Exciting season ahead at Blasted Church Vineyards

Exciting season ahead at Blasted Church Vineyards

OK Falls winery announces new team & experience as it celebrates 20 years

The team at Blasted Church Vineyards is building for an activity-filled 2022. In the calendar is the launch of a new visitor experience and a massive 20th anniversary celebration. And to help execute these events and experiences with excellence, the winery team welcomes Lisa Baxter-Burke as experience manager.

Baxter-Burke is a familiar wine name: she has been in the hospitality industry for more than twenty years. Her experience garnered in wine sales, as a sales and marketing director for a prestigious Naramata winery, and most recently as co-owner in the front of house at Front Street Brasserie in Penticton, prepare her well for her new role. Baxter-Burke’s passion for service will guarantee visitors enjoy the newly elevated wine tastings at Blasted Church.

Baxter-Burke’s team is putting the finishing touches on a new tasting space and a reformulated experience for wine lovers visiting the tasting room in Okanagan Falls. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays in July and August, guests will enjoy Blasted Church’s portfolio tasting in a new event space, where wine is paired to gourmet bites prepared by a soon-to-be-announced new chef.

The winery team will announce the new chef soon but for now teases that the food menus he is working on will include an ever-changing selection of delicious BBQ snacks paired perfectly with the Blasted Church wines by the glass on the lower patio. The team is also excited to share they will be offering cooking demos, and the events space will be available for corporate parties in the fall and winter months. Lastly, the winery’s pool deck will become a new seasonal gathering area, where BBQ snacks will be offered to those who want to enjoy a poolside sip, with sunshine, snacks, and award-winning wines.

Award-winning is an understatement for Blasted Church Vineyards. In case you missed it, in 2021, the winery was named as the #2 winery in British Columbia, and #3 in all of Canada by the WineAlign National Awards, one of the most prestigious awards programs in the country.

Their iconic red blend Big Bang Theory 2019 received a platinum medal in the competition and their Meritage blend of Cabernet Merlot 2018 received gold. For those that have not had a chance to try these wines, most recent vintages of these wines are available here and here.

Winery accolades are a reason to celebrate, but perhaps the biggest reason is that the winery is turning 20 this year. Save the date: on August 20, 2022, a pool-side party with the participation of wine club members, music, and special wine offerings will help the Blasted Church team celebrate 20 years of success. Final details are in the works so stay tuned on social media @blastedchurch or to learn about all current things Blasted Church including exclusive sales and winery news, sign up for their newsletter here.

About Blasted Church Vineyards

Located in the Heart of Wine Country TM, and in the heart of the revered Skaha Bench Sub GI is Blasted Church Vineyards…

Named for the Okanagan Falls-based house of prayer that was dismantled and rebuilt in 1929, Blasted Church, with its gently blasphemous stance, has become one of BC’s most notable and awarded BC wineries. While showcasing a wit and often irreverent sensibility, the team at Blasted Church is all about the production of serious wine.

The team applies progressive farming practices to produce handcrafted, small-lot wines that have gathered accolades from the most respected wine critics in Canada and beyond. Landing the accolade of #2 ranked Winery in BC and #3 in Canada by WineAlign’s National Wine Awards is a win the winery team is very proud of.

Visitors to the winery can experience a taste of the sublime, taking in their choice of heavenly wine and food experiences while enjoying the incredible Skaha Lake views from the tasting room or pool area.

To join the flock, visit blastedchurch.com

Media release and images provided by Giulia Sa Barreto, Town Hall Brands. 

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