Author: mywinepal

Drink Good Wine. That is my motto and I really want to help you drink good wine. What is good wine? That can be a different thing for each people. Food also loves wine so I also cover food and wine pairings, restaurant reviews, and world travel. Enjoy life with me. MyWinePal was started by Karl Kliparchuk, WSET. I spent many years with the South World Wine Society as the President and then cellar master. I love to travel around the world, visiting wine regions and sharing my passion for food & wine with you. Come live vicariously through me, and enjoy all my recommended wines.

MyWinePal Summer Road Trip Visit to Privato Vineyard and Winery

Ripe Pinot Noir grapes at Privato Vineyard and Winery in Kamloops

Privato Vineyard & Winery is about as far north as you can get in BC for growing vitis vinifera.  In an earlier visit to Kamloops, I was told by owners John and Debbie Woodward that the hills to the north…

MyWinePal Summer Road Trip Visit to Harper’s Trail Estate Winery

Harper's Trail Estate Winery

Harper’s Trail Estate Winery was the first to produce wine in the Kamloops area using grapes from their Thadd Springs estate vineyard. A vineyard that has a vein of limestone running through it.  Limestone which offers calcium to the vines…

MyWinePal Summer Road Trip Visit to Monte Creek Ranch Winery

At the Monte Creek Ranch Winery

Taking a last-minute trip to Kamloops before summer holidays was a great idea.  Over two days you can very pleasantly visit the four wineries that are in the area, plus do some sightseeing and enjoy a few meals at the…

Try the Latest Wine Releases by Road 13 Vineyards

Lineup of Road 13 Vineyards wines many Rhone varieties

Road 13 Vineyards has been producing award-winning wines for quite a while.  They were awarded the Winery of the Year 2018 by WineAlign.  In November 2018 Road 13 Vineyards were purchased by Mission Hill Family Estate from Kelowna.  So these…

Be Impressed by the Latest Wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery

The lineup of the latest wines released by Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery is located in West Kelowna, not too far away from Mission Hill Family Estate Winery.  It has been around for many years (winery started in 2001 with the vineyards in 1968) and I have recommended their…

Tomatoes and Rose Wine at Provence Marinaside for August

Provence Marinaside Tomato Festival Emrys Horton, EPH Photography

It’s August and tomatoes are ripening on the vine with all our sunshine and ready for us to enjoy with a great meal with friends and BC wine.  Provence Marinaside has put together a special menu for August using tomatoes…

Taking the 3 Day Isle of Skye and the Highlands Tour with the Wee Red Bus

Sites along the 3 Day Isle of Skye tour

Having a local take you around a new city or country, telling you information that you may not find on popular websites, taking you to locations off the normal tourist route, is a fantastic way to gain new insights and…