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A Bene Nota from Black Hills Estate Winery Nota Bene

Black Hills Estate Winery Nota Bene 2014 label

Black Hills Estate Winery on the Black Sage Road in the Okanagan is best known for their “Nota Bene” Bordeaux blend red wine.  When I was taking my WSET classes downtown many years ago, it was extremely difficult to get a bottle…

What Can You Expect From Okanagan Falls Wines 2016?

Where is the Okanagan Falls Region? The Okanagan Falls region reaches from the shores of Skaha Lake to the tip of Vaseux Lake, north to south. It is sandwiched between Penticton, Summerland and Oliver, the Okanagan Falls area is famed…

Taste Washington Reds That Cover France and Italy Too

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Washington State has a plethora of wineries, in part due to its wider spans of flat or rolling hills and valleys, and less mountain coverage compared to BC.  According to washingtonwine.org there are “…50,000 acres (20,234 hectares) of vines and…

Upper Bench Estate Winery – A Solid Wine Offering

Upper Bench Winery and Creamery

I’ve been tasting Upper Bench Estate Winery‘s wines for the past few years and see the quality in the bottle.  The winery, located just outside of Penticton, is owned by wine maker, Gavin Miller, who has been around for several…