Discover BC Wine Country with the Wines of British Columbia Trip Planner

As summer begins to wind down it can be the perfect time to do some BC Wine Country touring. There are so many regions to visit in British Columbia you’ll want to explore each region. For our first #FavouriteThings featured region we present the region of Kaleden Okanagan Falls Penticton Some of our favourite wineries are located…

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…

Big Wins for Big Reds…KR Meritage available ONLY at the Noble Ridge winery store!

Summer is here and there has been a lot of excitement on the Ridge. Between our newly expanded wine shop completion, epic success at our 2018 national and international competitions, new releases and awesome summer events, we could not be more thrilled! Please read on for details… THE TIME HAS ARRIVED… Our newly expanded Wine…

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…

Our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping with Quails’ Gate Gewürztraminer

This delightful Summer Sipping recommendation is a full bodied, flavourful, aromatic favourite – Gewürztraminer. This off dry German style wine is often suggested for a pairing with Asian or spicy foods. My personal favourite pairing is with strong flavoured cheeses like French camembert (Saint Albray or similar St. Andre), tomato based antipasti or a black olive…

Dine in one of the best restaurants in the Okanagan – Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate

Did you know Old Vines Restaurant is open year-round? Rated as one of the top 100 restaurants in Canada, Old Vines Restaurant offers the ultimate food and wine experience in a spectacular vineyard setting. Chef Roger Sleiman and his team create spectacular dishes made from the freshest local ingredients, providing guests with a true taste…