A t Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery in West Kelowna, it’s all about the winery experience, customer service and also about the wine – the vineyards, the grapes, and the winemaking.
One of the factors that make Mt. Boucherie wines unique is the diversity of its vineyard locations, which range from West Kelowna, Okanagan Falls and Oliver through to the Similkameen. Each vineyard is different in terms of heat, wind and soil, producing special and unique grapes.
As for Mt Boucherie’s winemaking philosophy, winemaker Jim Faulkner says, “I always try to follow the direction of the grape. I think winemakers are as different as any two chefs and a meal. Given the same grapes and same equipment, the wines will be different.”
Whatever magic Jim uses to make the wines, it pays off – 2014 saw Mt. Boucherie winning an impressive number of awards from a Silver for 2012 Family Reserve Chardonnay at the Chardonnay du Monde International Wine Competition to a Gold for Semillon 2011 at the British Columbia Wine Awards.
Mt. Boucherie fall releases ranged from 2012 Family Reserve Chardonnay to 2013 Family Reserve Merlot Icewine, and spring brings 2012 Family Reserve Summit, 2012 Syrah and 2013 Riesling.
Currently Mt. Boucherie bestsellers include Family Reserve Summit and Pinot as the top reds and Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer as the top whites.
Enjoy the annual Spring Open House May 2nd, 2015 at the winery to savour wine paired with hors d’oeuvres, while mingling with humorous and talented winemaker Jim Faulkner.
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~ Dona Sturmanis