December 9, 2023

Grape Talks - Volume 3- "The Myth & Magic of Malbec"

As part of the Big Reds at Big White Festival, the Okanagan Wine Festivals in partnership with Gone West Wine Co. proudly presents:


GrapeTalks - Vol. 3

Location: White Crystal Inn Conference Room, Big White Ski Resort


What is GrapeTalks? 


A series of conversations dedicated to understanding the roots, teasing the palate and connecting the wine community. 


Topic: “The Myth & Magic of Malbec”

A French grape that was saved by Argentina. A conversation and tasting of different expressions of Malbec from the Okanagan Valley, France and Argentina. 

Event details: 

The seminar includes a tasting of 6 different Malbecs, four local expressions and two international. Learn from your host and the talented local winemakers how this once beloved French grape experienced a rebirth in Argentina and over the years has become a world favourite among red wine lovers. 

Host: Jo Audette, wine consultant & buyer


Jo is an accomplished wine consultant, sommelier and wine buyer based at Big White Ski Resort, catering to a national and international clientele. Jo has spent the last twenty-seven years in the hospitality industry, seventeen of those years have been focused on wines, wine pairing, and development of wine menus and cellars. Most recently, Jo served as a judge for the BC Lieutenant Governor Awards in the Spring of 2023 in Penticton. BC. 


BC Winemakers:

Mt.Boucherie Estate Winery - Jeff Hundertmark

Road 13 Vineyards- Barclay Robinson

Moon Curser

Roiver Ston


Additional Details




Big White Ski Resort

Start Time

4:00 pm

End Time

5:00 pm


BC VQA East Kelowna Slopes

Event Contact Details

Kimberly Hundertmark
[email protected]
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