Tantalizing Tantalus Winery - A Modern LEED 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.
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.
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.
If you ever get the chance, do visit Tantalus and the wineries of the Eastbend near Kelowna.