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Julie Planiden
 
February 20, 2014 | Okanagan Wine, Where to find our wines | Julie Planiden

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014

 

Since 1978, the Vancouver International Wine Festival formerly known as the Playhouse Wine Festival has been creating opportunities for British Columbians to meet principles/winemakers and owners of some of the most renowned wineries in the world and 2014 is no exception.  Throughout it all the BC wine industry has grown up and is now a major player at the table pouring their wines for the world to taste.

This year the feature country is France and the wine focus is bubbly something we do very well in Canada.  Our winemaker Matt Mavety was featured in a group called vine stars.  Sharing the spotlight with Michel Chapoutier, Thomas Perrin and Clovis Tattinger along with Okanagan Falls Winery neighbour Jak Meyer.  The Vancouver International Wine Festival is one of the very best wine festivals in the world and runs February 24 - March 2, 2014.  Get your tickets if there are any left and enjoy!

Here is the write up Matt received as a vine star:

Matt Mavety, Winemaker,Blue Mountain As a member of a family-run winery in the Okanagan Valley, Matt Mavety grew up in the vineyards, beginning in earnest when he was 14. The Mavetys use only grapes grown on their picturesque estate to produce their wines, and the diversity of the land allows them to grow varietals including Pinot noir, Gamay noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc
and Chardonnay.


If you have tickets to either of these SOLD OUT events you'll get to meet Matt at:
All About Bubbly! wine seminar,
VCC, february 27, 5 p.m.
25 Under $25, wine mingler,
VCC, March 1, 5 p.m.

 

 

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