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Lunessence Winery Winemaker’s Cut and More

Lunessence Winery sign

Lunessence Winery in Summerland, BC is one of our newer wineries.  2016 was their third vintage.  Their philosophy is to create fine wines that showcase the unique terroir of their vineyards.  They use sustainable, environmentally sensitive viticulture, treating the vineyard…

Spring Has Arrived at Road 13 Vineyards – Upcoming Events and More

Road 13 logo

As Spring has sprung, Road 13 Vineyards and other wineries in BC will be opening their tasting rooms to the public.  Below is a press release from Road 13 Vineyards about their various tastings and other upcoming events.  Enjoy! ~~~…

Interviewing Winery Owner Christa-Lee McWatters-Bond from Evolve Cellars at VanWineFest 2017

Karl MyWinePal with Christa-Lee McWatters-Bond at the Vancouver International Wine Festival

Who is Christa-Lee McWatters-Bond from Evolve Cellars? From the Evolve Cellars website, “Christa-Lee has been part of the BC wine industry since birth. Growing up as the daughter of BC wine ambassador Harry McWatters instilled in her a true appreciation for…

Interviewing Terroir Hunter Pedro Parra from Chile at VanWineFest 2017

Who is Pedro Parra? A French-educated Chilean, who looks at the definition of terroir through the use of modern scientific techniques.  The Old World has many hundreds of years to experiment, but in the New World, we do not have luxury.…

Interviewing Wine Maker Randy Picton from Nk’Mip at VanWineFest 2017

Nk'Mip cellars logo

Who is Randy Picton? Randy Picton is the head wine maker at Nk’Mip Cellars, the first Aboriginal-owned winery in North America.  How did he get this position?  What did he do and which winery did he work at before moving…

VanWineFest 2017 – Heartbreak & Backache Seminar Part 1

Heartache and backache wine flight

In this seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival we had a panel of distinguished wine makers and hands-on owners share their stories and insights on Riesling and Pinot Noir, two notorious cool-climate grapes famed for breaking backs in the…

Quick Review: Arrowleaf Solstice Pinot Gris 2015

Arrowleaf Solstice Pinot Gris 2015 with wine in glass

Arrowleaf Cellars is located in Lake Country (north Okanagan).  It’s a family run business by Joe and Margrit Zuppiger and their son, Manuel Zuppiger, who immigrated to Canada from Switzerland in 1986.  The winery officially opened it’s doors in 2003.  I have enjoyed…