2020 Vintage Report
Happy New Year, JoieFarm “famille!”
We are excited to have completed bottling and canning our 2020 vintage white and rosé wines over the past two weeks. Our 2020 winter releases are displaying great ripeness, complex flavours, perfumed aromatics, and significant phenolic interest thanks to a hot summer complimented by a long ‘hang-time” that started in mid-September lasting until an abrupt snowfall that ended harvest on October 21st, 2020.
In 2020, we took on new vineyard contracts in Oliver, Summerland, and Naramata allowing us to add new wines to our portfolio. Among the new wines is a single varietal Sauvignon Blanc which will be available to our En Famille wine club members this summer. Also new to our line-up is a premium sparkling can named “Tiny Bubbles” — a fun, tropical blend of Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc. This summer, we'll take our portfolio into new territory with Malbec and Syrah to create small lot wines exclusively for our En Famille wine club members.
Making great wines during a global pandemic was physically and logistically challenging, but despite what was thrown at us, the 2020 vintages are delicious; full of flavour and imbued with the enthusiasm of “team Joie". I would like to thank our team, who worked tirelessly during the chaos, pivoted constantly without complaint, and made great efforts to keep themselves, and our summer guests, safe. I would also like to thank our customers who supported local wines, joined our expanding wine club, tried new wines, and enthusiastically supported our new premium formats — like our fun 250 ml cans. Your commitment to staying local was overwhelming and thoroughly appreciated.
We have a stellar line-up to share with you in 2021 and fun formats to do that with. Stay tuned for spring releases and fun case-sale pop-ups with safe pickup options in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Also keep your eyes open for our expanded and exclusive wine club offerings and new online reservation system for our tasting room.
Happy New Year! We look forward to providing you with delicious wines throughout 2021.
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