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.

CheckMate’s Opening Gambit – A Look Ahead at 2019

Great things are in store this year, as we continue redeveloping our estate vineyard at CheckMate and finalize construction of our new hospitality centre.

Bring Heavy Medal to Your Holiday Party

Hosted by Wine Press Northwest magazine, the Platinum Judging is only by invitation, and includes wines from BC, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho that have been first been recognized with a gold or better award at other defined competitions.

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 moreTasting Ten September: ‘Contrasting BC and Oregon Wines’

CheckMate Invites you to Winter in Wine Country on Saturday, November 24

Join CheckMate at the Installation for Winter in Wine country as they introduce their newly released 2015 Chardonnays on Saturday, November 24th.

CheckMate Releases New Chardonnays

Here is your chance to snag some excellent CheckMate Chardonnays I am excited to announce the release of our newest Chardonnay, the 2015 Queen’s Advantage from CheckMate’s Combret Vineyard. Located in the Okanagan Valley’s pristine Golden Mile Bench, these 45 year old Chardonnay vines are among some of the first planted in Canada. Alongside the … Read moreCheckMate Releases New Chardonnays

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 moreGaragiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna