mount Lehman and took up residence on the bluff above the southern bank of the Fraser River.
The Secret to Growing Petit Verdot: Long days and Lots of Sun!
We seized the day when presented with an opportunity to create a tasty and expressive wine. The extended growing conditions and warm Okanagan weather gives Royal Engineer Petit Verdot a chance to completely mature and shine front and center. 2014 was a truly great vintage and afforded us the chance to produce this stunning Petit Verdot. It’s just plain delicious!
Supple tannins and American Oak remain in the background, providing structure without interfering with the luscious, elegant flavors. The wine is long, enticing, alluring, concentrated, textural and complex… simply delicious! Aged for 18 months and already reflecting its beautiful heritage, Royal Engineer Reserve 2014 Petit Verdot is really a baby. While approachable and delectable now, the wine will continue to improve in the bottle for more than a decade. Don’t wait this year, we only made 5 cases.
Daffodils Sparkling 2015
Fragrant with possibility and light in body and spirit, our sparkling wine reflects the overall mood of celebration.
Seaside Pearl’s Daffodils sparkling wine is made from 100% estate grown aromatic white wine grapes lovingly drenched by the Okanagan sun. Back in 1914 when horticulturist Fenwick Fatkin and his wife Charlotte settled in Bradner, just west of Mount Lehman, they noticed how well daffodils grew in the fertile soil. Bradner is celebrated for its annual show of field grown blooms, particularly daffodils and has the distinction of being the “Daffodil Capital of Canada.” Daffodils growing in masses and swaying in the breeze are a delightful sight. The flowers symbolizing friendship, are some of the most popular flowers exclusively due to their unmatched beauty.
Playful yet serious at the same time, Daffodils sparkling is for special occasions… like today.
Daffodils Sparkling achieves ripeness in the grapes without acquiring excessive sugars (and maintaining sharp acidity, the backbone of a great bubbly. The nose displays aromas of peach and citrus and spicy floral notes, which combine with the crisp effervescence and off-dry palate to make this wine incredibly versatile. This wine possesses a beautiful ruby/pink jewel like color and playful soft red fruit that dances with the refreshing acidity.
While Daffodils is just so delicious on its own, this sparkling wine is also fantastic with so much food too. With the alcohol being quite moderate (12.2%) Daffodils makes a fine companions at the Brunch and Lunch tables, you don’t have to wait till the sunsets to crack this bottle. We really have had so much fun making and drinking (lots already) Daffodils, so get what you can while it lasts and have as much fun as we are!
This wine is delicious blend of Muscat, Viognier and Pinot Gris