The BC Ale Trail invites you to sip on 10 of B.C.’s best summer beers

Each beer was hand-crafted and inspired by the warm-weather adventures and experiences the province is known for, and most include special ingredients such as mango, cucumber or even jalapeño pepper! 

Continuing on our Journey to the Similkameen a stop at Clos du Soleil Winery

The Similkameen is all about the individual site with differing climates and winds, often too much wind. Every vineyard differs from the next. At Clos du Soleil the vineyard has been organic for the past ten years with biodynamic practises contributing to soil health.

Rediscovering Favourite Wines – Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

What a better place to start than Tinhorn Creek wines. Tinhorn Creek has been around for decades and they make great wine. I was reminded of that fact on our most recent trip to the Okanagan and a visit to the Tinhorn Creek Vineyards tasting room.

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Blue Grouse Estate Winery

Some people are surprised that Vancouver Island has such noteworthy wineries. I tell them they need to get out more! Explore the Island because there is lots to offer. Cowichan Valley is beautiful and a great place to visit.

Winter happenings in Penticton, BC

Penticton, nestled between two picturesque lakes in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, is one of British Columbia’s most popular summer destinations among local, national and international tourists, hosting tens of thousands of visitors each year.

Vanessa Vineyards: Wow Wines a review by Sam the Wine Teacher

For years, I have seen the name, ‘Vanessa Vineyards’ listed on some wines produced by Sandhill Winery.  Winemaker Howard Soon recognized the quality of the fruit coming from this site years ago and opted to make single vineyard wines from these grapes instead of blending them in with grapes from other areas.     Two … Read moreVanessa Vineyards: Wow Wines a review by Sam the Wine Teacher

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.

Discovering the new kid on the block – Here’s the Thing

The fun part of not overloading your schedule is the opportunity to discover something new. Here’s the Thing Vineyard just opened this past May so it is definitely the newbie on Black Sage Road. New it may be but co-owner Leah McDowell does know a thing or two about wine. Formerly the owner of a … Read moreDiscovering the new kid on the block – Here’s the Thing

Road tripping to the Okanagan in the Ford Escape

What a wonderful weekend we had exploring the BC Okanagan and BC Wine Country.

Dining in the Okanagan – Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek

We just enjoyed the most wonderful dinner at Miradoro. Not only is the location absolutely stunning, and if you go for lunch be prepared for the most spectacular views in the region, but the dining experience is top notch.