Shown in photo: Moraine Winery proprietors Oleg and Svetlana
If your wine collection is running short of Moraine wines, act fast. Most of the 2012 vintages are either sold out or close to it, owner Oleg Aristarkhov says.
“We are very grateful to our customers,” he says. “2013 was a very successful year for us and we are glad that our wines are meeting their approval.”
Oleg and his wife Svetlana are dedicated to their family operated boutique winery, with its focus on producing high quality wines.
“Last year’s best sellers were Cliffhanger Red and Red Mountain wines,” says Oleg, and the latest vintage promises to be just as popular.
As spring nears, Oleg is working closely with winemaker Jacqueline Kemp, bottling new releases in preparation for the wine shop opening for the season at Easter.
“Our first bottling this year is Pinot Gris,” he says. “It was made with free-run juice—no pressing—and it will be a premium wine.”
Samples of whites like Cliffhanger White, Riesling and Viognier are revealing outstanding aromatic qualities that have the winery owner and winemaker team excited about the 2013 vintage.
Now in their third year of working together, Oleg and Jacq have already achieved success with their wines in both provincial and national competitions. The popular Cliffhanger Red won Gold at the 2013 All Canadian Wine Championships and their Pinot Gris
earned a Bronze. At the BC Wine Championships, Red Mountain was recognized with a Bronze medal.
As the popularity of Moraine Winery grows, customers would be doing themselves a favour by joining the wine club. No membership fee is charged and benefits kick in immediately. Members can choose from shipments of 6 or 12 bottles, delivered twice a year and selected by Jacq. Discounts are offered on other orders member-only sales and savings opportunities are offered throughout the year.
~ Lorne Eckersley