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Happy Holidays from all of us at Blasted Church

December 12, 2018

We hope you’ve had a wonderful year, and that the Christmas Season brings many of your dear family and friends together.

We thank you as well for welcoming our Blasted Church wines to your table. Warmest wishes from the Campbell Family, and the entire team at Blasted Church Vineyards.

 

HAVE A BLASTED CHURCH CHRISTMAS AND LET IT BE LIT!

December 4, 2018

Looking for a strikingly original Christmas gift this year?

Limited stock of 12 Yeahs of Christmas and Answered Prayers now available. Have faith!

We offer FREE Canada-wide shipping on ALL orders throughout December. Please visit our Online Store to secure your order.

Blasted Church Descends Upon Cornucopia in Whistler

November 2, 2018

Cornucopia is Nov 8-18 in Whistler – we will be at their signature event Crush Grand Tasting Saturday, Nov 10.

We are the host winery at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Bubbles and Brunch on Nov 11 featuring our OMG.

The Blasted Church Winery Dinner at Fairmont Chateau Whistler Nov 16 is SOLD OUT, watch out for next year's event!

In celebration of Cornucopia, Nita Lake Lodge will be offering their Prix Fixe menus paired with Blasted Church wines from Nov 8 - 18. 
Reserve a table at Aura Restaurant over this time and be entered into a draw to WIN a two-night stay at the lodge as well as a heavenly Blasted Church gift pack!
Reserve your table by calling 604-966-5700.

Hatfield's Fuse is $2 off across BC ~ Happy Sipping!

November 1, 2018

OFWA Holiday Cheer Open House Weekend

October 25, 2018

Join the wineries of Okanagan Falls on November 17 & 18 from 11am - 4pm for the Holiday Cheer open house weekend in the “Heart of Wine Country”.

Blasted Church will be offering homemade Christmas baking, mulled wine and free tastings of our Small Blessings wines.

It’s the season for giving. During the open house the OFWA wineries will be collecting unperishable goods to donate to local charity Helping Hand’s Christmas Food Hampers.
 

The Supreme Nectar of the Gods Pre-Release

October 9, 2018

CLICK HERE FOR TASTING NOTES

BC Lieutenant Governor Wine Awards

September 28, 2018

Our winemaker, Evan Saunders, attended the Awards Presentation last night and collected 14 medals for BCV!

 

Gold - Bible Thumper 2016

Gold - Cabernet Merlot 2016

 

Silver - Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Silver - Caberent Franc 2016

Silver - Merlot 2016

Silver - Syrah 2016

Silver - Viognier 2017

Silver - Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Silver - Gewurztraminer 2017

Silver - Unorthodox Chardonnay 2017

Silver - Hatfield's Fuse 2017

Silver - Cross to Bear 2015

Silver - Nothing Sacred 2015

 

Bronze - OMFG 2011

CONTEST ALERT: WINNER, WINNER, APPRENTICE DINNER!

September 28, 2018

WINNER, WINNER, APPRENTICE DINNER! 

GRAND PRIZE: On October 12th, you and a friend could be wined and dined at the Fairmont Apprentice Dinner & treated to a one night stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE TO ENTER!

HOW TO ENTER: 
1. Craft a genius caption for the two angels in the photo and post it in the comments.
2. Follow @fairmontwhistlr and @blastedchurch 
3. Like the post 

THE CHOSEN ONE: Winner will be drawn at random at 12:00PM on October 3rd. 
Godspeed. 

InterVin International Wine Awards Competition

September 17, 2018

We’re happy to share results from the recent InterVin International Wine Awards competition.

Gold Medal

Blasted Church Vineyards Cross to Bear 2015

Silver Medal

Blasted Church Vineyards Pinot Gris 2017

Blasted Church Vineyards Merlot 2015

Blasted Church Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Blasted Church Vineyards Syrah 2016

Blasted Church Vineyards Bible Thumper 2016

Honours (formally Bronze)

Blasted Church Vineyards Gewurztraminer 2017

Blasted Church Vineyards Hatfield's Fuse 2017

Blasted Church Vineyards Unorthodox Chardonnay 2017

Blasted Church Vineyards Viognier 2017

Blasted Church Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Blasted Church Vineyards OMFG 2011

Blasted Church Vineyards Holy Moly 2015

Blasted Church Vineyards Nothing Sacred 2015

JOIN US AT THE NECTAR OF THE GODS EVENT SEPT 29

September 10, 2018

 

Hello church-goers, we hope you can join us at this event as we gather to celebrate the supreme Nectar of the Gods!

Multi-instrumentalist loop artist from Vancouver, Alex Maher will be here performing from 1 - 4pm.

The WineCrush team will be serving up artisan pizzas that pair perfectly with our Small Blessings wines ~ Amen!

Flock members, please visit the Wine Shop for your complimentary t-shirt.

This event is free. 

 

 

On the umpteenth day Blasted Church created new wine labels

August 17, 2018

 

On the umpteenth day Blasted Church created new label designs

...and the angels did sing
 

Upon the umpteenth day of our 16th year, our winemaker, Evan Saunders, emerged from the cellar holding a pair of weighty vessels. Two wine bottles. 

