The GOODS from Blue Mountain
Okanagan Falls, BC | Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars is pleased to announce that effective immediately, its tasting room will be open Monday to Saturday from 11:00am to 5:00pm, May through early October. The Okanagan winery changed from appointment-only hours to this more expansive schedule to accommodate the increasing number of visitors wishing to sample its wines on-site.
The extended tasting room hours at the winery will allow more visitors, both domestic and international, to experience tasting Blue Mountain wines at their source, within view of the Okanagan Valley estate’s vineyards and winemaking facilities. “Blue Mountain is blessed with a truly spectacular setting,” says Christie Mavety, Owner and Sales & Marketing Manager. “The new tasting room hours will make it more convenient for wine lovers to visit and taste Blue Mountain’s wines, right where they’re made.” Learn more about Blue Mountain after the jump… Read more
News from Scout supporter Blue Mountain Winery:
Vancouver, BC | Join us on Monday, January 17, 2011 for an evening celebrating the premium wines of BC’s Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars. The event will be grazing style which will allow guests to wander the room sampling wines paired with cuisine from twelve of British Columbia’s top restaurants.
The following is a list of the twelve restaurants that will participate in this stellar evening: Cin Cin, C Restaurant, DB Bistro Moderne, Hart House Restaurant, Lift Bar & Grill, O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar, Provence Marinaside, Raincity Grill, The Shore Club, The Vancouver Club, The Pointe Restaurant at Wickaninnish Inn and Yew Restaurant+ Bar
These restaurants will be matched with the following twelve Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars wines: Brut NV, 2006 Rosé Brut,2009 Pinot Blanc, 2009 Chardonnay, 2008 Reserve Chardonnay, 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, 2009 Pinot Gris, 2008 Reserve Pinot Gris, 2009 Gamay Noir, 2009 Pinot Noir, 2008 Reserve Pinot Noir and 2007 Reserve Pinot Noir served in Magnum.
Many of the wines being served at this event have not yet been released by the winery and will be the first opportunity for guests to sample them.
The event will be held at Vancouver’s prestigious Four Seasons Hotel, which is conveniently located close to the Pacific Centre SkyTrain station and Canada Line. Details after the jump… Read more
photos by Andrea Johnson
People Behind the Passion
Family: Mavety Family (Ian, Jane, Matt & Christie)
Owners: Ian & Jane Mavety
Winemaker: Matt Mavety
About Blue Mountain
Blue Mountain is a family run vineyard and winery located in the picturesque South Okanagan Valley, overlooking Vaseaux Lake. The Mavety family has farmed this fertile bench since 1971 and founded the winery in 1991, with a commitment to sustainable viticulture practices and using exclusively estate-grown grapes.
Blue Mountain strives to produce complex, age-worthy wines, consistent in style while allowing the expression of both the terroir and the individual season. The grapes that are harvested for Blue Mountain wines are sourced solely from its own vineyard. In the winery, Matt combines new technology with traditional techniques. The wines are handled minimally to ensure that the delicacy and intensity of flavours cultivated in the vineyard are expressed in the wine. French oak barrels are used in the cellar to soften and add complexity. All of these factors combine to result in a style and finesse fitting to the varietals. The 12,000-case yearly production consists of Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and a méthode traditionnelle sparkling wine, all from estate grown grapes.
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