Kismet for your Destiny with fine wine

Kismet WineryWe were driving back from our recent trip to Oregon Wine Country when we happened to see the Kismet Wine Estate just off of Highway 97 near Road 20 Oliver.  Immediately my thoughts passed back to my childhood and the time I spent with my Grandmother in Melbourne.  You see, Gran was a musical comedy fan and one of the best musicals at the time was Kismet.  The score had some amazing tunes that stay with you forever.  Who could forget love songs like “Stranger in Paradise” or “And this is my Beloved”? Anyway, I digress. On to the wine action.

Kismet Heritage

The following information can be found on the Kismet website.

Having grown grapes for the last 20 years we have established ourselves as one of the premier award winning grape growers in the valley. Our story started with our family immigrating from India in the 1990’s and making Okanagan our home. We have always worked to establish ourselves as hard working and determined family.

Having grown grapes for the last 20 years we have established ourselves as one of the premier award winning grape growers in the valley. Our story started with our family immigrating from India in the 1990’s and making Okanagan our home. We have always worked to establish ourselves as hard working and determined family.

The name Kismet is derived from the Punjabi word ‘destiny’. We consider ourselves lucky to be able to consider Canada our home that provided us with endless possibilities. This has been a long time dream of our family to share our labour of love and hard work directly with customers.

Our wines are meant to over deliver on your expectations and we hope that our determined experience and dedication for our wines has an everlasting effect on your tasting experience.

The Wines

I was fortunate to be able to taste a good selection of Kismet wines at our local  grocery store the week we returned from Oregon.

Kismet Estate Winery Saféd 2014   Saféd means clear. This white blend is 63% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Sémillon and 12% Orange Muscat. This makes for a somewhat exotic wine, with aromas of spice and orange peel and with spice and citrus flavours on the palate. The finish is crisp and dry. ($17)

Kismet  Estate Winery Infinite Rośe 2015 is made from eight varietals –  Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Mourvedre and Grenache. This blend is slightly herbaceous on the nose, with aromas of dried fruit and berries. The wine is extremely weighty and bold with a hint of tannin for balance.  This was our favourite Kismet wine. ($16)

kismet KarmaKismet Estate Winery Karma 2014 is Merlot dominant blend –  59% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot, 6% Syrah, and 6 % Malbec.  Karma is the result of your actions then you will experience a positive one. This is a fruit forward medium bodied wine that has aromas of blackberry and black currant with dark chocolate and spices. The flavours are layered deep and intense with exquisitely balanced tannins. Delicious. ($19)

Kismet only produces about 7,000 cases of really great value wine and sell out quickly, so the make sure you visit the winery this summer and stock up.