Winemaker’s Thoughts on BC Harvest 2019 – Guest Post from Julian Park

Yields were down but the quality of the fruit was excellent. The winemakers expect 2019 to produce delicious lower alcohol, bright acidity wines. This first article highlights the harvest for the Okanagan Valley and Shuswap Regions of British Columbia.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – McWatters Collection

Day Three and it falls on a #WineWednesday. That seems apropos for the legend that was Harry McWatters. Dubbed the “godfather” of BC Wine meant with great respect for this pioneer of the British Columbia wine industry. 

Never let the Truth get in the way of a Good Story – Tall Tale

Tall Tale Wines is a small winery that does not have a fixed location but sources premium quality grapes from the South Okanagan. Tall Tale, which makes fine wine in small batches using a completely natural approach, released its first wines in 2017.

Come Away to an Exceptional Stay at the Burrowing Owl Guest House

I love the Guest House at Burrowing Owl and every time we stay there I wonder why I waited so long to come back. Probably one of the most relaxing stay away it’s possible to have. The suites are spacious and well appointed.

Hawksworth Restaurant kicks off monthly winemaker dinner series with Phantom Creek Estates

“We’re delighted to present our guests with a summer winemaker dinner series and to partner with exceptional wineries such as Phantom Creek Estates,” says Chef de Cuisine, Antonio Sotomayor.

A tour and tasting at Phantom Creek Estates – Exceptional Wines from Historic Vineyards

The project will not be completed until 2020 but it was interesting to view in the construction stage. When we were there in May the amphitheatre was taking shape and the exterior patio next to the restaurant had just been completed.

Top of my List for Dining in BC Wine Country – Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

As tempting as it was to just repeat our wonderful dinner from the Fall we decided to give the new Spring menu items a try this time and pair with the recommended wine flights. The menu changes with the seasons but you can expect it to always be at the peak of freshness.

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.