Continuing on our Journey to the Similkameen a stop at Clos du Soleil Winery

The Similkameen is all about the individual site with differing climates and winds, often too much wind. Every vineyard differs from the next. At Clos du Soleil the vineyard has been organic for the past ten years with biodynamic practises contributing to soil health.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

#WineWednesday review by Sam Hauck aka the Wine Teacher featuring British Columbia wines.

Vanessa – a Wine Dinner like no other

This Vanessa Vineyard wine dinner hosted by Glowbal was one of the best wine dinners I have ever attended. The dishes were marvellous and the pairings absolutely perfect.

Join Master Winemaker Howard Soon for a Wine Dinner featuring Vanessa Vineyard at Glowbal March 26

Please join Howard Soon and the Vanessa Vineyard team to enjoy a perfectly paired 5-course wine dinner featuring our wines.

Tasting Ten January 2019 – a flight of Cabernet Franc

Our tastings are always done blind (bottles wrapped in brown paper bags).  All we knew was that founding member Wayne Meadows, organized a flight of Cabernet Franc from BC, Washington and France and that the wines were from vintages 2009 – 2012.

#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Vanessa Vineyard

When a respected wine reviewer tells you “Just join the Vanessa Vineyard‘s wine club and never worry about buying any other wines again, their wines are that good.”  you pay attention and follow their advice. For lovers of fine red wines you will be absolutely thrilled with Vanessa’s portfolio of wines. The wines we are personally … Read more#FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Vanessa Vineyard

BC Wineries Excited About Size and Quality of Harvest 2018

BC’s annual grape harvest has arrived amid cooler temperatures in mid-August and early September. With the long, moderate season, wineries are indicating nice flavour development, beautiful acidity and increased crop levels for an exciting 2018 vintage. The first harvest for sparkling wine grapes started at the end of August, roughly two weeks later than in … Read moreBC Wineries Excited About Size and Quality of Harvest 2018

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

What’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18

  What’s your BC Wine Country Story? THE SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY The Similkameen Valley is a pristine stretch of vineyards, set amongst the dramatic backdrop of rugged and awe-inspiring mountains. Considered the “organic capital of Canada”, the area is known for small farms and producers dedicated to creating quality produce, delectable foods, and award-winning wines. Due … Read moreWhat’s your BC Wine Country Story? #Visit and #Vote #BestofBC18

The Best of BC Wine Country Awards are back – vote for your ‘Best of’ with Wines of British Columbia!

The Best of BC Wine Country Awards are back – a crowd-sourced online survey curated by the BC Wine Institute launches today inviting the public to vote on their favourite BC wine experiences from specific “Best of” categories related to BC wine and food tourism. From Monday, July 23 through August 17, the Best of … Read moreThe Best of BC Wine Country Awards are back – vote for your ‘Best of’ with Wines of British Columbia!