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

Quails’ Gate receives National Wine Awards of Canada GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE Awards

  GOLD Dry Riesling This vintage is another classic example of a Quails’ Gate Riesling. It is crisp, dry and refreshing with wonderfully balanced acidity. True Riesling lovers will appreciate this wines cellaring potential which will allow the acids to soften over time and integrate with the rich Riesling flavours. The wine is dry, vibrant … Read moreQuails’ Gate receives National Wine Awards of Canada GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE Awards

BC Pinot Noir Tasting Group

It’s a Tuesday afternoon and I am sitting in a tenth floor Kerrisdale apartment beside a large window with a panoramic view of Vancouver and the fog shrouded north shore mountains in the distance. I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to be a guest at a private tasting group that meets with the expressed … Read moreBC Pinot Noir Tasting Group

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Mirabel Vineyards

  If you love BC wine as much as we do we’re sure you have a list of your favourites that you want to have on hand for serving to your guests and to give to friends. Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions would not be complete without adding the superb wines of  Mirabel Vineyards to … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Mirabel Vineyards

Mirabel – Of Wondrous Beauty a wine review by @Sam_WineTeacher

  On a hot and sunny afternoon, I walked into Dunbar’s New District wine shop for a special tasting of Mirabel wines. Twelve years ago, Dawn and Doug Reiner moved from their home in West Vancouver and set out to build their dream home in east Kelowna. At the time the 30-acre property was planted … Read moreMirabel – Of Wondrous Beauty a wine review by @Sam_WineTeacher

My Kelowna Journey – Visiting Mirabel Vineyards

  In September I was touring Kelowna and I was thrilled to be able to include a visit to the home of Doug and Dawn Reimer to taste their three Mirabel wines.   The Reimer family is originally from Winnipeg and more recently from West Vancouver where they raised three sons. The South East Kelowna … Read moreMy Kelowna Journey – Visiting Mirabel Vineyards

LA FRENZ WINERY RECEIVES NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION & AWARDS

BEST SMALL WINERY IN CANADA ONLY BC WINERY FEATURED AT INTERNATIONAL PINOT CELEBRATION DOMINATES DAN BERGER INTERNATIONAL AWARDS   In the just announced  Canadian National Wine Awards La Frenz Winery has been awarded Top Performing Small Winery in Canada for 2017,  the second time in as many years that this award has gone to a … Read moreLA FRENZ WINERY RECEIVES NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION & AWARDS

BC Pinot Noir Celebration Preview

  With just weeks to go, this is the perfect time to remind everyone how good BC Pinot Noir is and of the upcoming event which showcases these wines. 2016 was a sad year for Pinot lovers as there was no BC Pinot Noir Celebration. The previous venue had already been booked and no other … Read moreBC Pinot Noir Celebration Preview

Mayne Island Pinot Noir Challenge

The location – Mayne Island. The setting – stunning ocean view The weather – perfect. The cast – the usual Tasting Ten gang minus one. The challenge? Ten glasses of Pinot Noir. Rate them, rank them and try to guess the country of origin.   Could it be any better? This was the most recent event … Read moreMayne Island Pinot Noir Challenge

Mirabel Vineyards Announces Debut Release – Reimer Family focused on terroir-driven Pinot Noir

Doug and Dawn Reimer are pleased to launch their inaugural Mirabel Vineyards wine with the release of the 2015 Pinot Noir, sourced exclusively from their South East Kelowna hilltop estate and vineyard overlooking the Okanagan Valley. Mirabel, meaning “of wondrous beauty”, perfectly represents the Reimer family’s stunning South East Kelowna hilltop estate and vineyard overlooking … Read moreMirabel Vineyards Announces Debut Release – Reimer Family focused on terroir-driven Pinot Noir