What’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18

  What’s your BC Wine Country Story? THE SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY The Similkameen Valley is a pristine stretch of vineyards, set amongst the dramatic backdrop of rugged and awe-inspiring mountains. Considered the “organic capital of Canada”, the area is known for small farms and producers dedicated to creating quality produce, delectable foods, and award-winning wines. Due…

What’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18

  What’s your BC Wine Country Story? THE OKANAGAN VALLEY Boasting 84% of the province’s vineyard acreage, the Okanagan Valley is BC’s premier grapegrowing region. With an ever-changing panorama, the valley stretches over 250 kilometres, across sub-regions, each with distinct soil and climate conditions suited to growing a range of varietals from sun-ripened reds to…

What’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18

What’s your BC Wine Country Story? THE GULF ISLANDS Nestled in the Georgia Strait which separates Vancouver Island from the mainland, and connected by a network of small ferries, the Gulf Islands are BC’s newest geographical indication (GI).  The islands – Salt Spring, Pender, Saturna, Quadra, Hornby, Denman, Thetis –  are home to 13 wineries,…

What’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18

What’s your BC Wine Country Story? VANCOUVER ISLAND BC Is a Province rich in spectacular views, extraordinary flavours and memorable stories. On Vancouver Island, grape winemaking really began after a provincial government-funded trial – the Duncan Project – identified Pinot Gris, Auxerrois and Ortega as promising varieties for this unique seaside environment. Vancouver Island is…

Best of BC Wine Country Awards – Visit and Vote and you could be a winner!

Best of BC Wine Country Awards You have just another ten days to cast your vote in the Best of BC Wine Country Awards. There are a number of categories and the excitement is mounting. Who will be the big winners this year? Best BC Sparkling Best BC Rosé Best BC White Wine Best BC…

Best of BC Wine Country and Quails’ Gate Family Estate Winery

With so many categories to choose from Quails’ Gate Family Estate Winery is bound to be a favourite again this year. Last year Quails’ Gate was a winner in two categories. I wonder which categories BC wine lovers will choose this year?   2017 Best Winery Restaurant Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Family Estate Winery…

Quails’ Gate online exclusive – #PairTheMoment This Summer

#PAIRTHEMOMENT PACKAGE ONLINE EXCLUSIVE OFFER Our wines are made for pairing and sharing. That’s why we decided to put together a special #PairTheMoment package to pair with your summer moments. As a special treat, this special online-only package includes the last of our 2017 Lucy’s Block Rosé! #PairTheMoment Package 2017 Lucy’s Block Rosé | 2017 Orchard Block Gewürztraminer | 2017…

Road 13 Vineyards is Canada’s Top Winery Wine Align’s National Wine Awards Gives Top Billing to the Golden Mile Producer

Fifteen Medal Wins Include Platinum for the 2016 Roussanne  Road 13 Vineyards toasts to the coveted title of #1 Winery in Canada to ten years of consecutive titles as a Top Ten Winery in Canada at the National Wine Awards of Canada which has been managed by Wine Align since 2013. The family-owned winery is elated with…

The Best of BC Wine Country Awards are back – vote for your ‘Best of’ with Wines of British Columbia!

The Best of BC Wine Country Awards are back – a crowd-sourced online survey curated by the BC Wine Institute launches today inviting the public to vote on their favourite BC wine experiences from specific “Best of” categories related to BC wine and food tourism. From Monday, July 23 through August 17, the Best of…

Quails’ Gate receives National Wine Awards of Canada GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE Awards

  GOLD Dry Riesling This vintage is another classic example of a Quails’ Gate Riesling. It is crisp, dry and refreshing with wonderfully balanced acidity. True Riesling lovers will appreciate this wines cellaring potential which will allow the acids to soften over time and integrate with the rich Riesling flavours. The wine is dry, vibrant…

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…

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT QUAILS’ GATE THIS JULY

Hello Summer!   Summer has officially arrived and we’re excited to welcome you and your guests to the winery this season. Our culinary team, led by Winery Chef Roger Sleiman has been inspired by the bounty of local summer produce entering our kitchen. We’re excited to share all that is happening onsite this month.   Cheers to creating and pairing…

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…

Jim Cuddy and Chantal Kreviazuk Headline The Crush Deck Concert Series at Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards is pleased to announce that Jim Cuddy and Chantal Kreviazuk will perform on the Crush Deck at their Sparkling wine facility surrounded by vineyards, mountains, and overlooking Okanagan Lake. Juno award winning artist Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo fame, along with Colin Cripps and Anne Lindsay, return to our stage on July 18, 2018…

BC Wine Industry celebrates the success of BC Wine Month with BC Wine sales at an all-time high

BC Wine Industry celebrates the success of BC Wine Month with BC Wine sales at an all-time high Today BC’s Wine Industry reflects on the extraordinary success of BC Wine Month, with BC Wine sales reaching an all-time high in April. On March 13, the government proclaimed April as British Columbia’s official province-wide wine month…