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Müller-Thurgau is a white grape variety (sp. Vitis vinifera) which was created by Hermann Müller from the Swiss Canton of Thurgau in 1882. It is a crossing of Riesling with Madeleine Royale. This grape been created from a desire to harness qualities in two separate grapes and to generate a new vine that combines the qualities of both. Knowledge is power, but what does this have to do with me and my busy lifestyle you might be asking ? Now to you I ask, lifestyle or lifecycle?

In the advent of the BC wine industry, grapes like Muller-Thurgau (a class of grapes now refereed to as ‘hybrids’ were all the rage. They were suitable to our climate, and produced prodigious yields yet were looked upon as 2nd class citizens of the wine world even then. In the 80s and 90s, as we modernized our wine industry these workhouse grapes were especially scorned and were systematically eradicated from the valley. But what was old is now new again, and the few remaining patches of now noble and old vines have been rediscovered and revived, with an onus on capturing the unique spirit these varieties can express when treated with care and respect.
That is how you become a hobo, and that is why we are celebrating the ‘lifecycle’ of this grape variety while we still can.



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‘If you think that ‘Life Cycle of a Hobo’ doesn’t necessarily roll off the tongue, try müller-thurgau. This is thirty year old müller-thurgau from a single vineyard in East Kelowna. Perfumed and floral gooseberries, peach, apricot kernel and an alluring in a compact, lean, dry frame. There’s a grip of peach fuzz to texture, and an alluring bitter note on the snappy finish. This shows m-t in a whole new light – not soft and floral and flabby, but taut and dry and characterful. 89 points – Treve Ring, Gismondi on Wine

Relive the glory days of New Zealand wines circa 1972 with our very own Muller-Thurgau and our debut release of the Lifecycle of a hobo!
Muller-Thurgau, also known as Rizvanac Bijeli!