FITZ WINE RECEIVES FIVE GOLDS AT THE NATIONAL WINE AWARDS OF CANADA 2018

Gordon Fitzpatrick, President of Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards, is pleased to announce that their winery was the recipient of five gold medals at the National Wine Awards of Canada 2018. All seven of the Fitz wines submitted won medals, with the signature sparkling wines capturing 4 golds. Listed below are the gold medal winners recognized by…

A Wine-Tasting Room Like No Other: This summer at CheckMate Artisanal Winery

Okanagan winery pours the most coveted Chardonnay and Merlot from Canada amid stunning hilltop views in its architecturally inspired tasting room – the art of winemaking and architecture joined as one.   Since the release of its first bottles in 2015, CheckMate Artisanal Winery has established a reputation as the most acclaimed new winery in…

More of our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping wines under $20. from Quails’ Gate Winery

Here are the wines we drink when we want to keep to a budget. Our #FavouriteThings include these tasty offerings from Quails’ Gate – all priced under $20.00. These are the wines we drink, enjoy and recommend to our readers. These wines are all available from the Quails’ Gate online store. 2017 Dry Riesling Available: In Stock $16.99…

Icons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – a review

The evening started with an excited buzz as guests arrived for the Icons of Wine & Food dinner at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek on Friday, June 22, 2018. Hosted this year by Chef Mark McEwan with emcee Rhys Pender, Master of Wine. Sipping on BC bubbles, two in fact,  Stellar’s Jay Brut 2015 and…

CHEF MEETS BC GRAPE – Icons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek – Friday, June 22

Taste and experience the best-of-the-best that Canadian cuisine and winemaking has to offer at the Icons of Wine & Food Dinner.  Miradoro Restaurant at the picturesque Tinhorn Creek Vineyards will set the stage for this incredible evening hosted by Chef Mark McEwan, featuring the culinary creations of Jinhee Lee of Foreign Concept, Trevor Bird of…

BC Wines Set to Shine Alongside Celebrity Chefs at Chef Meets BC Grape Taste of the Okanagan June 23

One-Day Wine and Food Outdoor Festival of Iconic BC Wines, Celebrity Chefs and Interactive Experiences   Celebrity chefs from across Canada and award-winning BC wineries descend on the Okanagan Valley to celebrate local wine and cuisine at the Wines of British Columbia‘s Chef Meets BC Grape Taste of the Okanagan wine and food festival, in its second…

 ON THE ROAD with Quails’ Gate at Chef Meets BC Grape Taste of the Okanagan June 23

Once again Quails’ Gate will be pouring their wines at the Chef Meets BC Grape Taste of the Okanagan at See Ya Later Ranch. This tented, festival style outdoor extravaganza is set in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. Be sure to look for us as you take in this wine and food pairing event…

Whirlwind Okanagan Trip Wine Tasting Experiences – Tinhorn Creek

On our whirlwind Okanagan trip we prioritized our wine tasting experiences. You know it’s amazing what you can pack into two days if you have the right incentive. The right incentive for me is always the opportunity to taste the yummy wines of British Columbia and this recent trip was no exception. I am a huge…

Bucolic Blackwood Lane Winery

Nestled atop a quaint knoll in the bucolic south Langley, just two stone throws from the US border is Blackwood Lane Winery. Unknown to many in the Lower Mainland, this winery opened its doors in 2007 and soon garnered critical acclaim for producing wines of the highest quality. Their 2007 Reference, a Bordeaux-styled blend has…