We present Road 13’s wines in three distinct tiers: a red blend and a white blend called “Honest John”, a varietal series of red and white wines under the Road 13 classification, and a premium tier of small lots and blends under the Jackpot designation.
Our blended red and white wines are a tribute to Honest John Oliver, BC Premier from 1918–1927. Honest John epitomized British Columbians’pioneering values: hard work, self-reliance, dependability and neighbourliness. His greatest achievement was the construction of the irrigation canal that transformed the (Golden Mile) South Okanagan and areas into outstanding farmland.
Southern BC is home to hundreds of old gold mines with names that acknowledge the region’s past exploration. One, called Jackpot, inspired us. Evoking the joy of winning a hard-earned prize, it made a fitting title for our top wines – the reward for our hard work in the vineyard and cellar.
Road 13 wines express the special character of the South Okanagan’s renowned Golden Mile.
Our motto, “It’s All About the Dirt,” reflects our belief that great wines start in the vineyard.