#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – McWatters Collection

Harry McWatters is a 49 year veteran of the thriving British Columbia wine industry who needs no introduction. We are going to let his wine speak for itself. This is a wine you will be proud to give this holiday season. Be sure to put the McWatter’s Meritage high on your list of gift suggestions. 

BC Wine Institute welcomes new Board of Directors and awards industry leaders at its 2018 Annual General Meeting

  Following another successful Annual General Meeting (July 10, 2018 at the Delta Hotel, Kelowna), that brought together winery owners from across BC, the BC Wine Institute (BCWI) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors. Nine voting BCWI Directors represent all British Columbia wineries. Newly elected or re-elected members of the Board of … Read moreBC Wine Institute welcomes new Board of Directors and awards industry leaders at its 2018 Annual General Meeting

Lineup of leading Chefs announced for 2018 Curry Cup

Few tickets remain to the event. Get yours  here.   On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, The Chefs’ Table Society of BC’s fifth annual Curry Cup returns to Heritage Hall (3102 Main St., Vancouver). $69 (+ taxes & a fee) gets you a ticket which includes delicious samples of curry from … Read moreLineup of leading Chefs announced for 2018 Curry Cup

Hart House Celebrates BC Wine Icon with 50-Year Dinner

    On Friday, March 16, 2018, Hart House will host a very special dinner honouring one of BC’s foremost wine visionaries, Dr. Harry McWatters. Guests at the event will enjoy wines from three McWatters labels paired with a sumptuous four-course dinner.   It is no exaggeration to say that McWatters is a legend in the … Read moreHart House Celebrates BC Wine Icon with 50-Year Dinner

Grandfather of BC Wine Recognized for Contributions to Canada’s Wine Industry

VanWineFest’s Highest Honour presented to Harry McWatters The Vancouver International Wine Festival’s coveted Spirited Industry Professional (SIP) Award has been presented to Harry McWatters, CEO and president of ENCORE Vineyards Ltd. Hailed as the Okanagan Valley’s great wine pioneer, McWatters, a 50-vintage veteran of the wine industry, has been credited with building BC’s wine industry … Read moreGrandfather of BC Wine Recognized for Contributions to Canada’s Wine Industry

2016 BC Grape Harvest Promising All over BC, early harvest offers strong potential

  Blue Grouse Estate Winery in the Cowichan Valley began their harvest on September 10, 2016. The BC wine grape harvest is in full swing. According to a report from the BC Wine Institute (BCWI), across most of the province, including the Cowichan Valley, Fraser Valley and Okanagan Valley winegrowing regions, hot and dry conditions … Read more2016 BC Grape Harvest Promising All over BC, early harvest offers strong potential

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening this weekend and the week ahead

  Evita: Superb Cast, Evocative Costumes and Set Make Up for Opening Night Glitches   Vancouver Farmers Markets starting Sunday, May 1 and May 5   Global supermodel Heather Marks to open Obakki + Holt Renfrew Show, May 10   THE MOTHER OF ALL OCCASIONS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH, DINNER SERVICES … Read more#FridayFavourites – what’s happening this weekend and the week ahead

Three leading BC wineries partner for Spot Prawn Fest 

  ENCORE Vineyards Shows Support for Local, Sustainable Initiative ENCORE Vineyards is pleased to announce its role as the exclusive BC winery partner for The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia‘s 10th Anniversary Spot Prawn Gala (Thursday, May 13) and Spot Prawn Boil (Sunday, May 15). “There is no better pairing for fresh, local seafood than … Read moreThree leading BC wineries partner for Spot Prawn Fest 

Menu Revealed for Chefs’ Table Society Spot Prawn Gala  

  Buy your tickets and get your bow-tie ready The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia  celebrates 10 years of the Spot Prawn Festival with an inaugural Spot Prawn Gala at the Vancouver Club on May 13. The six-course gala will be prepared by six chefs from across Canada and paired with wines from Encore … Read moreMenu Revealed for Chefs’ Table Society Spot Prawn Gala