CedarCreek Estate Winery Presentation

Job #789

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Job # 789 CedarCreek Estate Winery Presentation

Posted Date
Nov 4, 2005 @ 00:31
Respond By
Nov 30, 2005
Word Count
0
Budget
$250
Language
English
Gender
Both
Age Range
-
Category
-

Job Description

Hi there,

We have just completed a new CedarCreek PowerPoint/DVD presentation and I need a voice for it!

The DVD requires voice-over and music. We are looking for a contemporary, uplifting/upbeat music track.

The word count of our script is 1,322. Please quote for both voice-over and music.

Thank you!

Angela

~ Here is our complete script for you to review ~


(1) People often ask if CedarCreek has a recipe when it comes to making great wine. In fact, they do. Its called family Heritage. As it goes from father (2) to son to grandchildren, the Fitzpatrick family will continue to “respect the land, honour tradition and pursue perfection”. It is this philosophy that makes for a proud legacy and a truly remarkable wine.

(3) The Fitzpatricks, a family of Irish heritage, have lived in the Okangan Valley since 1913. Senator Ross Fitzpatrick, whose father managed an Oliver fruit packing house, grew up amid orchards. (4) A successful career in business and politics took Senator Fitzpatrick away from the Okanagan but he returned in 1986 to acquire a (5) small winery and apple orchard near Kelowna. As a new Proprietor he found grapes more compelling than apples and soon converted the orchard to vineyard. (6) This was the beginning of developing the highly successful winery that CedarCreek is today.

(7) In 1996 Gordon Fitzpatrick was appointed President and set out to focus CedarCreek on premium wines. The family commitment to quality culminated in (8) 2002 when CedarCreek was recognized as Canada’s Winery of the Year by Wine Access Magazine and recent re:affirmed as they won this honour for a second time in 2005.

(9) Ask anyone who grows grapes and they’ll tell you that roots are important. In this case they run very deep as the Fitzpatrick’s respect for the land has led to the establishment of (10) three unique vineyard sites in the Okanagan Valley.

The Okanagan Valley is considered cool climate viticulture which produces fresh, lively wines with a natural balance of fruit and acidity. (11) Due to a short yet intense growing season CedarCreek must crop at low yields to ensure that the fruit ripens to their satisfaction. (12) They call this exacting approach “Farming for Flavours” and it is paramount to producing world class, highly acclaimed wines.

(13) CedarCreek, the home block consists of 50 acres of vineyard of which almost one-half is planted to their signature Pinot Noir as well as Merlot, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris.

(14) Greata Ranch, the second vineyard is located between Peachland and Summerland. This historic orchard was settled in 1896 and was purchased by Senator Fitzpatrick in 1994 based on his boyhood memories of tasting sweet peaches from the property. CedarCreek restored its former agricultural splendour by planting 40 acres of Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and Merlot.

(15) Desert Ridge, the third site acquired in 2002, is located just outside of Osoyoos and is dedicated to the Bordeaux reds, namely Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and some Petite Verdot. Once Desert Ridge plus a nearby Syrah site are in full production, CedarCreek will operate 2/3 of their overall grape source themselves. (16) The remaining 1/3 will come from select independent growers dedicated to quality.

(17) A great wine begins with a great bunch. In their pursuit for perfection, the Fitzpatricks have recruited the best in viticulture and oenology expertise. (18) Their winemaker Tom Di Bello is a graduate of the University of California, Davis – one of the top wine schools in the world. Mr. Di Bello’s prior experience includes winemaking at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa, Cape Mentelle in Margaret River, Australia and several other wineries in California, Arizona and Washington State. Di Bello made an immediate impact as CedarCreek was recognized as “Winery of the Year” at the 2002 Canadian Wine Awards based on the strength of his first two vintages and more recently re-confirmed by repeating the honour in 2005. Tom Di Bello enters his sixth vintage at CedarCreek and works closely with (19) Associate Winemaker Corrie Krehbiel, a homegrown success story who is learning her craft from one of the very best in the business.

(20) The vineyards are carefully managed by Merle Lawrence who is entering his 15th growing season with CedarCreek. Providing sage advice to the vineyard team is Eric Neil, a consulting viticulturist from Sonoma, California. (21) CedarCreek’s commitment to growing the very best grapes possible is the cornerstone to their quest to produce wines of distinction.

(22) The secret to making great wine is passion and paying attention to the details – it is all the little things that add up to something special in the bottle. To assist in their effort to do all the little things right the Fitzpatricks completed an extensive renovation to the winery in 2002. (23) Special features include a gravity feed system which allows for gentle handling of red grapes, which especially benefits their award-winning Pinot Noir. This combined with their unique punch down technique, affectionately called “Kathunking” and the use of micro-oxygenation enables CedarCreek to produce more intense, fruit forward wines with their signature silky smooth mouth feel.


(24) CedarCreek has also established relationships with the best coopers in France to source subtle, tightly grained oak which benefits their elegant winemaking style. They take the extra time to whole cluster press at crush to provide the best quality juice. Aging sur lees improves the texture and the weight on the palate while offering a more complex aromatic wine. They also avoid any unnecessary movement of the wine at bottling and minimum filtration preserves the flavours. (25) CedarCreek is melding the best of old world tradition with new world technology to express the unique terroir of the Okanagan Valley.

(26) What’s most important to some wineries happens in the Boardroom. What’s most important to CedarCreek happens in the dining room. The satisfaction of producing great wine is to bring family and friends together to break bread and share stories. (27) This intimacy is best experienced by visiting CedarCreek and enjoying first-hand the hospitality that they offer. (28) The CedarCreek experience ranges from tours and tastings to fine dining and musical entertainment. (29) The Vineyard Terrace is a seasonal restaurant (open for lunch mid June to mid September) with a (30) relaxing ambiance and postcard view of the vineyard and lake. (31) The annual Sunset Concert series features artists from around the world (32) providing guests with magical evenings of wine, food and music.
(33) The addition of The Pavilion – a Mediterranean oasis set amidst CedarCreek’s (34) stunning rose garden and vineyard provides a perfect venue for receptions, dinners and special events.

(35) In addition to the wine country experience at CedarCreek there is also a wine shop at Greata Ranch Vineyards. Nestled in a block of Gewurztraminer and overlooking Okanagan Lake visitors can enjoy (36) the more moderately priced Greata Ranch wines such as Pinot Blanc, Ehrenfelser, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Rose. CedarCreek has just released a (37) new Greata Ranch wine label reminiscent of it's proud history of orchards and fruit packing.

(38)Experience the excitement of an emerging wine growing region and discover the best of the Okanagan – on both sides of the lake….CedarCreek Estate Winery and Greata Ranch Vineyards.

(39) CedarCreek offers wines in three distinct ranges. (40) The introductory tier is CedarCreek's Classic Series of wines, all of which have a strong following. The first wines to be sold out are often CedarCreek's Classic Ehrenfelser and Dry Riesling. Other wines in the series are Gewurtraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Cabernet-Merlot, Merlot and our modestly priced Proprietor’s White and Red.

The Estate Select Series are reserve quality wines which include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris as well as new releases for the Fall of 2005: Estate Select Merlot, Meritage and Syrah.

(41) The most exceptional wines of a vintage are released as Platinum Reserve, handcrafted in limited quantity and hotly sought after among collectors. The releases may include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Meritage and Cabernet-Sauvignon. These wines are made from lower-yielding blocks of vineyard and are hand-selected from our very best barrels.

Try a bottle and you’ll see how family tradition and a simple philosophy can make for a truly remarkable wine.


Life’s too short…….Choose Great Wine!


Word Count: Approx. 1,322 words

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