Category: Gamay

Swirl Around BC wine seminar

Swirl Around BC 2023: Discussing the Future of the BC Wine Industry

 mywinepal  November 15, 2023  0 Comments on Swirl Around BC 2023: Discussing the Future of the BC Wine Industry

I was invited to attend the Swirl Around BC 2023 seminar recently to hear from BC winemakers about the challenges and opportunities in the BC wine industry.  Our Moderator for this seminar was DJ Kearney, and our Panelists were: Alistair Veen, JoieFarm, Bailey Williamson, Blue Grouse Estate Winery; Charlie Baessler, Corcelettes Estate Winery; David Paterson, Tantalus Vineyards; Ross Wise, Black…

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…

British Columbia Lieutenant Governor coat of arms

The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 19, 2023

It’s time for our BC wines to be recognized by our peers.  The results from the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards have been announced. Here is the press release.  Pick up the bottles that won as soon as possible as they will sell out soon! ~~~ (KELOWNA, BC) – April 18, 2023: On April 3 through 5, 2023,…

Easter dinner

A Dozen BC VQA Wines for Easter 2023

 mywinepal  April 6, 2023

Easter weekend is coming up for many people around the world.  There are many traditions besides the Easter celebrations among different faiths but enjoying meals with family and friends is a big part of each of them.  Here are 6 BC VQA white and 6 BC VQA red wines that I reviewed from Fall 2022 till now that I think…

Haywire Winery Gamay 2021

Quick Review: Haywire Winery Gamay 2021

 mywinepal  April 4, 2023

Gamay Noir typically makes juicy low tannin wines that are fun to drink.  Gamay originally comes from Beaujolais, an area south of Burgundy, where another low-tannin red grape, Pinot Noir, originated.  BC makes quality Gamay Noir wines.  I recently tasted the Haywire Winery Gamay 2021, which fits into this juicy berry, fun-to-drink category.   Let me tell you about it. My…

Haywire Gamay Rosé 2021 and Haywire Pinot Noir 2021

Vegan-Friendly Haywire Gamay Rose and Pinot Noir 2021

 mywinepal  March 7, 2023

Here are two newly released wines from Haywire Winery in the Okanagan.  These two wines are made with the red grapes, Pinot Noir and Gamay Noir, originally from Burgundy and Beaujolais respectively.  Lower tannin grapes and higher acidity typically with red fruit aromas and flavours.  Food-friendly wines.  Both are vegan-friendly wines. Let me tell you about them. My Wine Tasting Notes…

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:…

Pinot Noir Dijon clone 667

Ripe Wine Grapes in the Okanagan

 mywinepal  October 12, 2022

As I was out in the Okanagan in September visiting a few wineries, I took a few pictures of different grape varieties. We all know the names of different grapes, but what do they look like? Did you know that ripe Pinot Gris skins are not yellow? As they mature they turn a pinkish brown and then purple colour. Below…

Traditional Thanksgiving

A Few Wine Suggestions for Canadian Thanksgiving 2022

 mywinepal  October 5, 2022

Canadian Thanksgiving is on Monday, October 10, 2022.  You may be making a list of ingredients to buy for your Thanksgiving dinner.  A traditional / historical dinner with turkey or ham, brussel sprouts, yam, and mashed potatoes with gravy.  Or you may go other ways with roast beef, salmon, Beyond Meat, or other meat substitutes.  I like to think of…

Chaberton Estate Winery

A Visit to Chaberton Estate Winery in the Fraser Valley

 mywinepal  August 19, 2022

With the hot summer weather, it was time for me to get out and enjoy it with a day trip to Chaberton Estate Winery in Langley where I met with GM Brian Ensor.  He gave me a guided tour, first bringing me out to the vineyards where the first vines I saw were their 40-year-old Bacchus grapes.  It is hard…