“Consistently Exceptional Always Memorable” – Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is exceptional and our visit was memorable. Those are the words on the front of the brochure we picked up at the welcoming desk when we arrived for our overnight stay at the Guest House.

Paradise Found – The Lake House at Quails’ Gate

Looking for the perfect luxury getaway? I have a suggestion! The Lake House at Quails’ Gate will satisfy your every desire be it the fabulous gourmet kitchen, the decadent ensuite bath with its soaker tub and separate steam shower, the cozy robes or the air conditioned comfort. We spent the best days away having a … Read moreParadise Found – The Lake House at Quails’ Gate

Martin’s Lane Winery – Unique, Distinct, Exceptional

Martin’s Lane is unique and distinct with vineyards that produce exceptional wines.   As we arrive It seemed almost like the vineyards, the winery and the building were one with the past. The past of artist Vincent van Gogh whose spectacular 1888 painting titled Red Vineyard  seems to come alive as an inspirational work of … Read moreMartin’s Lane Winery – Unique, Distinct, Exceptional

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

Oh, the Places You’ll Go and Go We did in the Honda Odyssey!

How do three generations holiday and tour together? Why in the 7 passenger Honda Odyssey of course. We loved our week spent enjoying the comfort of the Honda Odyssey. It worked great when we all wanted to go touring together in the Okanagan and on Vancouver Island.   Getting there was a breeze and we … Read moreOh, the Places You’ll Go and Go We did in the Honda Odyssey!

FITZ WINE RECEIVES FIVE GOLDS AT THE NATIONAL WINE AWARDS OF CANADA 2018

Gordon Fitzpatrick, President of Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards, is pleased to announce that their winery was the recipient of five gold medals at the National Wine Awards of Canada 2018. All seven of the Fitz wines submitted won medals, with the signature sparkling wines capturing 4 golds. Listed below are the gold medal winners recognized by … Read moreFITZ WINE RECEIVES FIVE GOLDS AT THE NATIONAL WINE AWARDS OF CANADA 2018

A Wine-Tasting Room Like No Other: This summer at CheckMate Artisanal Winery

Okanagan winery pours the most coveted Chardonnay and Merlot from Canada amid stunning hilltop views in its architecturally inspired tasting room – the art of winemaking and architecture joined as one.   Since the release of its first bottles in 2015, CheckMate Artisanal Winery has established a reputation as the most acclaimed new winery in … Read moreA Wine-Tasting Room Like No Other: This summer at CheckMate Artisanal Winery

More of our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping $20. or less from Meyer Family Vineyards

More delicious BC Wines that are on our #FavouriteThings list and they are among the most affordable of wines that we recommend to our readers. Please note that at this price point these quality wines will sell out quickly. We suggest you visit the winery to stock up before they are all gone.   Gewürztraminer … Read moreMore of our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping $20. or less from Meyer Family Vineyards

More of our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping wines under $20. from Quails’ Gate Winery

Here are the wines we drink when we want to keep to a budget. Our #FavouriteThings include these tasty offerings from Quails’ Gate – all priced under $20.00. These are the wines we drink, enjoy and recommend to our readers. These wines are all available from the Quails’ Gate online store. 2017 Dry Riesling Available: In Stock $16.99 … Read moreMore of our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping wines under $20. from Quails’ Gate Winery

Icons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – a review

The evening started with an excited buzz as guests arrived for the Icons of Wine & Food dinner at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek on Friday, June 22, 2018. Hosted this year by Chef Mark McEwan with emcee Rhys Pender, Master of Wine. Sipping on BC bubbles, two in fact,  Stellar’s Jay Brut 2015 and … Read moreIcons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – a review

Our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping with Quails Gate

We all love BC Wine and summer is an ideal time to really enjoy sipping on the patio, pairing with our BBQ or picnic in the park with our #FavouriteThings. We like to call this Summer Sipping. So many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the British Columbia lifestyle. Whether you’re an on the go … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping with Quails Gate

