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Christie Mavety
 
June 15, 2021 | Christie Mavety

Exciting Winery News - Season Update

Dear Valued Blue Mountain Supporter,

 

We’re pleased to announce that the Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars tasting room will open by reservation for the season on Thursday, July 1, 2021.  We’re looking forward to reconnecting with you in person, particularly as this year marks the winery’s 30th anniversary, and we have a lot to celebrate!

 

The tasting room will be open from noon to 4 pm, Thursday through Saturday.  Please contact us directly to book your reservation.  Health and safety continue to be our top priority, so we’ll be limiting groups to a maximum of 4 people. 

BOOK YOUR RESERVATION

 

As of July 1st, we will offer ‘curbside’ pick up at the winery’s parking lot for those living or visiting our province.  For those residing outside, or not visiting, our province, please use the code 2021THANKYOU to receive complimentary shipping on orders of 12 or more bottles purchased at www.bluemountainwinery.com. 

 

Reservations are required for in-person visits to the tasting room.  The $10 per person tasting fee will be reimbursed with the purchase of 1 or more bottles.

 

Thanks for your support, and we hope to see you soon!

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us at (250) 497-8244 or bluemountainwinery@bluemountainwinery.com.

 

We have a lot of great memories from the past 30 years, as you can see from our recent Instagram posts.  We hope you’ll also share some images of times when you’ve enjoyed Blue Mountain wines using the hashtag #bluemountain30.  Everyone who posts will automatically be entered in a random monthly draw for a gift card to a local restaurant. 

 

All the best, 

The Mavety Family

Christie Mavety
 
June 3, 2021 | Christie Mavety

Blue Mountain Season Update: June 2021

 

Dear Valued Blue Mountain Supporter,

 

I am sure we are all feeling a collective sigh of relief with the announcement of the 4-step reopening plan here in BC.  It has been a long 15 months of following guidelines!

 

After much thought, we have made the difficult decision to keep our tasting room closed for the season.  We are currently operating the winery’s day-to-day administrative duties as just a two-person team, and we simply wouldn’t be able to give in-person visitors the time and attention they deserve.

 

We will, however, continue to offer ‘curbside’ pick up, at our gate, for those living or visiting our health region (when permitted by public health orders).  We look forward to chatting with you when you come to pick up your order.  We miss seeing you!  For those residing outside, or not visiting, our health region, please use the code 2021THANKYOU to receive complimentary shipping on orders of 12 or more bottles purchased at www.bluemountainwinery.com

  

Your support means a lot to us, and we look forward to celebrating with you in person in 2022!

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us at (250) 497-8244 or bluemountainwinery@bluemountainwinery.com

 

2021 marks Blue Mountain’s 30th anniversary, and we are celebrating throughout the year!  We hope you will share some of your recent and past images of times when you have enjoyed Blue Mountain wines using the hashtag #bluemountain30.  Everyone who posts will automatically be entered in a random monthly draw for a gift card to a local restaurant. 

 

 

 

All the best, 

The Mavety Family

 

 

Christie Mavety
 
April 22, 2021 | Christie Mavety

2021 Season Update

 

Welcome to the 2021 Season!  This season we are offering some alternative ways to bring Blue Mountain home with you. 

 

CURBSIDE PICK UP

We are offering contactless curbside pick-up.  Please see below for the details:

  • Order online at www.bluemountainwinery.com.
  • Select 'Curbside Pick-up' at checkout.
  • 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.
  • Current pick-up hoursWednesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Call or text 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 2021THANKYOU to take advantage of this offer. Order online at www.bluemountainwinery.com.

