pinot noir

Meet CedarCreek Estate Winery at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2017

CedarCreek logo

Who is CedarCreek? CedarCreek Estate Winery was one of the first eight pioneering wineries in British Columbia. Right from the early onset, CedarCreek’s pioneering has been tempered by patience and perseverance. Our ideals matured into our philosophy: “Respect the land,…

Say Howdy to Harper’s Trail at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2017

Harpers Trail logo

Introducing Harper’s Trail Harper’s Trail, named for the cattle drive trail of pioneer rancher Thaddeus Harper, is the first estate winery from Kamloops. Tucked into the city outskirts on the bank of the South Thompson River, Ed and Vicki Collett’s vineyard…

Summarizing the BC Pinot Noir Review with a Cool Map

BC Pinot Noir map

From my first article posing the question, what unique aromas and flavours may be characterized by BC’s Pinot Noir based on soil type, I’ve led you through my process of tasting the wines, adding the tasting notes to a computerized…

Celebrate BC Wine with Okanagan Crush Pad at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2017

Okanagan Crush Pad

What is OKANAGAN CRUSH PAD? Okanagan Crush Pad is a winery located in Summerland BC, which is home to our flagship wines Haywire and Narrative, plus wines made for custom crush clients. The licensed winery has been designed to facilitate production…

Vigneti Zanatta Winery – Vancouver Island’s Sparkling Rebel

Tasting the base wine for the Taglio Rosso

The first modern winery on Vancouver Island is Vigneti Zanatta which is located 10 minutes by car southwest of downtown Duncan.  I think what sets them apart from the other wineries on Vancouver Island is their specialization on making sparkling wines. The…

The Story Continues with jy. Ancient Method Sparkling Wine

jy Pinot Noir Ancient Method sparkling wine sign and glass

Since 2011, Okanagan Crush Pad  (OCP) winery in Summerland offered the Okanagan Wine Campus, where the BC Sommelier of the Year has the opportunity to create their own wine label at the OCP facility.  They are part of the whole wine…

Celebrating the Bounty of New Wines from Burrowing Owl

A flight of Burrowing Owl wines

With the Fall harvest safely in and the rains now freely flowing, it is time to celebrate the bounty of wines that are coming out this Fall.  Burrowing Owl has released their latest flight of wines to the public, covering…

Getting Back to the Soil with BC Pinot Noir

BC Pinot Noir vineyard locations coloured by soil type

From my initial analysis of soil type with the vineyards associated with my BC Pinot Noir tasting notes using a Geographic Information System, I can see some regional clusters in BC.  I also see some commonality between the most common Pinot Noir vineyard…