The GOODS from JoieFarm
Naramata, BC | Once again, full of life, this season’s release offers refreshing easy summertime bubbles (both in pink and white) and awesomely versatile, mid-weight reds for smoky and savoury summertime fare.
2016 Quotidien Brut – $26.00 – Double Gold Medal, 2017 Cascadia Wine Awards, Oregon
Quotidien means ‘your daily ration,’ and was made in JoieFarm’s pursuit of fun, accessible, every day bubble drinking. A blend of Canada’s signature varietals, Riesling and Chardonnay, expect lemon meringue and pineapple fruit precisely balanced by juicy, racy acidity. A satisfying accompaniment with oysters and salty aged cheese.
2016 Plein de Vie Brut – $19.00
Accessible, fun, sophisticated. The return of our prosecco-style sparkling rosé. Champagne grapes (Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay) put forth aromas of fresh strawberries which carry through to the palate where a cranberry astringency cleans the vibrant fruit aromas. A sage note and biscuit gives the wine a savoury, fresh dimension. Caution: goes down like juice.
2015 PTG – $26.00 – Silver Medal, 2017 Cascadia Wine Awards, Oregon
The sophisticated “passe-tout-grains” Burgundian blend balances elegant Pinot Noir and rich, spicy Gamay giving intense aroma and flavour of spicy cherry cola, dark plum, and smoked meat. Expect a playful counterpoint balancing smokiness and fruit. A versatile and excellent pairing to any charcuterie, fresh sausages, salmon, smoked meat, and mushroom dishes.
2015 Gamay – $26.00 – Double Gold Medal, 2017 Cascadia Wine Awards, Oregon
Sourced from a single vineyard site, this Gamay is rich, dark, meaty and savoury, reminiscent of the great Cru Beaujolais of Morgon and Moulin-a-Vent. We are offering a one-time buy to our Members of this limited production wine while quantities last! Expect intense black cherry and ripe blackberries followed by a fleshy palate with a sanguineous earthiness and finishing with plush juiciness. Grilled lamb, smoked salmon, charcuterie, and game meats are the perfect summer pairings.
2015 Pinot Noir – $26.00 – Gold Medal, 2017 Cascadia Wine Awards, Oregon
This Pinot Noir is an elegant example of the potential of Burgundian varietals in the Okanagan made in a fruit forward style for early drinking. The deep colour is suggestive of the intense core of ripe, juicy raspberry fruit found in the glass. Sweet spice, violets and tar on the nose carries through to the palate and is balanced by savoury coffee and cocoa notes. This a pretty, yet powerful Pinot Noir. An excellent pairing for charcuterie, duck, salmon and coastal mushroom dishes.
2015 ‘En Famille’ Reserve Pinot Noir – $40.00 – Silver Medal, 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards, Burgundy
Cool-climate Pinot Noir is bright, focused, and elegant by nature. In a hot vintage, this Pinot Noir can also be powerful and incredibly perfumed and complex. 2015 was an incredibly hot and dry vintage, producing a Pinot of incredible strength and complexity worthy of our ‘En Famille’ Reserve designation. This powerful Pinot Noir is intensely perfumed with violets, jasmine, cedar, and cocoa aromas. It has a bright core of ripe raspberry fruit, and is balanced by white pepper, dark chocolate, coffee and smoky bacon flavours. Fine tannins give a graphite lead pencil backbone that will allow it to age gracefully for at least 5-7 years. This wine would pair beautifully with duck, game meats and sophisticated mushroom dishes.
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Noelle Starzynski | General Manager
Heidi Noble | Winemaker & Owner
JoieFarm is owned and operated by Heidi Noble and is located on their farm on the beautiful Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley in the interior of British Columbia. JoieFarm is interested exclusively in the grape varieties of Alsace, Burgundy and Champagne which excel in the cool-climate, desert landscape of the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. We are particularly interested in making these wines because not only are they wines that we love and enjoy drinking, but we feel these varieties thrive and are relevant in our area. As young winemakers at the forefront of a new wine region, we are interested in exploring the potential and synergy between these aromatic varietals and their role in distinguishing the culinary West Coast of Canada as an emerging and unified cuisine.