Monica Horning, the administrator of the Meyer Family Vineyards wine club which launched earlier this year, is busy getting things prepared for the upcoming holiday season. “There will be some special gift items available just in time for Christmas,” Monica explains. Customers can give wine club subscriptions as a gift, which includes three shipments of wines throughout the year. There will also be custom six-pack wooden gift box available, as well as gift certificates and other options for corporate gifting. With gifted wine club subscriptions comes all of the perks associated with the wine club, including complementary tastings in the wine shop, 10% discount on all wines, access to purchase limited and library wines, and other benefits. “It’s the gift that keeps on giving,” says Monica with a smile.
The privileges of membership could very well be needed to enjoy the best that Meyer Family has to offer. For a winery with such a dedicated focus on only a few grape varieties, being recognized nationally and internationally is a great achievement.
On the national level, Meyer Family Vineyards received the Platinum award for their 2011 MacLean Creek Chardonnay at the Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada. The Platinum award represents the top most honour in each category and that means that the MacLean Creek Chardonnay was chosen as the best Chardonnay in the country. “The Platinum-the award was awarded to only 1% of all wines entered,” explains owner Jak Meyer.  “Only 12 out of 1200 wines received this medal.” Following closely is the 2011 Pinot Noir Reimer Vineyard that captured a WineAlign Gold Medal. Having two top-level awards in the same competition with such a focused portfolio highlights their commitment to producing top-quality wines.
Internationally, the 2011 Tribute Chardonnay (Winnifred Mary Stewart Tribute) has been featured in Spurrier’s World column by renowned wine critic Steven Spurrier in Decanter Magazine. As well, the recently released edition of The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson features the Meyer Family Vineyards logo in the center of the page on the Okanagan Valley.
Join the club at www.mfvwines.com and enjoy!
~ Luke Whittall

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