Haywire Vineyard Now Officially Certified Organic

Okanagan Crush Pad is proud to have successfully transitioned Switchback Vineyard and has now received their Certified Organic Certification. When Switchback Vineyard was converted from a fallow orchard in 2006, it was designed with local expertise and farmed conventionally. The vineyard team poured immense energy into the project and was proud of the results, which…

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Receives Gold Certification from Green Tourism Program

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is pleased to announce that it has received Gold Certification from the international accreditation body Green Tourism.  The Okanagan winery has long been committed to crafting world-class wines using sustainable viticultural practices as well as providing ongoing support for a program to re-establish its namesake, the endangered burrowing owl, in BC’s…

BC WINERY SCORES THE HIGHEST MARK IN LONDON, UK

LaStella has just received the highest mark from well-respected wine critics in London, UK – Jancis Robinson MW & Richard Hemming, prospective MW. The 2011 Maestoso ‘Solo’ Merlot, was among the highest score of wines tasted from Canada.  This past May London hosted a ‘Canada Calling’ Media tradeshow at the Canada House in Trafalgar Square…

BC Wineries Prepare for Harvest

Strong Vintage Predictions for 2015   Happy #WineWednesday – can you believe it is August?! It has been a long, warm spring and summer across BC, and this impacts the upcoming grape harvest.  Could this be one of the earliest harvests on record in BC? How are things looking so far? We checked in with…

Mike B Riesling: The Latest from Okanagan Crush Pad

Each year at the Vancouver International Wine Festival, the Sommelier of the Year is announced. Past winners have included, Kurtis Kolt (2010) Kurtis Kolt Semillon, Owen Knowlton (2011), Terry Threlfall (2012), Samantha Rahn (2013) Samantha Syrah, Mike Bernardo (2014) and Jason Yamasaki (2015). A part of this award includes participating in the Okanagan Crush Pad’s…

Celebrate Pride with Provence this Weekend

Show your #ProvencePride for a chance to win     FREE  PUBLIC TASTINGS AND SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST    To add to the celebration of diversity and the LGBT community in Vancouver, Provence Wines is hosting three FREE Provence Rosé tastings on August 2nd from 1pm-5pm (locations listed below). In addition to celebrating during Vancouver Pride, these tastings will showcase the…