Category: chenin blanc

Da Silva Vineyards and Winery Hidden Hollow Vineyard Vinhedo Series Chenin Blanc 2023 and Vinhedo Series Chardonnay 2022

Da Silva Vineyards and Winery Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc at VanWineFest 2024PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  February 19, 2024

The Da Silva family hail from Portugal where their family grew grapes from the 1700’s.  The family immigrated to BC’s Naramata Bench in 1955 and purchased their first farm four years later.  Close to 70 years later, their family pays homage to craft wines that reflect the terroir of their nine vineyards.  I received two red wines and two white…

Take This Quiz About the Varied Wines of the Loire Valley

 mywinepal  November 19, 2023

The history of Loire Valley wines is a rich and storied one, dating back to the 1st century when the Romans first cultivated vineyards in this picturesque region of France. Over the centuries, the Loire Valley has become renowned for its diverse and elegant wines. The region’s unique terroir, marked by a temperate climate, a variety of soil types, and…

Big Head Wines big Nebuchadnezzar bottles

Be Amazed by Ontario’s Big Head WinesPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  September 29, 2023

I knew nothing about Ontario’s Big Head Wines until it was suggested to me to visit by Talia Mendelsohn from the Bacchus Group Inc. in Toronto, but this winery in particular truly impressed me with their wines and their winemaking methods.  If you ever get a chance to visit the Niagara region, do not miss visiting Big Head Wines. The…

Tastin' France booklet with wineries listed

Tastin’ France Comes to Vancouver – My Selections

 mywinepal  July 19, 2023

This past week Business France, the national agency to develop the French economy through export growth, brought in several French wineries to Vancouver.  These wineries do not yet have representation in British Columbia.  You currently cannot purchase these wines.  This article is meant for wine agents in BC that are interested in adding more French wines to their portfolio.  Below…

Boschendal Sommelier Selection Chenin Blanc 2021 and Bellingham Limited Release The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2019

Two Final South African Chenin Blanc Wines for Drink Chenin Day

 mywinepal  June 17, 2022  1 Comment on Two Final South African Chenin Blanc Wines for Drink Chenin Day

Today, June 17, 2022, is Drink Chenin Day. South Africa is a major producer of quality Chenin Blanc wine. I have posted 4 Chenin Blanc wines earlier on mywinepal to help you celebrate this day, and now I have my final two South African Chenin Blanc wines can you can try. I have the Boschendal Sommelier Selection Chenin Blanc 2021…

Spier Signature Chenin Blanc 2021 and 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2019

2 Chenin Blancs from Spier Wine Farm to Celebrate Drink Chenin Day

 mywinepal  June 10, 2022

I have two more South African Chenin Blanc for you to celebrate Drink Chenin Day on June 17. Both wines are from the Spier Wine Farm in the Stellenbosch region. The Spier Signature Chenin Blanc 2021 is unoaked and probably the one you may be most familiar with. The other wine is the Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2019 which…

Anthonij Rupert Wyne Protea Chenin Blanc 2020 and Nederburg The Anchorman Chenin Blanc 2018

2 South African Chenin Blancs for Drink Chenin Day, Friday, June 17

 mywinepal  June 6, 2022

Drink Chenin Day is on Friday, June 17. Chenin Blanc has been grown in South Africa since the 1600s, and it continues to be the most widely planted varietal, accounting for nearly 20% of the acreage currently under vine. If you have not tried Chenin Blanc from South Africa, you are missing out on a very versatile food-friendly wine. I…

Top Drop Vancouver

Celebrate Wine Excellence at Top Drop Vancouver May 10-11, 2022

 mywinepal  May 8, 2022

Have you ever heard of Top Drop Vancouver?  It is a festival where 40 hand-selected wineries from around the world come to Vancouver and pour their wines for you.  These wineries have to have a certain level of quality and status in order for them to be invited so that you know you are going to enjoy premium wines. Yes,…

French Influence in Southern Hemisphere Wines

The French Influence on the Southern Hemisphere

 mywinepal  April 26, 2022

Winemaking has been around for hundreds of years.  We are very familiar with wines coming from Europe, in particular France, where we talk about Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne.  We typically call Europe the “Old World” wine region, while wines made from the southern hemisphere, are known as the “New World“, plus North America.  But where did the grapes come from…

Ken Forrester Vineyards Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2019 and Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage 2018

Two Signature Grapes from South Africa via Ken Forrester and Kanonkop Wineries

 mywinepal  December 10, 2021

Today I have wines from the two signature grapes of South Africa; Chenin Blanc and Pinotage.  Chenin Blanc hailing from France but has flourished in South Africa. Pinotage, a red grape, was created in South Africa in the early 1920s, by crossing Pinot Noir and Cinsault.    Kanonkop Wine Estate and Ken Forrester Vineyards are both located in the quality…