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Chantelle Bruwer
 
June 25, 2020 | Chantelle Bruwer

Blue Mountain Update: June 2020

TASTING ROOM 

Our winery’s tasting room will remain closed for the 2020 season in order to maintain employee health and safety.  We are offering curated wine packs to enjoy the Blue Mountain “tasting room experience” in the comfort of your own home!  The wine packs can be ordered online and either picked up curbside at the winery or shipped directly to you

 

CURATED WINE PACKS

We are pleased to announce 3 special packs of our premium wines.  Each wine pack will have its own YouTube video hosted by Christie Mavety. The YouTube videos will provide insider insights into the selected wines, enhancing your enjoyment of their unique character. 

** The wine packs can be ordered online and either picked up at the winery or shipped directly to you.

Here are the 3 options to choose from:

#1 – Blue Mountain Sampler 4 Pack | $131.00

  • 1 x 750ml Gold Label Brut
  • 1 x 750ml Sauvignon Blanc 2018
  • 1 x 750ml Chardonnay 2018
  • 1 x 750ml Pinot Noir Reserve Cuvee 2017
  • Blue Mountain corkscrew

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2 - Sparkling Wine 4 Pack | $173.00

  • 1 x 750ml Brut Reserve 2011 R.D.
  • 1 x 750ml Blanc de Blancs 2011 R.D.
  • 1 x 750ml Gold Label Brut
  • 1 x 750ml Brut Rosé 2015 R.D.
  • Blue Mountain sparkling stopper

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#3 - Pinot Noir 4 Pack | $215.00
(please note only a limited number are available)

  • 1 x 750ml Pinot Noir Reserve Cuvee 2017
  • 1 x 750ml River Flow – Block 23 Pinot Noir 2017
  • 1 x 750ml Wild Terrain – Block 09 Pinot Noir 2017
  • 1 x 750ml Gravel Force – Block 14 Pinot Noir 2017
  • Blue Mountain corkscrew

 

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CURBSIDE PICK-UP

We are offering contactless curbside pick up option.  Here are the details:

  • Select 'Curbside Pick-up' at checkout
  • Pick ups available Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • All orders are processed and packaged ahead of pick up
  • Please call or email Blue Mountain in advance to give notice when you are coming
  • Call when you arrive, and your order will be loaded into the trunk of your vehicle

 

ECOMMERCE SITE - SHIPPING 

We offer FREE SHIPPING with a minimum 12-bottle purchase, use the code 2020THANKYOU to take advantage of this offer. Order online at www.bluemountainwinery.com.

** add 2 bottles to your wine pack to receive FREE SHIPPING.

 

UPCOMING WINE RELEASES

Summer White Release - Mid-Late July

Pinot Noir Release - Mid - Late September

 

 Our winery’s tasting room will remain closed for the 2020 season in order to maintain employee health and safety.  We will have limited staff and office hours, so we ask for your patience during this time.   

Please do not hesitate to reach out by email at bluemountain@bluemountainwinery.com.

 

 

All the best, 

The Blue Mountain Team!

Time Posted: Jun 25, 2020 at 11:30 AM
Chantelle Bruwer
 
October 28, 2019 | Chantelle Bruwer

Sparkling and Fire at Blue Mountain Winery

Venture out and celebrate the season with us at Blue Mountain! We invite you and your family to visit the winery, the weekend of November 16th & 17th, for our annual Sparkling + Fire holiday event.

Reserve a spot for an exclusive seated tasting of our four sparkling wines, or just stop in for some tasty treats and wine around the fire pit!

 

 

 

 

 

Time Posted: Oct 28, 2019 at 9:35 PM
Chantelle Bruwer
 
September 23, 2019 | Chantelle Bruwer

Blue Mountain Pinot Noir Program Overview

Over the last 10 years we have made changes in our viticulture and cellar management practices striving to produce high quality wines that reflect the site in which the grapes are grown.  2019 marks 48 years of farming on our estate and 28 years of making wine.  We are excited to share with you the future of the Pinot Noir being made at Blue Mountain.

Blue Mountain’s philosophy is to focus on the potential of each variety, continually improving its range across Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay Noir, and MéthodeTraditionnelle sparkling wine.

Blue Mountain’s strong focus on viticulture across the site allows for an increased representation of individual terroir when the grapes reach the winery.

