GOODS | Naramata’s “JoieFarm” Wins Gold And Silver At Decanter World Wine Awards

JoieFarm is located in beautiful Naramata, BC | 250-462-1980 | heidi@joiefarm.com | www.joiefarm.com

JoieFarm is located in beautiful Naramata, BC | 250-462-1980 | heidi@joiefarm.com | www.joiefarm.com

The GOODS from JoieFarm

Vancouver, BC | We are proud to announce that the 2012 JoieFarm “En Famille” Reserve Pinot Noir (to be released in September, 2015) has won gold and the 2012 Pinot Noir (to be released in September 2014) has won silver at the UK’s Decanter World Wine Awards. This is a tremendous achievement in what is generally regarded as the world’s largest and toughest wine competition. This year, 228 wine experts from around the world, including 66 Masters of Wine and 18 Master Sommeliers, gathered in London in April to taste 15,007 wine entries from around the globe to which they awarded a mere 454 gold medals. Our results can be found below and the complete results of the competition may be found here. Read more

GOODS | Gastown’s “Cork & Fin” Hosting JoieFarm Winemaker’s Dinner On Nov. 10th

November 8, 2013 

Cork & Fin is located at 221 Carrall Street in the heart of Vancouver's Gastown | 604-569-2215 | corkandfin.ca

Cork & Fin is located at 221 Carrall Street in the heart of Vancouver’s Gastown | 604-569-2215 | corkandfin.ca

The GOODS from JoieFarm

Vancouver, BC | Vancouver food and wine lovers are invited to join Joiefarm’s Michael Dinn in person for a special six course dinner at Gastown’s Cork & Fin restaurant on Sunday, November 10th. Tickets are $89 and can be purchased either by emailing rodney [at] regiogroup.ca or by phoning 604-569-2215. A preview of the menu may be found by clicking here. Learn more about JoieFarm after the jump… Read more

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | Cook Needed To Feed Ravenous Degenerates During Crush

September 2, 2013 

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JoieFarm is located in beautiful Naramata, BC | 250-462-1980 | heidi@joiefarm.com | www.joiefarm.com

The GOODS from JoieFarm

Vancouver, BC | We are looking for a Winery Cook for Crush at JoieFarm. Want to take a break from the city, dry out in the country and make some tasty, kick ass food in the land of harvest bounty for a bunch of hungry degenerate (and very grateful) ex-cooks, musicians and tree planters? Join the crush team. We are hungry, hungry folk during crush. Please feed us! Specifically, we are looking for a winery cook to work a day shift for about 6-8 weeks starting the week of September 22 – early November. JoieFarm has always fed our winery staff two hot meals a day during crush and this year we are looking for some outside help to help us do that. Contact Heidi Noble for all the details at 250-462-1980 or via email at heidi [at] joiefarm.com. Learn more about the award-winning winery after the jump… Read more

GOODS | “JoieFarm” Winery Wins 70 Medals In International Competition Through 2013

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JoieFarm is located in beautiful Naramata, BC | 250-496-0073 | Toll free: 1-866-422-5643 | www.joiefarm.com

The GOODS from JoieFarm

Vancouver, BC | JoieFarm Winery is proud to announce that we have won 70 medals in international competitions in 2013, so far. Perhaps the most gratifying feeling for us has been that highest accolades have been spread across our almost entire spectrum of wines. Highlights have included:

“Canadian Winery of the Year” – 2013 New York International Wine Competition
Sweepstakes Rosé – Best in Show – 2012 Rosé – 2013 Riverside International Wine Competition
Double Gold Medal – Best in Show – 2012 Pinot Blanc – 2013 San Francisco International Wine
Gold Medal – Best in Class – 2011 Gamay – 2013 Riverside International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – Best in Class – 2011 PTG – 2013 Riverside International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – Best in Class – 2011 “En Famille” Reserve Gewurztraminer – 2013 LA International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2011 “En Famille” Reserve Chardonnay – 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards
Gold Medal – 2012 A Noble Blend – 2013 Great Northwest Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2012 Riesling – 2013 Great Northwest Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2011 Gamay – 2013 Great Northwest Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2011 Pinot Noir – 2013 Great Northwest Wine Competition

To order our wines please go to www.joiefarm.com/order.php. Please note that all 2011 Reserves and red wines will be available for sale September 3rd, 2013. Read more

GOODS | Joiefarm “Canadian Winery Of The Year” At NY International Wine Competition

JoieFarm is located in beautiful Naramata, BC | 250-496-0073 | Toll free: 1-866-422-5643 | www.joiefarm.com

JoieFarm is located in beautiful Naramata, BC | 250-496-0073 | Toll free: 1-866-422-5643 | www.joiefarm.com

