Ricco Bambino is proud to be a low intervention boutique winery, producing expressive, small batch, single varietal offerings without the additions of commercial yeasts or filtering agents and minimal to zero additions of SO2 in downtown Kelowna.
Each fall we carefully hand harvest our grapes from four vineyards located in the South Okanagan. The whole cluster grapes then head into our state of the art concrete and stainless-steel tanks to allow for the transition from grapes to wine. The fermentation commences with nothing more than the wild yeast that occur within the vineyard. This process is somewhat risky; however, it’s the only way to produce living wines that reflect the area where the grapes were grown.
Ricco Bambino is proud to be one of the very few wineries that solely uses unlined concrete tanks to age a majority of our wines. This process plays an important role in crafting the natural wine we love. Concrete aging allows the wines to breath and develop a rounder mouth, textural feel without the addition of any unwanted flavors imparted by the use of oak or additives.
Being a city based winery has its challenges but it also has many great benefits. We have the ability, from vintage to vintage, to select only the best organic grapes from vineyards throughout the South Okanagan valley. This ensures us the quality we need to create our electric, terroir driven, natural wine.
In 2018, just months after opening our downtown winery we purchased 12 acres of our own in the sunny South Okanagan. This new land based winery is set to open 2020 and is located at the Crooked Crown Organic Vineyard and will be the second location you can enjoy Ricco Bambino wine. This new organic winery will produce the varietals for our natural sparkling wine and skin contact whites and also house our new production facility. Stay tuned!
Ricco Bambino wine are available exclusively through our downtown winery and a handful of local restaurants and wine merchants. To become a stockist please contact us
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