A deliberate refinement of the winemaking process has allowed Blue Mountain to more clearly capture the identity of each of the vineyard blocks. Through these unifying processes, Blue Mountain allows for a reflection of the land and the fruits of its labour.

For Blue Mountain, as the vineyards age, and new vineyards are established, the cycle of growth as a business and a range continues. The process is truly an ever-evolving reality, representative of the Estate, and bringing precision and focus to its continued evolution.

Chantelle Bruwer
 
September 23, 2019 | Chantelle Bruwer

Wild Terrain - Block 9 Pinot Noir

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Wild Terrain Pinot Noir, also known as the untamed sibling, represents the most extreme and varied topography of the Pinot Noir blocks from steep slopes exposed to the wind, to sun-drenched, flatter plains over loamy sand. Significant South-Western exposure reveals a wild complexity, at once handsome and delicately pretty, savoury and boldly free.

Chantelle Bruwer
 
September 23, 2019 | Chantelle Bruwer

Gravel Force - Block 14 Pinot Noir

A more Westerly and Southern exposure creates a warm site for the 30 year old vines, the basis for Gravel Force– an overt, brooding and textural wine with greater structure, and strength.. Combining a base of rocky gravel, loamy sand and more clay than other Blue Mountain Pinot Noir vineyards, Block 14 encourages strong natural growth and vigour.

 

 

Chantelle Bruwer
 
September 23, 2019 | Chantelle Bruwer

River Flow - Block 23 Pinot Noir

Planted in 1994, Block 23 rises majestically from the earth upon high ground from sandy loam soil. The vineyard’s almost Northern exposure, combined with gentle, East-facing slopes expose the vines to cool morning sun, allowing the vines to develop gently and undisturbed, between sun and soil crafting Blue Mountain’s River Flow. This is Pinot as nature intended - a refined, elegant and composed Pinot Noir.

 

Time Posted: Sep 23, 2019 at 8:12 AM
Chantelle Bruwer
 
March 12, 2015 | Chantelle Bruwer

Pinot Noir at Blue Mountain Winery, Okanagan Falls

Pinot Noir is one of the wines we are most well-known for at Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars. We produce two tiers of Pinot Noir: the Estate Pinot Noir, which we normally release at the end of February and the Reserve Pinot Noir (formerly Stripe Label), which we normally release at the end of April. We also produce the Reserve Pinot Noir in Magnum format (1.5L).  Be sure to join our mailing list to be notified of these wine releases.

 

 

Viticulture and Vinification:

The grapes for our Pinot Noir are grown on 8 to 30 year old vines with a wide selection of clones including 113, 114, 115, 375, 667 & 777 (see the map below for the location of the clones on the farm).

 

The winemaking process

We de-stem and lightly crush the grapes into open-topped fermentation tanks, with a small portion of whole clusters adding to the intensity of the flavour and enhance the mouth feel. During the 16-20 days' maceration period, we practice manual cap management, with punch downs twice and up to three times daily. We then drain and press the Pinot Noir into French oak barrels, where it remains for 10 months.

In 2013 100% of the vintage got fermented with wild yeast. Wild yeast fermentations starts by itself when wild yeast strains – originating in the vineyard / site (harvest equipment, transport bins, the surface winemaking equipment) - start fermenting. Wild yeast can take up to a week to begin the fermentation because their initial populations are small compared to an inoculated fermentation. Using Wild Yeast is a very risky process, but our winemaker, Matt has done a lot of experimenting and have found great success using wild yeast. This helps to express the unique terrior of our estate.

 

Winemakers Notes: Estate Pinot Noir

Light garnet colour with red and black fruit. Vanilla and toast complement cassis and black cherry flavours, and spicy, velvety tannins fill out the Pinot Noir. Its balanced structure will allow the wine to age for 6 to 7 years.

 

Winemakers Notes: Reserve Pinot Noir

The Reserve Pinot Noir is a rich, ruby-coloured wine complex layers of red fruit, spice and integrated oak. The wine could age 7 to 8 years.

 

Be sure to check out this video on Pinot Noir in the Vineyard, Blue Mountain Winery produced by Chris Stenberg at Vine & Beach.

 

Time Posted: Mar 12, 2015 at 10:10 AM
Chantelle Bruwer
 
February 17, 2015 | Chantelle Bruwer

Where to find our wines in the States- Pike and Western Wine Shop

Looking to purchase Blue Mountain wines in the States? We recommend paying a visit to Pike and Western wine shop in Seattle.

