This year, 2014, Vancouver International Wine Festival’s “global focus” is Bubbly. While there will of course be Champagne from France, Cava from Spain, and Prosecco from Italy, don’t forget about BC! Here is some info sent to me, that I’m passing along to you about what/where to enjoy Blue Mountain’s wines.
Make sure you don’t miss BC’s iconic sparkling wine producer, Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars.
Winemaker Matt Mavety will be behind the table at the Festival tasting room, showcasing their signature sparkling and still wines:
- Brut “Gold Label” NV
- Brut Rosé 2009
- Chardonnay 2012
- Pinot Noir 2012
Matt will also be showcasing his wines at the following events:
- All About Bubbly!
- 25 Under $25.
About Blue Mountain Vineyard & Cellars
Founded in 1971, Blue Mountain can make the rare claim of 42 years of continuous grape production by one family. Today, on their 32-hectare estate, they make limited quantities of complex wines from noble varietals including Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay — the same varietals found in the Champagne, Burgundy and Alsace regions of France. In the vineyard, methods favor low crop yields to concentrate and intensify flavours. While using modern equipment in the winery, wine making is respectful of traditional methods.
About Matt Mavety
Matt’s first serious work in the vineyard started at age 14 as a part-time job while in high school.
Hooked by the field, so to speak, Matt followed his father’s course, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of British Columbia. He majored in Agricultural Economics. Matt had the good fortune to study viticulture and oenology on a student exchange at Lincoln University in Christchurch, New Zealand. Upon graduation from university in 1997, he started working full-time with Blue Mountain.
A favored aspect of Matt’s work is the time spent in the vineyards, but he says it wouldn’t have as much meaning if it wasn’t part of “the complete package” – the full process of turning fruit to wine and capturing the season in its qualities. When he tastes a vintage, the memory of the particular season is recalled.
Buy Your Tickets
You need to buy tickets to the above events or Festival tasting room. Here is the weblink for the Vancouver International Wine Festival events. Enjoy!