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by Editor on May 15, 2013

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LFNG: spring white releases top performing 2012 vintage; JoieFarm wins gib at the 2013 Riverside International Wine Competition;  2012 BDO BC Wine Grape Crop Report


Fresh, bright, balanced …  the theme words for our latest white wine releases.  Considered one of the best Okanagan vintages in the past 5 years, the growing season was long and warm.  What better way to taste liquid sunshine than with our 2012 Whites.

Pinot Gris 2012 – $22.00
Pinot Gris is one of the darling varietals of the Okanagan Valley. It ripens easily and consistently produces an enjoyable, fruit forward yet food friendly wine.

Blind Trust White 2012 – $25.00
Our winemaker has full discretion over the assets so you’ll just have to trust us on this white blend. Blind taste the Blind Trust and try to guess the varietals before checking under the capsule for disclosure of the assets.

Order online or call the winery at 250.493.8466and we’ll ship direct to your door.  Free shipping across Canada for Preferred Sharehold Wine Club members.

To receive a mixed 6-pack of these wines, become a Series B Preferred Share Wine Club member and receive mixed shipments three times a year.



We are proud to announce our outstanding showing at the prestigious 2013 Riverside International Wine Competition in Temecula California this past week. The 2012 JoieFarm Rosé was selected as the Sweepstakes Rosé Wine, the best rosé wine in show. The 2011 JoieFarm Gamay and 2011 JoieFarm PTG (both to be released in September, 2013) were both named Best in Class and awarded Gold Medals.

Our results can be found below and the complete results of the competition may be found: here

To order the wines, with no charge for shipping to almost anywhere in Canada, visit:  joiefarm.com/order.php


JoieFarm 2012 Rose, Okanagan Valley (current release)

JoieFarm 2011 Gamay, Okanagan Valley (scheduled release September 2013)

JoieFarm 2011 PTG, Okanagan Valley (scheduled release September 2013)

JoieFarm 2012 A Noble Blend, Okanagan Valley (current release)

JoieFarm 2012 Unoaked Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley (current release)

JoieFarm 2012 Riesling, Okanagan Valley (current release)

JoieFarm 2012 Muscat, Okanagan Valley (current release)

JoieFarm 2012 En Famille Reserve Gewürztraminer, Okanagan Valley (scheduled release September 2013)

JoieFarm 2011 Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley (scheduled release September)

JoieFarm 2011 “En Famille” Reserve Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley (scheduled release September 2013)

JoieFarm 2012 Pinot Blanc, Okanagan Valley (current release)

JoieFarm 2011 “En Famille” Reserve Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley (scheduled release September 2013)

JoieFarm 2012 Gewürztraminer, Okanagan Valley (current release)

For more information, visit: joiefarm.com

 2012 BDO BC Wine Grape Crop Report

After a few years of challenging vintages, the 2012 BDO BC Wine Grape Crop Report shows that the total tonnage* has returned to normal levels, increasing by 17% over the previous year, from 22,722 tons in 2011 to 27,257 in 2012.
The increased tonnage over last year is great news for consumers who would like to find more BC wine, but it wasn’t a surprise to growers across the province. Vineyard manager Harold Gaudy at Summerhill Pyramid Winery feels that the mild winter that began the season set the way for a good year. “While the rain at the beginning of the year was disappointing, our flowering didn’t occur during the big rains and wasn’t affected.” Gaudy explains that good fruit set prepared the way for a good harvest. The warm temperatures through harvest made for an excellent finish to the vintage.

While many 2012 BC VQA white wines are already in wine stores, consumers must wait until 2014 for most of the red wines, which are showing great promise. The conditions for red wines allowed for great development. BC Grapegrowers’ Association President, Manfred Freese noted, “The resultant full ripening of the berries all but guarantees this will be a superior vintage year for red wines.”

BC Wine Institute executive director Miles Prodan is pleased to see growth in the tonnage and BC VQA sales over the last year. “Consumers have continued to support BC VQA wine as the category grows, supporting the great quality and value of 100% BC VQA wines.”

The 2012 BDO BC Wine Grape Crop Report was compiled confidentially by BDO Canada LLP from volunteered information collected from 110 wineries across the province. “As we have compiled the Wine Grape Crop Report since 2008, we have been able to learn more about industry issues and appreciate the focus and drive of BC’s grapegrowers, winemakers and proprietors,” says Ken Davidson, C.A., CFP, Partner at BDO. “BDO is a proud supporter of the BC Wine industry.”

To view the complete report, visit www.WineBC.org/press_room/publications.

*Tonnage reported in short tons. Participation in this survey is voluntary and unaudited, therefore the tonnages and prices reported may differ from actual industry results and are meant as a guide only.

About British Columbia Wine Institute
Since 1990, the BCWI has played a pivotal role in taking BC’s wine industry from a vision to an internationally recognized niche region producing premium wines and providing quality wine tourism experiences.

Representing 131 member wineries throughout the province, the BCWI supports and markets the Wines of British Columbia (BC VQA), which gives consumers assurance they are buying a wine that is 100% from BC. The BCWI also markets the Wine Regions of British Columbia; delivers quality trade, media and consumer tastings; and acts as the voice of BC’s wine industry by advocating to government on behalf of its members. Find more at www.winebc.com.

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