Weds 30th March 2016, 18:30 hrs
Culmina Estate Winery *(Don Triggs)
Meyer Family Vineyards *(Jak Meyer)
Food (staggered every 15 minutes)
7:00 with MFV Gewürztraminer
mesquite grilled Oceanwise BC halibut; lime, cilantro, corn relish
7:15 with Culmina Riesling
peanut crusted chicken, green papaya & spicy prawn salad
7:30 with MFV rosé
pork belly confit, Thai inspired marinated crab
7:45 with MFV Valley Pinot Noir
“panini in the park” grilled focaccia with pesto-aïoli, roast peppers & eggplant, locally made “prosciutto” & Edam cheese, micro-basil
8:00 with MFV Old Block Pinot Noir
boeuf bourguignon in Yukon Gold potato cup with crispy Irish bacon
8:15 palate cleanser: pear sorbetto
8:30 with Bordeaux
steak tartare on grilled potato bread
8:45 with Bordeaux (reserve)
Hopcott Farms free-range, grass-fed beef tenderloin Wellington, local grilled Portobello mushroom, GoldenEars Cheesecrafters black pepper gouda
9:00 Okanagan cherry & Belgian dark chocolate truffles
The St James Well is proud to support the best of BC wineries. The wine industry in our province has grown by leaps and bounds in just over a generation; growing from approximately 30 wineries in 1980 to almost 300 in 2016.
This fantastic growth came from the sweat of several pioneers in the 80’s and 90’s including Don Triggs, proprietor of Culmina Estate Winery. Don was instrumental in developing the new goal of “world-class wine” as became evidenced in the rise of the Jackson-Triggs label to become the most powerful label in Canada. Don and his partners crafted more than just a new label when they started Jackson-Triggs; they also believed that one day BC wines could be poured alongside some of the best in the world.
And it is because of that generation of pioneers that future wineries like Meyer Family Vineyards, and their proprietor Jak Meyer, have that potential. Having just recently returned from London, England, where his wines are served in some of the premier wine-shops and restaurants, Jak has become one of the most highly regarded owners in BC. Just a few months ago in 2015 Stephen Spurrier, senior editor of Decanter Magazine, declared “I have seldom encountered such beautiful scenery, such passionate viticulturalists and winemakers and tasted wines of such encouraging quality“. Having scored MFV wines as high as 18/20 or 93 points, it is obvious that the work of pioneer and modern winery alike are cause for this praise from one of the most influential people in the wine industry.