It is a sight to behold…a charming, quaint winery nestled at the base of a 60 million year old former volcano. Mt. Boucherie delivers outstanding ambiance, overshadowed only by their delightful wines.
Mt. Boucherie is known for their excellent wines and thoroughly knowledgeable, approachable wine shop staff. Carole and her team, Krista and Karen, love to talk wine with their visitors. Ask them anything – they’ll be pleased to sip and chat.
One of Mt. Boucherie’s greatest strengths is the vineyards in which they grow their grape varietals. They have vineyards on site in West Kelowna as well as in Okanagan Falls, Highway 3 near Cawston and the famous Golden Mile Bench near Oliver.
Craig McCulloch, vice-president and CEO, recommends sampling some non-traditional Mt. Boucherie wines. He suggests the 2013 Riesling, soon to be followed by the 2014 vintage. The 2013 vintage is well priced at $18 in the wine shop.
“This is an excellent wine for experienced wine drinkers. We did a tasting in Vancouver recently and our guests couldn’t get enough. The Riesling features stone fruit and apricot, with a hint of citrus on the nose and the palette. The grapes come from our Okanagan and Similkameen vineyards. I recommend red wine drinkers try this one!” he said.
He calls their Semillon a “wine drinker’s white…perfect for wine geeks!” Medium bodied, it has notes of tangerine, honeycomb and dried apricot. It is crisp and fresh with a long finish.
Drop by the winery and licensed patio for an outstanding winery experience.
The wine shop is open daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Tastings are $3 for four tastings, or $3 each for Reserve wine tastings. The cost is refundable with a wine purchase.
~ Deanna Rainey