Mission Hill Family Estate’s Vintage Affair

John Simes - Winemaker (on left)

John Simes - Winemaker (on left)

Mission Hill Wines poured 6 wines including their Oculus, Quatrain and unveiled their Compendium at the Four Seasons Hotel on October 8th. This elegant evening featured inspired signature canapés by Four Seasons Executive Chef Oliver Beckert.

Four Seasons Executive Chef Oliver Beckert

Four Seasons Executive Chef Oliver Beckert

Mission Hill Wines is located in West Kelowna in the heart of the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. John Simes who is their Chief Winemaker was on hand to greet guests and to talk about his wines. John Simes was born and raised in New Zealand and he has been with Mission Hill since 1992.

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Chef making the Bison Meatballs

Chef making the Bison Meatballs

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The wines poured included the 2006 Quatrain (composed of four grape varieties including syrah, merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon), 2006 Compendium (composed of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot), 2006 Oculus (composed of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot), 2007 Chardonnay, 2006 Syrah and 2005 Riesling Icewine. The wines were each paired with a special canapé, The Quatrain was paired with grilled Lamb Popsicles topped with cherry compote, the Compendium was paired with Bison Meatballs and the Oculus was paired with the grilled Dark Chocolate Panini dessert.

By: Richard Wolak