Years in the Making

CheckMate Artisanal Winery
Decades of Planning

Opening Move

CheckMate Artisanal Winery was born out of a bold vision that premium Chardonnay made in a very unexpected place, British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, could reach the pinnacle of quality. The Okanagan is north of the 49th parallel and 105 miles long. As the world warms, cool regions such as the Okanagan Valley provide a new frontier for world class Chardonnay and Merlot. 

The Power of Persistence

Daring Play

Winemaking is like the game of Chess. The winemaker must think many steps ahead, anticipating the impact each move will have at a later point in time. These micro lots of Chardonnay and Merlot display impeccable character, integrity and quality, and are the culmination of more than four decades of sustainable farming and pushing the boundaries of winemaking in the Okanagan. 

Quest for Mastery

Keeping Score

What originally began as an outrageous dream has achieved the unthinkable: For the fifth time in five years, our CheckMate Chardonnay has been awarded a perfect 100 point score.