Happy Wine Wednesday! Here’s what’s the buzz this week:
Summer BBQ Party on the Crush Pad!
Tickets are now selling for our two Memphis Blues Barbecue House events! On July 11 and July 12 at 6pm, Memphis Blues makes a special visit to Okanagan Crush Pad.
Succulent Memphis ribs, beef brisket, and pulled pork will be met by the wines from Haywire, Bartier Scholefield and Bartier Bros. Nom! Take their famous yummy meat, delicious wines, and add in the surroundings of vineyard and lake: tough to beat how relaxed and delicous these events will be!
A great deal for an amazing meal: tickets - $29 plus HST are for sale online now.
We are open!
We are now open for the summer:
Our winery is open to the public: 11:30am – 5:30pm from Thursday to Sunday.
We offer complimentary tastings, a chance to relax inside in the O Lounge , or sun seekers can pack a picnic, bring some friends, and take in the surroundings from the Crush Pad Patio.
Custom Crush Client Focus: Bartier Bros.
Don and Michael Bartier are brothers raised in the Okanagan Valley.
As a wine enthusiast, Don planted a small vineyard at his wife Sheila’s family property in Summerland, while Michael helped and offered his advice. The stage was set for the partnership of the Bartier Bros.
Between the two of them they had a vineyard, business expertise, viticulture experience, an accountant, a winemaker, access to a custom-crush facility, and most importantly, an abiding respect for their Valley and the desire to represent it well.
Their wine project, Bartier Bros. celebrates accomplishments by exceptional people from the Okanagan. Okanagan Falls’ world champion rodeo cowboy (1962), Penticton’s world champion hockey team (1955), Empire Stadium’s Miracle Mile (1954), and the glorious history of the Okanagan’s home grown skiers help define BC as a place where anything is possible.
Bartier Bros. has four wines for release currently:
$22.90 | 12.1% | 164525
50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Schonberger. Delicate aromas, crisp and elegant.
Pair: Think oysters and anything else from the sea.
$22.90 | 11.8% | 244137
100% Semillon. No oak, wild ferment, delicate and intense at the same time.
Pair: It’s all about the Dungeness Crab.
$22.90 | 12.7% | 265470
100% Chardonnay. No oak, just pure lower Black Sage Bench fruit.
Pair: Think fish, veal or cream sauces.
$29.90 | 13.9% | 164608
40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 30% Syrah from the Black Sage Bench. Rich, smoky and dark.
Pair: Think Barbeque or something braised.
Recently, Michael and Don visited Alberta with their Alberta sales agents Plaid Cap Imports, and they held a tasting at Avec Bistro. The wines are recieing a lot of interest in Calgary, and among retailers carrying the wines is the Crowfoot Wines and Spirits. We are proud to share that they have listed all of the Bartier Bros. wines!
Watch for next week’s post, when we feature Harper’s Trail!
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