Moon Curser Vineyards is a small, family owned winery on the East Bench of Osoyoos, BC. It has been on operation since 2004, when Chris and Beata Tolley purchased an old orchard in need of replanting, and set about converting it into what is now the Moon Curser home vineyard block, winery and tasting room.
The Moon Curser name pays tribute to the gold smuggling history of Osoyoos. The Moon Curser wines, however, show no such respect for tradition – the winery is known for growing unusual varieties such as Tannat, Dolcetto, Touriga Nacional, and Arneis to name a few. These varieties that have not historically been a part of the South Okanagan viticulture, but thrive in the unique terroir on the Osoyoos East Bench.
The wines have brought home many a gold medal from both domestic and international wine competitions. Of particular note was the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards Trophy for Best Canadian Red for the 2009 Border Vines.