Category: Okanagan

Olivier Humbrecht MW joins Phantom Creek Estates as Consultant

Phantom Creek Estates

This press release came to my inbox today.  I was quite surprised.  It is quite a feat to collaborate with Oliver Humbrecht from Domaine Zind-Humbrecht.  They make amazing wines in Alsace.  I tried to get a tour of the winery…

Getting on Track for Spring and Summer with Road 13 Vineyards

2017 was an interesting vintage in the Okanagan in my opinion, with the cool, wet Spring, followed by the forest fires and smoke that started in June and went through most of the summer.  I was worried about smoke taint…

3 BC Pinot Noirs: More Farm Friends Wines For You

3 BC Pinot Noirs for Farm Friends

With Kinder Morgan considering their decision to continue with their oil pipeline to the Vancouver Lower Mainland to be made by May 31, 2018, the rhetoric between the Alberta and BC governments has ramped up.  In February, the Alberta government…

The Okanagan Wine Initiative Members Set to Collaborate and Raise Profile

The Okanagan Wine Initiative Logo

Big news today in the BC wine industry, with seven BC wineries joining together to form “The Okanagan Wine Initiative” to “…drive one-another to excel and adopt best business practices and to help elevate the identity of the Okanagan as…

10 BC Sparkling and White Wines for You to Enjoy This Summer

Naramata Bench Wineries Association banner

The Naramata Bench is located on the east side of Lake Okanagan as you drive north from Penticton.  It is a very scenic 14 km drive overlooking the water and vineyards, home to a group of twenty-four award-winning wineries forming…

Supporting BC Wine and Alberta Beef – Farm Friends

Farm Friends logo

Farm Friends was a stand-up grazing event, organized by several BC wineries in response to the recent boycott on the importation of BC wine to Alberta.  The day of the event, held at Edible Canada, the Alberta government dropped the ban so that the…