#WineWednesday Wine Reviews

2013 Sauvignon Blanc / Viognier Bonamici Cellars Okanagan Falls $21.90 This virtual winery, the creation of Philip Soo and Mario Rodi, uses the facilities at Synchromesh Winery in Okanagan Falls. The wine is straw coloured tinged with green and medium-minus in intensity. Peach and apricot aromas dominate the nose followed by delicate notes of honey,…

Naramata Winemaker Brings International Experience to BC

  Serendipity’s Katie O’Kell Completes Harvest in New Zealand; Receives UC Davis Certificate The winemaking industry in BC has many reasons to celebrate. Serendipity Winery‘s Katie O’Kell has just returned from a practicum at New Zealand’s ultra-modern Delegat Wine Estate, processing the 2016 vintage. Just before this, she completed her winemaking certificate from UC Davis in…

#FridayFavourites – things to do in Vancouver

  Celebrated Pastry Chef Tamera Clark Returns Home to   Sip, Savour and Celebrate at the 2016 Fest of Ale   ROSEWOOD HOTEL GEORGIA ANNOUNCES REOPENING OF REFLECTIONS   PAELLA DAYS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR ADDS NEW CHAPTER   FINE FOOD and FISHY FRIVOLITY   EarthBites Long Table events at Rocky Mountain Flatbread  …

Naramata Winery travels to Vancouver for Dinner

Serendipity and DinnerPartyYVR are the perfect pairing – for charity On Saturday, April 9, 2016, Serendipity Winery will support the charitable DinnerPartyYVR for the fourth consecutive year. The Naramata winery is generously donating a bottle of their BC VQA wine to every simultaneously-hosted dinner party taking place in homes across Vancouver. 100% of ticket sales…

Wine Wednesday Wine Reviews

This week it’s all winter warming BC reds including a trio of Cabernet Franc. 2012 Syrah C.C. Jentsch Cellars Summerland, BC $29.90 Garnet black in colour with deep intensity. Aromas of earth, dark fruit, spice and cocoa on the nose. Good balance. Bright fruit dominated the palate followed by a medium-long finish. A good wine…

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…

Serendipity Shines at #DinnerPartyYVR

Serendipity Travels to Vancouver for 50 Simultaneous Charity Dinner Parties  Naramata Winery Supports 3rd Annual #dinnerpartyYVR    Serendipity Winery’s second-in-command, Katie O’ Kell and owner Judy Kingston at the winery’s cellar door. The News:   March 3, 2015 (Vancouver): Naramata’s Serendipity Winery is proud to again support #dinnerpartyYVR with a bottle of versatile and food-friendly Serendipity wine for…

Celebrate with Serendipity Winery Devil’s Advocate

Does your list includes the most difficult to buy for during the holiday season? No worries we’ve got you covered, even if… “I’ll be happy with whatever I get” “I really don’t need anything” “Thanks, another tie” “These florescent socks sure stand out” “Well if I lose a few pounds it will fit perfectly” “That…

Summer skies: Black Cloud Moving

  On “those lazy, hazy days of summer” as we watch the clouds sail across the skies so, too, in the Okanagan Valley you’ll find Black Cloud Pinot Noir on the move. After nine vintages with Township 7 Vineyards and Winery, Okanagan winemaker Bradley Cooper is making a move down the Naramata bench and bringing…

Serendipity Returns to the Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth

Naramata Winery Produces Two Special Stampede Bottles For the second year in a row, Naramata’s Serendipity Winery will be the only featured Canadian wine at the Calgary Stampede, part of its “10 Great Days, 10 Great Wines, 10 Great Stories” showcase. The “Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth” runs July 4-11 and two specially-labelled wines from Serendipity will be featured within…

Social Bites and Cressey Development Group team up to bring together diners in support of local charities

Vancouver Hobby Chefs Open their Homes to Diners and Charities for the return of #dinnerpartyYVR presented by Cressey Social Bites announces the return of #dinnerpartyYVR presented by Cressey, the charitable cooking event where 30 hobby chefs open their homes to local diners for a home cooked meal, all in the name of charity. On Saturday, April 5th,…