Category: VQA

Haywire Wines Pinot Noir 2022 and Naramata Bench King Family Vineyard Merlot 2022

Drink Red for Summer with Haywire Wines Pinot Noir and Merlot 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  June 15, 2024  0 Comments on Drink Red for Summer with Haywire Wines Pinot Noir and Merlot 2022PR SAMPLE 

I’ve been talking about white and rosé wines lately, but we should not forget about enjoying red wines over the summary.  I have two Okanagan red wines from Haywire Wines to tell you about.  I received their Haywire Wines Pinot Noir 2022 and Haywire Wines Naramata Bench King Family Vineyard Merlot 2022 to review.  The grapes are organically grown and…

Nostalgia Wines Kerner 2020

Exploring the Kerner Grape: It’s History and Growth in British Columbia Wineries

 mywinepal  June 8, 2024  0 Comments on Exploring the Kerner Grape: It’s History and Growth in British Columbia Wineries

In two previous articles, I covered two red grape varieties that are grown in BC, but are not well-known; Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt.  We also do make some interesting white wines with relatively unknown varieties. I would like to introduce you to the Kerner grape. Let’s delve into the story behind the Kerner grape, and its aromatic profile, and discover the…

Haywire Winery King Family Vineyard Pinot Gris 2022 and Okanagan Valley Chardonnay 2022

Quick Review: BC’s Haywire Winery Organic Pinot Gris and Chardonnay 2022PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  June 5, 2024  0 Comments on Quick Review: BC’s Haywire Winery Organic Pinot Gris and Chardonnay 2022PR SAMPLE 

If you are searching for a BC wine that is vegan-friendly, made using organically-grown grapes, and fermented with indigenous yeasts in neutral vessels like stainless steel, amphora, and concrete, then you should try Okanagan’s Haywire Winery‘s wines.  I have two white wines to tell you about today from Haywire.  Their Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, are both 2022 vintage, made by…

Kalala Organic Estate Winery Zweigelt 2018 with wine in glass

Zweigelt: Another Lesser Known Red Wine Gem in BC

 mywinepal  June 3, 2024  0 Comments on Zweigelt: Another Lesser Known Red Wine Gem in BC

Zweigelt is a red grape that while not as obscure as the Blaufränkisch grape I wrote about earlier, is still relatively unknown in BC.  Only 0.7% of red grapes grown in BC are from Zweigelt.  This is a versatile and vibrant red grape variety, that is a cornerstone of Austrian viticulture. Named after its creator, Dr. Fritz Zweigelt, this grape…

Mt. Boucherie Blaufrankisch 2017 label

Exploring Blaufränkisch: A Hidden Gem in British Columbia

 mywinepal  May 31, 2024  2 Comments on Exploring Blaufränkisch: A Hidden Gem in British Columbia

Nestled among the vineyards of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley lies a grape variety quietly making waves in the wine world – Blaufränkisch. Blaufränkisch, also known as Lemberger, traces its roots back to Central Europe, particularly Austria and Hungary. The grape is believed to have originated in the region of Lower Styria, now part of Slovenia, before spreading to neighbouring countries….

Church & State Wines Gris de Noir Brut 2020 with wine in glass

A Sparkling Gris de Noir from Church & State Wines for Mother’s DayPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  May 9, 2024  0 Comments on A Sparkling Gris de Noir from Church & State Wines for Mother’s DayPR SAMPLE 

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12.  Your spouse or mother would probably love to enjoy a bottle of sparkling wine.  I have a spectacular bottle of BC’s Church & State Wines Gris de Noir Brut 2020 made in the Traditional Method from Pinot Noir grapes.  It is available at the winery.  It may also be at some of the…

Wine Growers of BC- BC Wine Regions Topo Map

A Few Reasons to Buy BC Wines During BC Wine Month

 mywinepal  April 24, 2024

Don’t forget that April is BC Wine Month.  In case you have not purchased any BC wine yet, here are some compelling reasons why British Columbians should consider buying BC wines: 1. Economic Impact: The BC wine industry contributes $3.75 billion annually to British Columbia’s economy. By purchasing local wines, consumers directly support local businesses, jobs, and economic growth. 2….

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2021 with wine in glass

Coastal Review: Blue Grouse Estate Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2021PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  April 11, 2024

Around a month ago I received three bottles of Pinot Noir.  One was from Vancouver Island, Blue Grouse Estate Winery Reserve Pinot Noir 2021, while the other two were from California.  They are the La Crema Vineyard Monterey Pinot Noir 2022 and Cambria Estate Winery Julia’s Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, Pinot Noir 2022. I will taste each and compare my…

Meyer Family Vineyards McLean Creek Vineyard Old Block Pinot Noir 2022 and McLean Creek Vineyard Micro Cuvée Pinot Noir 2022

Two 2022 Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir to EnjoyPR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  April 6, 2024

If you enjoy Pinot Noir, these two wines should excite you.  Meyer Family Vineyards from the Okanagan Falls area of BC concentrate on Burgundian-style Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  I received a bottle of their Meyer Family Vineyards McLean Creek Vineyard Old Block Pinot Noir 2022 and McLean Creek Vineyard Micro Cuvée Pinot Noir 2022 to review for you.  I’ve been…

Da Silva Vineyards and Winery Vinhedo Pinot Noir 2021 and Merlot 2020

Quick Review: Da Silva Vineyards and Winery Vinhedo Merlot 2020 and Pinot Noir 2021PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  April 1, 2024

Here are two fruit-forward BC red wines for you to enjoy. you may want to consider Da Silva Vineyards and Winery.  Their Vinhedo Merlot 2020 and Pinot Noir 2021.  The Da Silva family immigrated from Portugal to Canada, have over 65 years of farming experience in the South Okanagan, and started their winery in 2006.  They note that this intrinsic…