The Chic Fille label is a fun, experimental label made by JoieFarm winemaker Heidi Noble and apprentice winemaker Alyssa Hubert. The Chic Fille wines have been initiated by a keen interest to learn and teach at JoieFarm. They were inspired by Heidi’s desire to revisit techniques that she had used when first teaching herself how to make wine. Many of these practices such as native fermentation, lees contact, skin contact, and semi-carbonic ferments have become incorporated into the cellar at JoieFarm over the course of 15 vintages. The Chic Fille label re-visits each one of the techniques singularly with the goal of making fun, textural, eminently drinkable, and interesting wines. Overall, these wines will help us improve the core JoieFarm portfolio as they continue to showcase the potential for wine created in a cool-climate, lake-moderated terroir.
2017 Chic Fille Pinot Meunier Rosé - 50 cases; release date March 2018
2017 Chic Fille Pinot Blanc - 45 cases; release date November 2018
2017 Chic Fille Pinot Noir Hollenbach - 22 cases; release date December 2018
2017 Chic Fille Pinot Noir Ambient Hollenbach Ambient - 22 cases; release date December 2018
2017 Chic Fille Gamay - 45 cases; release date 2019
This summer, we are proud to offer a new culinary experience on the Naramata Bench: Le Comptoir at Joie Picnique. After 15 years of dedicated winemaking, Heidi has actively spent the summer cooking with her partner JJ Skidmore, Chef Brian Skinner and Lina Caschetto.