Blue Mountain winemaker Matt Mavety
On its website,
Mountain Vineyard & Cellars has a neat wine finding tool:
simply enter your postal code and up comes a list of every wine store and
restaurant within 10 miles that has
wines. Blue Mountain
Why is this important?
Well, in the old days, it was far harder to find the wines. Basically, you needed to be on the winery’s mailing list to order your allocation. After all, there were not a lot of wineries in the Okanagan and
when it opened twenty years ago, was one of the five best wineries – if not the
Since then, there has been a tenfold increase in winery numbers.
is still one of the best but it has a lot more competition. Blue Mountain
That is why
has made it easier to find its wines, including opening the winery’s tasting
room without the necessity of making an appointment. Blue Mountain
The winery still has mailing lists and it is a good idea to be on them, especially if you want a place in line for the exceptional sparkling wines. But if you are not on the list, you can always try your luck at, say, Everything Wine.
Based on those events and other tasting opportunities, here are notes on the current releases. Even if some are sold out at the winery, those should be available in restaurants or private stores. Just enter your postal code on the winery’s web site.