Category: Similkameen

Unexpected Wines from Crowsnest Vineyards in the Similkameen Valley

Lineup of Crowsnest Vineyards wines

Crowsnest Vineyards is located near Cawston in the Similkameen Valley in south-central BC.  This valley is cooler-climate with the valley running east-west and a breeze that passes through it to help give the valley it’s character.  I was surprised that…

Be Impressed by the Latest Wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery

The lineup of the latest wines released by Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery is located in West Kelowna, not too far away from Mission Hill Family Estate Winery.  It has been around for many years (winery started in 2001 with the vineyards in 1968) and I have recommended their…

2018 BC Vintage Media Preview – What Did The Winemakers Say?

As BC is large with a cooler coastal climate and a hotter, drier interior, our yearly vintages can cover a range from marginal to exceptional.  Luckily we have been closer to the exceptional end of the vintage spectrum these last…

An Interview with BC Winemakers About the 2018 Harvest

BC Harvest 2018 wineries interviewed

In early October, the Wines of BC issued a press release and noted “BC’s annual grape harvest has arrived amid cooler temperatures in mid-August and early September. With the long, moderate season, wineries are indicating nice flavour development, beautiful acidity…

Monte Creek Ranch Winery Spring Release Wines For Your Enjoyment

Monte Creek Ranch wines

The Monte Creek Ranch Winery is located just east of Kamloops in the new GI of the Thompson Valley.  A region with cold winters, requires hardy grapes.  Monte Creek Ranch has a variety of red and white hybrid grapes that…