Holy Moly - Petit Verdot
Revered Series Purchase wine
January 16, 2013
At Blasted Church we pride ourselves in having a little fun while we're getting our hands dirty during harvest. This year we decided to film the pandemonium from an eagle-eye view and in fast motion time lapse.
Shot over one month from early October into early November 2012, videographer Chris Stenberg chased our vineyard crew around on the ground, and literally from the rooftops. The result is miniature hilarity. You can see more of his work at VineAndBeach.com.
We really feel that we've inadvertently created the wine industry's answer to the cat video. Enjoy!
November 28, 2012
As part of the Okanagan Falls Winery Association Open House, our wineshop will be open for tasting on December 1 & 2. Come visit to taste some wines and while you're at it cross a few people off your holiday list!
November 28, 2012
Another growing season has come and gone at Blasted Church Vineyards. The season started early this year and saw some good weather and then turned wet and windy as it progressed.
We managed to get our lime sulphur sprays on before bud break and had no problems keeping the cutworms at bay. Flowering took place in the week of 25th June and majority of the varieties had a great deal of clusters developing.
The flowering process got hindered by rain spells in June and July but we had really good weather pretty much all the way through the summer season. Our irrigation system got a much needed upgrade and from what I can see we are reaping the benefits already just judging from the harvest results.
With a more constant and cleaner water supply going to our individual blocks from which the vines benefit greatly. Our bunch weights all came in lower than last season but we still managed to supply the winery with higher than normal yields. Not only that but the fruit came in clean and sugars were good.
Our other big development this season came in the way of removing our dwindling Syrah block and replanting Pinot Gris in its place. It was no mean feat and thanks to the help from the vineyard crew we managed to get 7500 plants in the ground under few weeks.
Next year will see the start of multiple irrigation upgrades and installations of drip to most of the lower vineyard striving to irrigate more plants over a bigger area but using less water and energy to do so.
Leaving the best for last is the great new addition of the new tractor and tool shed being built right opposite the main gate of the vineyard. Once this 3600 sqft building is complete we will have enough room to store all our equipment safely and securely. The vineyard office and lunch room will be housed here plus a state of the art chemical storage area.
On behalf of everyone in the vineyard I’d like to thank everyone involved with the great success that was the 2012 harvest and I can’t wait to see what the 2013 growing season has in store for us.
Morton Serbon. Vineyard Manager
October 12, 2012
We are pleased to annouce another pile of awards for Blasted Church from the All Canadian Wine Championships, Canadian Wine Awards, and BC Wine Awards this year. Special thanks to Mark Wendenburg and the whole cellar team for a job well done!
All Canadian Wine Chamionships
Canadian Wine Awards
Silver - Cabernet Merlot 2009
Silver - Riesling 2010
Silver - Unorthodox Chardonnay 2011
Bronze - Amen NV Port-de-Merlot
Bronze - Big Bang Theory 2011
Bronze - Gewurztraminer 2011
Bronze - Hatfield's Fuse 2011
Bronze - Merlot 2009
Bronze - Mixed Blessings 2011
Bronze - Pinot Gris 2011
Bronze - Sauvignon Blanc 2011
BC Wine Awards (OKWFS Fall Competition)
Head on over to our online store to grab a few of these award winning wines for yourself!
October 5, 2011
This morning on EZRock AM 1150 Phil Johnson interviewed the phenomenal Ruthie Foster, in anticipation of our Midnight Service upcoming this weekend. Ruthie will be playing two shows, Friday October 7 and Saturday October 8 at the winery. Visit our Midnight Service page for more information.
June 1, 2011
Two phenomenal wins for our winery.
And the good news keeps on getting better: we still have a nice little inventory of both wines for sale from the winery eStore.
Alternatively, you can use our miraculous Wine Finder resource on the BlastedChurch.com website to find a local Wine Store or Restaurant that carries these wines.
February 2, 2011
The 2010 Canadian Wine Awards Performance Report by Wine Access Magazine has just been released and Blasted Church has been named to the top 20 wineries in Canada. Congratulations to Richard and all the winery and vineyard staff for this accomplishment.
October 10, 2010
We are very pleased to announce that Blasted Church has won the following BC Wine Awards during the 2010 Okanagan Fall Wine Festival:
Our re-designed website now lists all of the awards bestowed onto each of our wines. Have a look at our Chardonnay Musque page for an example.
October 10, 2010
A quick expression of gratitude to all of you who attended our 7th Annual Midnight Service event this weekend at the winery. We hope that you had as wonderful of a time as we did hosting you all.
Thanks to the band for such a phenomenal show! Ruthie Foster was fabulous as always. Samantha Banks on the drums was fantastic! And Tanya Richardson, on the bass guitar was just soooo cool.
Our appreciation also goes to the entire Memphis Blues crew, led by Andre Thomas, who prepared and served a mouth-watering feast of magnificent proportions. Big apologies those of you who had to face Turkey dinners the very next day!
We also wish to thank our own Blasted Church team for finding the time (right smack-dab in the middle of Harvest) to make everything perfect for the event in the cellar. Our superstar Event Coordinator, Subrina Monteith, meticulously thought and addressed every detail in order to make a wild success of the event. Thank you Subrina, ...you rock like Ruthie!
Big pats on the back are also due to our other event partners, Westminster Party Rentals and SPL Sound, and the volunteers from the Okanagan Falls United Church for gate control - you all did a great job!
For those of you who missed the shows, view the entire photo gallery online to tantalize you for next year!
Have a wonderful Fall Season!
Evelyn Campbell and the Team at Blasted Church
September 11, 2010
When given the opportunity to acquire some opulent Malbec and Syrah grapes last year, our Winemaker, Richard Kanazawa jumped at the chance. Since then, he has been crafting a most exquisite wine for our Revered Series line-up. Named Cross to Bear, this blend is rich, moody, and highly memorable. We only have 96 cases to be shared amongst everyone, so a 2 bottle limit per customer is in place.
September 10, 2010
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our newest creation: OMG Sparkling Wine. Lively, spirited, and a whole lot of fun ... a splendid bubbly for any occasion. Only 77 cases made for our inaugural vintage - so hurry if you wish to enjoy a bottle!
Available immediately. $24.99 Limit 2 bottles per customer
July 14, 2010
We are pleased to learn that our newly redesigned wine series have won major international award at both the 2010 Los Angeles International Wine Competition (Gold and Silver Medals), and the 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition (Double Gold Medal).
July 1, 2010
As some of you Blasted Church fans might have learned, we are retiring the "Dam Flood" brand name in favour of "Big Bang" in this new vintage. A genuinely unorthodox creation of Gamay, Lemberger, Merlot and Marechal Foch that lives up to the new, and apropos name.