Category: fraser valley

The BC Wine Industry Welcomes Six New Sub-GIs

Wine Growers of BC- BC Wine Regions Topo Map

In BC we relatively quickly learned that cooler climate grapes, like Riesling, did better in the north Okanagan, and warmer climate grapes, like Syrah, did better in the south Okanagan.  Similarly cooler climate grape varieties in the Fraser Valley and…

A Virtual Preview of the BC 2020 Vintage with 3 Winemakers

Singletree Rosé 2020, Cliff and Gorge Vineyards Pinot Auxerrois 2020, and Baillie-Grohnam Rosé 2020 wines

In November 2020, I interviewed a few BC winemakers about their current harvest. From their discussions, I determined that overall the growing season was average, but there was a cooler rainy spring. August and September had good weather. Harvest started…

Have you Tried Daffodils To Go Canned Wine from Seaside Pearl?

Seaside Pearl Daffodils To Go Sparkling Wine 2019

I now can say I’ve tried my first can of BC wine, courtesy of Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery and their Daffodils To Go Sparkling Wine 2019 from the Fraser Valley. This sparkling wine is made with the Charmat method (think…

Seaside Pearl Pinot Noir and Chardonnay 2018 – How Tasting Notes Change With Time

Seaside Pearl Fraser Gold Unoaked Chardonnay and Florence Pinot Noir 2018

A wine’s aromas and flavours will change over time from the initial tasting by the winemaker at bottling till the time you open it.  If it is within a year, any change will likely not be noticeable.  Around three years…

Two Aromatic White Wines from Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery

Seaside Pearl Estate Petite Milo 2019 and Matsqui Prairie Gewurztraminer 2018

I received several wines from Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery that is located in the Fraser Valley at Mount Lehman. The tasting room is built to resemble a chapel, which looks very inviting to visit.  It is only a one hour…

Fraser Valley Locals, Enjoy a Picnic at Singletree Winery!

Singletree Winery Picnic Area (Photo Credit @winebcdotcom)

Fraser Valley locals looking for ways to enjoy the sun this weekend can do so safely at Singletree Winery in Abbotsford. With careful attention to their land, the Etsell family, owners of Singletree, are committed to showcasing the best of British Columbia:…