JAK and Janice Meyer of Meyer Family Vineyards are great admirers of expertise, and this attitude is evident in their wine. The vineyard, located just outside Okanagan Falls, specializes in creating single vineyard wines of distinction crafted in the traditions of Burgundy, with an emphasis on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Their philosophy is clearly paying off. Decanter magazine mentioned the vineyard’s Pinot Noir twice in their article: “The Best Pinot Noirs In the World—Outside Burgundy,” naming it as one of their 30 highly recommended wines and one of the “Best-value wines tasted.”
Recently the vineyard shipped 600 cases of Pinot Noir to Marks & Spencer, an establishment recognized throughout the world for quality. But it’s not just their Pinot Noir that’s in the limelight, well known wine blogger, elizabethsvines, visited Wild Honey, a Michelin star restaurant in Mayfair, London, especially for the Meyer Family Vineyards 2012 McLean Creek Road Chardonnay.
Nowadays the vineyard is focusing on export—already their wines are available in seven countries outside of Canada. JAK is keen to show “how their wines compare to other wines of the world.” The vineyard’s efforts are proving extremely successful; demand for their exceptional wines means that many of their current vintages are sold out.
Members of their exclusive wine club are still in luck however, as membership gives them preferential allocations to the wines. Plus they receive a host of perks unavailable otherwise, including: first crack at new releases, wines from their library, and complimentary tastings and events —like the upcoming Joy Road catered Pinot Noir focused dinner Sept 3rd. So wine lovers, get your membership now, and try these sophisticated wines that are taking the world by storm, before it’s too late.
NV Sparkling Wine -$40.00
Chardonnay (70%), Pinot Noir (30%) MFV’s inaugural sparkling has a fine and persistent mousse thanks to the traditional method fermentation in the bottle. On the nose the wine is subtle with elements of green apples and crushed rocks. Clean, crisp, and fresh palate with mineral notes wrapped in flavours of orchard apples and pears, finishing with a rich and creamy texture from the extended bottle age. The wine is dry from start to finish making it the perfect aperitif wine.
~ Lesley Buxton