Wednesday Wine Reviews by Sam Hauck aka @Sam_WineTeacher

Estate fruit grown in the Similkameen Valley and co-fermented on Viognier skins as is done in the Rhine Valley of France.  The wine was aged for 20 months in new and second use French and American oak barrels, each of which imparts different nuances to the wine. 

#FavouriteThings – Autumn Wine Touring and Tasting in BC Wine Country

Don’t let September slip by without making a trek to the Similkameen my #FavouriteThings list of wineries you should be visiting in Keremeos and Cawston.

Row Fourteen by Klippers – a welcome new restaurant in the Similkameen

Offering the most fabulous of dishes featuring their organic fruits and vegetables in season supplemented with at least two meat dishes, local and ethically sourced. Home baked breads and delicious desserts round out the culinary options at this brand new restaurant.

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