FRASER VALLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA
The first time I met Melissa Giesbrecht and Laurent Fadanni some moons ago, they so graciously welcomed me into their home where we tasted through their (first? second?) vintage of wines on their beautiful vineyard-facing terrasse. I was lucky to get a walk-through of their home-based vineyards, cellar, future tasting room, and even their home they so warmly invited me into. Recounting these memories now makes me so nostalgic of a time where we could do this freely with strangers. Back then I had no idea what the future held, but I am so honoured we have partnered up so I may now share their love, hard work, and Fraser Valley gems with you in the Lower Mainland & Okanagan.
Reflecting the Fraser Valley’s cooler climate, Melissa and Laurent specialize in traditional method sparkling wines, as well as crisp, aromatic whites and rosés. The entire process, from vineyard, to vinification, to bottling, is run solely by their family, ensuring each limited production of wine maintains a hand-crafted approach. Their mission is to hand-craft exquisite, small lot, terroir-focused wines; wines that are focused on elegance and finesse, made with minimal intervention, allowing the true expression of their grapes, and the beautiful place in which they grow, to shine.