Sensory Symposium sponsored by Okanagan College Sunday, April 28

Join us for the inaugural sensory symposium, sponsored by Okanagan College. At this unprecedented one day event, you’ll participate in blind tastings, seminars, interact with winemakers from all over BC and discuss trending topics in the wine industry.

Dine beneath the stars in an urban oasis at Four Season Hotel Vancouver this summer

  Al fresco long table dinner will be public debut for private pool deck   Visitors and locals are invited to gather friends, dress up and celebrate summer with a gorgeous long table dinner with Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. A limited number of seats are available for the Hotel’s first ever public event on the … Read more

#WineWednesday Reviews @Sam_WineTeacher

2013 La Stellina Rosé La Stella Osoyoos, BC $21.00 Silver Medal This Italian inspired Rosato, made from a blend of cabernet franc and merlot, is Queen Anne cherry in colour with medium-light intensity. Red fruit and berries – cherries, raspberries and wild strawberries on the nose. Well balanced with good mouthfeel. The flavours follow the … Read more


LaStella has just received the highest mark from well-respected wine critics in London, UK – Jancis Robinson MW & Richard Hemming, prospective MW. The 2011 Maestoso ‘Solo’ Merlot, was among the highest score of wines tasted from Canada.  This past May London hosted a ‘Canada Calling’ Media tradeshow at the Canada House in Trafalgar Square … Read more

Wine Wednesday Wine Reviews from Sam_WineTeacher

2013 Moscato d’ Osoyoos La Stella Osoyoos, BC $20 Silver Medal A blend of Moscatto Bianco and Muscat Ottonel. Very pale straw in colour with a medium-light intensity. The nose is intense with orange blossoms, peach and apricot. Well balanced with just the right amount of acid to balance the sugar. The palate is rich … Read more

What’s Happening in the Vineyard?

I just got back from a quick trip to the southern Okanagan and had just enough time to stop by two favourite wineries, La Stella in Osoyoos and Meyer Family in Okanagan Falls (more on them in later articles). It occurred to me that most people visit this wine region in the summer or early … Read more

Canadian wineries head to the UK for a trade and press tasting

After a very successful tasting at the Canada House a few years ago, Le Vieux Pin and sister winery LaStella join 32 producers from five regions across Canada: British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec – to present over 150 of their wines. This will be the first time the UK has had … Read more

Tuscany in a bottle!

Announcing the release of Fortissimo 2012. Paying respect to the pioneers of Tuscany. This release of Fortissimo is a blend of 39% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Sangiovese Grosso. Showcasing the most amount of Cab Franc than in previous years. It’s our version of a Super-Tuscan. “A ‘Super Tuscan’ is described … Read more

LaStella and Le Vieux Pin Wineries Vertical Tasting

There are several types of wine tastings including blind tastings, horizontal tastings and vertical tastings.  A vertical tasting is when you taste the same wine from the same winery, but from different, usually sequential, years.  In contrast, a horizontal tasting is the same varietal and the same year but from different wineries and a blind … Read more


  Organic and biodynamic fine food merchant Casa Gusta offers premium quality pasta, oil and balsamic vinegar to LaStella winery visitors.   When two families  met and shared their utmost respect for each other’s product, not only were friendships formed, but a business relationship too. LaStella has been working with Casa Gusta since 2010, providing … Read more