The GOODS from Stoneboat Vineyards
Vancouver, BC | On Tuesday, June 26 2012, new releases from Stoneboat Vineyards will be in the spotlight at the Salt Tasting Room. The wines will be paired with gourmet delights such as artisanal cheeses and local charcuterie. Tim and Jay Martiniuk, two members of the family that owns and operates Stoneboat Vineyards, will attend the event and share their insights into the new vintages.
Brothers Tim and Jay exemplify the hands-on approach of the Martiniuk family, which has been a pioneer in BC’s winemaking industry since the 1980s. Jay is an experienced winemaker who served as cellarmaster at Osoyoos Larose and now designs and orchestrates the winemaking programs at Stoneboat. He recently completed a degree in Food Sciences at UBC, where he studied wine chemistry & fermentations at the Wine Research Centre. Jay’s twin brother Tim is known the resident jack-of-all-trades at the family winery, overseeing marketing and wine shop operations. The June event is part of Salt’s “Salt Cellar Series” of tasting events, and promises to show the new Stoneboat Vineyards wines to their best advantage, paired with a variety of savoury tidbits. Read more
by Andrew Morrison | The thing about pieces of junk old English cars is that you can’t keep them garaged. You need to drive them fast over long distances from time to time or they get offended. If they get angry, which isn’t out of the ordinary, they can demand $4000 to pass on to a wily mechanic named Felix who finds it no end of amusing that you don’t know the first thing about automobiles (like stubborn horses, they just won’t go unless you feed them). It was with that in mind that I politely declined to join a gaggle of journalists with my wife on a flight up to the South Okanagan. I’d much prefer to drive the 792km round trip, and nevermind that it was going to be so hot that reptiles would burn and Pirelli rubber would turn to Bovril. Some carefully considered music and an unreliable sunroof would help me ignore such things, and in case the brittle engine decided to suddenly get cruelly interesting, there was a bottle of 2009 Blended Coolant from Chateau Canadian Tire in the trunk. Read more
Oliver’s Stoneboat Vineyards is now a proud member supporter of Scout. We will be publishing their news and press releases on our front page. Click ahead for a taste, or visit their Scout page in our winery section… Read more
7148 Orchard Grove Lane, Oliver BC | MAP
(between Black Sage Road and Road 9)
Tel & Fax: 250-498-2226 | Toll Free: 888-598-2226
email@example.com | www.stoneboatvineyards.com
Hours: May – mid October: 10:00am – 6:00pm daily
About Stoneboat Vineyards
Located along a winding country lane in Oliver, BC, on the rocky soils of the lower Black Sage Bench, Stoneboat Vineyards is one of the newest premium artisan wine producers in the South Okanagan Valley. The winery is owned and operated by two generations of the Martiniuk family, who have been growing vines on the since 1983.
Our focus in viticulture and winemaking is on Pinot varietals, which we believe are best suited to our unique location on the Black Sage. Our wines are sourced exclusively from three estate vineyards, which, unlike much of the South, thrive atop hundreds of feet of calcium encrusted stones. Their lower elevations and southwestern exposures balance warm days with very cool nights, enabling us to grow intensely flavoured whites with refreshing minerality and rich, layered reds.
Since its inception, Stoneboat has quietly earned awards and accolades for its balanced, character-driven wines. Over the past 25 years we have developed a close relationship with our land, following a farming philosophy that values integrity, minimal intervention, and sensitivity to the vines and soils. Our winemaking is inspired by this same approach; we strive to create wines that offer the most honest expression of their origins in our vineyards.