Wines of British Columbia’s Best of BC Wine Country Award Winners Announced!

The Wines of British Columbia is proud to announce the winners of the second annual Best of BC Wine Country Awards 2018. From July 23 through August 17, winery-goers took their time, sampled and savoured what wineries have to offer within BC’s nine acclaimed wine regions, and have made their choices. The Best of BC…

BC Wine Institute welcomes new Board of Directors and awards industry leaders at its 2018 Annual General Meeting

  Following another successful Annual General Meeting (July 10, 2018 at the Delta Hotel, Kelowna), that brought together winery owners from across BC, 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…

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…

Aspirational Okanagan Wineries Form New Group

‘The Okanagan Wine Initiative’ Members Set to Collaborate and Raise Profile   Seven leading BC wineries: 50th Parallel Estate Winery, Culmina Family Estate Winery, Haywire Wines, Liquidity Wines, Painted Rock Estate Winery, Poplar Grove Winery, and Summerhill Pyramid Winery, have formed a partnership, The Okanagan Wine Initiative. The association groups together these seven Okanagan wineries…

Wines of British Columbia Storm Seattle with BC’s Top Chefs!

The Wines of British Columbia will be in the Seattle spotlight during a multi-chef collaborative BC VQA Wine-paired dinner in partnership with Ocean Wise sustainable seafood at Tavolàta Capitol Hill restaurant on June 8.   This 100 percent BC wine and seafood dinner brings together the creative talents of winemakers and chefs to celebrate the best of BC wine…

Summerhill Goes for the Gold

  Cipes Brut wins Double Gold Medal at prestigious US competition Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Canada’s foremost producer of sparkling wine, has received a Double Gold Medal for its flagship Cipes Brut at the 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC). Celebrating its 25th vintage this fall, the Cipes Brut is the most consistently-awarded sparkling wine in Canada,…

Wine Tasting at Dockside

Coal Harbour’s 6th Annual Spring Wine Tasting was held at Dockside Restaurant on Granville Island, which has won the “Best Patio” award for the last six years running in The Georgia Straight’s Golden Plate Awards. The day was near perfect for this al fresco event. There were over 100 wines, both domestic and imported, along…

It’s Friday…what are you doing this weekend and week ahead

  Tinhorn Creek Vineyards releases first vintage of Golden Mile Bench Chardonnay    Kelowna’s Lakeshore Wine Route returns with “Unleashed”   If Pigs Could “Moo” Popular Pig Out festival signals that summer isn’t far away     Vancouver Farmers Markets starting Sunday, May 1 and May 5   TIME TO JAM All-day breakfast joint Jam…

BC Icewine Harvest

 Freezing Temperatures in the Okanagan Brings an Early Start to BC’s Icewine Harvest   This year, 20 wineries expressed interest in producing Icewine for a potential harvest of 722 tons from approximately 169 acres, last year there was a total of 844 tons picked. The first 2015 Icewine grapes were brought in by Volcanic Hills…

Three New Bubbles to Keep Summerhill Sparkling

Progressive Organic BC Winery Adds to Premium Cuvée Lineup   Summerhill Pyramid Winery has just introduced three new sparkling wines in time for the holiday season, proving there is no other sparkling wine producer in Canada with such a strong focus on bubbly. Summerhill Pyramid Winery, a progressive BC winery, has added three new sparkling…

Summerhill Celebrates with Spot Prawns

Summerhill Supports Sustainable Seafood Join the Winery at the 9th Annual Spot Prawn Festival May 17 Summerhill Pyramid Winery, long known both for backing environmentally-progressive initiatives, as well as its unwavering support for local and artisanal foodservice providers, has been named the lone wine sponsor at the 9th Annual Spot Prawn Festival, on May 17, 2015, presented by…

Summerhill’s Sunset Bistro Reopens

Summerhill’s Sunset Organic Bistro Reopens for the SeasonExecutive Winery Chef Jonas Stadtländer Leads Kitchen Renaissance  The Story: Chef Jonas Stadtländer welcomes visitors to Summerhill’s Sunset Organic Bistro in Kelowna. Summerhill Pyramid Winery’s celebrated Sunset Organic Bistro has reopened for the season, promising a touching dining experience that is sure to engage both the palate and the spirit. Earlier this year, it was announced that…

Summerhill Pyramid Winery Welcomes Jonas Stadtländer

Hailing from one of Canada’s most acclaimed culinary families The Summerhill Team (Stephen Cipes, founder/proprietor, Ezra Cipes, CEO, Tarrah MacPherson, VP operations, Eric von Krosigk, co-founder/winemaker) are thrilled to welcome Jonas Stadtländer as executive winery chef and begin a new era at their celebrated Sunset Organic Bistro. “I am very happy and proud to be a part of…