BEHIND OUR NAME
On a cool spring morning in 1929, a small crew set off to a deserted mining camp some 16 miles away from home. Their mission: to dismantle an old wooden church and bring it back to Okanagan Falls. The plan called for a controlled blast of four dynamite sticks inside the church in order to "loosen the nails". Odd as it may seem, the explosion spared the wood from damage, and save for losing the steeple, the plan succeeded. Now, the church stands proudly in its second home in Okanagan Falls. In naming our VQA wines "Blasted Church", we celebrate the ingenuity of this initiative, and honour these pioneers for their vision, steadfastness and craftsmanship.
Since 2002 Blasted Church has produced heavenly wines for the masses. The Blasted Church wine program, spearheaded by winemaker Evan Saunders, is one of the most innovative in Canada, with a finely balanced artistic and scientific approach in the cellar using techniques that are often labour intensive but which allow the fruit to shine. The Revered Series wines are made only in exceptional years and hand selected for quality, often unfined and unfiltered providing a flavour explosion that showcases the vintage. The Renaissance Series wines are a testament to Evan’s passion for creating masterful wines from our righteous vineyard lands, with minimal yet divine intervention. These wines will make a believer out of you!