As terroir négociants with over 60 years of farming in the South Okanagan, they believe terroir – the soil, site and climate of a particular region – trumps all. Place is fundamentally important to wine, and some grape varieties flourish better in other regions. Okanagan and Similkameen Valley best for fruit. At the heart of it all is transparency. That’s why you’ll find the latitude and longitude of the source vineyard on the front label of our Suspect series wines, and the names and locations of our growers on the back label. When Richard and his wife, Twylla, started making wine in September 2006, they knew they would not only break the rules, they would make them. Not ones to abide by convention, the owners drew inspiration from Richard’s bad boy past, and with a wink and a nod to the clandestine, rambunctious Roaring Twenties, boldly named their new winery, Misconduct. While the name and labels are quirky, Richard is dead serious about making sensational wine.
Fortunate to have been introduced to a vast cellar of some of the world’s finest wine at a young age, Richard knew the kind of wine he wanted to make. It’s no surprise then that Misconduct’s single vineyard-sourced wines are influenced and inspired by the artisan wine producers of the old world wine growing regions of Europe, particularly those in the Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire and Rhone Valley areas.