We are thankful for the visitors who have made pizza on the JoieFarm Winery lawn a regular stop during their summer holidays. We take great pride in being the first winery in Naramata to offer wood-fired pizza. This summer, we are proud to offer a new culinary experience on the Naramata Bench: Le Comptoir at Joie Picnique.
Chef Brian Skinner joined us while he prepares to open his new restaurant venture in Kelowna in the late autumn. His past experience includes cooking at Michelin Star restaurants such as Noma in Copenhagen and opened his first award winning restaurant The Acorn in Vancouver.
Heidi and JJ met Lina this past March in Arles, France while eating and being inspired to create a new wine pairing menu of small plates to amplify the JoieFarm wine portfolio for tasting room guests. Having kept in touch, Lina joins Joie for the month of August.
We all have enjoyed a summer of exploring the Okanagan’s bounty, creating dishes both traditional and modern, all with the very best intention of putting a hyper-local, seasonal food forward.
We invite you to come by and give our new menu a try. Our new menu is a purposeful reflection of the foods that have inspired our owner, winemaker and chef to make our wines. As a result, we are offering foods that not only pair well with our wines but also explore and promote the bounty of the Okanagan Valley.
Célébration de la Vie was created in memory of our friend, collaborator and prolific artist, Dale Nigel Gobel, as a celebration of his life and works. Dale created JoieFarm’s labels and graphics for 19 years, including the original Joie logo doodle in 2001. His ‘look and feel’ has permeated the spirit of JoieFarm for two decades strong and this special wine was inspired by him and intended to celebrate springtime and the renewal that comes with this hopeful season.