Category: Lillooet

Fort Berens Estate Winery #3 Small Winery in Canada

Fort Berens award

I’ve been telling my readers about Lillooet and Fort Berens Estate Winery for many years.  Excellent wines.  Now they have a new batch of awards from WineAlign’s latest competition.  Here is the press release from Fort Berens.  Go out and…

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…

BC Wine Makers Harvest 2021 Interview – 2nd COVID Edition

MyWinePal interviews BC Wineries for 2021 Harvest

The 2021 harvest will surely be marked in our minds as COVID continues.  Plus during the summer there were major fires in BC, and now with the heavy rains and flooding, I’m sure the weather has had an impact on…

Getting Back to Our First BC Trade Wine Tasting Event During COVID – My Selections

Local Flights tasting

It was about 18 months ago since I, and other wine trade people, were able to get together and taste BC wines.  We all arrived wearing masks. Some of us with different haircuts, glasses, etc., so you may have to…

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…