Vanessa Vineyard Wine Club Members event

“The proof is in the pudding,” goes the well-known expression.  When you taste the wines of Vanessa Vineyards, there is no doubt of the care and attention that has gone into the growing of the grapes and the transforming of those grapes into the very finest wines possible.”

Tasting Ten – BC Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet sauvignon, the offspring of cabernet franc and sauvignon blanc, is often referred to as the ‘king of grapes’ and it is grown in most wine-producing areas.   It is a late ripener, so it does best in hotter climates.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Time Winery

What friend or family member won’t be excited to receive a bottle of Time wine? Good wines at affordable prices, a win, win for the holiday shopper.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Bench 1775

An old favourite and a #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestion for you from Bench 1775. Consistently good wines. Whether you are looking for full bodied wine to pair with your favourite comfort food dishes or you have the patience to wait for an occasion that calls for a delightful Rosé then these suggestions will be just what you’re looking for.

You’re Invited to an Exclusive Wine Pairing Dinner with The Prisoner Wine Co. and Wildebeest – Wednesday, October 2

Enjoy Chef Ian McHale’s deliciously decadent yet simple country cooking at its finest, brilliantly paired with the rich, mouth-filling wines of The Prisoner Wine Co, a pioneer of California’s most luxurious red blends, at this multi-course feast designed to celebrate the peak of autumn goodness. 

Canadian Winery Wins Gold

“Aiming at crafting high-end, old world style reds, the prestigious gold medal award from the CIDC wine competition in France, is a significant recognition to our achievements. Our endless strive to grow the best grapes and make wine that reflects the terroir, without manipulation, is and has been our simple philosophy for the last 15 years.”

Painted Rock Wine Dinner hosted by Water Street Cafe

It is very special to have the opportunity to not only attend a delightful wine dinner but to also have John Skinner on hand to give us his personal perspective of each wine pairing, a history of the wine making process often accommpanied with a short story of how each varietal came to be a feature of the Painted Rock portfolio.

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Vanessa Vineyard

When a respected wine reviewer tells you “Just join the Vanessa Vineyard‘s wine club and never worry about buying any other wines again, their wines are that good.”  you pay attention and follow their advice. For lovers of fine red wines you will be absolutely thrilled with Vanessa’s portfolio of wines. The wines we are personally … Read more #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Vanessa Vineyard

Tasting Ten September: ‘Contrasting BC and Oregon Wines’

September is Cam’s month for the Tasting Ten session, however this year too many people were going to be away so he rescheduled it for a month later, one week after our regular October session. Upon arriving, we were greeted with a lovely sparkling wine, A Blanc de Noirs from Backyard Vineyards in Langley.  Most … Read more Tasting Ten September: ‘Contrasting BC and Oregon Wines’

Garagiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna

It was with a touch of nostalgia that I participated in Garagiste North this year.  The first time I attended this wine festival was at Kelowna’s Laurel Packinghouse in 2015, just as I was starting the BC Wine Trends blog.  That weekend I started friendships with some passionate BC winemakers that actively support my blogging … Read more Garagiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna