Saxon Winery partners with Bottega Wine Studio / Seven Directions Winery

Saxon Winery of Summerland today announced their partnership with Bottega Wine Studio also know as Seven Directions Wines, who up till recently made their wines in West Kelowna. Bottega Wine Studio will commence producing their award winning wine brand Seven Directions Wine and Bottega wines at Saxon Winery this coming vintage launching them under Saxon’s … Read moreSaxon Winery partners with Bottega Wine Studio / Seven Directions Winery

Martin’s Lane Winery – Unique, Distinct, Exceptional

Martin’s Lane is unique and distinct with vineyards that produce exceptional wines.   As we arrive It seemed almost like the vineyards, the winery and the building were one with the past. The past of artist Vincent van Gogh whose spectacular 1888 painting titled Red Vineyard  seems to come alive as an inspirational work of … Read moreMartin’s Lane Winery – Unique, Distinct, Exceptional

THIS SEPTEMBER AT QUAILS’ GATE

Cheers to the rest of summer! As we step into Fall, there’s a cooler but exciting breeze in the air. Our winery team are about to dive into another harvest with interns from around-the-world touching down at the winery. We’re bottling our 2017 Pinot Noir and Chardonnays and Old Vines Restaurant are switching up menus to … Read moreTHIS SEPTEMBER AT QUAILS’ GATE

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2014 Chardonnay Bordertown Osoyoos, BC $26.90 Lemon yellow with medium-light intensity.  Like many California chardonnays, this one leads with oak yet isn’t overly oily or drenched in tropical fruit.  The nose aromas of butter, toast, vanilla, ripe apple and orange peel.  Very good balance.  The flavours mirror the nose followed by a medium-plus finish.  This … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

September in BC Wine Country – when the grown-ups come out to play!

Anytime time is a great time to visit the regions of #bcwine Country but September is kind of a special time. Most of the wineries are going full tilt but visitor wise it’s a little less hectic. It really is when the grown-ups come out to play in BC Wine Country. Here is a recap … Read moreSeptember in BC Wine Country – when the grown-ups come out to play!

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

    2016 Pinot Blanc (Lawson) Anthony Buchanan Oliver, BC $19.99 One of, if not the best, Pinot Blanc wines in BC.  Pale lemon yellow in colour with medium-light intensity.  The nose is layered with aromas of peach, apple, citrus, melon, white flowers and minerality.  Well balanced and full bodied.  White peach, apple and citrus … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Vintage Corks Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Tasting of Top International Wines

Vancouver-based wine importer Vintage Corks is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a walk-around tasting featuring some of the world’s most exclusive wineries. On Thursday, September 20 2018, guests at the event will sample iconic wines from California, Italy, and more. This is a rare opportunity to experience some of the world’s very best wines, assembled … Read moreVintage Corks Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Tasting of Top International Wines

CheckMate Releases New Chardonnays

Here is your chance to snag some excellent CheckMate Chardonnays I am excited to announce the release of our newest Chardonnay, the 2015 Queen’s Advantage from CheckMate’s Combret Vineyard. Located in the Okanagan Valley’s pristine Golden Mile Bench, these 45 year old Chardonnay vines are among some of the first planted in Canada. Alongside the … Read moreCheckMate Releases New Chardonnays

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 … Read moreDiscover BC Wine Country with the Wines of British Columbia Trip Planner

Wine Reviews: Three Gamays, Two Rieslings

2017 Gamay Rust Winery Oliver, BC $23.00 Initially, I was devastated to find out that Mount Boucherie no longer offered Gamay as it was a favourite of mine.  Fortunately, the news was not as bad as it first appeared.  The new owners also owned Rust Winery (located on the former Rustico site) and decided to … Read moreWine Reviews: Three Gamays, Two Rieslings