GOODS: Meyer Family Vineyards Releasing Three New 2011 Wines With Joy Road Soirée
The GOODS from Meyer Family Vineyards
Okanagan Falls | Next Saturday, May the 12th, in conjunction with Joy Road Catering, Meyer Family Vineyards will be marking the release of three of their 2011 wines with an event held at their new tasting facilities in Okanagan Falls. The masterful team at Joy Road will be creating perfectly matched canapes for each of the three new releases. Get all the details and learn more about the winery after the jump…
2011 MFV Okanagan Valley Chardonnay – a blend of the two family owned vineyards; McLean Creek Rd in Okanagan Falls and Old Main Rd. on the Naramata bench. There is a distinct aroma of wild flowers, lilac and honeysuckle on the nose; likely from the indigenous fermentation, with touches of caramel and tropical fruit interlaced with good minerality. The palate is fresh and lively, balanced by a slightly creamy texture and a touch of residual sugar. 400 cases produced.
2011 MFV Gewürtztraminer – the fruit was sourced from the McLean Creek Rd Vineyard on the alluvial and glacial formed terraces of Okanagan Falls. There is a strong floral aroma on the nose with touches of lychee, Turkish delight and spice intermingled with citrus fruits. The palate is richly textured from the residual sugar and aging on the fine lees for four months. Nicely balanced with refreshing acidity. 700 cases produced.
2011 MFV Rosè – this beautiful blush Rosè boasts subtle aromas of raspberries and strawberries, rose petals and candied apples with a slight mineral character. The palate is creamy and textured with a backbone of acidity, a favourite for everyone on every occasion. 110 cases produced.
Tickets to the event are $25 plus HST and are available directly from Meyer Family Vineyards by calling (250) 497-8553. In addition, all Meyer Family wines can be ordered via the website (www.mfvwines.com), via email (email@example.com) or by calling the number above. Minimum order is 2 bottles and shipping is free on orders of 12 or more.
Owners: JAK Meyer and Janice Stevens
Winemaker and viticulturist: Chris Carson
Assistant winemaker and viticulturist: Geoff Jejna
Tasting room manager: Sharon Misselbrook
About Meyer Family Vineyards
Meyer Family Vineyards, the little winery with the big reputation, now has two vineyards in the beautiful wine regions of the Okanagan Valley of BC; Old Main Road Vineyard, located on the Naramata Bench and McLean Creek Vineyard, the newest vineyard and winery on McLean Creek Road in Okanagan Falls. Nestled amongst beautiful orchards, rolling hills, crystal clear lakes, and unique micro climate, the Okanagan Valley is now home to well over 100 vineyards and is the ideal terroir for growing grapes. The same latitude as Champagne in France, the Okanagan is well suited for the Burgundy style wines that Meyer Family Vineyards is known for.
The Meyer Family
JAK (John Arthur Kenneth) and his wife Janice Stevens, wanted a place to put down roots and raise their two young daughters. They had lived in Alberta, Vancouver, the Turks and Caicos but after almost a year in Vernon they found themselves attracted to the lifestyle, the beauty, and the opportunities of the Okanagan. After years of sampling the best wines in the world, both appreciating and collecting wine, a vineyard seemed like a good fit. Three years of searching for the perfect site, led them finally to a small acreage in Naramata. With the help of a team of leading experts in Canada, they began to craft their single vineyard wines of excellence; Micro Cuvée Chardonnay and Tribute Chardonnay.
Then in 2008 they added the Okanagan Falls property which included a modest 2400 sq ft winery and another 16 acres of vines. Everything was in place for producing premium single vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as well as a second tier label which includes Gewurztraminer, Rose and mid tier Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The new tasting room was completed in October of 2010 and plans are in place for a special events area which will be used for hosting concerts, catered dinners or just as perfect place for guests to relax, kick back and enjoy the surroundings.
Reviews & Accolades
“the best dry white wines I have ever tasted from Canada”.
Steven Spurrier, Decanter Magazine
“It’s the Pinot you bring home to Mom… the one you’ll turn to for dependable quality and Pinotranquility”
Liam Carrier, IconWines.com
“A beauty that takes Okanagan Chardonnay to a new level of elegance and complexity”
4 and a half stars, Vines Magazine
“On the palate, the fruit is lush – citrus, ripe apple, a touch of butterscotch – without any of the heaviness one sometimes finds on oaked Chardonnay. This wine is bright and fresh and also shows a laser-like purity. 92/100”
John Schreiner on Meyer 2010 Old Main Vineyard Chardonnay – Tribute Series