Tantalizing Tantalus Winery - A Modern LEED Winery

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Tantalizing Tantalus Winery - A Modern LEED Winery

Tantalus winery

This is a follow up post to a recent post I wrote about the Mission Hill Winery in Kelowna.  Design is all around us, and even while travelling to Kelowna, B.C. and doing a little wine tasting, I was very aware of my surroundings and how these wineries present and market themselves.

Tantalus, on the Eastbend, was a breath of fresh air.  Their newly constructed winery is LEED certified, complete with floor to ceiling windows, slate floors and  a waste water system that biologically converts all sewage and winery waste into reusable grey water. 

Tantalus winery

Tantalus winery

The winery feels very bright and airy and the focal point is the beautiful wall display of wine bottles.  Tantalus produces 2 types of wine:  Riesling and Pinot Noir, as these grow the best in this climate.

 Tantalus winery

Also displayed on the feature wall, are the original masks, carved by a First Nation’s artist.  These masks were then copied as artwork onto the various wine labels.  This winery is the antithesis of Mission Hill, and yet there was something very pleasing in its simplicity. 

Tantalus winery

Tantalus winery

Tantalus winery

 

If you ever get the chance, do visit Tantalus and the wineries of the Eastbend near Kelowna.

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Pamela Seley
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Sally, I love your posts on this winery.  When I get to Kelowna, I'm definitely stopping by.  Great pictures!

Sep 04, 2010 05:35 AM #1
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Our Rotary group just had a members night out at a winery-you have inspired me to blog about it.

Sep 04, 2010 12:40 PM #2
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Sally Weatherley
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Pamela - Thanks so much - that's a huge compliment, coming from someone from California, and all the great wineries there!

Cathy - You have me on the edge of my seat - can't wait to read all about it!

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Sally~ Fabulous Localism post and pictures. I have not heard of a LEED Certified winery..until now...WOW..great news.

Sep 06, 2010 03:08 PM #4
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Sally Weatherley
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Jane Anne - The winery building is LEED certified.  Unfortunately, the vineyard isn't organic, but hopefully that will change.  There are some wineries that do grow organically grown grapes - they weed whack the weeds around the vines, rather than using chemicals.  Glad you enjoyed the post!

Sep 09, 2010 06:46 AM #5
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I recently had a wine that I thought was in norcal and it labeled itself as the first fully sustainable winery in the US. All of their power is generated onsite via solar & wind power. If I can remember the name, I'll come back and make a post....

how great to indulge yourself in some wine and feel good about it!  =)

adam

Sep 09, 2010 08:04 AM #6
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Sally Weatherley
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Adam - I'm intrigued - hope you come back and post the name of the sustainable winery.  I think this is a great step in the right direction.  I think we'll see more and more of these types of operations. 

Sep 12, 2010 03:33 AM #7
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I am fascinated with the grey water recovery! I was in BC for the World BMX races that my daughter participated in a few years ago..what a beautiful place! If I ever get back I will be sure to visit this stellar winery!

Sep 19, 2010 05:39 PM #8
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Mary - Glad you were able to make it up here - wow, the World BMX race is pretty impressive stuff - good for your daughter!  Yes, Tantalus is well worth the visit - and the wine's pretty good, too!

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