Vanessa Vineyard Wine Club Members event

“The proof is in the pudding,” goes the well-known expression.  When you taste the wines of Vanessa Vineyards, there is no doubt of the care and attention that has gone into the growing of the grapes and the transforming of those grapes into the very finest wines possible.”

Tasting Ten – BC Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet sauvignon, the offspring of cabernet franc and sauvignon blanc, is often referred to as the ‘king of grapes’ and it is grown in most wine-producing areas.   It is a late ripener, so it does best in hotter climates.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2018 Petit Rouge Le Vieux Pin Oliver, BC $22.99 This Le Vieux Pin entry-level wine is a blend of Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Garnet red in colour with medium-deep intensity.  The nose opens with aromas of pepper, blackberry, cherry, earth, vanilla and spice.  Good balance with medium body.  Pleasing on the palate with flavours … Read more Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2018 Rosé Black Hills Oliver, BC $24.90 This rosé is a blend of 42% Pinot Noir, 35% Gamay and 23% Malbec.  Salmon coloured with medium-light intensity.  The nose greets you with aromas of watermelon, wild strawberry and fresh cream.  Well balanced with good mouthfeel.  Bright on the palate with mouth-watering fruit followed by a medium-long … Read more Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Clos du Soleil

Clos du Soleil elves have been working hard and are offering you individual wines for gift giving as well as some curated gift sets that will make terrific gifts for the wine lovers on your list this year.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

2017 Chardonnay Liquidity Okanagan Falls, BC $29.00 Made from clone 76 chardonnay, this wine is straw coloured with medium-light intensity.  Aromas of apples, butter, lemon and delicate toast and honey greet the nose.  Well balanced with a creamy texture.  Flavours reflect the nose followed by a medium-long finish with flavours intensifying.  Impressive!   2016 Frizzante … Read more Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

My First Visit to Corcelettes Estate Winery – Love It Here in the Similkameen!

The Similkameen is ideally located as a force in the burgeoning grape growing and wine making industry that is BC Wine Country.