Category: bc

Round Two: Time Estate vs McWatters Collection Meritage Results

Time and McWatters wine corks

Which side of the Dordogne River do you sit?  Left Bank or Right Bank?  I ask this as I was presented with two bottles of Meritage; one from Time Estate and the other from McWatters Collection.  Both BC wines from…

Two Fresh New White Releases from SpierHead Winery

SpierHead Winery

With all our wonderful sunny, warm weather in the Vancouver lower mainland, and the spot prawn festival going on, some nice fruity BC white wines would be appropriate.  Two bottles I received to try from SpierHead Winery in Kelowna are…

A New Splash of Wines for Your Spring & Summer from Okanagan Crush Pad

Red, white, and rose wines, newly released from Okanagan Crush Pad reached my door for tasting.  Just in time for our spring and upcoming sunny summer weather.  The wines in question I received: Mike B Riesling Cabinett 2014 ($24.90) Haywire…

Quick Review: Harper’s Trail Thadd Springs Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2013

Harpers Trail Thadd Springs Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2013

Harper’s Trail winery in Kamloops, BC has been blazing a trail in this new wine grape growing region of BC.  With any new region, the vineyard manager and the wine maker have to learn about their soil, which grape varieties…

Quick Review: Haywire Canyonview Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Haywire Canyonview Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

BC Pinot Noir is well known to some wine drinkers, but maybe not enough.  Probably most people think of Burgundy, or Oregon, or New Zealand. But we do produce some decent Pinots here in BC.  I recently received a bottle…

Curious About Two Wild Ferment Wines from Haywire Winery?

Wine grapes from two different vineyards plus native yeasts from each vineyard, produces two unique wines.  The winery in question is Haywire and the wines were made at Okanagan Crush Pad, in Summerland, BC.  The two wines I tasted from…