Published On: Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Misconduct Wine Co-Owners Introduce New Brand

Misconduct Wine Co-Owners Introduce New Brand

PENTICTON - Richard and Twylla da Silva, owners of Misconduct Wine Co. are proud to announce the introduction of da Silva Vineyards and Winery as the new chapter of their story. Da Silva Vineyards and Winery is located at the site of their successful Misconduct wine brand on the Naramata Bench.

To mark the 10 year anniversary of when Richard and Twylla first launched Misconduct Wine Co, they are unveiling a new look and identity which reflects their evolution, winemaking and family history.  

The da Silva label will focus on ultra-premium, small lot wines centered around the 11 unique and diverse vineyards they manage. They are steadfast in their belief that the geography of a grape’s growth is one of the most important factors in its resulting quality.

Richard and Twylla are dedicated to creating wines that are reflective of the personalities of their vineyards, using low intervention winemaking techniques and extended cellar aging.

The story began in 1955 when the da Silva family first emigrated to the Naramata Bench from Portugal with only a suitcase in hand.  From these humble beginnings, the family quickly applied hard work and farming technique, acquiring their first family farm in 1959.

With over 60 years of farming in the Southern Okanagan Valley, the da Silva family intrinsically understands the many unique and diverse aspects of this land.

“Today, we continue the tradition with a deep-rooted connection and respect for the land”, says Richard da Silva, Proprietor and Vigneron of da Silva Vineyards and Winery.

“Twylla and I drew extensively from this heritage when creating our winery in 2008 and the evolution of our journey and wines are a testament to our long family lineage.   Our journey has been a true discovery of place.”

Da Silva Vineyards and Winery is proud to be showcasing its wines at the Canadian High Commission in London, England, on May 17th, 2018.  The wines are available at select fine restaurants and premium wine stores around the world.

Plans are actively underway to launch a second tasting room location for Misconduct Wine Co with an attached eatery.  In the meantime, Misconduct wines will be available for purchase in the da Silva tasting room and at The Kitchen restaurant.