Category: Foch

Oak Bay Vineyard Gebert Family Gamay Noir 2019 and Organic Foch 2020

Two Wines from Oak Bay Vineyard to Kick Off 2023

 mywinepal  January 6, 2023

My first two wines to review for 2023 are from BC’s St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery.  I opened the Oak Bay Vineyard Gebert Family Organic Foch 2020 and the Oak Bay Vineyard Gebert Family Gamay Noir 2019.  Let me tell you about them. My Wine Tasting Notes Oak Bay Vineyard Gebert Family Organic Foch 2020 (BC $22) Appearance:…

MyWinePal Top 4.5-5 Star Wines

MyWinePal’s Near Perfect 4.5-5 Star Wines for 2022

 mywinepal  December 16, 2022

Twenty-five wines coming from BC and around the world made it to my near-perfect – star category this year.  I’ve arranged these fantastic wines into BC wines followed by wines from the rest of the world.  Italian wine showed up prominently with my near-perfect wine scores.  Chardonnay showed prominently as well, primarily from BC. You should still be able to…

Queen Victoria

14 Victoria Day Wineries

 mywinepal  May 16, 2020

In honour of Victoria Day, you may want to enjoy a bottle of wine made in Victoria (BC) or in the defined Victoria region.  There are 14 wineries in or around Victoria, BC.  Do you know which wineries?  They are: Deep Cove Winery Church & State Wines Rocky Creek Winery Devine Distillery & Winery Averill Creek Unsworth Vineyards Blue Grouse…

Grapevines at Recline Ridge Winery

The Cooler Side of BC’s Emerging Wine Regions

 mywinepal  July 24, 2017

In my previous article, I divided BC’s emerging wine regions into a warmer and a cooler side.  In this article I would like to concentrate on the cooler side, which for me covers the Salmon Arm and Lake Country areas to the north of the Okanagan Valley.  Lake Country is warmer than Salmon Arm, which is to the north of…

The Hot Half of BC’s Emerging Wine Regions

 mywinepal  July 17, 2017

BC’s emerging wine regions is rather large and encompasses different climates and terroir.  From my tour to the region, the places that I visited I think can be divided into two sub-regions: the hot west, and the cooler northeast.  There is still an area to the southeast that I did not visit on this trip, so cannot comment on its…

BC wine regions map

Do You Know About BC’s Emerging Wine Regions?

 mywinepal  July 13, 2017

Everyone knows about the Okanagan Valley as a wine region, and some may also know about the Similkameen which is on the southwestern edge of the Okanagan, but what about BC’s emerging wine regions, covering the Kootenays, Lillooet and Thompson Shuswap?  I had a chance to go on a trip hosted by the Wines of BC to visit Lillooet and…

Want to Try Grape and Blueberry Wine from Monte Creek Ranch?

 mywinepal  September 26, 2016

The 2015 vintage was the hottest in years in BC, and recorded the earliest grape harvest of all time.  The heat helped fully ripen the grapes, and produce full-bodied, ripe red wines in the Okanagan, and also the Kamloops region, where we find Monte Creek Ranch.  The winery is still relatively new, with their vineyards planted in 2009.  Learning about…