WINEMAKINGFINESSE & ELEGANCE ABOVE POWER
Meet our winemaker.
The Mt. Boucherie portfolio emphasize finesse and elegance above power. The reserve wines are never rushed and generally spend 1.5 to 2 years in barrel, and up to another year in bottle.
After working in various positions at Cedar Creek, Summerhill Pyramid Winery and Church and State, Jim Faulkner took on the head winemaker duties at Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery in 2009.
Over the past 9 years, Faulkner has helped to elevate the quality of the wines, and has been collecting medals for his efforts. With the recent investment in the winery and vineyards Jim is hoping to take the portoflio to the next level
BC WINE AWARDS
Gold 2016 – Semillon 2013
BC BEST OF VARIETAL AWARDS
Gold 2016 – Reserve Chardonnay 2013
WINE ALIGN NATIONAL WINE AWARDS OF CANADA
Gold 2016 – Riesling 2014
ALL CANADIAN WINE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Gold 2015 – Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2012
BC BEST OF VARIETAL AWARDS – Okanagan Wine Festivals
Gold/Best Meritage 2015 – Summit Reserve 2013
BC BEST OF WINE AWARDS (OKANAGAN LIFE)
Best of Show/Gold 2017 – Merlot Icewine 2013
Along with energy devoted towards the vineyards came significant investments in the winery. 2016 saw the purchase of new tanks, barriques, flex cubes, sorting tables, and other key equipment for making world class wine.
With new and continual investment, Jim aims to position Mt. Boucherie one of the premier wineries in British Columbia with Summit among its iconic reds.
Always admiring the wines of Europe, Jim strives to make the Mt. Boucherie portfolio emphasize finesse and elegance above power. The reserve wines are never rushed and generally spend 1.5 to 2 years in barrel, and up to another year in bottle
Mt. Boucherie makes wines in two distinct tiers. Our entry level tier boasts fresh, crisp whites and medium bodied reds meant for early consumption. Our signature white is a Semillon only rarely found in the region. This wine is from two sites with vines going as far back as the late 70’s
Our reserve tier showcases wines from blocks that are cropped lower, aged in fine French and American oak, and which are meant to age gracefully in the cellar.
These are full bodied table wines and rich, unctuous Icewines that represent the pinnacle of our efforts in the vineyard and cellar.
Summit reflects the pinnacle of everything we do from vineyard to winery. From our diverse vineyards in both the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys, we isolate the top blocks and endeavor to make a bottle that shows the very best of our combined vineyards.
The fruit for this wine is cropped at 2.5 - 3 tons an acre, hand picked, double sorted, and aged in French oak for 24 months (60% new).
The 2016 vintage released in fall of 2018 will feature new packaging worthy of our flagship wine.
This is a very impressive, complex and flavourful blend of 35% cabernet franc, 35% merlot, 22% cab sauvignon and a touch of malbec. The nose is nicely lifted and very savoury, with leather, earth, raspberry-currant fruit, green pine-like scents. It's quite full bodied, dense and rich on the palate with an almost creamy mid-palate, and quite firm tannin. The length is excellent. I suspect this will age well - best 2018 to 2025David Lawrason
Gorgeous Okanagan blend. Loved the aromatics, heavenly red berry and blackberry, fragrant violet floral petals, densely concentrated plums, anise and black sage. Integrating well. Balanced and has potential to age well until 2030. Pairs well with bbq filet mignon.Natalie MacLean
|Semillon||Lost Horn Vineyard||Okanagan Falls|
|Pinot Gris||Summer Breeze / Lazy River Vineyards||Osoyoos / Cawston|
|Gewurztraminer||South Rock / Lazy River Vineyards / Mt. Boucherie||Golden Mile Bench / South Cawston / West Kelowna|
|Riesling||Lazy River Vineyard / Lost Horn Vineyard||South Cawston / Okanagan Falls|
|Reserve Chardonnay||Lazy River Vineyard||South Cawston|
|Rose||Mt. Boucherie Estate||West Kelowna|
|Pinot Noir||Lazy River Vineyard||South Cawston|
|Merlot||Summer Breeze/ South Rock / Lost Horn / Lazy River Vineyard||Osoyoos / Golden Mile Bench / Okangan Falls / South Cawston|
|Reserve Meritage||Summer Breeze/ South Rock / Lost Horn / Lazy River Vineyard||Osoyoos / Golden Mile Bench / Okangan Falls / South Cawston|
|Reserve Syrah||Summer Breeze / Lazy River Vineyard||Osoyoos / South Cawston|
|Summit||Summer Breeze/ South Rock / Lost Horn / Lazy River Vineyard||Osoyoos / Golden Mile Bench / Okangan Falls / South Cawston|
|Contessa||Summer Breeze/ South Rock / Lost Horn / Lazy River Vineyard||Osoyoos / Golden Mile Bench / Okangan Falls / South Cawston|
|Merlot Icewine||Lazy River Vineyard||South Cawston|
|Riesling Icewine||Lazy River Vineyard||South Cawston|