British Columbia's Naramata Bench (Okanagan) is home to one giant of a man, 6ft plus, and excellent winemaker Richard da Silva. Richard and his wife Twylla began making wine in 2006.
The couple drew inspiration from Richard’s bad boy past, and with a wink and a nod to the clandestine, rambunctious Roaring Twenties, boldly named their new winery, Misconduct. While the name and labels are quirky, Richard is dead serious about making sensational wine.
Their Philosophy As terroir négociants with over 60 years of farming in the South Okanagan, we believe terroir – the soil, site and climate of a particular region – trumps all. “I’m a terroirist”, declares owner winemaker Richard da Silva. “Place is fundamentally important to wine, and some grape varieties flourish better in other regions. I’m prepared to go anywhere in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valley for the best fruit.”
Misconduct produces two wine series, the Suspect Series and the Bootlegger. The Suspect is a single vineyard and small lot wines reflecting the unique attributes of the finest terroirs in the south Okanagan and Similkameen Valley.
The bootleg series are risqué blends that allow each varietal their freedom of expression.
The Kitchen features Over 30 Tapas with a large variety of options. The Kitchen is the run by Chef Abul Adame
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"Misconduct Wine Co. is a not to be missed visit while in the Penticton-Naramata region, another reminder that small wineries often produce the very best wines" - Creston Valley Advance.
2013 Cabernet Syrah dark cherry & ripe berry notes with pronounced spiciness 90
Fumé Blanc 2014 Flavours of lemon, lime, tropical fruits 92
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