The GOODS from JoieFarm

Vancouver, BC | JoieFarm Winery is proud to announce that we have been named “Canadian Winery of the Year” at the 2013 New York International Wine Competition. The competition is the only major international wine competition to be judged solely by trade buyers. Each wine is judged by its category and retail price. All participating judges have purchasing power through their stores, restaurants, distribution networks, which results in their ability to have a direct impact on brand sales. The complete results can be found at this link. To order our wines please click here. Read more

GOODS: Naramata’s “JoieFarm” Wins Gold At UK’s 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards

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JoieFarm is located in beautiful Naramata, BC | 250-496-0073 | Toll free: 1-866-422-5643 | www.joiefarm.com

The GOODS from JoieFarm

Vancouver, BC | We are proud to announce that the 2011 JoieFarm “En Famille” Reserve Chardonnay (Sept. 2013 release) has won gold at the UK’s Decanter World Wine Awards. This is a tremendous achievement in what is generally regarded as the world’s toughest wine competition. This year, 219 wine experts from 27 countries, including 75 Masters of Wine and 13 Master Sommeliers, gathered in London in April to taste 14,362 wine entries from around the world to which they awarded a mere 229 gold medals. The complete results of the competition are here. Our results can be found after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Naramata’s JoieFarm Wins Big At Riverside International Wine Competition

JoieFarm is located in beautiful Naramata, BC | 250-496-0073 | Toll free: 1-866-422-5643 | www.joiefarm.com

The GOODS from JoieFarm

Vancouver, BC | We are proud to announce our outstanding showing at the prestigious 2013 Riverside International Wine Competition in Temecula California this past week. The 2012 JoieFarm Rosé was selected as the Sweepstakes Rosé Wine, the best rosé wine in show. The 2011 JoieFarm Gamay and 2011 JoieFarm PTG (both to be released in September, 2013) were both named Best in Class and awarded Gold Medals. The complete results of the competition are here, with ours listed after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Naramata’s “JoieFarm” Cleans Up At 2013 Great Northwest Wine Competition

JoieFarm is located in beautiful Naramata, BC | 250-496-0073 | Toll free: 1-866-422-5643 | www.joiefarm.com

The GOODS from JoieFarm

Vancouver, BC | We are proud to announce the recent showing of our newly and soon to be released wines at the 2013 Great Northwest Wine Competition where against, almost exclusively Washington and Oregon competition, we were awarded thirteen medals. This haul included a Double-Gold medal (unanimous Gold) for the 2011 Gamay (scheduled release September 2013) which was one of five finalists for best overall wine in show. Three other Gold medals were awarded to the 2012 A Noble Blend, 2012 Riesling and 2011 Pinot Noir (scheduled release September 2013). Our results can be found after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Naramata’s Celebrated “JoieFarm” Announces Its 2012 Vintage Wine Releases

February 21, 2013 

JoieFarm is located in beautiful Naramata, BC | 250-496-0073 | Toll free: 1-866-422-5643 | www.joiefarm.com

The GOODS from JoieFarm

Vancouver, BC | We are pleased to announce the release of the 2012 Vintage of JoieFarm A Noble Blend, Rosé, Un-Oaked Chardonnay, Riesling, Muscat and Pinot Blanc. The 2012 growing year was short but ended warmly. A perfect harvest season brought JoieFarm’s wines big, big flavour, generous alcohol and body. One of the key factors in developing greater intensity with our wines has been our increasing roster of carefully curated and farmed leased vineyard sites of vines 25 years and older that add complexity and weight to the wines. The wines are now available to order online from our website www.JoieFarm.com by clicking on the Order our Wines link. Shipping is free to your door for all major urban centres throughout Canada. Please contact us for shipping charges to outlying Canadian areas. Shipping is not available to the USA or internationally. We are unable to offer our in-person pickup day in Vancouver this year. Read more

GOODS: Naramata’s “Joiefarm” Winery Took Home 40 Medals And Awards In 2012

December 12, 2012 

JoieFarm is located in beautiful Naramata, BC | 250-496-0073 | Toll free: 1-866-422-5643 | www.joiefarm.com

The GOODS from JoieFarm

Vancouver, BC | We at JoieFarm Winery are proud to announce that we won a cumulative forty medals and awards in 2012 at various national and international competitions. Along with several “Best in Class” medals, we also received the “Terroir Award” from the 2012 Riverside International Wine Competition for the second time in the last three years. The “Terroir Award” is given “To the winery that displays the best regional character in its wines”. We are grateful to all the competitions and the judges who have bestowed these accolades upon our wines. Take a look at the full list after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Naramata’s “JoieFarm” Releases 2010 Reserve Series, Ready For Shipping

September 18, 2012 

JoieFarm is located in beautiful Naramata, BC | 250-496-0073 | Toll free: 1-866-422-5643 | www.joiefarm.com

