Category: Viognier

An Australian Tribute to the Vancouver International Wine Festival

Yalumba and Pewsey Vale wines from Australia

The theme region for the Vancouver International Wine Festival was the South American wine making countries, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Brasil. I’ve covered two wines from Chile in my earlier article, and I do have a few wines from Argentina…

Two Aromatic White Wines from Hillside Winery for You

Hillside Winery Heritage Series Gewurztraminer and Viognier 2019 wines

BC has a favourable climate for aromatic white grapes, such as Gewurztraminer and Viognier. I received a sample of Hillside Winery‘s Heritage Series wines to review, with two of them being from these aromatic varieties.¬† Their Heritage series wines are…

Provence’s January Wine Menu Highlights Cedar Creek Estate Winery’s Single Vineyard Wines

Coffee Braised Beef Cheeks with Cedar Creek Estate Winery Platinum Series Haynes Creek Single Vineyard Syrah 2017

Thank goodness that 2020 is over.¬† Hopefully we will have a much better 2021 experience.¬† One experience would be enjoying a nice meal at a restaurant, but still socially distanced.¬† Provence Marinaside has a special menu for January paired with…

Church & State Wines Big Rhone White Wines

Church & State Wines Roussanne and Viognier 2017

Here are two more white Rhone Valley grape varieties that are made by Church & State Wines.¬† The Viognier and Roussanne grapes come from their Coyote Bowl and Bella vineyards in the south Okanagan.¬† The soils in these vineyards consist…

1847 till Today: Australia’s Wine History with Yalumba and Pewsey Vale

Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2018, the Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2019, Yalumba Samuel's Collection Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2016, and the Yalumba Samuel's Collection Barossa Shiraz 2017

1847 was an important year in Australian wine as two things happened. First John Gilbert who moved from Britain to Australia planted Riesling and other grapes in the Eden Valley in what is known as the Pewsey Vale Vineyard.¬† This…

Narrative Rhone Grape-Based Wines and Brett

Narrative Viognier 2018 and Syrah Viognier 2018

Rhone Grapes Do you know which are the main grapes grown in the Rhone Valley? Syrah,¬†Grenache, Mourv√®dre, Viognier and Roussanne.¬† Syrah is making a mark for itself in BC’s Okanagan Valley.¬† Some say that it could be our signature red…