Our wines are created first in the vineyard. Then we use the highest-quality winemaking equipment and modern winemaking techniques to bring out the best in what nature provides. Fermentations take place in stainless steel, small double-walled fermenters, or in French oak puncheons. Our Syrah ages in French oak barrels and puncheons for periods ranging from 18 months to 2 years. Visitors are welcomed in our comfortable, relaxed tasting room, where they enjoy a spectacular view over Okanagan Lake. All current Marichel wines can be tasted for a single nominal charge, which is refunded with any purchase. Tasting room hours are from 12am to 5pm, seven days a week from May 1st to October 15st, holidays included. Outside those hours, and at other times of the year, visitors are encouraged to call for an appointment.