The GOODS from JoieFarm

Vancouver, BC | We are proud to announce the release of our 2010 Reserve Series including one new wine, the 2010 Reserve Pinot Noir, in addition to the 2010 Reserve Chardonnay and 2010 PTG. Our Reserve series is inspired by our love of the wines of Burgundy and our recognition that Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gamay excel in the Okanagan Valley. It is our stated goal to utilize our best lots in any given year to create small quantities of high quality wine, with an emphasis on low-yields, careful selection and traditional Old World methods. Please note that there will be no downtown Vancouver pickup option due to harvest but shipping is still free to most of Canada. Early reviews for each of the wines have been outstanding. You can read these and order the wines after the jump… Read more

Seen In Vancouver #396: Lunch With Joy Road & JoieFarm At Le Marche St. George

September 14, 2012 

by Michelle Sproule | When three of your favourite things all come together at once it’s like a rare planetary alignment. You just sit there and enjoy the moment, knowing that it probably won’t happen again in your lifetime. One of these especially uncommon occurrences took place this week when Heidi Noble and Michael Dinn of JoieFarm arranged a media luncheon to introduce their outstanding 2010 Vintage Reserve Series (love that Pinot Noir). Chefs Dana Ewart and Cameron Smith of the Okanagan’s Joy Road Catering were on hand to pair their always marvellous “cuisine de terroir” with the wines, and it all went down in the charming suite above Le Marche St. George. Have a look and a taste…

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DINER: Vancouver’s Food & Wine Industry Raises Nearly $10,000 For One Of Its Own

The fundraiser to aid Sean Hamilton went down this past Sunday night in the old Boneta space and it was a tremendous success. As you may recall, the lifer in Vancouver’s vibrant restaurant industry is battling his second round with cancer, and has been in need of financial assistance. Here’s a note from one of the event’s main organisers, Michael Dinn (co-proprietor of JoieFarm0:

We raised just shy of $10,000 to help Sean with his expenses while he battles a second bout of cancer. If you know of anyone who was unable to attend but would like to donate, please direct them here. We’d like to acknowledge the following businesses and individuals whose tremendous support made the event possible: Abigail’s Party, Alta Bistro, Bambu – The Salon, BC Hospitality Foundation, Boneta, Coletta Consulting, Cork & Fin, Dana Lee Harris Consulting, Dockside Restaurant, Foremost Wines, Freehouse Wines, Gotham Steakhouse, Granville Island Hotel, Hell’s Kitchen, Heyday Design, Hip Baby, Hy’s Restaurants, Irvin Walkes, JoieFarm Winery, Keith Nicholson, L’Abattoir, Lake Breeze Winery, Landmark Selections, Laughing Stock Winery, Marquis Wine Cellar, Merchants Oyster Bar, Nadine McDowell, Okanagan Crush Pad, Patrick Moss-Norbury, Peacock & Martin, Peckinpah, Poplar Grove Winery, Red Truck Brewery, Save-On Meats, Scout Magazine, Steve da Cruz, Stoneboat Winery, Tavola , The Delta Pinnacles, The Diamond, The Roxy, Doolin’s, The Cellar, The Sardine Can, The Storeroom, The Wines of Argentina, The Wines of South Africa, Top Table Restaurants (West, Araxi, Cin Cin, Bluewater Café), the Umberto Restaurant Group (Il Giardino, La Trattoria di Umberto, Il Caminetto), Vij’s, and Wild Rice.

Battle hard, Sean!

HONOUR BOUND: Get Together In Support Of Sean Hamilton At The Old Boneta Space

As many in the local food and wine trade are aware, industry lifer Sean Hamilton is going through a battle with cancer. Naramata winery JoieFarm and the good folks at Boneta are organising a fundraiser for him. Here are the details, as supplied by JoieFarm’s Michael Dinn:

A cancer fundraiser is being thrown on behalf of a dear friend and colleague, Sean Hamilton, on Sunday June 24th at the old Boneta space from 7 pm – midnight.  Many of you know Sean from his time as a waiter, bartender, manager and restaurant owner over the past 20+ years. He is going through his second bought of cancer in the past 5 years and has been out of work for a year. Our goal is to cover his expenses for at least the next year so that he does not have to deal with financial stress while he works on getting better. We want to get as many of his friends and colleagues as possible out to the event so I am asking you to attend and/or forward this email or this facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/321297984622183/  to as many of his friends and former colleagues that you know.

We are also looking for gift certificates and silent auction items so if you are able to help, please email me back and I will arrange for pickup or you can deliver it to the office of The Storeroom, 1396 Richards Street, Vancouver (hours 9 am – 7 pm M-F and 9-5 Sat & Sun). Let them know that it is for the JoieFarm fundraiser.  If you would like to contribute directly but are unable to attend, please email me back and I will give you instructions on how to do so.

An application is in processs with the BC Hospitality Foundation and we hope to receive matching funds of up to $5000 from them as well.

Please do what you can to spread the word. We hope to see many Scout readers there.

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