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
Blue Grouse Estate Winery (Blue Grouse) has received three regional awards from the second annual Wines of British Columbia’s Best of BC Wine Country Awards 2018. Created by the BC Wine Instiute, the annual Best of BC Wine Country Awards is a crowd sourced campaign that invites the public to vote online for their … Read moreBlue Grouse Estate Winery Wins Three Regional Awards in Best of BC 2018
Tofino’s leader in adventure experiences offers unique opportunities for fishing enthusiasts This September, Tofino Resort + Marina brings the exhilarating tuna fishing experience to Tofino in their inaugural Race for the Blue derby. Taking place on September 7-15, 2018, the tournament’s $25,000 grand prize will draw the excitement of anglers from across the … Read moreTofino Resort + Marina hosts Race for the Blue: September 7-15, 2018 $25,000 winner-takes-all tuna derby
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
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!
Tofino’s newest resort cements its adventure offering with two freediver training trips Tofino’s newest adventure hub, Tofino Resort + Marina announces dates for two, multi-day Tide to Table freedive training courses this spring, as the resort continues to strengthen its adventure offering on Vancouver Island’s wild West Coast. In partnership with Victoria-based Bottom Dwellers Freediving, … Read moreTide to Table: Tofino Resort + Marina offers guests the fundamentals of freediving and marine-harvesting
Have you ever wished your wine touring offered a more personalized experience? Most wineries will accommodate special requests or private tastings if you have made arrangements in advance, please note these will often mean an additional cost. Many of the fine wineries in BC have a restaurant or bistro which allows you to enjoy a … Read moreMake your next BC Wine experience a sleepover
This past fall I had the opportunity to tour and have a whisky tasting at Shelter Point Distillery in Oyster River on Vancouver Island. Located about half way between Courtenay and Campbell River just off the Old Island Highway and situated on the former UBC research farmlands. It is a beautiful setting and is … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Shelter Point Distillery Whisky