Come join the BCWAS on June 24th for a chance to experience some of the best wines in the Okanagan, at a special tasting of Jackson-Triggs wines, led by their Red Winemaker, Brooke Blair.
From South Australia, Brooke has her Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Oenology) from the University of Adelaide, Australia. She has worked in Australia, Spain, and Chile as well as here in our Okanagan Valley. She was mentored through several vintages by the world-renowned winemaker, Bruce Nicholson, and was promoted to Winemaker, Red Wines in 2007. In her current role as a winemaker at Jackson-Triggs, Brooke manages all red wine production and also plays a role in the production of all premium wines crafted at the facility. Brooke says that “Winemaking is an important balance between science and art. By combining the two, I aim to make the finest quality wine possible.”
Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate has been named Wine Access 2008 Canadian Wine Awards Winery of the Year for the fourth time since 2003 – an amazing accolade. Founded in 1993, Jackson-Triggs has enjoyed a reputation for producing some of the country’s leading premium VQA wines since its inception. With over 1000 acres planted to vinifera vines, Jackson-Triggs produces a large range of wines: delicious whites, a lovely rose, rich reds, and luscious icewines, including their famous sparkling icewine – something for everyone!
Wines provided for the tasting will include:
2008 Grand Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
2007 Proprietor’s Reserve Viognier
2008 Proprietor’s Reserve Gewürztraminer
2008 Proprietor’s Reserve Rose
2006 Grand Reserve Merlot
2006 Grand Reserve Cabernet Shiraz
2006 Grand Reserve Meritage
2005 SunRock Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 SunRock Shiraz
2007 Proprietor’s Reserve Riesling Icewine
Date: Wednesday June 24, 2009
Time: 7:30-9:30 pm
Place: Listel Hotel, 1300 Robson Street, Vancouver
Price: only $30 members, $45 guests
Come and enjoy some of Jackson-Triggs’ premium wines, from some of the best vineyards in the Okanagan. Do not miss out on this wonderful learning and tasting experience!