What’s happening this Fall at Quails’ Gate

  Hello Fall. It’s a busy time at the winery with fall colours appearing and harvest in full swing. So far, the vineyard team has picked Foch, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with more coming in daily. Our winemaking team has two exciting additions – our first concrete eggs (aptly named Julio and Enrique Egglesias). In … Read moreWhat’s happening this Fall at Quails’ Gate

Wednesday Wine Reviews @Sam_WineTeacher

This post features some wineries I have tried for the first time. 2016 Chardonnay Fort Berens Lillooet, $18.98 Straw coloured with medium-light intensity.  Oak slightly dominates the nose (I like this style) followed by tropical fruit, citrus, butter and toast.   Good balance with good mouthfeel.  The flavours echo the nose.  Pleasing flavours linger on the … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews @Sam_WineTeacher

BC Wineries Excited About Size and Quality of Harvest 2018

BC’s annual grape harvest has arrived amid cooler temperatures in mid-August and early September. With the long, moderate season, wineries are indicating nice flavour development, beautiful acidity and increased crop levels for an exciting 2018 vintage. The first harvest for sparkling wine grapes started at the end of August, roughly two weeks later than in … Read moreBC Wineries Excited About Size and Quality of Harvest 2018

Flavours of Italy – presented by The Italian Trade Commission (ITA) and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West in collaboration with BCLS

Flavours of Italy At Valcucine/Montauk Sofa Italian furniture showroom in Gastown (228 Abbott St. Vancouver) On Tuesday, October 2 an enthusiastic group of British Columbia Liquor Store (BCLS) staff and a select number of media representatives attended the Flavours of Italy Educational Wine Seminar. The wine seminar was conducted by Iain Philip, DipWSET, Wine Educator … Read moreFlavours of Italy – presented by The Italian Trade Commission (ITA) and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West in collaboration with BCLS

Christine Coletta Receives Founders Award at Okanagan Fall Wine Festival

On September 27, Christine Coletta, owner of Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP), has been presented the Founders Award at the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival. Coletta has been presented the award in recognition of her contributions to the BC wine industry. When presented the award in front of industry peers by industry veteran Harry McWatters of ENCORE Vineyards, Coletta said … Read moreChristine Coletta Receives Founders Award at Okanagan Fall Wine Festival

Visa Infinite® Wine Country Series – 50th Parallel Estate Winery Dinner review

On a beautiful September evening 50th Parallel Estate Winery was the venue for the most recent Visa Infinite® Wine Country Series dinner in Lake Country, B.C. An opportunity for guests to be among the first to experience the spectacular views from the stunning new glass-walled event hall at 50th Parallel Estate. This young Lake Country winery … Read moreVisa Infinite® Wine Country Series – 50th Parallel Estate Winery Dinner review

Fall for Liquidity Wines

Award-winning Okanagan Falls winery unveils new fall releases, seasonal chef’s tasting menu and more   The leaves are changing from green to gold, the air is brisk and pumpkins are dotting the Okanagan landscape – fall is almost here, and there’s no better way to ring in the season than with a visit to Liquidity … Read moreFall for Liquidity Wines

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Wins Three Regional Awards in Best of BC 2018

Blue Grouse Estate Winery (Blue Grouse) has received three regional awards from the second annual Wines of British Columbia’s Best of BC Wine Country Awards 2018.   Created by the BC Wine Instiute, the annual Best of BC Wine Country Awards is a crowd sourced campaign that invites the public to vote online for their … Read moreBlue Grouse Estate Winery Wins Three Regional Awards in Best of BC 2018

Savour the Sun: December 7-9, 2018

Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association partners with Sun Peaks Resort for a weekend of wine, food and ski Enjoy a weekend of food, wine and winter adventure at Sun Peaks Resort with the first annual Savour the Sun festival, taking place December 7-9, 2018.   A partnership between Oliver Osoyoos Winery Country and Sun Peaks Resort, … Read moreSavour the Sun: December 7-9, 2018