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Mirabel Vineyards Releases Debut Chardonnay

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The much-anticipated Mirabel Chardonnay makes its debut entrance just in time for fall

[Kelowna, BC] Kelowna’s Mirabel Vineyards is proud to announce the release of its first-ever Chardonnay ($40.00 SRP), made from whole bunch pressed Naramata Chardonnay grapes. Restaurants can pre-order this wine through the order desk via email or phone 250.494.4445 ext 2. 

The grapes were hand-harvested on October 26, 2016. Full malolactic fermentation took place with 11 months lees aging. A minimal intervention approach to this wine allows the fruit to shine and dictate the end flavour profile. Little handling means this wine was not ­stabilized, therefore harmless tartrates, or “wine diamonds” are possible.

With only 185 cases produced, this Chardonnay joins Mirabel Vineyards’ highly-acclaimed 2015 Pinot Noir (237 cases produced) and its 2016 saignée-method Rosé of Pinot Noir (100 cases produced). Its Pinot Noir had critics talking, with John Schreiner giving this wine a monstrous score of 95 points and also named one of 10 Wines That Tell The Future: Visionaries From The Okanagan Valley in Forbes Magazine.

For the public who can’t wait to taste these wines, Mirabel Vineyards will be featured at the following events:

New District Chardonnay Launch Party

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Place: New District
5650 Dunbar St, Vancouver, BC V6N 1W7

Tickets: Free! More details here

NewDistrict.ca’s Director of Wine DJ Kearney will be pouring alongside Doug and Dawn Reimer, owners of Mirabel Vineyards. The launch will include the elegant and luxurious newly released Mirabel Chardonnay 2016, as well as the Mirabel Pinot Noir 2015, and Mirabel Rosé of Pinot Noir 2016.  

Oak + Cru Exclusive Wine Dinner Series

Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Time: 7:15pm
Place: Oak + Cru Cellar Table
1310 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9P3
Tickets: $115 per person (All pricing is subject to tax + gratuity)

For tickets and reservations, call 250.869.3508. Payment will be processed through the front desk of the hotel.

Winery owners Doug and Dawn Reimer invite you to join them for an exclusive dinner overlooking the spectacular Lake Okanagan in the heart of Kelowna, at the newly opened OAK + CRU. The first dish on this special menu is a compressed watermelon salad paired with 2016 Mirabel Vineyards Rosé. To follow, enjoy seared scallops and herb risotto accompanied by their just-released Mirabel Vineyards Chardonnay 2016. As a main, the seared stuffed chicken will be served with their flagship 2015 Mirabel Pinot Noir. To cap it off in a sweet fashion, each guest will try the Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Creation, paired with an exclusive barrel tasting of Mirabel Vineyards’ unreleased Pinot Noir 2016.

Cornucopia Dinner

Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Place: Four Seasons Resort Whistler – Harmony Room
4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4
Tickets: $185 per person (All pricing is subject to tax + gratuity)

Tickets available via this link.

A truly exciting collaboration from the tropics to the mountains, SIDECUT will be hosting Nobu Lanai’s, Chef Marlowe Lawenko to bring a taste of the Four Seasons Resort Lanai’s newest restaurant’s signature new-style Japanese cuisine to Whistler. Teamed up with Executive Chef Eren Guryel’s modern steakhouse menu heavily influenced by British Columbia’s seasonal ingredients, this long table dining experience will be fresh, fun and memorable. The dinner will be further enhanced by wines from the first vintage of Kelowna’s ultra-premium Mirabel Vineyards to create an unforgettable culinary experience. Click here to book.

Can’t make it to the listed events? These wines will be available on select restaurant wine lists and at New District (Mirabel Vineyards’ exclusive retail partner). Limited quantities are available through the Mirabel Vineyards website. Wine lovers can send a request to purchase at [email protected].

About Mirabel Vineyards:

Mirabel, “of wondrous beauty”, perfectly represents the Reimer family’s stunning South East Kelowna hilltop estate and vineyard overlooking the beautiful Okanagan Valley.

Owned by Doug and Dawn Reimer, the south-western exposed site is planted to six acres of three specially-selected clones of Pinot Noir. Two acres of Chardonnay will be planted in 2018. The vineyard is sustainably farmed, with a crop yield of 2.5 tons per acre.

Mirabel Vineyards proudly offers small batch Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and a saignée-method Rosé of Pinot Noir, made at Okanagan Crush Pad by Matt Dumayne. This focused portfolio perfectly reflects the family’s commitment to quality and producing luxurious, elegant, and delicious wines.

Those seeking access to the wines are invited to sign up at mirabelvineyards.com.

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