Pike and Western is an old fashioned wine shop. Since opening in 1975 they have seen a lot of changes in the wine world, the biggest being the number of wineries that have opened worldwide! Back in the day they had to be many things to many people but as wine has become more accessible they have taken another road, featuring the small, the artisanal, and the producers who produce wines of character.

They are motivated by delicious wines, made in a manner that highlights their terroir, the people that grew the grapes and made the wine and the culture that surrounds them. They taste everything, are opinionated and can help you drink well within any budget.

When they opened their doors, the Pike Place Market had just been saved by a vote of the Seattle people. It was then a local market. There were no tourists. Today that is not the case and summers can be crazy in the Market. But in its soul it is still a market for food loving locals. And that is why they are there. Their passion is to talk to you about the fascinating subject that is wine. It’s a subject that is complex, confusing and they don’t want to strip wine of that. They just want to help you understand a bit more, one bottle at a time.

Visit their website for more info.

Pike and Western Wine Shop
1934 Pike Place
Seattle, WA 98101

Email: wineshop@pikeandwestern.com
Phone: (206) 441-1307
Fax: (206) 441-1308

Shop Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Time Posted: Feb 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Chantelle Bruwer
 
January 14, 2015 | Chantelle Bruwer

Winter 2014 / 2015 at Blue Mountain Vineyard & Cellars, Okanagan Falls

A few of our favourite pictures of Winter 2014 /2015 at Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars, Okanagan Falls. If you have any great pictures of Winter in the Okanagan, please submit them to bluemountain@bluemountainwinery.com and we will post them on our facebook page.

 

 

Time Posted: Jan 14, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Chantelle Bruwer
 
December 23, 2014 | Chantelle Bruwer

Staff Selections: Christmas Holiday Traditions

A few of our Staff members shared their favourite Christmas Holiday Traditions - Dinner Ideas and Wine pairings!

 

Christie Mavety & Jason Michiel

"Jason Michiel is the chef in our household and therefore I would like to add his input…Our tradition on Christmas eve is to have Cassoulet and pair it with a Beaujolais Cru, Daniel Bouland Morgon", Christie.

Recipe: Smoked Sausage Cassoulet

Wine pairing: Beaujolais Cru, Daniel Bouland Morgon


Ernst & Chantelle Bruwer

"Christmas in South Africa is in the middle of summer, so Christmas tradition would be to enjoy Cold Cuts - think Ham, Leg of Lamb and lots of salads for Christmas Eve or for Christmas lunch. Since we will be Celebrating Christmas in Canada this year, we will make a traditional South African Chicken Pie (Meraai se Paai), Roasted Potatoes and Veggies. Our wines of choice would be Hamilton Russel Chardonnay, Hemel en Aarde Valley, South Africa or Blue Mountain's Estate Chardonnay", Chantelle.

Recipe: Chicken Pie ("Meraai se Pie")

Wine pairing: Hamilton Russell Chardonnay or Blue Mountain Chardonnay


Julie and Roger Planiden

" A holiday tradition in our family is to have lobster for Christmas Eve (which happens to be my birthday) We always pair this with a rich buttery Chardonnay.  While Roger is preparing dinner we always enjoy a glass or two of bubble. Some of our favourite chardonnays are: MerSoleil, Rombauer, La Crema Chardonnay" , Julie

 


Bill Adams and Petra

"For many years this French Canadian classic was prepared by my Grandmother for our family dinner on Christmas Day, and it is a tradition that I still carry on. Chef David Lee has added venison for a slight twist, which provides a more “gamey” taste to compliment this rustic dish", Bill

Recipe: Venison and Pork Tourtière

Wine pairing: Blue Mountain Gamay Noir, Quails Gate Old Vines Foch Reserve or Pfaffenheim ‘Steinert’ Grand Cru Gewürztraminer

 

Do you have Holiday traditions? Feel free to share them in the comments section below. Happy Holidays!

Time Posted: Dec 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Chantelle Bruwer
 
June 25, 2020 | Chantelle Bruwer

Blue Mountain Update: June 2020

Our winery’s tasting room will remain closed for the 2020 season in order to maintain employee health and safety. We are offering curated wine sample packs to enjoy the Blue Mountain “tasting room experience” in the comfort of your own home! The sample packs can be ordered online and either picked up curbside at the winery or shipped directly to you.  Continue »

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