On the site of a former apple orchard, this estate was transformed into a winery in the 1980s by Bohumir and Vera Klokocka, Czech immigrants who had fled communism. Now owned and managed by a new team of capitalists with extensive winemaking experience, it has been excelling with a variety of offerings, including this syrah. Full-bodied and juicy, the wine is delectably balanced, with succulent black-skinned fruit embraced by tobacco, cedar and lively acidity. Excellent for grilled lamb. Consult www.hillsidewinery.ca for availability.