Winemaker’s Thoughts on BC Harvest 2019 – Guest Post from Julian Park

Yields were down but the quality of the fruit was excellent. The winemakers expect 2019 to produce delicious lower alcohol, bright acidity wines. This first article highlights the harvest for the Okanagan Valley and Shuswap Regions of British Columbia.

Never let the Truth get in the way of a Good Story – Tall Tale

Tall Tale Wines is a small winery that does not have a fixed location but sources premium quality grapes from the South Okanagan. Tall Tale, which makes fine wine in small batches using a completely natural approach, released its first wines in 2017.

Garage style winery – Lariana Cellars producing excellent wines!

Following an introduction while attending the Garagiste North – small guys wine festival we made a point of getting out to Lariana for a tasting of their wines.

What’s Happening this Fall at Mission Hill – Sommelier-Guided Experiences

With glass in hand we entered the Culinary Theatre where the Culinary Workshops take place now through December. There are several options for the Dynamics of Food & Wine series where the professional Culinary team prepare dishes that guests will later enjoy paired with Mission Hill wines.

Vanessa Vineyard Wine Dinner In celebration of Howard Soon’s appointment to the Order of Canada.

Prepare for a culinary and wine pairing experience like no other as Chef Murray, of The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry at Spirit Ridge Resort, and Howard Soon lead you on an adventure across the country.

Visiting the Premium Lounge at Liquidity Winery in Okanagan Falls

On this afternoon the tasting was a prelude to our Tasting Menu dinner at the Liquidity Bistro. I highly recommend and suggest a lunch or dinner prior to or following your tasting to enhance your visit. Both the Vertical Tasting or the Reserve Tasting are a leisurely exercise that takes time to enjoy.

Pairing Wine & Self-Love August 21 and August 22

We will chat self-love and taste 3 different local wines from Bella, Lock + Worth and Le Vieux Pin to guide the conversation on the various intentional choices the winemakers make that directly translate to the final bottle. This is your chance to ask a sommelier about all the myths and stigmas around wine.

The Installation at CheckMate Turns Two! Celebrates with the Bear’s Move Chardonnay limited release

The unique, Pied de Cuve wine is Checkmate’s only unoaked expression of Chardonnay. A modern take on tradition, naturally fermented in ceramic Clayver vessels placed in the Dekleva Vineyard.