Vinos Finos de Rioja

It was a sunny Monday in April when I headed down to the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) on Granville Island to learn more about the Spanish wines Lopez de Heredia from Maria Vicente. I am going to let the winery explain what they are all about. “Lopez de Heredia – one of the…

Okanagan Falls Spring Release

Fifteen. That’s how many wineries make up the Okanagan Falls Wineries Association. Look at this list: Blasted Church Blue Mountain Crescent Hill Kraze Legz Liquidity Meyer Family Vineyards Nighthawk Noble Ridge Painted Rock Pentage Play Estates See Ya Later Ranch Stag’s Hollow Synchromesh Wild Goose Without doubt, there are likely several of your favourite wineries…

Sip & Savour: Summer Winemaker Dinner Series at Nita Lake Lodge

Lakeside long table dinners at Aura Restaurant showcase local cuisine paired with delicious wines   With menus celebrating the best of seasonal and local produce, paired with award-winning wines, Nita Lake Lodge will host a series of Sip & Savour Winemaker Dinners this summer. Each month, the newly renovated Aura Restaurant will welcome a leading…

ACCLAIMED VINTNERS JOIN BURDOCK & CO FOR NATURALIST WINEMAKERS’ DINNER

Revered Italian winemakers co-host evening  dedicated to sustainable wines   Burdock & Co is shedding light on the intriguing techniques, philosophies and flavours that support naturalist wines by hosting a sustainably-focused winemakers’ dinner on Thursday, May 17. The event will be attended by acclaimed naturalist winemakers Elisabetta Foradori and Mateja Gravner; both will join Burdock & Co in…

GOLDEN STATE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR WELCOMES CALIFORNIA VINTNERS FOR EXCLUSIVE ‘NAPA: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE’ WINE DINNER, MAY 17

Top Drop Event Features Five-Course Dinner Paired with Selections From Flagship Napa Valley Wineries Spottswoode Estate and Blackbird Vineyards   Napa Valley will take centre stage at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar when the restaurant hosts a pair of celebrated California wineries for an exclusive ‘Napa: Past, Present, Future’ wine dinner on Thursday, May 17. Presented…

MEAT AND GREET: WILDEBEEST TO HOST ‘PINK LINKS’ SAUSAGE AND ROSÉ PARTY ON MAY 16 AS PART OF TOP DROP VANCOUVER

Gastown Hotspot Hosts Casual Grazing Dinner, Wine Tasting Event in Private, ‘Underbelly’ Dining Quarters with Partial Proceeds Donated to BC Hospitality Foundation   Wildebeest will usher in the fifth annual Top Drop Vancouver festival by hosting a ‘Pink Links’ Sausage and Rosé Party in its private, lower-level ‘Underbelly’ dining room on Wednesday, May 16 at 8…

#WineWednesday Cheers to Spring sunshine!

Cheers to Spring sunshine. The newly released 2017 Quails’ Gate Rosé is the perfect pairing for your spring and summer get-togethers. Rosé continues to gain popularity and no wonder with such deliciously refreshing options like this 2017 Quails’ Gate Rosé.   Rosé A classic summer sipper, our 2017 Rosé is fresh, approachable and fruit-forward. An easy-going…

Dockside Restaurant and the Coal Harbour Liquor store present the Spring Patio Tasting

Sample delicious drinks on Dockside’s award-winning patio on Thursday, May 24th   Dockside Restaurant and Coal Harbour Liquor Store are pleased to again host the annual Spring Patio Tasting on the waterfront of False Creek. The event will take place from 5pm – 8pm on Thursday, May 24th when roughly 25 distillers, brewers, and wineries…

Enjoy a relaxing vacation in a private winery setting.

Did you know that Quails’ Gate Winery has two lakefront vacation rentals? Create your perfect Okanagan getaway at The Nest at Quails’ Gate – picture your toes in the sand, lush vineyards just steps away and a glass of award-winning Quails’ Gate wine in-hand. Staying in a winery guest house is a unique experience, staying…

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…

Celebrate the 10th annual Half Corked Marathon in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country

Canada’s Event of the Year returns for a weekend of food, wine and music: May 25-27 2018 From May 25-27th, the 10th edition of the Half Corked Marathon returns to the vineyards of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country after being awarded Canada’s Event of the Year at the Canadian Tourism Awards. The sold out event saw…

Okanagan Falls Spring Release – Rosé OK

Okanagan Falls Winery Association kicked off their Spring Release 2018 with an afternoon trade and media Tasting followed by an evening public Tasting at the Terminal City Club Wednesday, April 18. It was an opportunity to taste the wonderful wines produced by this premier BC wine region. The boundaries reach from the shores of Skaha…

Abbotsford’s Singletree Winery Opens A Second Location in the Okanagan

‘Singletree Naramata Bench’ celebrates the home of their red wine grapes The Etsell family, owners of Singletree Winery in Abbotsford British Columbia (BC), proudly announce that they have purchased a property in order to open a second Singletree Winery location in Naramata, BC. The property they purchased was formerly called Ledlin Family Vineyards and had…