We make wine that we want to drink: beautiful, natural and adventurous. Wine should be honest, creative, unique and fun. It should make people feel good—without spoiling the planet.

a Sunday in August wine is grown organically and produced naturally in BC.

We are proud to be a part of a growing community of responsible makers and consumers around the globe. Together, we place value on products made with integrity.

That means respecting and celebrating the unique nature and taste of each grape varietal in every living bottle of wine.

 
 
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Say yes to adventure.

We set out to make more sustainable and healthier wine—for us, our community and our planet.

We seek those who care about the health of our planet and respect all living forms (microbes included). We chose to be aware and take control of where our food comes from

Resist uniformity. Embrace diversity.

 
 
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Meet Our Wine


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flirty summer wines of 2018 vintage coming in hot

a Sunday in August’s 2018 vintage focused on experimenting with different varietals, maceration (time on skins) and picking times for ripeness, balance, texture, and acidity.

The result is a super fun, adventurous and creative line of wines. They are bright, flirty and fun in flavour, colour, and branding—but have a beautiful, serious side that demands attention. Our wines were fermented with wild, natural yeasts and without additives (other than trace amounts of sulphur). We expanded our production this year to include even more rocking, small-batch cuvees that we are thrilled to drink and share with our friends!

 
 
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2018 Pinot Gris - SOLD OUT

Our most popular wine, this skin-contact Pinot Gris is a flirty summer hit with beautiful pink grapefruit hues, lots of texture and huge flavour.

  • Sperling Vineyards & Crockett Vineyards

  • Kelowna, Okanagan Valley and Keremeos, Similkameen Valley, BC

  • Biodynamic and organic

  • 800 cases produced

Winemaking:

  • Naturally fermented with ambient yeasts

  • 75% organic grapes from Kelowna and élevage in stainless steel

  • 25% organic grapes from Keremeos and élevage in neutral oak barrels

  • More skin contact this year to add texture, colour and general feelings of adventure

  • Maceration time on skins: ¼ for 9 days, ¼ for 7 days, ¼ for 5 days, ¼ for 4 days

  • Full natural malolactic fermentation in December 2018

  • Approx 8% organic Riesling added to cuvee for acid and structure

  • Unfined and bottled with the lees

Tasting notes:

Bright citrus, grapefruit, and tea leaves with a smooth texture and flamingo pink colour.

Label Art: Claire Milbrath

Release: April 2019

 
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2018 Chardonnay - SOLD OUT

Less than 200 bottles of this wine-club-only exclusive, one-of-a-kind Chardonnay ever made—and it’s so deliciously, pineappley fun! Join the Friends of Summer Society wine club to try it out.

  • Schmidt Vineyard

  • Oliver, BC

  • Organic

  • 25 cases produced

Winemaking:

  • Naturally fermented with ambient yeasts

  • Fermented and élevage in a neutral oak barrel

  • Full malolactic fermentation

  • Barrel topped with organic Riesling (appr 2-3% added)

  • Unfined and unfiltered

Tasting notes:

This banger rich wine literally tastes like dried pineapple.

Label Art: Celia Duthie

Release: Spring 2019 to wine club only

 
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2018 Riesling - JUST RELEASED!

Our 2018 Riesling took us on a wild fermentation ride, leaving us with a funky, vibrant and high acid wine that’s similar to a Basque cider.

  • Stonehouse

  • Oliver, BC

  • Organic

  • Less than 80 cases produced

Winemaking:

  • Natural ferment, elevage in neutral oak

  • Slight brett yeast required light filtering

  • Fined with lees from our Pet Nat Pinot Blanc

  • Refermented in the bottle in Spring 2019

  • Rebottled in sparkling wine bottles

Tasting notes:

Slight frizzante on opening and simmering to a still wine. High, vibrant acidity and minerality with medium funk. Tastes like a wild Basque green apple cider.

