At Marquis Wine Cellars we host over 50 events per year, offering everyone the opportunity to taste and share our love for wine.
Take a look at the calendar below to find out about our upcoming events:
Join us for an inspiring discussion that we hope will provide insight into how to overcome challenges and identify strategies for success. We look forward to sharing advice and ideas around supporting female professionals. We are excited to be showcasing Jill Spoor`s wine from Okanagan Crush Pad and hearing from and exciting panel of female wine professionals.
Our guests speakers are:
- Jill Spoor, Wine Director, Fairmont Pacific Rim
- Alana Dickson, Aurillia Consulting Ltd.
- Vicky Ainley, Managing Partner, Vino Allegro Wine Imports Inc.
- Moderator: Leah Bickford, Marquis Wine Cellars
5:00 - 5:30pm: Registration
5:30 - 6:15pm: Panel Discussion
6:15 - 7:00pm: Networking Reception (featuring wine tasting)
Your ticket includes a signed bottle of the 2016 Okanagan Crush Pad Jill Spoor Terroir White Blend!
Moon Curser Vineyards is a small, family owned winery on the East Bench of Osoyoos, BC, a South Okanagan border town known for its hot summers, beautiful lakes and vineyards. It has been on operation since 2004, when Chris and Beata Tolley purchased an old orchard in need of replanting, and set about converting it into what is now the Moon Curser home vineyard block, winery and tasting room.
The Moon Curser name pays tribute to the gold smuggling history of Osoyoos. The Moon Curser wines, however, show no such respect for tradition – the winery is known for growing unusual varieties such as Tannat, Dolcetto, Touriga Nacional, and Arneis to name a few. These varieties that have not historically been a part of the South Okanagan viticulture, but thrive in the unique terroir on the Osoyoos East Bench.
The vines have thrived in Osoyoos and continue to deliver unique, world-class interpretations of these traditional wines. Moon Curser has brought home many a gold medal from Canadian and international wine competitions.
Let's celebrate Halloween and taste some of the Moon Curser wonderful wines!
Henricsson Vineyard...home to some of the oldest Vinifera vines in the Okanagan Valley, and with a surprisingly unique terroir...it never ceases to amaze us! Their journey from vineyard to wine-making is a many-chaptered story. However today, with the main focus on vineyard practices, bio-dynamic principles and all that makes a vineyard truly thrive in all aspects, their vineyard is responding glowingly, and hence the previously held level of high quality wines produced from this vineyard, they hope to increase, and continue for many years to come!
A small scale, hand-made operation, Henricsson Vineyard produced only 300 cases total in 2015, and 500 in 2016. Using old and even ancient primarily Burgundian winemaking techniques, they thrive to produce wines that are bright, energetic and focused, with character and pedigree. Elegant and balanced, with a purity of fruit, and an acidic backbone with finesse and subtlety.....always using wild yeast for their fermentations, as well as absolute minimal sulphur, their passion is alive and thriving!
Burgundian inspired wines, with a true sense of the Naramata Bench and their own site's unique terroir.
Join us for a FREE tasting of Henricsson wines and be amazed too!
The genesis of Clos du Soleil began in 2006 with a small nebula of 4 families. Each family loved, appreciated, and admired wines so much that they decided to partner together to create their own artisanal winery.
The name Clos du Soleil, a French term meaning ‘enclosed Vineyard of the Sun’, defines this very special piece of land where they grow the grapes. Their enclosure is the mountain that forms a natural stone wall at the north end of the vineyard, almost surrounding the cobbled terroir which lends its unique flavours to the wines. Most importantly, their name highlights the long days of sun which warm the enclosure and the beautiful south-facing slope of the Upper Bench outside Keremeos, BC in the Similkameen Valley. This is truly one of BC’s most unique and promising terroirs.
From this land, Clos du Soleil produces premium quality, award winning wines borrowing inspiration and an aesthetic from the great wines of Bordeaux, but stamped with the flavours and aromas of our particular piece of rocky soil. They use traditional winemaking techniques informed by research and adhering to the philosophies of minimal-interventionist winemaking and biodynamic viticulture to make wines that are complex, elegant, and age-worthy.
Come and join us for a Clos du Soleil FREE tasting and get a chance to taste some wonderful wines that would be perfect for the holiday season.
The journey began in 2006 when Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie converted a 10-acre Summerland orchard to Pinot Gris and named the new vineyard Switchback. In 2009, after a lot of trial, error, and labour the vines yielded a tiny crop, enough to make 168 cases of wine. Curiosity won out over practicality, Haywire wines were launched and it appeared there was no going back. Haywire was an obvious name, as an old Canadianism that refers to wires used for baling hay that tended to be tough to manage.
The first two vintages of Haywire were made at other wineries. The experience of being accommodated in borrowed cellars gave Christine and Steve the idea to build a custom crush facility to help people enter the wine industry with less mishaps. Today, their venture includes Okanagan Crush Pad, a 45,000 case winery and Garnet Valley Ranch, a 312-acre organic farm and vineyard, and a shift to crafting pure, delicate wines emblematic of spectacular Okanagan Valley.
Home vineyard, Switchback received organic certification in 2015 and the three independent growers for the winery are on a similar path. Haywire is recognized as making game-changing wines with New Zealander Matt Dumayne as chief winemaker, working with internationally acclaimed consultants Alberto Antonini and Pedro Parra.
Join us for a FREE tasting of those incredible BC wines!
Sand Point is a special place in Acampo, California. In the midst of the vineyards lies a river basin with surrounding native plants and animals. The owner's family has upheld the landscape to ensure future generations can have their own joyful times alongside nature. Their devotion to Sand Point is the same dedication they have for winegrape growing.
This family has been farming the land surrounding Sand Point since the late 1940’s - following the end of World War II. This was long before the region was designated an American Viticultural Area, which happened in 1986. The sustainably certified vineyards we use to craft Sand Point wines are in two locations - in the heart of the Lodi Appellation and west of Sand Point in the Clarksburg Appellation. - The LangeTwins Family.
Join us for a tasting of those unique wines!