Noble Ridge (Canada)
Jim and Leslie first met while attending Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. In the early 1980′s they moved to Calgary, Alberta where they made a home and raised their 3 children. Jim was a litigation partner with Bennett Jones LLP specializing in employment law and has authored 2 books on the subject. Leslie worked in hospital administration with a focus in health promotion and gerontology. Leslie's focus is now solely on Noble Ridge and Jim is now officially retired to life on the vineyard!
Noble Ridge Vineyard Winery lays in the Okanagan Valley at the northern most tip of the only desert in Canada. The winery is named for the noble varieties of grapes grown and the ridge that divides the land on which they thrive. But this noble name is more than just a nod to the land. It’s a statement of values and a reminder of the hard work and dedication on which the winery was built.
Jim and Leslie D’Andrea began their winery in 2001. When they purchased the property it had only 3.5 acre of vines. Since then they have planted an additional 18 acres and have grown their dream into an award winning winery. Tending to vineyards and making the wines is all done by hand on site by a team of dedicated workers who strive every day to create exceptional wine that reflects its noble namesake. Guests are always welcome to enjoy the breathtaking views with a picnic overlooking Vaseux Lake or to spend time exploring the vineyard with a tour.
For more information please visit https://www.nobleridge.com