Where is BC’s newest Sub GI?

The Cowichan Valley is being recognized as a new sub-geographical indication (sub-GI), an official and protected term under B.C. law used to help consumers identify B.C. wines’ origins.

Just hatched: Black Swift Vineyards flies the coop in a Screaming Frenzy

Gobsmacked, Crown & Thieves, Talking Stories, Screaming Frenzy, Black Swift Vineyards – what do they all have in common? All 5 of these wine brands can be found incubating in the nest of the Westside Wine Trail winery the hatch.

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.

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