Spring has arrived in the valley and our vineyards are ready for a new and prosperous growing season.
We have some unfortunate news to share with all of you about the outcome of the 2021 harvest. As many of you were aware there were many wildfires burning throughout BC last summer. The estate was near the Thomas Creek wildfire in Okanagan Falls.
The winery’s estate vineyards were impacted by smoke contamination. While attempts to mitigate the impact of the contamination were tried the results did not meet the winery’s quality standards.
We made the very difficult decision not to bottle the 2021 vintage simply because we were not willing to compromise the reputation, that we have worked tirelessly to establish over the past three decades.
While this unparalleled interruption of production is disappointing for everyone – including family, staff, wine club members, and wine lovers in BC and around the world – we are confident that we will resume making premium wines with the 2022 vintage. The vines themselves were not affected.
We have some inventory from previous Blue Mountain vintages to last for some months. However, any decisions regarding the winery being open to the public for purchases will be made late Spring of 2022.
In the meantime, Blue Mountain thanks everyone for their support.
Christie, Matt, Jane and Ian Mavety