Tag: Okanagan Crush Pad

Chinese New Year: Some Wines for Red Fire Monkey Year

Red Fire Monkey Year 2016

Chinese Year of the Red Fire Monkey Chinese New Year Day of Red Monkey is on February 8, 2016. According to chinesefortunecalendar.com, “…According to Chinese Five Elements Horoscopes, Monkey contains Metal and Water. Metal is connected to gold. Water is connected to…

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…

Quick Review: Samantha Canyonview Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

Here is my last wine review for 2015.  It has been an amazing year of trying wines from around the world, and meeting with wine makers from around the world.  BC’s winery list continues to grow, and winery regions as…

BC Riesling Review – Everything Here Including an Interactive Map

BC Riesling Review web map

It has been a long voyage of discovery for me to find out what type of relationship Riesling grapes have with the soils of BC, or as some may say the terroir of the area.  As mentioned in previous articles,…

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…

A New Splash of Wines for Your Spring & Summer from Okanagan Crush Pad

Red, white, and rose wines, newly released from Okanagan Crush Pad reached my door for tasting.  Just in time for our spring and upcoming sunny summer weather.  The wines in question I received: Mike B Riesling Cabinett 2014 ($24.90) Haywire…