Wines of British Columbia’s Best of BC Wine Country Award Winners Announced!

The Wines of British Columbia is proud to announce the winners of the second annual Best of BC Wine Country Awards 2018. From July 23 through August 17, winery-goers took their time, sampled and savoured what wineries have to offer within BC’s nine acclaimed wine regions, and have made their choices. The Best of BC … Read moreWines of British Columbia’s Best of BC Wine Country Award Winners Announced!

Burrowing Owl Hosts Winery’s First “Solar Day”

The Okanagan’s Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is celebrating its commitment to renewable energy by declaring Tuesday, May 15 2018 “Solar Day” at the winery. The winery will be hosting local media and guests, with a glass of Burrowing Owl’s first wine release of 2018, the 2017 Pinot Gris. Follow the story at #SolarDay.     … Read moreBurrowing Owl Hosts Winery’s First “Solar Day”

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 … Read moreSip & Savour: Summer Winemaker Dinner Series at Nita Lake Lodge

#TasteofThursday Chef meets BC Grape Okanagan – Chef Mark McEwan Roasted Beef Tenderloin recipe

  The fourth in our series of recipes featured at the Icons of Food and Wine Dinner. Another terrific recipe from Chef Mark McEwan served at the  Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience Icons of Food and Wine Dinner held at The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery for our #TasteofThursday feature. This … Read more#TasteofThursday Chef meets BC Grape Okanagan – Chef Mark McEwan Roasted Beef Tenderloin recipe

Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Food and Wine Experience – Burrowing Owl Wine Dinner review

  The “Icons of Wine & Food Dinner” for Chef meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine & Food Experience at The Sonora Room at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery was one of the best wine pairing dinners I have had the opportunity to attend. On Friday, August 25, 2017, the Sonora Room and patio became the setting … Read moreChef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Food and Wine Experience – Burrowing Owl Wine Dinner review

Judging at the Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

  I was lucky enough to be invited to judge at this year’s Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards, held at Government House in Victoria. These wine awards, established in 2003, by then Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo, are designed to recognize excellence in wine making. Unlike other competitions, there are no bronze, silver or gold medals handed … Read moreJudging at the Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

Just like a fine wine, Hy’s Steakhouse gets better with age.

  We have been dining at Hy’s Steakhouse off and on since the 70’s. Back in the day Hy’s Encore was the only place to go for steak in Vancouver. Located in the financial district Hy’s was the see and be seen place for the movers and shakers. One thing you could count on with … Read moreJust like a fine wine, Hy’s Steakhouse gets better with age.

  Salmon House On The Hill Marks 40 Years with Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Dinner

    On Thursday, October 6th, 2016 the Salmon House On The Hill restaurant will host a special Burrowing Owl Estate Winery proprietor’s dinner.  The event will honour the success of the Okanagan icon as well as celebrating The Salmon House’s 40th anniversary.  Guests will enjoy a six-course dinner paired with world-class wines from Burrowing Owl. … Read more  Salmon House On The Hill Marks 40 Years with Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Dinner

The Future Looks Bright:  New Solar & Renewable Energy Investments at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

  Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is already known for its commitment to creating premium Okanagan wines in an environmentally sustainable manner.  Its new investment in solar panels and renewable energy infrastructure, however, is sure to cement its reputation as a leader in the field. Burrowing Owl proprietor Jim Wyse has always approached the winery with … Read moreThe Future Looks Bright:  New Solar & Renewable Energy Investments at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

Vancouver Magazine Awards Reception 2016

The day began with a pre-awards reception, which featured a variety of beer, food and wine samples. I began with a cool refreshing new Double IPA from Stanley Park Brewing, which was the perfect way to wake up my taste buds for what was to come. My first stop was Culmina, a Triggs family winery … Read moreVancouver Magazine Awards Reception 2016