Category: Okanagan

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated White, Sparkling, and Fortified Wines for 2017

MyWinePal Top 5 Star Wines

This past year I tasted a tremendous number of wines from around the world, but some wines really resonated with me.  It may have been the great balance of fruit, sugar, acidity for a white wine, or the fruit, tannins…

My Interview with Sandra Oldfield – A Heart Beating for BC Wine

If you are familiar with BC wines at all, you should know of Sandra Oldfield and the winery she helped start with her husband Kenn Oldfield and friends Barb and Bob Shaunessy, called Tinhorn Creek in Oliver in 1993 and…

Tell Me About the BC 2017 Harvest – Wine Makers’ Interviews

Grape vines at harvest in BC 2017

2017 was a terrible harvest in France due to poor weather conditions through the growing season, producing the smallest grape harvest since 1945. In the United States, Napa and Sonoma Valleys were hit by forest fires which although was late in…

Getting the Goods on Upper Bench’s Wine and Cheese

Upper Bench Winery's latest wine and Grey Baby cheese

If you have never tried wines from Upper Bench Winery & Creamery from the Naramata Bench you should. They are a small, family-run winery, owning 7 acres of vineyards, is naturally farmed, and takes a minimalist approach to winemaking; using…

New Wine Releases from Okanagan’s Evolve Cellars and McWatters Collection

BC’s father daughter team of Harry McWatters and Christa-Lee McWatters-Bond have collaborated to produce two lines of wine lately; Evolve Cellars and McWatters Collection.  For me Evolve Cellar’s wines are meant to be young and fresh and easy to drink,…

Phantom Creek Acquires Acclaimed Golden Mile Bench Vineyard

Phantom Creek Estates

Big deals seem to be happening often this year.  The latest deal was the purchase of a 63-acre vineyard on the Golden Mile Bench owned by C. C. Jentsch Cellars by Phantom Creek Estates. The vineyard was planted to Cabernet family varieties (Cabernet…

Be Treated Royally with Wines from Enrico Winery

Enrico Winery logo

Tucked away on side roads across southern and mid-Vancouver Island, you can be surprised by a family-run winery.  Enrico Winery is one such winery, located at 3280 Telegraph Road, Mill Bay, B.C. A cool climate region, this winery has forged…