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Wine and poker: the two passions that set ACES’ Holger Clausen’s heart ablaze.
Nature deals some fine cards to the Okanagan’s vineyards. But perfect grapes – like perfect poker hands – are rare indeed.
ACES’ Holger Clausen holds the cards: he knows how and where to source the Valley’s best varietals. As the Okanagan’s preeminent independent harvester, his knowledge of the Valley’s terroir – and his relationships with growers – is without parallel.
ACES bets large on a select few partners who hand-cultivate extraordinary small plots within the Okanagan’s most expensive terroir: the “blue chip” benches of Oliver, Osoyoos and Naramata. When fruit is anything short of perfect, ACES never bluffs – it simply folds on that year’s varietal… and awaits Nature’s next deal.
ACES’ growers adhere to a labour-intensive, low-yield regimen. Obsessive attention wins small but super-select yields of unparalleled flavor – one and a half to two tonnes per acre. ACES’ grapes are second to none.
If you live for sipping liquid bliss or raking in a fat pot, you’ll understand the man. In university, Texas Hold’em gets a hold of him, and he spends three years (and most of his student loans) establishing his name in high limit poker rooms from Vancouver to Vegas.
More information can be found at ACESwine.com