Label art: Gina Mackay

Release: August 22, 2019

 
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2018 Cabernet Franc - SOLD OUT

Slightly lighter and more lifted Cabernet Franc this year and from a new vineyard that we just love! Made in the Loire style, keeping things fresh, floral and super bright.

  • Crockett Vineyards

  • Similkameen Valley, BC

  • Organic

  • 75 cases produced

Winemaking:

  • Naturally fermented with ambient yeasts

  • Élevage in neutral oak barrels

  • 3 weeks macerated on skins with small amount whole cluster, rest destemmed whole berry.

  • Unfined and unfiltered

Tasting notes:

Bright floral with lots of unripe blackberries and ripe raspberry. Super exciting and lifted wine.

Label art: Darby Milbrath

Release: Fall 2019

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2018 Pet Nat Pinot Blanc - SOLD OUT

Ancestral-method natural sparkling wine is the oldest style of sparkling wine-making. The wine is bottled near the end of fermentation to convert the natural sugars into beautiful bubbles.

  • Sperling Vineyards

  • Kelowna, BC

  • Organic

  • 150 cases produced

Winemaking:

  • Ancestral-method sparkling wine

  • Naturally fermented in stainless steel with ambient yeasts

  • 12 hours macerated on skins

  • Hand-bottled, hand-riddled and hand-disgorged

  • Unfined and unfiltered

  • Bottled on the lees for a minimum 5 months

Tasting notes:

Dry sparkling wine with green apples and floral notes—it’s super creamy on the palate. Flirty label, but well-balanced and serious in every celebratory glass.

Label Art: Claire Milbrath

Release: February 2019

 
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2018 Pinot Noir - SOLD OUT

Our 2018 Pinot Noir is super light and fresh and reminds us of eating juicy, sun-ripened cherries on a warm, mid-summer evening.

  • Hayman Road Vineyard

  • Naramata, BC

  • Sustainably grown

  • 75 cases produced

Winemaking:

  • Naturally fermented with ambient yeasts

  • Destemmed, whole berry maceration

  • 3 weeks skin-contact

  • Unfined and unfiltered

  • Élevage in neutral oak barrels

Tasting notes:

Super light and pretty with lots of red berries and bright acid. Best served chilly.

Label art: Maggie Boyd

Release: April 2019

 
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2018 Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon - SOLD OUT

This year’s Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon blend has a little extra merlot, making it extra crushable, super nuanced and deliciously complex—just like you.

  • Crockett Vineyard

  • Keremeos, Similkameen Valley, BC

  • Organic

  • 350 cases produced

Winemaking:

  • Naturally fermented with ambient yeasts

  • Grapes picked in two stages: Half in late September to retain acidity and half in late October to add a ripeness.

  • Macerated 3 + weeks on skins

  • Élevage in neutral oak barrels

  • Unfined and unfiltered

Tasting notes:

Bright, rock n’ roll acidity of earlier grapes perfectly balanced with ripe, spicy, blackberry fruit.

Label art: Darby Milbrath

Release: June 2019

 
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2018 Reserve Merlot (No Sulphur) - COMING SOON!

This is our no sulfur reserve merlot—completement fou! It’s so pretty and so fun!

  • Robin Ridge Vineyard

  • Similkameen Valley, BC

  • Organic

  • 100 cases produced

Winemaking:

  • Naturally fermented with ambient yeasts

  • Partial whole cluster, partial crushed berry, majority destemmed whole berry

  • Nearly four weeks maceration on skins

  • Élevage in neutral oak barrel

  • No sulphur added

  • Unfined and unfiltered

Tasting notes:

Precise, brooding, super nuanced, extremely pretty. So much flavour and love!

Label Art: Claire Milbrath

Release: Late August 2019

 

Meet Our Winemaker


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Mike Shindler loves August so much that he decided to bottle that splashy summer feeling

Mike’s guiding principles in buying local and sustainable products informs his work in the cellar and beyond. He goes to great lengths to support local farmers, restaurants and wine shops that share his values.

Thank you to our supportive community of natural winemakers and lovers.

Splash.