BC Wine Institute welcomes new Board of Directors and awards industry leaders at its 2018 Annual General Meeting

  Following another successful Annual General Meeting (July 10, 2018 at the Delta Hotel, Kelowna), that brought together winery owners from across BC, the BC Wine Institute (BCWI) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors. Nine voting BCWI Directors represent all British Columbia wineries. Newly elected or re-elected members of the Board of … Read moreBC Wine Institute welcomes new Board of Directors and awards industry leaders at its 2018 Annual General Meeting

Wines for Waves featuring Naramata Bench Wineries Association

We raised 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 had 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 moreWines for Waves featuring Naramata Bench Wineries Association

Friday, April 13 was one of the luckiest days of the year so far for #BCWine Lovers

On Friday, April 13 the Naramata Bench Wineries Association member wineries were on hand for an afternoon media/trade tasting  followed by Wines for Waves in the evening. All in all it was an incredible wine tasting experience. My day started with a blind tasting of four Naramata wines presented by  Naramata Bench winemakers – Val Tait … Read moreFriday, April 13 was one of the luckiest days of the year so far for #BCWine Lovers

Naramata Bench Spring Wine Release

I began this event with an informal session on terroir. We were presented with four wines made from four Naramata Bench winemakers – Val Tait from Bench 1775, Gavin Miller from Upper Bench, Stefan Arnason from Poplar Grove and Elephant Island’s Del Halladay. The task was to match each wine to the description given by … Read moreNaramata Bench Spring Wine Release

Aspirational Okanagan Wineries Form New Group

‘The Okanagan Wine Initiative’ Members Set to Collaborate and Raise Profile   Seven leading BC wineries: 50th Parallel Estate Winery, Culmina Family Estate Winery, Haywire Wines, Liquidity Wines, Painted Rock Estate Winery, Poplar Grove Winery, and Summerhill Pyramid Winery, have formed a partnership, The Okanagan Wine Initiative. The association groups together these seven Okanagan wineries … Read moreAspirational Okanagan Wineries Form New Group

Farm Friends: BC Wineries respond to Alberta’s BC Wine Boycott with Love

  Wineries to host public “Farm Friends” event with BC wine and Alberta beef And call for supporters to make March 2018 BC Wine Month   Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced an immediate boycott on all imports of wines from British Columbia Tuesday, in what is becoming a growing inter-provincial spat over the Kinder Morgan … Read moreFarm Friends: BC Wineries respond to Alberta’s BC Wine Boycott with Love

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

Wines of British Columbia Storm Seattle with BC’s Top Chefs!

The Wines of British Columbia will be in the Seattle spotlight during a multi-chef collaborative BC VQA Wine-paired dinner in partnership with Ocean Wise sustainable seafood at Tavolàta Capitol Hill restaurant on June 8.   This 100 percent BC wine and seafood dinner brings together the creative talents of winemakers and chefs to celebrate the best of BC wine … Read moreWines of British Columbia Storm Seattle with BC’s Top Chefs!

Naramata Tailgate Party 2015 is “Going to the Country”

Inspired by Bruce Cockburn’s song “Going to the Country”, capture some down-to-earth joy at this year’s Naramata Tailgate Party, 6:30 to 9 pm, Saturday, September 12, at Red Rooster Winery. I don’t know about you, however, every time I hear the lyrics I want to head outdoors and seize the moment! “I can smell the grass … Read moreNaramata Tailgate Party 2015 is “Going to the Country”

The times they are a-changin’

    Two of our long-time favourite BC wines were, for many years, also the hardest to find. Black Hills produced one of the province’s first Bordeaux blends. Many were the times that we drove along Black Sage Road, disappointed to find a “Sorry–Sold Out” sign on display at the winery’s Quonset building. The experience … Read moreThe times they are a-changin’