Saunders declared this a revelation of things to come from Blasted Church. Ten (or so) commanding wines. All part of a major creative renaissance at Blasted Church Vineyards.

In good time, all Blasted Church wines will be glorified with Renaissance Era masterworks, imbedded in British Columbian settings. Deep within, the vessels will hold Evan's finest classic wine creations. Testaments to his passion for creating masterful wines from our righteous vineyard lands, with minimal, yet divine intervention. 

Be among the first led to temptation... 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 National Wine Awards of Canada

August 8, 2018

The results are in!

This year the National Wine Awards of Canada was the largest in Canadian history with 1,850 wines entered from 257 wineries from across Canada.

Blasted Church Vineyards received the following medals...

Gold - Nothing Sacred 2015

Silver - Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Silver - Cross to Bear 2015

Silver - Holy Moly 2015

Make your own "Heaven in a Handbasket" with WineCrush picnic goodies

July 13, 2018

Feeling a little thirsty - and a little hungry? We now carry WineCrush charcuterie! Make your own "heaven in a handbasket" with WineCrush picnic goodies now available in the Wine Shop, and enjoy with a glass of wine on the patio overlooking Skaha Lake. 

 

In-Store Tastings & Events - JOIN US!

July 6, 2018

Upcoming In-Store Tastings & Events - please join us at the following locations:

July

> 6th - Liberty Lonsdale 3-6pm

> 6th - Save On Foods Tsawwassen

> 6th - Save On Foods South Point White Rock

> 12th - OWFG Maple Ridge 2-6pm

> 14th - Legacy Liquorstore 2:30-6:30

> 19th - Save On Foods White Rock Semiahmoo

> 26th - Save On Foods Cloverdale

> 26th - Impact Red: Rooftop Social in support of United Way

> 27th - Langley Liquor Store

August

> 1st - Burrard Liquorstore 3-6pm 

> 2nd - Robson Beer Wine & Spirits 3-7pm

> 17th - Swirl VQA Wine Store Yaletown

> 31st - Mt. Washington Wine Festival

September

> 9th - Vancouver Feast of Fields at UBC Farm

Get Your Golf On! BCV Sponsors Charity Golf Scramble

June 20, 2018

Fun loving individual needed!

May 17, 2018

BCV is still hiring for a summer position to work in the winery tasting room over the months of July and August.

Good sense of humour and fun loving personality required.

Must be 19 years or older and able to obtain a Serving it Right certificate.

Please email your resume to Tanya Martin: tanya@blastedchurch.com

Party In the Park - Tix on Sale Now!

April 13, 2018

Every year we look forward to this event - great food, great entertainment, great view - and of course, great wine!

Do not delay - get your tickest today and we will see you there!

PURCHASE 

Sacrosanct Saturday ~ Spring Festival Event ~ May 12

April 4, 2018

Join us at Blasted Church Vineyards between 10am and 5pm for a divine tasting of the exclusive Sacrosanct Cabernet Franc 2016 and the rest of the Small Blessing series. Learn the unique way these small lot wines were produced and bottled to allow the fruit to shine! Our winemaker, Evan Saunders, will be on hand to preach the amphora and handmade terracotta bottles, sharing his passion project with faithful followers from far and wide. Spontaneity is welcome - gather early for pizza, stay til the afternoon for live music. While here, leave your email in the Clay Egg for the chance to WIN an Amphora Sacrosanct, and share your event photos with #SacredWine for the chance to WIN a Small Blessings Gift Package. Flock members visit the Wine Shop for your complimentary revered t-shirt. 

This event is free. Click here to view the full event poster. 

We are hiring for the upcoming season!

March 26, 2018

BCV is now hiring for 1 Full Time and 1 Part Time position to work in the winery tasting room over the months of July and August.

Good sense of humour and fun loving personality required.

Must be 19 years or older and able to obtain a Serving it Right certificate.

Please email your resume to Tanya Martin: tanya@blastedchurch.com

 

We will be OPEN for Easter Tastings & Treats

March 5, 2018

MARCH 30 - APRIL 2 

Rejoice! The Easter bunny brings wine! 
The Tasting Room at BCV will be open for the four-day Easter weekend. Join us for Easter treats and divine wine tastings March 30 – April 2 from 10am – 5pm.

Jumping Jehosaphat! The WINE SHOP will be CLOSED

February 8, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: the Wine Shop will be CLOSED from February 11 - 17 due to road construction. We will resume business again after the weekend, as usual, on February 19th. 

This means we will not be shipping out orders over this week. Please order wine as you please, but we will not be able to ship it out until the the week of the 19th. 

OMFG Has Been Sent From Above!

January 31, 2018

The 2011 OMFG Sparkling Wine is now available.
Order before Valentine's Day to receive free shipping on your entire order.

