“A fun and festive way to shop local, Sip into the Season is one of the most popular events along the Westside Wine Trail,” remarks Association Representative Lindsay Kelm. “Our members continue to raise the bar with their offerings and with two new members this year, including our first cidery, 2019 will be our biggest Sip event to-date.”
This delightful Summer Sipping recommendation is a full bodied, flavourful, aromatic favourite – Gewürztraminer. This off dry German style wine is often suggested for a pairing with Asian or spicy foods. My personal favourite pairing is with strong flavoured cheeses like French camembert (Saint Albray or similar St. Andre), tomato based antipasti or a black olive … Read more Our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping with Quails’ Gate Gewürztraminer
Did you know that Quails’ Gate Winery has two lakefront vacation rentals? Create your perfect Okanagan getaway at The Nest at Quails’ Gate – picture your toes in the sand, lush vineyards just steps away and a glass of award-winning Quails’ Gate wine in-hand. Staying in a winery guest house is a unique experience, staying … Read more Enjoy a relaxing vacation in a private winery setting.
If ever there was a time to remind us of the many facets of the Okanagan, the flooding of some of our beaches and properties is it. Long gone – if they ever existed – are the days when all the Okanagan had to offer was “Beaches and Peaches” as a popular tourism tag promised. Clearly, … Read more Explore the Okanagan’s many facets – come hell or high water
Summer whites – blind wine tasting challenges – live entertainment Summer is here and the wineries of the Westside Wine Trail are holding their annual Sip into Summer open house event. Celebrate the start of summer and take a self-guided tour of the twelve wineries along the wine trail. Visitors will be able to … Read more Sip into Summer with the Westside Wine Trail
Freezing Temperatures in the Okanagan Brings an Early Start to BC’s Icewine Harvest This year, 20 wineries expressed interest in producing Icewine for a potential harvest of 722 tons from approximately 169 acres, last year there was a total of 844 tons picked. The first 2015 Icewine grapes were brought in by Volcanic Hills … Read more BC Icewine Harvest