Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery has been producing its own wines since 2001, but not everyone knows that its history in the Okanagan stretches back even further. Since 1968, the Gidda family has been farming the land and growing grapes across their 300-acre vineyard holdings in Cawston, Oliver, Okanagan Falls and West Kelowna, where the winery is located.
The Mt. Boucherie family loves nothing better than welcoming people to the winery for a taste and tour. As part of the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival, the winery will be holding its Open House October 4 from 12-4 pm. This free event welcomes guests to relax under the red sails picnic area and view grape crushing and pressing (depending on weather and ripeness) while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine samplings and mingling with celebrated winemaker Jim Faulkner.
“The Mt. Boucherie Presents” Dinner Series, which started in July, will take place through October. Each monthly dinner features a different world cuisine served as a long table family-style meal with Mt. Boucherie’s award-winning wines under their brand new tent area.
Mt. Boucherie celebrates diversity within its line-up of wines that includes 21 reds, whites and Icewines. The Gidda family has now realized its dream of using 100% estate-grown grapes from their own vineyard holdings to make their celebrated wines.
In 2013, Mt. Boucherie won Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals at the British Columbia Wine Awards, and a Gold and Bronze at the All Canadian Wine Championships in Ontario.
~ Dona Sturmanis