We’re getting the holiday packages ready for the Cloudy Club members. Looks like we’ll start rolling them out during the last week of November so look for them arriving at your address no matter where you are in Canada in the first week of December. What’s inside? Depending on your package option, you’ll be getting a mix of RED SKY rosé and 2008 Anniversary Edition Altostratus. The RED SKY is perfect for holiday feasting, especially when there’s a dozen or more things on the table and just as many palates to please. We’re also very pleased to include some 2008 Altostratus we have been holding back especially for our club members. If you’d like additional bottles of this wine, we will be making it available at a special price for Cloudy club members. Stay tuned for details.
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If you’re a subscriber to our Cloudy Day club, we’ve shipped the latest Pinot Noir. The friendly FedEx man came by and picked up all the packages today and they are on their speedy way. Hope everybody gets to enjoy that 2010 Fleuvage. The next release is the 2011 Altostratus that goes out in September.
We’re acutely aware that some of our fans wish we had a physical location for our winery where they could visit and live the terroir first hand. We don’t have a tasting room or a winery building to visit - for now. But we can recommend other places we think embody the Okanagan and BC wine experience.
A lot of the wineries in BC certainly don’t need our help. But sometimes even our jaded perspective gets a wake-up call and we feel compelled to pass on what we think is essential for visitors and residents to know about.
Lately we had the opportunity to visit Black Hills in the South Okanagan and thoroughly enjoyed the premium tasting that was offered. We hadn’t been to Black Hills since they opened their new visitor center and we didn’t intend on doing anything more than standing at the tasting bar and having a couple sips. But once we stepped into the modern, cool reception area and took in the view, staying a little longer and having a richer adventure seemed like the right thing to do.
The wines, scenery and architecture were great. But without a good guide the journey can be confusing or lacking. Not so at Black Hills. They’ve got some top talent twisting tops and pulling corks. I thoroughly endorse Jeff Stewart for the way he shepherded our group through our flight of wines, offering information and insights into vintage variations and winemaking stylistic nuances. You can book Jeff directly at email@example.com when you book your tasting.
And I advise booking soon. We were told that these custom tasting sessions are quickly finding a favoured place among wine touring visitors and this is something you don’t want to miss.
The Vancouver International Wine Festival provided the backdrop for our 2nd annual POP-up Pinot Noir tasting last Saturday and the buzz inside the suite at the Hotel LeSoleil matched the general wine vibe in the city all week.
We set out an array of Pinot Noirs from the past, present and future releases to a small but appreciative crowd. Featured during the tasting:
2012 Rose (unreleased, tank sample)
2010 Altostratus (unreleased)
2011 Altostratus (barrel sample)
2012 Altostratus (barrel sample)
Only about 20 cases of the 2012 Rose were made and these will be available to the Cloudy Day club members first as an add on to the regular subscription chosen. It’s crisp and clean with a nose of raspberry and rose petals with a light cherry palate. A great spring and summer accompaniment to any patio experience.
Be sure to read this blog for the next event featuring our Pinot Noirs.
If you’re in Vancouver for the International Wine Festival this weekend, conslder dropping into our POP-UP Pinot Noir tasting on Saturday, March 2.
We’ll be pouring past, present and future releases of our Fleuvage and Altostratus Pinot Noirs. Including our first rose which we’ll be releasing this spring through our Cloudy Day club.
If you think you’d like to join us just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll set you and your plus 1 up with the location and other details. We’ll need a mobile number to give you a special passphrase on Saturday.