WINEMAKING

FINESSE & 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.

WINEMAKER

 

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

WINEMAKING

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

Wines

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

Reserve Wines

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

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 2025

David Lawrason

92 Points

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

93 points

WINESITEAREA
SemillonLost Horn VineyardOkanagan Falls
Pinot GrisSummer Breeze / Lazy River VineyardsOsoyoos / Cawston
GewurztraminerSouth Rock / Lazy River Vineyards / Mt. BoucherieGolden Mile Bench / South Cawston / West Kelowna
RieslingLazy River Vineyard / Lost Horn VineyardSouth Cawston / Okanagan Falls
Reserve ChardonnayLazy River VineyardSouth Cawston
RoseMt. Boucherie EstateWest Kelowna
Pinot NoirLazy River VineyardSouth Cawston
MerlotSummer Breeze/ South Rock / Lost Horn / Lazy River VineyardOsoyoos / Golden Mile Bench / Okangan Falls / South Cawston
Reserve MeritageSummer Breeze/ South Rock / Lost Horn / Lazy River VineyardOsoyoos / Golden Mile Bench / Okangan Falls / South Cawston
Reserve SyrahSummer Breeze / Lazy River VineyardOsoyoos / South Cawston
SummitSummer Breeze/ South Rock / Lost Horn / Lazy River VineyardOsoyoos / Golden Mile Bench / Okangan Falls / South Cawston
ContessaSummer Breeze/ South Rock / Lost Horn / Lazy River VineyardOsoyoos / Golden Mile Bench / Okangan Falls / South Cawston
Merlot IcewineLazy River VineyardSouth Cawston
Riesling IcewineLazy River VineyardSouth Cawston

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