Photo: Kal and Nirmal Gidda of Mt. Boucherie
From time to time, some wineries talk about reducing the number of wines they produce.
It does not seem that is much of a conversation at
Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery where winemaker
Jim Faulkner and his team get to make at last 21 different wines.
In fact, there are more “SKU’s” than that because the winery releases some of its wines in three litre boxes. That package does not qualify for the VQA designation but these are VQA quality wines at a very good price. The box of unoaked Chardonnay, at $38.50, works out to $9.63 a bottle.
around 25,000 cases of wine, all of it estate-grown. Kal and Nirmal Gidda, who
own the winery with their families, have 300 acres of vineyard in three
regions: West Kelowna, year
Mt. Okanagan Falls and the .
This gives the winemaker many options for making varietals and blends. Similkameen Valley
Six examples from the winery’s current releases show the depth of the portfolio and the skill of the growers and the winemaker.
Here are notes on the wines.