Wines for the Wine Enthusiast, Collector or Connoisseur Vanessa Vineyard

“Just join the Vanessa Vineyard‘s wine club and never worry about buying any other wines again, their wines are that good.” Sam Hauck, the Wine Teacher

vinAmité the small winery with a big heart…

Wendy (owner/founder) was at the helm the day we visited vinAmité. Wendy immediately exudes a warm welcoming to all who arrive on her doorstep. All the staff are friendly and knowledgeable and it was a delight to join in the conversation about the success of the little gem in the Oliver wine region.

What’s New at Okanagan Crush Pad

Summerland’s Okanagan Crush Pad, which opened in 2011, has long been a facility which smaller producers utilized to get their wines made and bottled.  In addition, they also made their own wines under the Haywire label.  Over the years, they added the Narrative series and more recently the Free Form label.  Why three different brands?

The Chase Wines: Special Announcement

The Chase Wines rebranding. O’Rourke Family Vineyards will specialize in Chardonnay & Pinot Noir and be relatively exclusive. O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars will specialize in aromatic whites. It will also have a Chardonnay & Pinot Noir and remain accessible to everyone.

Fall in Love with Quails’ Gate wines on Valentine’s Day with Half Price Shipping

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with half price shipping on our award-winning wines. Plus more things happening at Quails’ Gate.

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.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by @Sam_WineTeacher

Our intrepid wine reviewer Sam Hauck, aka the Wine Teacher, is a wine judge, a member of the Wine Guild and a wine teacher. Sam’s reviews are a guide to good wine.

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.