 

UPCOMING RELEASES

  • Premium Wine Packs - Available Mid-May
  • Summer White Wine Release - Mid-Late July
  • Pinot Noir Release - Mid - Late September

 

Our winery’s tasting room will remain closed for the 2021 season in order to support BC Health restrictions, and 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 to you,

Christie Mavety

 

2021 marks our 30th vintage here at Blue Mountain! We invite you to join us on Facebook and on Instagram in a virtual cheers by sharing your Blue Mountain memories as we mark this milestone and bring you some memories from our years here at the winery. Cheers from the Mavety family — Ian, Jane, Matt, and Christie
#bluemountain30

Christie Mavety
 
May 12, 2020 | Christie Mavety

Wine Shop & Tasting Room Update

To Our Valued Blue Mountain Supporters,

Due to the current and ongoing health situation, our tasting room will remain closed until further notice. We will continue to evaluate the situation surrounding COVID-19 and post any further updates on our website.  We hope to have further information late June.

Your support continues to mean a lot to us.  For those of you who would like to pick-up their wines from the winery we are now offering curbside pick-up.  We do require the following steps to be taken if you would like to take advantage of our curbside pick-up:

  • All orders must be processed ahead of time.
  • Please provide 48 hours notice prior to pick-up.
  • When you arrive at the gate please pull off to the side of the road and open your trunk so we can load your wine safely. Please call upon arrival (250) 497-8244.

It is our utmost importance to keep yourself and our employees safe so please stay in your car and we will do the heavy lifting for you!

Please do not hesitate to reach out and call the winery, (250) 497-8244 or email at bluemountain@bluemountainwinery.com.

 

As an update, the 2019 white wines have now been bottled and will lay to rest for another 2 months in the cellar prior to release.

 

 

 

Thank you and we appreciate your understanding at this time.  Please enjoy your Victoria Day weekend and stay safe.

 

Cheers,

Christie Mavety

Christie Mavety
 
March 18, 2020 | Christie Mavety

Blue Mountain COVID-19 Update

To Our Valued Blue Mountain Supporters,

Due to the current and ongoing health situation, our tasting room will remain closed until May 11th. We will continue to evaluate the situation surrounding COVID-19 and post any further updates on our website.

Many of our customers are independent restaurants and small businesses who will be hit very hard by the current social climate. If you are able, please order takeout from these small businesses, or maybe grab a bottle of wine or two for those evenings in from your local wine merchant. We can help make light of these times by supporting each other and being reasonable in our actions.

Your support continues to mean a lot to us. If you are still looking to purchase wine directly from the winery, 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.

Please do not hesitate to reach out and call the winery, (250) 497-8244 or email at bluemountain@bluemountainwinery.com.

In the meantime, we will continue to make wine and look out for the health and well being of our staff, their families, and our community. We wish you all good health and look forward to seeing you when the appropriate time comes.

Thank you and please take care of yourselves,

Christie Mavety

Christie Mavety
 
August 17, 2018 | Christie Mavety

Blue Mountain On The Road - Priorat, Spain and the i4C

On the road…

Priorat, Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early July, my family and I travelled to Torroja del Priorat in the province of Tarragona, located in the heart of the Priorat wine region of Spain.  We were blown away with the beauty of this area as well as the challenging growing conditions of the vineyard sites.  The vineyards are mainly located on terraced hillsides trained in a gobelet (bush vines), while some of the newer vineyards are trellised.  The vineyard sites can be found planted between 100 - 700 metres above sea level.

The main red varietals grown in this area are Grenacha (Grenache) and Carineña (Carginan) along with some Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot.  The soil is quite unique, with reddish and black slate and quartz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slate 

Torroja del Priorat, surrounded by forest and two main agriculture crops of grapes and olives, as well with a small production of hazelnuts and almonds.

Terroir al Limit vineyard site at approximately 700 metres above sea level.

Terroir al Limit wines.

Mas Martinet vineyard located at 700 metres. 

 Visit Mas Marinet Viticultors @ www.masmartinet.com

 

 

i4C 

 

This past July I attended and represented the winery at the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration held in Niagara.  This event celebrates wine, food and learning about this cool variety.  There are a number of events that occur throughout the weekend.

