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Fort Berens Estate Winery

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Rolf de Bruin
 
October 15, 2016 | Rolf de Bruin

Go for the Double Gold, an Exclusive Offer!

In our last newsletter, we introduced the upcoming launch of our new Red Gold. We are thrilled about this ultra-premium red wine. A wine with exceptional quality, worthy of the Red Gold designation.

Our 2014 Red Gold is an exceptional blend. It combines our very best estate Cabernet Franc, estate Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon from Roger Pires’ vineyard in Osoyoos and Merlot from Blind Creek vineyard in the Similkameen. With just 100 cases produced, the Red Gold is an iconic and collectible wine. To read more about our Red Gold, click here.

Today, we are absolutely delighted to offer our Discovery Club members an exclusive opportunity to pre-order our new 2014 Red Gold before the official launch in November during Cornucopia.

We have a number of different options for you if you wish to purchase the Red Gold, including a Limited Edition Magnum and the introduction of our new Double Gold club.

Red Gold Bottles:

The single bottle price of the 2014 Red Gold is $44.99. The single bottle price forDiscovery Club members is $38.24.

For your convenience, we have created a few options for your consideration:

3 bottles: Regular price $134.97; Discovery Club members $114.72
6 bottles: Regular price $269.94; Discovery Club members $229.44
12 bottles: Regular price $539.88; Discovery Club members $458.88
3 bottles of 2014 Red Gold and 3 bottles of 2014 White Gold: Regular price $212.94; Discovery Club members $180.99

* Limit 12 bottles per Discovery Club member
* Price excludes applicable tax, deposit and shipping

If you prefer a custom order that includes other wines, please let us know.

To pre-order, simply email discoveryclub@fortberens.ca to say what you would like to order, whether you will pick it up at the winery or if you would like us to ship it to you, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Red Gold Magnums:

To commemorate the launch of the Red Gold, we approached William Matthews, an amazing local fine artist, to create a label for a limited edition of 48 Magnums.

William, an impressionist landscape painter with a spiritual leaning into surrealism, created a stunning hand painted oil painting, which reflects the landscape as seen from our winery and his home-studio. William individually hand-crafted 48 labels for these 1500ml magnums as one-of-a-kind pieces of art. While each label represents the same landscape view, William hand painted each label to reflect the constantly changing colours of the Fraser Canyon. William explained, “You never get tired of the view with the constant changes. It’s flowing. It’s rich.” His Red Gold art reflects this. “The clouds are a symbol of the smoothness of wine. The shapes and lines are similar in every one, but the colour and mood change in every unique piece of art,” William continued.

Each magnum is in every way a magnificent work of art designed to match the art of the winemaking involved in crafting the Red Gold. The 6” x 4” oil painting is created on canvas that can be removed from the bottle. You will be able to frame and continue to enjoy the art long after enjoying the Red Gold.

Each painting is numbered and signed by the artist. The magnum is packaged in a beautiful cedar wooden collector’s box and is priced at $399. The price for Discovery Club members is $339.15.

* Limit 1 Magnum per Discovery Club member
* Price excludes applicable tax, deposit and shipping

To pre-order, simply email discoveryclub@fortberens.ca to say you would like to order a Red Gold magnum, whether you will pick it up at the winery or if you would like us to ship it to you, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Join the Double Gold Wine Club:

We have created a new Double Gold Wine Club. Whether you are a member of our Red, White, Mixed or VIP Club today, you can simply add on the Double Gold Wine Club to your existing wine club membership. Double Gold Wine Club members will receive one shipment of our Gold level wines each November. This doesn’t change anything with regards to your Red, White, Mixed or VIP Club membership.

Double Gold Wine Club members will receive 3 bottles of 2014 Red Gold and 3 bottles of 2014 White Gold: Regular price $212.94; Discovery Club members $180.99

* Price excludes applicable tax, deposit and shipping

To join our new Double Gold Wine Club, simply email discoveryclub@fortberens.ca to say you would like to join the Double Gold Wine Club and let us know whether you will pick it up at the winery or if you would like us to ship it to you, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Timeline:

Oct. 12 - Discovery Club members can start pre-ordering Red Gold
Nov. 9 - Credit cards processed
Nov. 10 - Private Official Media Launch in Whistler
Nov. 11 - Winery dinner at the Four Seasons
Nov. 11 - Public tasting of Red Gold at Cellar Door
Nov. 13 - Public seminar dedicated to Red Gold
Nov. 14 – Red Gold orders will be shipped (or ready for pick-up at the winery)

We look forward to hearing your feedback on our new Red Gold.

Time Posted: Oct 15, 2016 at 3:13 PM
Rolf de Bruin
 
October 11, 2016 | Rolf de Bruin

Announcing our Red Gold 2014

Five years ago, we released our White Gold. The White Gold was created in 2010 when two barrels of Chardonnay tasted so magnificent that we wanted to share this exceptional quality with you rather than adding it to our Chardonnay blend. In 2014, while barrel sampling our red wines, we discovered a few barrels that were of similar exceptional quality worthy of the Red Gold designation. And today, we are thrilled to announce that our first ever Red Gold will be coming this fall.

The Red Gold 2014 is the product of the exceptional care from three grape growers and our winemaker. It is a blend of estate Cabernet Franc, estate Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon from Roger Pires’ vineyard in Osoyoos and Merlot from Blind Creek vineyard in the Similkameen. These three sites produce excellent fruit and the 2014 vintage was among the best in a long time.

In the fall of 2014 as the grapes came in, our winemaker, Danny Hattingh, was hugely impressed with the quality of the fruit. Danny was given free rein to foster the quality of this fruit and to experiment to express the true potential of the fruit. His drive to experiment, to do things differently, to learn and to embrace new approaches led to truly unique wine that combines the very best of three excellent growing regions. 

With just 100 cases produced, the Red Gold is an iconic and collectible wine. In its youth, it was already awarded two Gold Medals, one at the San Francisco International Wine Competition and the other at the Pacific Rim Wine Competition. In London, UK at the International Wine & Spirits Competition it won a silver medal.

The Red Gold will be launched at Cornucopia in Whistler from November 10-21, 2016. The Red Gold will be launched at a private Media & Trade event at the Audian Museum on Thursday November 10th. The Red Gold will be served at a winemaker’s dinner at the Four Seasons and at Cellar Door, both on Friday, November 11th. There is a special public seminar dedicated to Red Gold on Sunday November 13th.

To commemorate the launch of the Red Gold, we approached William Matthews, an amazing local fine art painter, to create a label for a limited edition Magnum. The hand painted oil canvas on each bottle represents the unique landscape as seen from the winery. The canvas, which can be removed and framed, can be a silent testimony to a time where we celebrate the art of winemaking. This limited edition, of only 48 Magnums, is in every way a magnificent work of art designed to match the art of the winemaking involved in crafting the Red Gold.

Time Posted: Oct 11, 2016 at 11:16 PM