The Vancouver International Wine Festival 2014 global focus is “bubbly”.
You will want to be sure to taste the wines of BC’s iconic sparkling wine producer, Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars and meet Winemaker Matt Mavety who will be showcasing their signature sparkling and still wines
Blue Mountain wines will also be featured at:
|Thursday, February 27|
Matt’s first serious work in the vineyard started at age 14 as a part-time job while in high school. Hooked by the field, so to speak, Matt followed his father’s course, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of British Columbia. He majored in Agricultural Economics. Matt had the good fortune to study viticulture and oenology on a student exchange at Lincoln University in Christchurch, New Zealand. Upon graduation from university in 1997, he started working full-time with Blue Mountain.
About Blue Mountain Vineyard & Cellars: Founded in 1971, Blue Mountain can make the rare claim of 42 years of continuous grape production by one family. Today, on their 32-hectare estate, they make limited quantities of complex wines from noble varietals including Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay — the same varietals found in the Champagne, Burgundy and Alsace regions of France. In the vineyard, methods favor low crop yields to concentrate and intensify flavours. While using modern equipment in the winery, wine making is respectful of traditional methods.