It’s the annual Meyer-Mayhem Gathering. JAK Meyer & Terry Meyer Stone talking fires, wines and family partnership.
Love these guys. Love their wines. Truly admire their partnership.
Meyer Family Vineyards in Okanagan Falls and Mayhem Wines on Anarchist Mountain Osoyoos.
This year they decided to bring their tasting rooms together at Meyer Family Vineyards on McLean Creek Road.
“Not to compete but to compliment” The Wine Diva.
After Terry left Tinhorn Creek, brother JAK convinced her to start a new label with him and wife Janice Stevens. Janice happens to be an accountant and all round fine soul. Also in the mix was Terrys husband Andrew Stone who brought work smarts as vineyard manager with Liquidity, Arterra, Fort Berens and, of course, Anarchist Mountain. All-in-all, a formidable team.
Mayhem leans towards Bordeaux style. The whites, including the Rose all have a wonderful texture due to a light handed barrel program. The Sauvignon Blanc is quite frankly world class. A fine balance of new and used oak.
The reds are very approachable and all their wines are smartly affordable.
Their highly creative winemaker is Australian born, New Zealand raised Ajay Chavan.
Over at Meyer Family Vineyards JAK and Janice focus on Burgundian wines Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and wine fans everywhere are all better off for it. Some wines are only available through the wine club.
Six different Pinot Noirs, including a “field blend”. All clones in this vineyard are grown, picked, fermented together and aged in neutral oak for almost a year.
Six different Chardonnays.
Highly sought after and well worth the chase.
Winemaker is the gifted Chris Carson with assist and support from Ajay Chavan.
Best of all, all the wines we talk about can be found in one location – Meyer Family Vineyards Okanagan Falls.
2021 Old Main Road Chardonnay (Naramata)
2022 Okanagan Valley Chardonnay (OK Falls, Osoyoos, Naramata)
2021 McLean Creek Road Chardonnay (OK Falls)
We do chat about the Meyer Pinot Noirs..
2022 Mayhem Sauvignon Blanc (Naramata)
2022 Mayhem Rose (Oliver)
2022 Pinot Gris (Osoyoos)
2022 Riesling (Naramata)
STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON
2023 Vancouver Wine fest
2023 BC Cider Festival