Home to Canada’s oldest Syrah vines planted on granite bedrock, Nichol Vineyard sits at the northernmost tip of Naramata. Winemaker and owner Ross Hackworth is dedicated to revealing, not enhancing, the beauty of what wine is in its simplicity and form. A non-interventionist, he prescribes to a “hands off” approach, neither fining nor filtering their red wines. Most of the vineyard work is done by hand, they are classicists, authentic terroir transmitters. The results? Superb understated wines.