Wine Blog

December 17, 2018

The Twelve Wines of Christmas: Day 4

  2014 Clos du Soleil Winery Celestiale In my opinion, Clos du Soleil is absolutely one of the top wineries in the Province! Under the direction of winemaker Michael Clark (who trained in Bordeaux and Geneva) they are making fantastic, elegant wines from mostly Bordeaux grape varieties farmed...

December 16, 2018

The Twelve Wines of Christmas: Day 3

  2015 Meyer Family McLean Creek Road Chardonnay Jak and Janice Meyer started making wine from their Naramata Vineyard on old Main Road in 2006. In 2010, they opened their tasting room on their 16 acre property in Okanagan Falls on McLean Creek Road. They quickly gained...

December 13, 2018

The Twelve Wines of Christmas: Day 2

  2017 ‘Wild Ferment’ Syrah Orofino Vineyards John and Virginia Weber are Saskatchewan transplants that moved to the Similkameen Valley in 2001. Their winery focuses on sustainability (both in the vineyard and the winery) and minimal intervention wines that really showcase the qualities of the Similkameen Valley’s...

December 12, 2018

The Twelve Wines of Christmas: Day 1

  2015 Roche Pinot Gris On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Pinot Gris! The 2015 Roche Pinot Gris to be exact. One of the Naramata Bench’s newest wineries is also one of my favourites! It’s owned by Dylan and Penelope Roche, a...

December 5, 2018

Stress-Free Wine Guide: Collector’s Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The lights are lit, a young McCauley Culkin is on the TV, everyone is getting super festive, and you’re stressing about what to get that special wine lover on your Christmas list. Stress no more…I’ve got you covered. Here’s...

November 28, 2018

Walking in a Wine Tour Wonderland

There may be heaps of ‘Okanagan Champagne Powder’ up at Big White, but there is also an abundance of excellent wines and tasting experiences to discover this winter. Question: “So, when do you guys close up shop for the season”? Answer: “As long as there is wine...

March 20, 2018

SPRUNG: Spring’s Triumphant Return

  All right, wine friends, it’s happening: green life is sprouting from the ground and reaching skyward all over the Okanagan. We’ve all had well over 2 weeks now to complain about ‘the debilitating effects of adjusting to Daylight Savings Time’, and soon that one friend or...

December 20, 2017

…And That’s A Wrap!

  Aren't we all just a cat, wrapped up in brown paper, waiting to swipe at the next thing that wanders by, asking them to love us?  (Ok, total non sequitur. But the cat image made me laugh. On with the Wine Blog post! ) 2017 was...

December 6, 2017

Icewine: The Cold, Hard Truth

  There was a time, not so very long ago, when I would talk about Canadian wine with people and the first thing out of their mouths would be, “Oh, ya, right…Icewine!”. It was this at this early point in the conversations that I would clench...

April 13, 2017

BC Wines for Easter Weekend

  It’s that time again; Easter Holidays are upon us.  The weather is finally beginning to take a positive turn towards something resembling spring.  Wine tours in Kelowna are picking up for the season.  Flowers are starting to pop, and everything is lush and green.  You’re...