At JoieFarm, we refer to our Reserve wines as En Famille ("with family") because they are made from our estate vineyards, those of long-time family friends or special old-vine sites that exemplify the Okanagan's unique cool climate, lake moderated desert terroir.
Our signature En Famille Collection contains limited release, award-winning and age-worthy wines made exclusively from these select and single vineyard sites. This box includes:
2 x Reserve Chardonnay - Decanter World Wine Award Winner! From our most prized block of the Con Vida Vineyard. This 30+ year old site on the bluff above Skaha Lake acts as a reflective ‘sun dish’ that generates elegant and ultra-ripe fruit.
2 x Reserve Pinot Noir - Decanter World Wine Award Winner! Sourced from four select vineyard sites on the Naramata Bench chosen for their smaller berried Dijon clones, which have finer tannins and more spicy aromas. Will age gracefully for 5-7 years.
2 x Reserve Riesling - Made from one of the original BC test plot vineyards planted in 1978. We use this 40+ year old site to make a Spätlese style wine - it has a subtle sweetness, mouth-watering acidity, and great aging potential.
2 x Reserve Gewürztraminer - Single vineyard estate fruit planted by Heidi and her brother and hand-picked by several generations of Heidi's family, as well as the families of our staff members in the Joie tradition of this beautiful wine.
2 x Reserve Muscat - From our two acre estate Moscato Giallo grapes, planted and maintained by our core Joie team. This unique clone comes from Northern Italy and we are one of the only sites in Canada you will find it. Dry, low-alcohol and super-fresh!
2 x Noble Blend - Using several of the oldest plantings in the Okanagan, this blend allows us to utilize the different characteristics of each variety (and of the same variety from different sites) to achieve the ultimate natural balance and complexity.