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.

Martin’s Lane Winery – Unique, Distinct, Exceptional

Martin’s Lane is unique and distinct with vineyards that produce exceptional wines.   As we arrive It seemed almost like the vineyards, the winery and the building were one with the past. The past of artist Vincent van Gogh whose spectacular 1888 painting titled Red Vineyard  seems to come alive as an inspirational work of … Read moreMartin’s Lane Winery – Unique, Distinct, Exceptional

Okanagan Crush Pad appoints new winemakers

New winemakers added to the team in time for harvest    Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie, owners of Okanagan Crush Pad, are pleased to announce the addition of Steven (Steve) Latchford and Lynzee Schatz to their winemaking team. They will work closely with chief winemaker Matt Dumayne. Latchford will manage custom crush client wines, while Schatz … Read moreOkanagan Crush Pad appoints new winemakers

More of our #FavouriteThings for Summer Sipping – Chardonnay from Quails’ Gate

My inspiration for our Quails’ Gate summer sipping choice came from a wine loving friend. Just yesterday a wine friend posted on his social media about doing a blind tasting of BC Chardonnay. There are so many to choose from that it is almost too hard to begin. So I decided I would go with … Read moreMore of our #FavouriteThings for Summer Sipping – Chardonnay from Quails’ Gate

In Conversation with Adorada winemaker Margaret Leonardi

In conversation with Adorada winemaker Margaret Leonardi on the subject of her newest wine venture – Adorada Rosé. Leonardi comes from a family that are fourth generation dairy farmers so finally settling on a career in viticulture seems a natural progression. Perhaps it was the internship in a chem lab that may have been the … Read moreIn Conversation with Adorada winemaker Margaret Leonardi

Join the CheckMate Artisanal Winery’s Membership

Have you ever traveled to a place of such unexpected beauty that it has worked its way into your heart? I have. It was early 2013 when I came to the Okanagan Valley for the first time. I recall standing on the Golden Mile Bench at CheckMate, looking across at Black Sage Bench and down … Read moreJoin the CheckMate Artisanal Winery’s Membership

Whirlwind Okanagan Trip Wine Tasting Experiences – CheckMate Artisanal Winery

After a rather roundabout way of arriving in Oliver we were more than ready to enjoy a wine tasting experience at CheckMate Artisanal Winery‘s wine experience room – Installation a pop-up by Tom Kundig of Seattle based Olson Kundig a 2008 National Design Award in Architecture winner. The setting reflects the uniqueness of all that … Read moreWhirlwind Okanagan Trip Wine Tasting Experiences – CheckMate Artisanal Winery

Naramata Bench Spring Wine Release

I began this event with an informal session on terroir. We were presented with four wines made from four Naramata Bench winemakers – Val Tait from Bench 1775, Gavin Miller from Upper Bench, Stefan Arnason from Poplar Grove and Elephant Island’s Del Halladay. The task was to match each wine to the description given by … Read moreNaramata Bench Spring Wine Release