Backyard Vineyards – a review

Backyard Vineyards   Changes in ownership and the resulting name changes are not uncommon in the BC wine industry.  Backyard Vineyards, located at 3033 232nd Street in Langley, opened up in 2002 under the name Glenugie.  Gary Tayler, the original owner named it after his wife’s family’s farm in Scotland.  Unfortunately, Gary’s wife Christina died … Read moreBackyard Vineyards – a review

August Summer Celebration Promo: Le Vieux Pin Petit Blanc

The whole is truly greater than sum of the parts. Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Viognier and few other aromatic varieties come together to tantalize the senses. Tropical notes are everywhere here with mango, peach, citrus, and melon at the fore. The most attractive part of the 2012 Petit Blanc, however, is the stunning intensity of … Read moreAugust Summer Celebration Promo: Le Vieux Pin Petit Blanc

Celebrate the Season with a Harvest Dinner at Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars

  The bounty of BC’s Okanagan will be celebrated at a dinner hosted by Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars on Saturday, September 6 2014.  Guests will enjoy a reception at the estate, followed by a five-course dinner paired with premium Blue Mountain wines. The Okanagan is BC’s premier wine region, but the Valley also produces … Read moreCelebrate the Season with a Harvest Dinner at Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars

#Wine Wednesday review by the Wine Teacher

2013 Sauvignon Blanc Santa Rita 120 Valle Central, Chile $10.99 Bronze medal Tasted 2014 07 Very pale straw in colour with light intensity.  The nose shows varietal character – grass and gooseberries with a hint of peach.  Good balance, crisp and refreshing.  Citrus and mineral on the palate with peach flavours lingering on the finish. … Read more#Wine Wednesday review by the Wine Teacher

Wine Reviews from the Wine Teacher

  2012 Chardonnay Cedar Creek Kelowna, BC $17.95 Silver medal Tasted 2014 06 This Chardonnay has a small amount of Pinot Gris added to it. Lemon yellow in colour with medium-light intensity.  The nose shows aromas of tropical fruit, pineapple and a hint of banana. Good structure.  Eleven months of sur lees aging give it … Read moreWine Reviews from the Wine Teacher

Introducing the 2013 Moscato d’Osoyoos and 2013 Leggiero Unoaked Chardonnay

THE PERFECT ACCOMPANIMENTS FOR PRIOR, DURING AND AFTER YOUR NEXT SEAFOOD MEAL   2013 Moscato D’Osoyoos $20.00 Inspired by the renowned Moscato d’Asti of the Piedmont region in Italy, the Moscato d’Osoyoos expresses an intense and complex array of aromatics displaying this grape’s true varietal expression. This light and merry sparkler bursts with aromatics of … Read moreIntroducing the 2013 Moscato d’Osoyoos and 2013 Leggiero Unoaked Chardonnay

A fun twist to wine tasting in Osoyoos, British Columbia

  Osoyoos’ LaStella Winery and 3 Phase Adventures partner for SUP & SIP adventure package Arrival by vehicle for a wine tasting is no longer the only option with the 2014 summer launch of LaStella winery and 3 Phase Adventures’ SUP & SIP package. Combining the hottest new water sport on Canada’s warmest lake, with … Read moreA fun twist to wine tasting in Osoyoos, British Columbia

BC Wine Institute’s BC Wine Industry Recognition Award

  Cedar Creek Estate Winery founder, Senator Ross Fitzpatrick, was honoured in Kelowna Tuesday with the BC Wine Institute’s BC Wine Industry Recognition Award.     “The Senator exemplifies the intent of the award, which was created to recognize those who have helped to develop the wine industry in our province,” says BC Wine Institute Chair, Josie Tyabji … Read moreBC Wine Institute’s BC Wine Industry Recognition Award