At Deadman Lake Vineyard we are using environmentally sensitive viticulture practices. Our own version of sustainability means respecting the vineyard as a living ecosystem. We are using a fully organic approach, no herbicides, no pesticides and no synthetic fertilizers, with certain biodynamic features. Our goal is to work together with Mother Nature to create living wines that enrich our soul and life, wines that give our life a greater sense of joy.
What makes the CUT?
Like a director's cut, an edited version of a film that represents the director's unique point of view, Winemaker's CUT is influenced by the winemaker and their unique styling/blending of an Okanagan wine.
The grapes that shape CUT wines are hand-harvested at Deadman Lake Vineyard just south of Oliver, BC. With utmost respect to nature, while honoring traditional winemaking methods, sustainable farming, and a zero pesticides policy with low sulphur use, CUT wines develop naturally and express characteristics indicative of this unique Okanagan vineyard.
" Originally from Slovakia, my wife and I, we packed our passion for wine and with our knowledge and experience and we readied ourselves for new opportunities and new experiences.
After years behind the scenes as the winemaker for a number of labels we made the commitment, my wife and I, to create our dream: the Winemaker`s CUT, producing wines that were true to us, true to what we love and producing wines that honoured our beliefs in playing classical music in our vineyard and cellar, naturally farmed vineyards and our expectations of quality through traditional harvesting and winemaking methods.
Winemaker’s CUT meant a host of things to us subjectively. It spoke to finally stepping from behind the scenes and making our dream a reality. It was a piece of us, and our opportunity to capture and share a moment exactly as we saw it. It was the opportunity to make the calls for ourselves, like a director’s cut, to share our unique point of view - our styling and blending of an Okanagan wine. "