#FavouriteThings – September 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.

A curated tasting with Bench 1775 Winemaker Valeria Tait

Before we began our tasting we took some time to stroll the grounds and vineyards. The vines are amazingly close and it is interesting to take the opportunity to do a little exploring.

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.

Corcelettes Santé Sparkling Wine Release and Heads Up On Wines Nearly Sold Out!

Some more inside information? I saw Charlie counting our Cabernet Franc barrels last week, and it looks as though we have enough to make a Micro Lot of 70 cases single varietal this fall! Club Corcelettes members will each be receiving 3 bottles of our inaugural 2017 Cabernet Franc with their fall package, so if you’ve thought about joining our Club, here’s just another awesome reason to do so.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

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

Freezing Temperatures Bring Icewine Harvest to BC Wineries

BC’s annual Icewine harvest has arrived, with the cold temperatures prompting wineries in the Okanagan Valley and Similkameen Valley to start picking grapes on December 5 and continuing into the early morning hours on December 6.

Winemaker’s Dinner Clos du Soleil – Wednesday, November 28

November 28 Clos du Soleil Winemaker’s Dinner will feature a selection of  new wine releases, but, most importantly,  a really enjoyable evening of food, wine and conversation.