Welcome to Meyer Family Vineyards
After a decision to change careers and enter the wine world we spent three years searching for the perfect vineyard site in the Okanagan Valley. In 2006 Janice and I (JAK) purchased a small 1.62 HECTARE vineyard on the Naramata bench. In late 2008 we purchased a 6.9 HECTARE property in Okanagan Falls.
We hired the best winemaker and viticulturists and focus on small lot single vineyard wines of excellence in the traditions of Burgundy. In our small vineyards, where we produce less than 8000 cases from mature 20+ year old vines, we strive to produce the finest wines possible.
Who We Are
JAK Meyer – Proprietor
Following a career in the investment business and raising two young girls, Sydney and Kamryn, we decided to completely change directions and get into the wine business. We set out to establish ourselves as one of BC’s top wineries focusing on small premium Chardonnay and later Pinot Noir. As in business and my business models the plan was to surround myself with the best people I could in each area. I now spend my days actively in sales, administration, tastings, events, viticulture, winemaking (cleaning tanks), landscaping and wherever else the experts will let me. Our tasting room was completed in 2010 and the tasting room staff and I look forward to seeing you at the winery.
Janice Stevens-Meyer – Proprietor
With a background of both public practice accounting, and many years in the food and beverage business, the winery has become the perfect career choice for Janice. She brings a keen interest and understanding of the business to the organization and is responsible for all the accounting, payroll, bookkeeping, and management. She is often seen at events or at the winery pouring wine.
Chris Carson – Winemaker
Chris returned to Canada in 2008 after eight years spent in New Zealand, California and Montrachet. He brings his expertise in crafting award-winning wines and also his New Zealand wife Jacqueline Kemp and son Jerry. Chris is hands on in the vineyard, following the grape from pruning to harvest and creating excellent wines. He especially loves the heartbreak grape, Pinot Noir and supervised the planting of 9000 new pinot vines in early 2009 at McLean Creek Road Vineyard. A graduate of Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand with his Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology, Chris Carson brings with him his extensive enthusiasm and skills in all areas of wine making and production.
The Wines We Will Be Pouring at the International Festival Tasting Room
At the wine festival we will just be pouring our just released 2015 single vineyard Pinot Noirs accompanied by our single vineyard Chardonnays along with our entry-level Pinots and Chards.
- 2015 Gewürztraminer
- 2015 McLean Creek Road Chardonnay
- 2015 Tribute Series Chardonnay – Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship
- McLean Creek Pinot Noir
- Reimer Vineyard Pinot Noir
Where Else to Find Us
There are other events as well. Watch for us on the vanwinefest.ca website.