JoieFarm Named Best Winery for White Wines

Thank you to the readers of the Georgia Straight for voting JoieFarm Best Winery for White Wines in 2016. This marks the sixth consecutive win in this category as voted in the readers’ poll. We look forward to bringing you more Joie wine.

National Wine Awards of Canada: Winners Circle

National Wine Awards of Canada hosted its 2016 panel in Penticton this month. Recently released were the 2016 results, awarding JoieFarm winery four medals. Winners included:

2014 Gamay – Gold
2015 ‘A Noble Blend’ – Silver
2013 ‘En Famille’ Reserve Chardonnay – Silver
2014 Pinot Noir – Silver

Stop by the tasting room 10:00am-5:00pm daily to taste the winners for yourself, or order from our online store here.

Results are In: Pacific Rim Wine Competition

 

Just in time for summer, Pacific Rim Wine Awards announced the winners of the 2016 competition! Joie took home an award for each wine submitted, all perfect for summer cooking and enjoyment:

2015 A Noble Blend, Gold
2013 ‘En Famille’ Reserve Chardonnay, Gold
2015 Un-Oaked Chardonnay, Silver
2014 Pinot Noir, Silver
2015 ‘Re-Think Pink’ Rose, Bronze

Each wine is available for purchase through our online store (excluding the 2014 Pinot which will be released in the next month).

For full competition results, click here.

Joie Sweeps Cascadia Wine Awards with 2015 Release Wines!

With the upcoming release of Joie’s 2015 aromatic whites and rose, what better timing to announce an abundant haul of medals from the 2016 Cascadia Wine Awards in Oregon (formerly Great Northwest Wine Competition)? 2015 was challenging vintage, but with focus and dedication our winemaking team tackled the earliest and hottest vintage on record and the results are, well, award-winning!

2015 Noble Blend:  Best British Columbia Wine, Gold Medal
2015 Pinot Blanc:  Gold Medal
2015 Rose:  Silver Medal
2015 Muscat: Bronze Medal

Other award-winning wines include our 2014 un-released reds. 2014 Pinot Noir and Gamay each earned a gold medal, and 2014 PTG earned bronze.

For more results from the competition, click here.

Joie’s 2015 whites and rose will be available for purchase within the next week (just in time for Easter)!

The Readers Have Voted! Joie is Best BC Winery for White Wines.

The Georgia Straight’s Readers’ Poll votes Joie the Best BC Winery for White Wines! Thank-you to the readers for voting. We look forward to bringing more joie to your life with the upcoming release of our 2015 aromatic white wines.

Joie’s 2013 Reserves Release Receive High Praise From Rick VanSickle

Joie’s 2013 ‘En Famille’ Reserves are now officially released for Private Sales prior to the opening of our Tasting Room this Spring. Along with the rich Reserve Chardonnay, and the spicy Reserve Gewurztraminer, Joie-drinkers will be pleased to know a new wine, in both varietal and vinification, has been released for the first time to consumers:  2014 Viognier.

Joie’s 2014 Viognier was inspired by a long-term leased vineyard site (the same site that Joie’s Reserve Pinot Noir is sourced from). However, Viognier can be a lanky grape that tended to ripen un-evenly in previous vintages. In 2014, the Joie vineyard team took meticulous care to trim the lanky shoulders and bottoms from each cluster to encourage phenolic ripeness. The juice from these grapes were so expressive, Heidi deemed it worthy of special barrel fermentation. This successful experiment received its own custom label, designed by Dale Nigel Gobel, to accent its exotic and alluring nature:  gilded honeysuckle.

On February 23rd, Rick VanSickle of Wines in Niagara reviewed our Reserve Release in full and can be found here.

For those of you who have read the review and are inspired to try the release for yourself, visit our online store here.

 

Salt, Fresh and Field Features JoieFarm Pinot Noir

Ever wonder what makes JoieFarm Pinot so delicious? JoieFarm Owner and Winemaker, Heidi Noble, talks Pinot with Salt, Fresh and Field host, Chad Brealey, on bottling day!

 

JoieFarm Wins Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver White Wine

It’s official! JoieFarm has won Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver Readers’ Poll:  Best BC Winery for whites! Thank you to the loyal readers and sippers who have voted us #1 and continue support JoieFarm wines! For the full roster of Vancouver’s best, click here.

 

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Portfolio Accolades from Rick VanSickle!

Early September, wine critic, Rick VanSickle, published some pretty generous accolades for Joie wine:  not only one, but nine recently released wines tasted with glowing reviews! Little-known wines such as our 2013 Riesling noted as “electric on the palate with pulpy lime, ginger, mango and river-rock minerality” was awarded 91points, or our 2012 Reserve Gewurztraminer awarded 93points described as “unctuous but surprisingly fresh on the palate with a basket of tropical fruits and exciting, exotic spices with everything in balance,” are usually only consistently found through our FarmHouse Tasting Room. For those of you who cannot get out to the farm prior to October 11th, have JoieFarm wine shipped to your door here.

To read the full article for yourself, click here. 

 

2012 Reserve Chardonnay Earns 93pts From Beppi Crosariol!

With the 2015 growing season coming to a close and harvest upon us, The Globe and Mail’s Beppi Crosariol took the opportunity to discuss the impact of a warm, dry growing season. The short of it is that a long, dry season allows winemakers and vineyard managers to completely control the crop quality:  2015 will be stellar! Here at the farm, Joie’s winemaking and cellar teams are busy this week processing some pretty impressive chardonnay to go into our 2015 unoaked and reserve programs. However, if you can’t wait to try our 2015 vintage, try our 2012 Reserve Chardonnay instead. Beppi ranked it 93pts and describes it as “full-bodied and rich with pineapple, peach and vanilla flavours.” Find Beppi’s full article and review here.

To have JoieFarm’s 2012 Reserve Chardonnay shipped to your door, click here.