“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.”
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.
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
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 moreTasting Ten September: ‘Contrasting BC and Oregon Wines’
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 moreGaragiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna
The last day of Dine Out Vancouver, Sunday Feb 5, was a Brunch Crawl for me on Commercial Drive. Quite luckily it did not snow that day. Just crisp air to make your cheeks rosy and ready for something warm to drink and eat. Commercial Drive fit the bill. Below are a few comments … Read moreA Fantastic Fill at the Commercial Drive Brunch Crawl
Warm weather brings earliest ever harvest to Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Tinhorn Creek Vineyards celebrate a successful 2015 vintage Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is raising a glass to the end of its earliest ever harvest, which began on August 28 with Pinot Gris and ended October 16 with Cabernet Sauvignon. A mild winter saw bud break … Read moreEarliest ever harvest at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards