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

RAISE A GLASS AND MAKE A SPLASH AT ANNUAL WINE FOR WAVES

Raise a toast to ocean conservation at Ocean Wise and Naramata Bench Wineries Association’s annual Wine for Waves on Friday, April 13 at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Guests will have a chance to get the first sips of Spring Wine Releases from Naramata Bench Wineries Association and taste delicious, sustainable seafood from Ocean Wise … Read moreRAISE A GLASS AND MAKE A SPLASH AT ANNUAL WINE FOR WAVES

Penticton’s Maple Leaf Spirits scores multiple medals in international competition

Naramata Bench distiller wins two double-golds, gold, silver awards Maple Leaf Spirits, located on the Naramata Bench near Penticton, is a multiple medal winner at the prestigious Sip Northwest competition based in Washington state. “I am thrilled that four of our products, made right here on the bench with Okanagan ingredients, have been recognized among … Read morePenticton’s Maple Leaf Spirits scores multiple medals in international competition

Naramata Bench Wineries Association TAILGATE PARTY September 9

  Back To Our Roots Celebration for Canada’s 150th   Twenty – eight member wineries of the Naramata Bench Wineries Association are prepping for  their annual “let our hair down, pop some corks and celebrate harvest event” on September 9. This is a wine and food event for wine enthusiasts to plan an Okanagan Fall … Read moreNaramata Bench Wineries Association TAILGATE PARTY September 9

Wine Dinner – at Latab, featuring BC Wines, Lock & Worth, Nichol

  Can’t get enough wine?  And now there’s dinner!  Get the best out of wine-gastronomy at our dinner nights hosted at partner restaurants around town. OWNER ERYN DORMAN AT LATAB OPENS THE DOOR EXCLUSIVELY FOR MARQUIS WINE CELLARS ON THIS NIGHT PRESENTING DISHES OF SEASONALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS WITH CO-OWNER AND CHEF KRIS BARNHOLDEN. Dinner features … Read moreWine Dinner – at Latab, featuring BC Wines, Lock & Worth, Nichol

Naramata Winemaker Brings International Experience to BC

  Serendipity’s Katie O’Kell Completes Harvest in New Zealand; Receives UC Davis Certificate The winemaking industry in BC has many reasons to celebrate. Serendipity Winery‘s Katie O’Kell has just returned from a practicum at New Zealand’s ultra-modern Delegat Wine Estate, processing the 2016 vintage. Just before this, she completed her winemaking certificate from UC Davis in … Read moreNaramata Winemaker Brings International Experience to BC

Naramata Bench Spring Release

  The Naramata Bench is a small region located on the south-eastern shore of Lake Okanagan, near Penticton. Home to almost 900 acres of vineyards and over 30 wineries (and 2 distilleries), this is prime wine real estate. People who visit this region have learned plan on at least a week to explore all that … Read moreNaramata Bench Spring Release

Naramata Winery travels to Vancouver for Dinner

Serendipity and DinnerPartyYVR are the perfect pairing – for charity On Saturday, April 9, 2016, Serendipity Winery will support the charitable DinnerPartyYVR for the fourth consecutive year. The Naramata winery is generously donating a bottle of their BC VQA wine to every simultaneously-hosted dinner party taking place in homes across Vancouver. 100% of ticket sales … Read moreNaramata Winery travels to Vancouver for Dinner

Naramata Spring Release 2015

    There are so many outstanding wineries on the Naramata Bench that it took two floors of Vancouver’s Terminal City Club to host their spring release event. Twenty-four wineries were in attendance including Poplar Grove, Monster Vineyards, Lake Breeze, Terravista, Deep Roots, La Frenz, Perseus, Kettle Valley, Serendipity, Howling Bluff, Upper Bench, Elephant Island, … Read moreNaramata Spring Release 2015

Laughing Stock Vineyards celebrate Portfolio

  Laughing Stock Vineyards announces Canada wide events to celebrate 10th vintage release of Portfolio.   Laughing Stock Vineyards releases the 10th vintage of its flagship wine, Portfolio this fall, capping a decade of winery development and growth.  Mirroring the spectacular growth and maturing of the entire BC wine industry, Laughing Stock has grown from a tiny garage operation to … Read moreLaughing Stock Vineyards celebrate Portfolio