A French grape finds a beautiful home in Canada
Located near the small town of Okanagan Falls—known by the locals as OK Falls—Blue Mountain is owned by the Mavety family, who started their wine journey by growing grapes for other people, before setting up their own gig in 1991.
These days, they have expanded their Gamay production—good news for those of us who like this fruity, lighter-style red wine. Expect pretty cherry, blackberry and spice notes.
Gamay Noir is an ancient grape used in making Beaujolais wines in France. The earliest recorded mention of it dates back to the 1300s. In France, that is—not the Okanagan. Pair with rRast chicken, turkey, veal, ham, salmon. About $25.