Savard Vines can be found approximately seven kilometers just north of Summerland, BC. The majority of the vines were planted in the spring of 2008. The general orientation of the property is facing southeast with a gentle downhill slope profile of 5-10 degrees towards Lake Okanagan. On average, the area receives 336.7 mm of precipitation with June being the wettest month. The average number of frost-free days in Summerland, BC between 1998 and 2010 was 200 days. July and August are the warmest months with average daytime temperatures reaching 26.8 degrees Celcius. Due to the close proximity to the lake, our vineyard has some protection from early and late season frosts.
In total, we have just under ten acres. However, due to the natural contours and silt bluffs, we are only able to farm roughly five acres consisting of mainly Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Scattered throughout the property, we have select areas growing Cabernet Franc.
This vineyard is the largest of our two fields. The first 38 rows are Pinot Gris with remaining 43 rows Pinot Noir.
This field consists of all Pinot Noir. It is the less vigorous of the two sites producing excellent quality Pinot Noir grapes.
In several locations throughout the property, Cab Franc can be found. Typically, this varietal prefers a warmer climate so this grape can be found in our warmest spots.