The i4C commenced with The School of Cool panel tastings.  The Reserve Chardonnay 2015 was included in Session 3, Raising Chardonnay.

13th Street Winery hosted a lunch, Fizz, Friends and Fromage on the Saturday. 

The Blanc de Blancs 2009 R.D. was showcased at the Flights of Chardonnay tasting.

The Cool Chardonnay World Tour Tasting and Dinner was hosted on the last night of the i4C. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hidden Bench Winery hosted Bubbles on the Bench as a closure to the weekend festivities.

A preview of the Blanc de Blancs 2010 R.D was poured at this event.  Look for the release of this wine in October.

 

Christie Mavety
 
April 22, 2016 | Christie Mavety

Composting at Blue Mountain

One of the key pieces to sustainability in the vineyard is our use of composting. Typically a large amount of compost material arrives in the spring, where it is windrowed and left to decompose over 1-2 years before it is spread throughout the vineyard. We are always looking for ways to improve our farming practice and connection with this land. Happy Earth Day, and please enjoy this video of Ian explaining our wonderful compost heap. 

 

Christie Mavety
 
March 14, 2016 | Christie Mavety

2014 Chardonnay Video Notes

Our winemaker Matt Mavety gives a rundown on the 2014 growing season as we release this vintage of our estate label Chardonnay. 

Christie Mavety
 
October 29, 2015 | Christie Mavety

Harvest 2015!

There was a lot of talk about the weather in 2015! Record breaking snowfalls in January gave way to an early spring here in the Okanagan, with bud break occurring around April 7, which is roughly two weeks ahead of a normal year according to our winemaker Matt Mavety. 

Flowering of the vines continued the two week advance trend, followed by a warmer than average growing season that pushed the start of harvest up the calendar by about 3 weeks. This year we started the harvest on August 13, 2015, picking Pinot Noir for sparkling wine. To give this some context, we would normally start harvesting the same grape around September 5-7. 

Cooler weather at the end of August and early September was actually a blessing, and allowed for good maturity and preservation of acidity, and hence the minerality of the wines. The generally hot weather through spring and early summer did create some challenges for our cool climate varietals; however, we were able to select the best harvest dates to preserve the freshness of the fruit and manage the alcohol level in the wines. 

With the 2015 vintage in the barrel, so to speak, the pace at the vineyard has slowed back to normal as we maintain and prepare the vineyard for winter...and maybe find some time to start waxing our skis!

Cheers from the Okanagan!

The Mavety Family

 

Harvest begins!

 

Gamay Noir cluster about to be harvested.

 

Our favourite crew from Mexico back with us for another harvest. These guys are like family now!

 

Chardonnay ready for the press. 

 

Vineyard Manager Ernst working the tractor.

 

As the evenings come, there are always plenty of grapes to be processed.

 

 

It's like grape bin Tetris sometimes as we shuffle everything around the vineyard during harvest.

 

End of a day in the vineyard and the tractor is put to rest.

 

Chef Chris VanHooydonk joined us for our 2015 Harvest Celebration Dinner.

 

Our wonderful guests for this year's Harvest Celebration Dinner.

 

Pinot Noir grapes waiting to be destemmed and pressed while the 2014 vintage looks on from the barrels.

 

Winemaker Matt working the destemmer. 

 

Jean-Marie putting the Pinot Noir into the tank. 

 

Elodie joins us from France for this harvest. 

 

There is no job too small during harvest! Ian Mavety helps with the bins while Matt "supervises."

 

Photos by Chris Stenberg

Christie Mavety
 
June 5, 2015 | Christie Mavety

Spring 2015 at Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars, Okanagan Falls

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

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christie Mavety
 
June 15, 2021 | Christie Mavety

Exciting Winery News - Season Update

We’re pleased to announce that the Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars tasting room will open by reservation for the season on Thursday, July 1, 2021. We’re looking forward to reconnecting with you in person, particularly as this year marks the winery’s 30th anniversary, and we have a lot to celebrate!  Continue »

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