July 27 will mark a very special day for Dale Wright and Jeraldine Estin of Eau Vivre Winery. First, The Honourable Steven Point, Lieutenant Governor of BC, will visit Eau Vivre Winery to present “The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in British Columbia Wines” for their 2009 Pinot Noir.
Following that, they will have their official release party. Estin explained, “We plan to officially release our 2009 Pinot Noir at a release party at our winery on July 27 from 4-6 p.m. Neighbours, friends and fellow wine lovers are invited to celebrate this special occasion with us with a tasting, some appetizers on our winery patio and live music by the Gala Vanter’s. We will have this vintage available for purchase starting that afternoon. Commemorative signed bottles will be available for purchase at the release party.”
“Our 2009 Pinot Noir was produced from grapes grown in esteemed vineyards on Upper Bench Road in Keremeos. After fermentation, this wine rested for 18 months in a blend of French and American oak barrels,” explained Wright who was the winemaker for this vintage with the help of assistant winemaker Spencer Kelly. Only 253 cases of the 2009 Pinot Noir were produced.
Eau Vivre Winery offers French-style small-batch, hand-crafted wines ranging from light, crisp whites to big, full reds. For more information on Eau Vivre, visit their website at www.EauVivreWinery.ca, call 250.499.2655 or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.