2017 Vintage Review

January 19, 2018

The 2017 vintage got off to a slower start with cool days and a lot of precipitation leading to flood conditions throughout the Valley. Bud break started around 14 days later than either 2015 or 2016, but only a couple of days off of the average of the last 15 years. Once the weather turned we were in for months of hot, dry conditions and the vineyards had no problem catching up, hitting all of the key developmental stages as expected. However, with the drought conditions came several forest fires throughout BC, Washington State and California. The smoke provided a mixed bag; it had the beneficial effect of buffering the heat through the most intense days of the summer helping to moderate the accumulation of sugars and loss of acid, but it also lead to more humid days and increased disease pressure – extreme diligence in the vineyard was rewarded by healthy and clean fruit. Warm days and cool nights signalled the approach of harvest, allowing for great evolution of flavour without any spikes in sugars while maintaining bracing acidity in the fruit. 

Harvest brought a few surprises as yields were down across the Valley due in part to small berry size, we came in 10% under estimate, and an early cold spell put the vineyard manager and winemaker on edge. Patience was rewarded however as the temperatures never dropped too low and we were able to hang some fruit well into the fall to really develop flavour and phenolics. The final pick of the season came with a significant snowfall on the horizon, we were fortunate to harvest all fruit just hours before the snow started flying.

In the cellar, the white wines are showing great purity and balance with beautiful, natural acidity. The red wines have amazing phenolic ripeness with balanced natural acidity and lower alcohols – the Holy Grail in winemaking!

Every vintage comes with its own unique character, and 2017 was no different. Careful attention in the vineyard and a steady approach in the cellar yielded some beautiful wines which will continue to amaze for years to come.

Show your #BlastedPride

January 12, 2018

Show your #BlastedPride
Blasted Church is a proud supporter of the 26th Annual Whistler Pride & Ski Festival once again!
Experience our most exalting wines as we kick off the festivities at the Welcome Reception on January 21, and again at the Bearfoot Bistro on January 22 for an intimate wine pairing dinner.
Share your event photos over social media using #BlastedPride for the chance to WIN gifts! 

A Toast to Our Partnership with the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

December 21, 2017

Fairmont Hotels was one of the winery’s very first clients. It was such an honour for this boutique winery to have their wines served at the most iconic and prestigious addresses in Canada.

In honouring Blasted Church’s 15 year anniversary with Fairmont, the winery commissioned their inaugural artist, Monika Melnychuk to create a new label for Fairmont Chateau Whistler. 

The newly released Pinot Gris 2016 (label pictured below) in all its glory is now available throughout the hotel. 

Please enjoy this delicious British Columbian wine, and raise a glass to wonderful relationships!

Free Shipping = Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2017

Free Shipping ends December 31st!

Order your favourite wine and have them shipped across Canada at no charge.

Wishing you and yours a fantastic holiday season!

From all of us at Blasted Church 

HOLIDAY CHEER OPEN HOUSE

November 16, 2017

Join us in the wine shop for tastings and holiday cheer on November 18 & 19 from 11am - 4pm.
We are opening some special bottles to share with you! Come in to sample our wines, enjoy some Christmas baking and sip on some holiday mulled wine.

Also, please note we are collecting non-perishable food items this weekend for Helping Hand’s Christmas Food Hampers. 

Event presented by the Okanagan Falls Winery Association and enjoyed by all! See you soon.

A Heavenly $250 Gift Card Awaits You!

October 20, 2017

Contest Alert

Join the Blasted Church Flock before November 13th and be entered for the chance to WIN a $250 Gift Card!

You will also be among the first of our devotees to view the exclusive Small Blessings series available to new Flock members only for a limited time. 

Contest Rules Here

New Vintages of Revered Series Have Arrived

October 12, 2017

For over fifteen years, Blasted Church has quietly produced a heavenly stash of Revered Wines for some of our most discerning and passionate collectors. A selection of very special wines that garnered many awards and accolades from a legion of devoted followers.

Three years ago, our newly appointed Assistant (and now full-fledged) Winemaker, Evan Saunders set us on a course to further outdo ourselves beyond our wildest beliefs. In the vineyards, small parcels of vines had been fastidiously identified as our very finest-of-the-finest. Throughout the growing seasons, these vines have been nurtured with utmost care and attention. During harvest, these divine grapes were prioritized for specialty small batch winemaking. In the cellar, we smartly invested in world class craft winemaking equipment, and Evan teamed up with the highly esteemed Pascal Madevon to help us unleash the fullest potential of our collective abilities.

All of this effort culminated in the creation of this year’s launch of our entirely new Revered Series wines and introduced labels inspired by contemporary tattoo art expressing our devotion to the heavens. A selection of exalting wines that exemplify the very best that we can achieve.

Take the time to explore this rare Revered Series offering, and perhaps try some of your favourite varietals. They’ll make a believer out of you.

 

 

 

BC Wine Awards Announced

September 29, 2017

The BC Wine Awards have been announced! Blasted Church took home the following hardware: 

Gold - 2015 Holy Moly

Silver - 2015 Cab Merlot

Silver - 2015 Nothing Sacred

Bronze - 2016 Big Bang Theory

Bronze - 2016 Pinot Gris

Bronze - 2012 OMG

Bronze - 2015 Merlot