Category: Viognier

Let Me Tell You About the Wines of BC 2021 Vintage Preview

Wines of BC 2021 Vintage Preview

2021 was a year of extreme weather conditions in BC, which had an impact on BC grapes and wine production.  Temperature records were shattered in many regions.  I’ve been told that Kelowna, Kamloops, Osoyoos, and Lillooet were among 60 cities…

Clay Amphora and Concrete Vessels Making Wine At Okanagan Crush Pad

Okanagan Crush Pad Narrative Syrah Viognier 2018 and Haywire Pinot Noir 2020

Clay and concrete vessels are two more historical materials that have been used to ferment grape must into wine. But both have been having a comeback in the last few years. I have two wines from Okanagan Crush Pad. The…

2 Vegan-Friendly, Wild Ferment Wines from Yalumba in Australia

Yalumba The Y Series Viognier 2020 and Organic Shiraz 2019

Do you look for vegan wines? They are becoming more common. I have two vegan-friendly wines for you from Yalumba in Australia. I tasted their Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2019 and Yalumba The Y Series Viognier 2020. Both are single varietal…

A Back Door Winery White Blend and Their Estate Reserve Pinotage

Back Door Winery Nice Rack White Blend and Okanagan Hills Estate Reserve Pinotage 2018

My final two wines from Back Door Winery in Summerland are their Nice Rack White Blend, NV, a blend of Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Viognier, and their Okanagan Hills Estate Reserve Pinotage 2018. The white wine comes under a Stelvin…

Gerard Bertrand Orange Gold 2020 and An 806 AOP Corbieres 2017 Finesse in a Glass

Gerard Bertrand Orange Gold 2020 and An 806 AOP Corbieres 2017

I have two interesting finesse wines from Gerard Bertrand from the sunny south of France.  Gerard Bertrand’s Orange Gold 2020 is an organic wine made with a blend of Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Marsanne, Mauzac, Muscat, and Clairette with skin…

Getting Classy with Gérard Bertrand Côte des Roses Chardonnay and White Blend

Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses Grenache-Vermentino-Viognier 2019 and Chardonnay 2020

Did you know that Gérard Bertrand has a Côte des Roses Collection?  I only knew of his Rose wine, but there are 4 from that Collection that are coming or already are in BC.  Today I am tasting the Grenache-Vermentino-Viognier…

A Winery Walk & Talk with Christian Scagnetti at Moon Curser Vineyards

Christian showing stainless steel tanks with glycol jackets

Grape harvest time is special.  There is the beauty of the ripe grapes and the leaves of the vines starting to change colours and the sights, sounds and smells of the grapes as they are sorted, crushed, and pumped to…