Interview with Beata & Chris Tolley – Owners of Moon Curser starts at approximately ~30:15
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"Moon Curser – Beata.Chris Tolley Founders. Chris is Winemaker. (Osoyoos Bench)
In 2003 both Beata and Chris completed a Post Graduate Degree in Viticulture and Oenology at Lincoln University is Christchurch NZ.
In 2004 Beata and Chris started small and well under the radar after their move from Calgary. Chris a software designer, Beata a Chartered Accountant.
The Moon Curser name pays tribute to the Gold Smuggling history of Osoyoos which is right up against the USA Border.
Unlike almost anyone else in the Okanagan, they decided right from the beginning to grow, bottle, and sell premium wines from old World grapes.
Tannat, Dolcetto, and Touriga Nacional. Then they added Syrah, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Tempranillo, Arneis, Roussanne/Marsanne, Viognier.
Then they added AWARDS. The latest is the greatest.
Moon Curser was recognized as #1 Best Performing Small Winery at the 2019 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada.
The award perhaps explains why so many of their wines are Sold Out. Beta and Chris will let us know what’s left to order.
They have a great wine club and Beata will explain why club membership would make a great gift.
This is a truly great small winery with a big heart.
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