Category: Vancouver International Wine Festival

A Conversation with Winemaker Galen Barnhardt from Monte Creek Winery at VanWineFest 2022

Winemaker Galen Barnhardt from Monte Creek Winery

At the Vancouver International Wine Festival, in the Tasting Room, I did have a chance to go through a flight of Monte Creek Winery wines with Winemaker Galen Barnhardt.  Below is a discussion of the wines with Galen.  Mostly Galen…

A Video Interview with Quails’ Gate Estate Winery at VanWineFest 2022

Caroline Tucker from Quails' Gate Winery

Do you know what are the top two varietal wines that Quails’ Gate Estate Winery from West Kelowna, BC produces?  I’ve written many times about my favourite red and white grape varieties here on mywinepal.com.  I have Caroline Tucker from…

A Video Interview with Villa Sandi at VanWineFest 2022

Simone Nalesso from Villa Sandi at VanWineFest 2022

During the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2022, in the International Festival Tasting room, part of the time I spent interviewing winery principals from BC and around the world.  The first person I interviewed was Simone Nalesso, Export Area Manager, from…

VanWineFest 2022: The Global Cru Seminar

The Global Cru flight of wines

While the term “Cru” is most often used for the French classification system, the “Cru” concept can apply to any vineyard or group of vineyards recognized for their superior quality. This seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival took us…