Experience the best the Okanagan has to offer this summer at Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards

  Located at the historic Greata Ranch property in Peachland, British Columbia, newly opened Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards offers guests a truly outstanding wine and food experience in an incomparable setting and they are excited to share their new offerings and experiences with you this summer.  After 18-months of construction, President Gordon Fitzpatrick along with Winemaker…

BC Wine Institute (BCWI) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors.

  Following another successful Annual General Meeting (July 11, 2017 at Spirit Ridge Resort, Osoyoos), the BC Wine Institute (BCWI) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors. Nine voting BCWI Directors represent all British Columbia wineries. Newly elected or re-elected members of the Board of Directors are: –       Greg Berti from Andrew Peller…

AmoVino: Hey BC, meet Finca de la Rica!

Old Region, New Games From the heart of Rioja Alavesa… Bringing a playful attitude to a traditional place! Finca de la Rica brings together 4th generation grape growers and 2 local passionate winemakers  whose dream is to make wine without pretention. Wines for the people, by the people! Finca de la Rica El Guia 2016 +771651| Spec | A…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery has a handful of fun ways to spend your summer days

Summer is in full swing at Blue Grouse Estate Winery News, events and vintage releases Sip your way in to the most exciting season of the year at Blue Grouse Estate Winery. Here’s the latest on upcoming summer celebrations at the winery: Back and tastier than ever: Thank you for patiently waiting on Blue Grouse’s new…

Natural Wines with DJ Kearney

  Having been a home wine maker for over 25 years, I have always been a little leery about ‘wild’ yeast fermentations.   ‘Wild’ yeast is also known as ‘ambient’, ‘feral’ or ‘natural’ yeast. My scepticism is not without reason; having bought crushed grapes that began to ferment on their own, before I had a chance…

Global Alliance to Protect Wine Place Names Welcomes the British Columbia Wine Institute During Vinexpo 2017

  Wine Origins group expands to 23 with addition of British Columbia, McLaren Vale and Texas   Leadership from the world’s premier wine regions hosted a tasting event today at Vinexpo 2017 to welcome three new members to the Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place & Origin. The British Columbia Wine Institute of Canada, which represents…

Liber Farm & Winery Focuses on Organics

  New Similkameen Valley Winery Releases its 2016 Vintage   A new organic, Similkameen vineyard is set to debut their 2016 vintage.  The riverfront vineyard and winery located in Cawston was purchased by Nicole and Mike Dowell in March 2016, and will focus on small lot wine, produced from organic grapes.   Liber Farm, named…

Wednesday Wine Reviews

    2015 Cliffhanger Red Moraine Penticton, BC $17.50 This is a blend of Merlot and Malbec. Garnet red with medium-deep intensity. Bright red berries, red currants, strawberry jam, brambles along with hints of earth and spice. Good balance. The bright fruit carries through onto the palate followed by a medium finish. Serve with a…

Wednesday Wine Reviews

  2015 Red Chaberton Langley, BC $15.00 Garnet red in colour tinged with purple and medium-deep intensity. Earthy, smoky notes on the nose along with dark fruit and black pepper undertones. Good balance with firm ripe tannins. The palate shows flavours of bright red fruit and smoky meat followed by a medium-plus finish. This is…

Wednesday Wine Reviews

2014 Splash River Stone Oliver, BC $18.90 This wine is a blend of Viognier, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer which all bring something to the glass. The wine is pale straw in colour with medium-light intensity. The nose is fruit forward with aromas of tree fruit, stone fruit wet stones and a hint of spice. Good…