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 ...here are a few reports and unconfirmed rumours from various sources. Some credible, others,... well.


 

Sam The Wine Teacher Hauck
 
February 17, 2021 | Sam The Wine Teacher Hauck

MyVanCity.ca - Year End Interview with Chris Tolley of Moon Curser

"Last December, I had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Tolley of Moon Curser Vineyards, a small family-owned winery on the east side of Osoyoos just where Hwy 3 begins its rise up Anarchist Mountain on its journey to the Kootenays and beyond."

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Time Posted: Feb 17, 2021 at 3:53 PM Permalink to MyVanCity.ca - Year End Interview with Chris Tolley of Moon Curser Permalink
Daenna Van Mulligan
 
January 12, 2021 | Daenna Van Mulligan

TheWineDiva.ca/WineScores.ca - 2020 Releases, 10 wines above 90 Points

Moon Curser Roussanne Marsanne 2019 - 92 Points

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Moon Curser Touriga Nacional 2018 - 92 Points

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Moon Curser Syrah 2018 - 92 Points

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Moon Curser Tempranillo 2018 - 92 Points

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Moon Curser Dolcetto 2019 - 91 Points

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Moon Curser Arneis 2019 - 91 Points

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Moon Curser Viognier 2019 - 91 Points

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Moon Curser Dead of Night 2018 - 90 Points

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Moon Curser Malbec 2018 - 90 Points

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Moon Curser Contraband Syrah 2018 - 90 Points

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Moon Curser Border Vines 2018 - 89 Points

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Moon Curser Cavernet Sauvignon 2017 - 89 Points

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Moon Curser Carménère 2018 - 88 Points

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Moon Curser Moonlit 2019 - 88 Points

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Time Posted: Jan 12, 2021 at 10:49 AM Permalink to TheWineDiva.ca/WineScores.ca - 2020 Releases, 10 wines above 90 Points Permalink
Beata Tolley
 
December 14, 2020 | Beata Tolley

Moon Curser Music #3 Mix

Do you know the story behind our winery name? Here’s another Moon Curser playlist that is all clues. We're back at it again with a third playlist.....

Our Moon Curser #3 Mix playlist is now available on Spotify for your listening pleasure.

Moon Curser Music #3 Mix - Spotify playlist by Beata Tolley. Note: you need a (free) Spotify account to listen.

and if you missed our first playlists:

Moon Curser Music #2 Mix - Spotify playlist by Beata Tolley 

Moon Curser Music #1 Mix - Spotify playlist by Beata Tolley 

What makes these playlists Moon Curser-y, you say...? there's definitely a theme, and you will not have much trouble spotting it once you glance at the titles. If you don't quite know the history behind our winery name, the playlists should provide many a clue along with an eclectic selection of what we hope will become your favourites. 

And if you’re still not sure after listening: here’s the whole tale of the Moon Curser name: About Moon Curser's name.

We’re always working on adding to the playlists; suggestions are great if anyone’s so inclined. Email them to gold@mooncurser.com.

Time Posted: Dec 14, 2020 at 3:29 PM Permalink to Moon Curser Music #3 Mix Permalink
Nikki Bayley
 
December 10, 2020 | Nikki Bayley

BC Living.ca - BC Wine 101: Holiday 2020 Edition

"1. Pop! Five must-have B.C. bubbles

Because nothing brings the happy like a bottle of bubbly.

...

Moon Curser Moonlit Frizzante 2019
I’m such a fan of Osoyoos’s Moon Curser Vineyards; they grow grape varieties that almost no one else does and they make such wonderful wine with 'em! This is their first sparkling and it’s a winner straight out of the gate. Super foamy with bags of lemon, almond and baked apples. It’s the perfect day drinker! Sold out at the winery, see if you can track it down at a wine store cos it’s fab!"

