Chef Takashi Ito receives People’s Choice Award

The 2019 Canadian Culinary Championships closes off competition #1 with Chef Takashi Ito, from AURA waterfront restaurant + patio in Victoria, and representing British Columbia chosen by the 400 guests to receive the People’s Choice award.

CheckMate’s Opening Gambit – A Look Ahead at 2019

Great things are in store this year, as we continue redeveloping our estate vineyard at CheckMate and finalize construction of our new hospitality centre.

Don’t wait to register! BC Wine Industry Insight Conference

The BC Wine Industry Insight Conference is an annual gathering for the British Columbia grape and wine industry, collaboratively presented by the BC Wine Institute, BC Wine Grape Council, BC Grapegrowers’ Association, and the BC Wine Authority. March 12, 2019

A Grand time at the Dine Out Vancouver Festival kickoff – The Grand Tasting

Dine Out Vancouver Festival – The Grand Tasting was an opportunity to taste bites from fourteen local restaurants that are participating in Dine Out Vancouver Festival which begins today and runs through February 4th. Alongside the culinary stations was a representation of BC wineries. This included 27 wineries, four breweries, cideries and distillers. So basically two stations of libations for every culinary station.

Where are you dining for Dine Out Vancouver Fest? – Vancouver Fish Company

Clearly the Vancouver Fish Company knows seafood and how to prepare some fabulous fare. “Home of Amazing Seafood and West Coast Hospitality” is their mantra and I would concur. Although we enjoyed just a sampling of each dish it was enough to recommend Vancouver Fish Company as a “must visit” during Dine Out Vancouver Festival.

Painted Rock Wine Dinner hosted by Water Street Cafe February 7th

The Painted Rock Estate Winery dinner hosted by Water Street Cafe is going to be an exceptional treat for BC Wine lovers. Another in the series of ongoing BC Wine Makers Dinners hosted by Water Street Cafe.

#FavouriteThings New Years Suggestions – Let’s Talk Bubbles!

Time to talk Bubbles! Both Christmas and New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be the same without the pop and the bubbles so we are giving you our suggested sparkling wines that will make your holiday festivities bright and fun.

#FavouriteThings last recap of Holiday Gift Suggestions 2018

A few more “non wine” suggestions on the list as we continue on through December. Now including bubbly and sparkling #FavouriteThings that are just right for Christmas and New Years.

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.