ABOUT TERRY DAVID MULLIGAN
As host and producer of the weekly radio show Tasting Room Radio and Co-Host of HollywoodandVinesTV with Jason Priestley, Terry David Mulligan spent the past 10 years travelling the World of Wine. He lived 5 years right on the Naramata Bench in BC’s Okanagan Valley just so he could teach himself all about winemaking from the terroir up. Terry also knows exactly where to find the best chefs and kitchen experiences in the area, and promises great food to go with those wines.
TDM RESERVA – BEYOND THE TASTING ROOM
Looking for a truly unique travel experience? Fly to Penticton with Jump On and experience Terry David Mulligan’s unforgettable insiders tour of the Naramata Bench wine district!
TDM Reserva is a unique wine tour personally crafted by Terry David Mulligan. The tour includes one-on-one time with the winemakers themselves, barrel tastings and wine pours not found in any tasting room. Get behind the scenes, which could include punching down a tank, cropping vines, or being on the crush pad as the year’s harvest comes in. These are memories you can cellar forever!
“As wine consultant for Jump On, I have designed a one-of-a-kind wine tour that goes behind the scenes to create an unforgettable experience.” – Terry David Mulligan
Naramata Bench, located just minutes from Penticton, BC, features a number of award-winning wineries nestled along a fourteen kilometre winding country road overlooking Okanagan Lake. Over 100 years ago this region was a major fruit growing area and more recently it has become home to world class viticulturists growing grapes that are the basis for the popularity of Naramata Bench wines.
JUMP ON FOR WINE PENTICTON/TDM RESERVA ITINERARY:
FRIDAY JUNE 13, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
Direct (peak time!) flight from Calgary to Penticton
FRIDAY JUNE 13 – JUNE 15, 2014
2 night hotel stay at Penticton Lakeside Resort (double occupancy)
SATURDAY JUNE 14, 2014
10:00 AM – TDM Reserva Wine Tour featuring 3 wineries with tastings (6.5 hours) and a stop for lunch (included)
SUNDAY JUNE 15, 2014 @ 5:30 PM
Direct (peak time!) return flight from Penticton to Calgary
What started out as a hobby for friends Bob Ferguson and Tim Watts became an obsession when they were granted the third winery licence on the Naramata Bench. Their first blocks of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay set the tone for the Kettle Valley style of intense full bodied reds and whites, and they constantly challenge the assumptions about what cannot thrive on the versatile Naramata terroir. Think of this stop on the TDM Reserva tour as tasting, touring and talking.
Founded in 1993, Poplar Grove was one of the original 5 wineries on the Naramata Bench. Ian Sutherland built his reputation starting with just 2 and a half acres, and his 1995 Cabernet Franc quickly established Poplar Grove on the world scene. Now including over 110 acres of prime property, the focus has expanded to include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot and a signature blend called The Legacy. Savor the wines, enjoy food from the excellent kitchen and revel in some unforgettable winemaking stories. Read more.
Since transplanting themselves from the Australian wine industry, Jeff and Niva Martin have put their small “cult” winery on the world map by winning major awards. In 2011, La Frenz won the most gold medals of any winery at the All Canadian Wine Championships and the Northwest Wine Summit. Jeff looks after the vineyards, Niva runs the tasting room – and they promise a tasting to remember that includes tasting your way through much of the portfolio.
PENTICTON LAKESIDE RESORT
Perfectly situated on beautiful Okanagan Lake, Penticton Lakeside Resort is one of Penticton’s finest hotels. Enjoy a two night stay and a spectacular view from one of 203 clean and spacious rooms with balconies. Experience three unique dining establishments or take advantage of 24 hour room service. Read more.