Jim Cuddy doesn’t like Rosé ! Plus Moon Curser and Mayhem!
Jim Cuddy – Cuddy Wines by Tawse
Jim Cuddy at Tawse
Jim Cuddy does not like Rosé !
But he basically likes everything else.
As you know, Jim is the co-writer and co-singer with Blue Rodeo, The leader of the Jim Cuddy Band and recipient of The Order of Canada.
When he decided to put his name on a wine bottle he was smart enough to partner with one of the very best names in Canadian wine. Tawse.
They’ve release a Chardonnay, Cab/Merlot and Sparkling Riesling. No Rosé .
We talk about that and other wines. AND we also talk to his winemaker Paul Pender.
Paul Pender – Tawse Winemaker
I’m working on the Rosé thing. He needs to taste some of the incredible BC Rosés!
Chris Tolley – Co-Owner/Co-Winemaker Wines.
Chris Tolley Moon Curser
Moon Curser won the 2019 Wine Align Best Small performing Winery in Canada.
Moon Curser – Best Small Winery in Canada
At the end of the competition, the winery walked away with several medals led by a Platinum for its remarkable ode to the Douro Valley, the 2017 Touriga Nacional. They followed that up with six gold medals for a 2015 Tannat, think Uruguay; 2018 Dolcetto, that’s Italy; a 2017 Malbec, that’s Argentina; a 2017 Tempranillo, a nod to Spain; a 2017 Petit Verdot a classic from Bordeaux; and one final gold for a 2017 Dead of Night, a blend of Syrah and Tannat.
Well, you get the picture, this is one very different producer, and in many ways, a poster child for what we always hoped would be the kind of innovative, family estate winery that would grab the title of the Best Performing Small Winery in Canada. All that is left for you to do is try the wine and eventually visit the winery to experience what the Tolleys did when they first got into the business, something new and intriguing and most of all different.
Anthony Gismondi – Co-Head Judge
Moon Curser’s Medal Winning Wines
Moon Curser 2017 Touriga Nacional, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Moon Curser 2015 Tannat, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Moon Curser 2018 Dolcetto, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Moon Curser 2017 Malbec, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Moon Curser 2017 Dead of Night, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Moon Curser 2017 Tempranillo, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Moon Curser 2017 Petit Verdot, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Moon Curser 2017 Carmenere, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Moon Curser 2018 Arneis, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Moon Curser 2017 Syrah, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Moon Curser 2018 Afraid of the Dark, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
In 2006 they opened the doors to Moon Cursor..except, at the time it was called Twisted Tree.
Rebranding brought the name Moon Cursor.
The location has always been the same..very close to being the last winery in BC..right at the USA border.
I had already done an interview with Chris when the awards were handed out..so here’s the update from Chris and the whole interview before they won the award.
Congratulations to Chris and Beata Tolley
Moon Cursor Wines
Terry Lynn Stone – Co-Partner Mayhem Wines
Mayhem Wines is a fun collaboration between two established wine industry siblings – Terry Meyer Stone of Anarchist Mountain Vineyards and her brother JAK Meyer of Meyer Family Vineyards, along with their respective spouses Andrew Stone and Janice Stevens.
The portfolio consists of aromatic whites and Bordeaux reds. They source their grapes from the Meyer Family home vineyards and established growers of the Okanagan, with an eye for detail in the vineyard and producing quality grapes in a sustainable manner.
The Hut at Meyer Family Vineyards
Join Mayhem every Friday & Saturday, 11-4 PM for the Summer of 2019, at their pop up tasting area at Meyer Family Vineyards.
Be sure to leave yourself extra time for this stop in your wine touring day as you have the opportunity to taste through not only the Mayhem portfolio, but also that of Meyer Family Vineyards. With a smashing garden, relaxing patio and lawn games, you may just want to stay a while and sip away the afternoon!
Terry Lynn looks forward to hosting you at 4287 McLean Creek Road, Okanagan Falls, this summer and during Harvest!
STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON
2019 Pinot Noir Celebration
2019 Garagiste North
Field Blend Special
The Passion Pit at Orofino Wines
The Cowichan Valley Wine festival