A Daring Move

A story of innovation, passion, risk​,​ and determination​ with CheckMate ​Artisanal Winery


Setting the Board

In the geologically dynamic Okanagan Valley, ancient glaciers carved out crystalline lakes in a narrow valley floor. At elevations of up to 1,200 feet, you will find a new frontier for world-class Chardonnay and Merlot. Discover CheckMate Artisanal Winery, a modern feat of nature and architecture designed by Tom Kundig, set amidst rugged, wild terrain and 50 year old vines.

Game Changer

2020 Little Pawn Chardonnay

Awarded a perfect 100-point score for the sixth time in seven years, the 2020 Little Pawn Chardonnay continues its legacy as the most prized wine in the CheckMate portfolio.  

31 Barrels Made

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Our Estate Vineyards

At the extremes of grape-growing at the 49th parallel in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, we meticulously select fruit from tiny blocks of some of the oldest Chardonnay vineyards in BC, based on their pedigree of consistently producing compelling wines. Each season, we vinify and then blend the most elegant and distinctive components to bring the landscape into the bottle.

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