Experiencing the Wines of Church and State

Every wine has it’s own characteristics and well, frankly, some things should just not be rushed, especially with the wines of Church and State. Pleasure and enjoyment of the mighty grape falls into that category.

Big Reds for a Barbecue

As we waited for everyone to arrive, we chatted and strolled the gardens with a refreshing glass of 2018 La Ensemble, a sauvignon blanc/semillon blend from La Frenz winery in Naramata.

#WelcomeBack to Vanessa Vineyard

No journey through the Similkameen is complete without a stop at Vanessa. The Tasting Room is one of my favourites, so calming and zen it is the ideal setting for tasting the outstanding wines of Master Winemaker Howard Soon.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – McWatters Collection

Day Three and it falls on a #WineWednesday. That seems apropos for the legend that was Harry McWatters. Dubbed the “godfather” of BC Wine meant with great respect for this pioneer of the British Columbia wine industry. 

Day Tripping to Covert Farms Family Estate

The farm is 650 acres with 300 acres leased to Peller Estates and 40 acres leased for the production of organic fruits and vegetables. There is a store with Secrest organic produce and even fields of u-pick, just like a real farm because it truly is a real working farm.

Follow the Golden Mile to Road 13 Estate Vineyards

We had a terrific visit and Joe is the ultimate host, so knowledgeable and he made the experience really enjoyable. One of the best ways to enjoy the winery is as a Club 13 member. You can book a tasting in the Castle Tasting Room.

Hawksworth Restaurant kicks off monthly winemaker dinner series with Phantom Creek Estates

“We’re delighted to present our guests with a summer winemaker dinner series and to partner with exceptional wineries such as Phantom Creek Estates,” says Chef de Cuisine, Antonio Sotomayor.

My First Visit to Corcelettes Estate Winery – Love It Here in the Similkameen!

The Similkameen is ideally located as a force in the burgeoning grape growing and wine making industry that is BC Wine Country.

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