Category: organic

Only Organic Pinot Noir from Scorched Earth Winery

Scorched Earth Winery PASK The Pinot Noir 2015 and Pinot Noir 2016 wines

Pinot Noir can make such beautiful wines, with red fruit and floral scents, lighter bodied, fine tannins and medium acidity. With this, I looked forward to opening the two Pinot Noir from Scorched Earth Winery in the Okanagan Mountain Park…

3 Wines from Kalala Organic Estate Winery an Organic Pioneer in BC

Kalala Zweigelt and Dostana Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot wines

One of my favourite certified organic wineries from BC is Kalala Organic Estate Winery, in West Kelowna. Making wine, starting in 2006, I’d say that they were one of the pioneer wineries showing that you can produce excellent organic wine…

Exciting Rosé and Pinot Blanc from Okanagan Crush Pad’s Narrative Label

Narrative Pinot Blanc 2018 and Rose 2018 with wine in glass

I think I found my favourite, or one of my favourite, rose wines for our COVID-19 summer, and it’s from Okanagan Crush Pad.  Their Narrative Rosé 2019, made from the Pinot Noir grape. I also tasted their Pinot Blanc and…

Let’s Have a Narrative About Riesling Before I Go Haywire With Chardonnay!

Okanagan Crush Pad's Narrative Riesling 2018 and Haywire Secrest Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 with wine in glass

Okanagan Crush Pad has a few different labels that they produce wine under.  I think they like being able to produce different styles of wines through these different labels. Two labels are Narrative and Haywire. They describe Haywire as “Haywire…

New Zealand Chardonnay & Pinot Noir at the Other 45th Parallel Seminar

Chardonnay & Pinot Noir at the Other 45th Parallel seminar with Cameron, John, David and Ronan

New Zealand is well-known for Sauvignon Blanc, but are there any other grape varieties we should know about?  Yes!  I attended a webinar with David Keck MS (USA), John Szabo MS (Canada), Ronan Sayburn MS (UK) and Cameron Douglas MS…