Our Winemaking Journey
Life is full of unexpected twists and turns, much like a tumbleweed travelling aimlessly in the breeze.
Tumble Wines tells the story of Winemaker Michael Anderson, and his desire to start his own wine label. Born and raised in Penticton, the heart of Okanagan Wine country, Michael came from humble beginnings. One of nine children, he was taught to work hard at a young age and that nothing in life would be handed to him freely. Over a span of 15 years in the industry, both in the Okanagan and abroad, Michael worked his way from intern, to cellar hand to Winemaker. Two stints in New Zealand working with Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc and working with Cabernet and Chardonnay from the Napa Valley gave Michael an appreciation for the world of wine, but the call to return home to his roots was always there. The desire to venture out on his own, to work and create something for himself from vineyard to bottle was undeniable. It was time to break free. Tumble Wines was born.
Tumble Wines are currently being produced in Okanagan Falls, at BC Wine Studio, a collaborative winemaking facility, where we can continue to grow and showcase our unique wines.
"Regardless of where we source our grapes my wine making philosophy always remains the same - let the region, the vineyard and even the vintage shine through in every wine. With gentle handling, minimal intervention and attention to detail I hope my passion for these small lot wines and vineyards shows in every bottle."
Mike Anderson - WINEMAKER