Spring has Arrived at Road 13 Vineyards

  Enjoy New Vintages, Extended Hours, an Early Start Wine Experience and Preview to Summer Fun    As spring descends upon  Road 13 Vineyard it’s an exciting time to celebrate our newly released vintages and, fingers crossed, the end of a long winter. The warmer weather brings the season for wine tripping, extended hours and most-importantly enjoying…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery offers Bed & Bottle retreat

  Grouse House now open for reservations Blue Grouse Estate Winery announces the much-anticipated opening of its Grouse House, an exclusive ‘Bed & Bottle’ retreat for wine lovers, exquisitely set within the heart of the historic estate vineyard. Located within minutes from the quaint seaside community of Cowichan Bay, and less than an hour from downtown Victoria,…

All Hands on Deck for Wine for Waves

Once again Naramata Bench Wineries Association (NBWA) sets sail to Vancouver to present Wine for Waves, April 28. It’s like a landlocked regatta of BC’s best wineries paired with sustainable seafood prepared by some of the finest chefs with all proceeds to benefit Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program. “Since the first event in 2013, Wine…

Etsell Family introduces ‘Siggy’ to the Fraser Valley

Singletree Releases First Wines of 2016 Vintage What: Singletree Spring Release Where: Singletree Winery (5782 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford) When: Saturday, April 8 (12-5:30pm) Cost: FREE and open to all. This will be the very first chance to sample and purchase the 2016 ‘Siggy’ (aka: the winery’s flagship Siegerrebe wine: floral, rich, flavourful), the 2016 Rosé (enticing, fresh,…

LOCAL WINERY DOG MAY LOSE NAMESAKE TO LOBLAWS? Comox Valley’s 40 Knots Winery battles with the Goliath 

40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery is in a David and Goliath battle with Loblaws Companies Limited.  Ziggy, their Vineyard whippet, is nicknamed after their estate grape Siegerrebe (zee-geh-RAY-buh), and owners Brenda Hetman-Craig and Layne Robert Craig named this wine in Ziggy’s honor. Their Ziggy wine was first introduced by 40 Knots in spring of…

Wines of British Columbia go to New York City for a Spectacular Celebration of BC Wine and Seafood

  The Wines of British Columbia and Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise have partnered to bring an exciting Canadian West Coast wine and culinary celebration to the James Beard House in New York on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.   Six wineries from two of British Columbia’s wine regions, the Okanagan Valley and Similkameen Valley, and acclaimed Executive Chef Ned Bell…

BC Wine Chat Walk-About

Taking advantage of the fact that Vancouver was teeming with winery owners and winemakers, the BC Wine Appreciation Society held it’s own mini wine festival. It was scheduled to coincide with the weekly Wednesday night #BCWineChat that takes place on Twitter. BC Wine Chat is the brainchild of Tinhorn Creek owner Sandra Oldfield. Each week,…

Mirabel Vineyards Announces Debut Release – Reimer Family focused on terroir-driven Pinot Noir

Doug and Dawn Reimer are pleased to launch their inaugural Mirabel Vineyards wine with the release of the 2015 Pinot Noir, sourced exclusively from their South East Kelowna hilltop estate and vineyard overlooking the Okanagan Valley. Mirabel, meaning “of wondrous beauty”, perfectly represents the Reimer family’s stunning South East Kelowna hilltop estate and vineyard overlooking…

Put Cowichan Wine Country in Your Calendar

  Blue Grouse Estate Winery hosts several dates of holiday cheer Blue Grouse Estate Winery is an easy, local, winter wine country getaway. Quickly becoming one of the most popular food and wine destinations in Western Canada, the Cowichan Valley is just 45 minutes from downtown Victoria. Normally closed during the winter months, by popular demand…

So your child has collected too many treats?

  A fun way to enjoy the leftover treats from Halloween Leftover Halloween treats paired with wine makes a fun and affordable activity. It’s November and instead of trying to give away the mountains of Halloween treats to everyone in the office, what you should really do is turn it into a fun #WineWednesday tasting…

Trade your Commute for Cabernet this Harvest Season

British Columbia Wine Institute Launches Wine and Culinary Tourism Campaign The British Columbia Wine Institute launches its wine and culinary tourism campaign, BC Wine Country: Your Urban Escape, this fall to inspire British Columbia, Alberta and Washington travelers to visit BC’s wine regions this harvest season. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Destination British Columbia’s…