“We Bought A Vineyard!”
Join us at the store on Friday, March 11th and enjoy the company of Mike and Robin Nierychlo as they share their journey in creating Vancouver Island’s newest winery, Emandare Vineyard.
Hear from Mike himself of the story unravel, “We Bought A Vineyard!”
As Mike explored the vast world of wine, a desire to one day own a winery was born. Although this dream seemed unrealistic, there was always a sense of possibility.
Emandare Vineyard sits on a unique, south-facing hillside in the rain shadow of Mount Prevost overlooking Somenos Lake. This combination creates a unique piece of land ideal for wine growing. All of the wines from Emandare are 100% estate grown and dry farmed organically on their North Cowichan vineyard. Though not certified organic they choose to farm this way because working alongside nature is at the core of their wine growing philosophy. The vineyard is full of life and the goal is to capture a glimpse of this place in every bottle through old world, low intervention, natural wine making methods.
“Simply put, Emandare Vineyard is our home and we are privileged to work alongside nature to capture a glimpse of this place in every bottle.” – Mike & Robin
This is a FREE tasting and a great opportunity to sample through their unique terroir driven wines. We plan on pouring the following wines:
- 2014 Siegerrebe Gewurztraminer
- 2014 Sauvignon Blanc
- 2014 RosÃ©
- 2014 Marechal Foch
- 2014 (soon to be released) Pinot Noir
3:00-4:00pm - Media & VIP Guest Tasting (All Marquis customers and new guests welcome)
4:00-6:00pm - Consumer After Work Après Wine Tasting (5:30-6pm wine talk and meet and greet with the winemaker)
Vancouver Magazine describes Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley the next big wine region. (http://vanmag.com/go/take-that-napa-vancouver-island-is-the-next-big-wine-region/ )
"Young Langley native Mike Nierychlo and wife Robin—the M and R pronunciation behind their Emandare winery—have bought a beautiful vineyard overlooking Somenos Lake. Mike, who ran a successful wine-tasting YouTube channel in Vancouver, is building the winery by himself (its tasting room is set to open this summer) and, if that weren’t enough, they’re also pioneers on the all-natural front—no irrigation, no commercial yeasts, organic farming techniques, and the bare minimum of sulfur. So far the results are stunning—the future of Island wine rests here."