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Time Posted: Dec 10, 2020 at 10:41 AM Permalink to BC Living.ca - BC Wine 101: Holiday 2020 Edition Permalink
Terry David Mulligan
 
December 5, 2020 | Terry David Mulligan

Tasting Room Radio - Dec 5th, 2020– The Hatch. Hillside. Moon Curser. Enrico. A new Season of TRR.

Interview with Beata & Chris Tolley – Owners of Moon Curser starts at approximately ~30:15

To listen to this episode click here.


"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.

 

www.mooncurser.com"

Time Posted: Dec 5, 2020 at 2:54 PM Permalink to Tasting Room Radio - Dec 5th, 2020– The Hatch. Hillside. Moon Curser. Enrico.  A new Season of TRR. Permalink
Tania Tomaszewska
 
November 3, 2020 | Tania Tomaszewska

Seaside Magazine - "Sipping Some History in the South Okanagan"

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Time Posted: Nov 3, 2020 at 4:33 PM Permalink to Seaside Magazine - Permalink
Jennifer Schell
 
August 28, 2020 | Jennifer Schell

The BC Wine Lover's Cookbook - Plum Clafoutis; pair with Dolcetto 2019

Our recipe this shipment is a real treat: you can view it below or if you'd like to print a copy you can find a PDF here

It's a recipe for Plum Clafoutis from Moon Curser's feature in the absolutely wonderful new cookbook from the Okanagan's own award winning author, Jennifer Schell, The BC Wine Lover's Cookbook. We are huge fans of Jennifer's work and love her focus on the food, farm and drink community of the Okanagan and British Columbia. You can purchase The BC Wine Lover's Cookbook from our tasting room or on our website. To visit Jennifer's site and learn more, go here

 

 

 

 

Time Posted: Aug 28, 2020 at 2:30 PM Permalink to The BC Wine Lover's Cookbook - Plum Clafoutis;  pair with Dolcetto 2019 Permalink
Beata Tolley
 
August 28, 2020 | Beata Tolley

Moon Curser Music #2 Mix

We're back at it again with a second playlist.....

Moon Curser Music Mix #2 - Spotify playlist by Beata Tolley. Note: you need a (free) Spotify account to listen. 

and if you missed our first playlist:

Moon Curser Music Mix #1 - Spotify playlist by Beata Tolley 

What makes these playlists Moon Curser-y, you say...? there's definitely a theme, and you will not have much trouble spotting it once you glance at the titles. If you don't quite know the history behind our winery name, the playlists should provide many a clue along with an eclectic selection of what we hope will become your favourites. 

And if you’re still not sure after listening: here’s the whole tale of the Moon Curser name: About Moon Curser's name.

We’re always working on adding to the playlists; suggestions are great if anyone’s so inclined. Email them to gold@mooncurser.com.

Time Posted: Aug 28, 2020 at 11:04 AM Permalink to Moon Curser Music #2 Mix Permalink
Neal McLennan
 
August 14, 2020 | Neal McLennan

Western Living Magazine - The Summer Trip to Europe is Happening in the Okanagan This Year

"Have your plans for the continent by Dreamliner morphed into the Interior by SUV? No worries, we’ve got you covered with a vinous road map, to lead you to the local bottles that take their cues from the best of the Old World.

...

Italy

You’re Wanting: Piedmont
You’re Getting: Moon Curser Arneis 2019, $23

Nebbiolo is off the table, but the great white grape of the land of Barolo sings with firm peach and mineral notes in the hands of Osoyoos’s Moon Curser. And it’s a sight cheaper than Italy, too.
mooncurser.com

..."

To read full article click here

Time Posted: Aug 14, 2020 at 4:45 PM Permalink to Western Living Magazine - The Summer Trip to Europe is Happening in the Okanagan This Year Permalink
Tania Tomaszewska
 
July 29, 2020 | Tania Tomaszewska

Seaside Magazine - "Bringing the Beyond into BC"

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Time Posted: Jul 29, 2020 at 1:34 PM Permalink to Seaside Magazine - Permalink
Moon Curser: Brand Elements