Category: fraser valley

An Interview with BC Winemakers About the 2018 Harvest

BC Harvest 2018 wineries interviewed

In early October, the Wines of BC issued a press release and noted “BC’s annual grape harvest has arrived amid cooler temperatures in mid-August and early September. With the long, moderate season, wineries are indicating nice flavour development, beautiful acidity…

Celebrate Harvest at Singletree Winery with Winemaker’s Longtable Dinner on November 3

Singletree Winery

Have you ever tried any BC wines from the Fraser Valley?  Have you ever tried the cuisine from Forage Restaurant in downtown Vancouver?  If you have said “no” to one or both questions, I have a way you can experience…

A Peek at a Dine Out Restaurant to Consider: Mangia e Scappa

Mangia e Scappa logo

Dine Out Vancouver starts on Friday, Jan 20, 2017 this year.  Already many restaurants are probably all booked up, but you would like to go to a top quality restaurant.  One thing is to think outside of the box; the…

Let’s Talk About BC’s 2016 Harvest with 3 Wine Makers

Ripe grapes from Blue Grouse Estate Winery

BC is a large province, with a varied climate from maritime to alpine.  Our grape growing regions for wine production vary from the coast, to slightly inland (think the Fraser Valley), to our hot interior (the Okanagan or Kamloops for…

3 Whites from Fraser Valley’s Singletree Winery

Three Singletree white wines

The Fraser Valley has a few wineries, but they are not as well-known as our Okanagan wineries.  One of the newer Fraser Valley wineries is Singletree Winery from the Abbotsford area. Being a cooler climate area for grape growing, expect…

My First Post for 2016: A New Vintage of Singletree Wines to Try

Singletree Winery Siegerrebe, Farmhand White, and Pinot Noir

Last year I was invited to try some of the wines from the new Singletree Winery, located in Abbotsford, BC.  A family run opereation by the Etsell’s, they planted their grape vines in 2011 and opened a wine shop in…

Singletree Winery – Growing Deeper Roots in Abbotsford BC

Welcome to Singletree Winery sign

For the Etsell family, farming is in their blood, with their roots firmly entrenched in the Fraser Valley; first with turkeys, and now into viticulture and wine making. Their farming roots extend to the label, where they are called “Singletree…