Our #FavouriteThings for Summer Sipping – Perseus Wine

Aren’t we the lucky ones? Perseus make three wines we put on our list of our #FavouriteThings. Everyone is the ideal summer wine so be sure to get yourself a supply because the secrets out. Today we’ve chosen to mix it up with a little bit of fizz (frizz) and rosé. Any one of these … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings for Summer Sipping – Perseus Wine

Our #FavouriteThings for Summer Sipping – Sparkling

We’re sharing two of our favourite Summer Sipping Sparkling wines. Both of these are so delicious it would be impossible to chose just one. These two sparkling wines were both served at the 2017 Icons of Wine & Food Dinner for Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan. Not only were they the favourite sparkling of the … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings for Summer Sipping – Sparkling

THIS JUNE AT QUAILS’ GATE WINERY

Quails’ Gate is excited to share the news that their 2015 The Boswell Syrah and 2016 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay both received GOLD medals at the prestigious 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards in London, England.   2015 Boswell Syrah The Boswell Syrah is named in honour of the Stewart family’s Grandparents and is part of … Read moreTHIS JUNE AT QUAILS’ GATE WINERY

Quails’ Gate invites you to join them for Yoga in the Vineyard

JULY 5 – AUGUST 30 Yoga in the Vineyard Every Thursday evening in July and August, join the talented team from Oxygen Yoga & Fitness Westbank for an relaxing and rejuvenating yoga class overlooking our vineyards and Okanagan Lake. Hosted at the Harvest Gathering site, each week will feature a different flow that is inspired … Read moreQuails’ Gate invites you to join them for Yoga in the Vineyard

Hey all you last minute kids – A Father’s Day gift!

Chef Meets BC Grape – Taste of the Okanagan LIMITED-TIME OFFER   Is your Dad a foodie with a passion for wine? We have the perfect gift for him. Take this opportunity to purchase tickets at a 15% discount when you purchase two or more tickets to our Chef Meets BC Grape – Taste of … Read moreHey all you last minute kids – A Father’s Day gift!

CHEF MEETS BC GRAPE – Icons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek – Friday, June 22

Taste and experience the best-of-the-best that Canadian cuisine and winemaking has to offer at the Icons of Wine & Food Dinner.  Miradoro Restaurant at the picturesque Tinhorn Creek Vineyards will set the stage for this incredible evening hosted by Chef Mark McEwan, featuring the culinary creations of Jinhee Lee of Foreign Concept, Trevor Bird of … Read moreCHEF MEETS BC GRAPE – Icons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek – Friday, June 22

BC Wines Set to Shine Alongside Celebrity Chefs at Chef Meets BC Grape Taste of the Okanagan June 23

One-Day Wine and Food Outdoor Festival of Iconic BC Wines, Celebrity Chefs and Interactive Experiences   Celebrity chefs from across Canada and award-winning BC wineries descend on the Okanagan Valley to celebrate local wine and cuisine at the Wines of British Columbia‘s Chef Meets BC Grape Taste of the Okanagan wine and food festival, in its second … Read moreBC Wines Set to Shine Alongside Celebrity Chefs at Chef Meets BC Grape Taste of the Okanagan June 23

 ON THE ROAD with Quails’ Gate at Chef Meets BC Grape Taste of the Okanagan June 23

Once again Quails’ Gate will be pouring their wines at the Chef Meets BC Grape Taste of the Okanagan at See Ya Later Ranch. This tented, festival style outdoor extravaganza is set in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. Be sure to look for us as you take in this wine and food pairing event. … Read more ON THE ROAD with Quails’ Gate at Chef Meets BC Grape Taste of the Okanagan June 23

Whirlwind Okanagan Trip Wine Tasting Experiences – Tinhorn Creek

On our whirlwind Okanagan trip we prioritized our wine tasting experiences. You know it’s amazing what you can pack into two days if you have the right incentive. The right incentive for me is always the opportunity to taste the yummy wines of British Columbia and this recent trip was no exception. I am a huge … Read moreWhirlwind Okanagan Trip Wine Tasting Experiences – Tinhorn Creek