Tag: Arrowleaf Cellars

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…

Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery kids flight

Family-Friendly BC Wineries For The Summer 2023

 mywinepal  May 13, 2023

It has been one year since our world has gone back to near normal since COVID. I have been told that many people are already getting out and travelling. I am sure over the summer that BC wineries will receive many visitors with children in tow. Here is a list of BC wineries that have family-friendly options for parents with…

2021 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards

BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards Recognizes the Best in BC Wines

 mywinepal  October 8, 2021

Yesterday was the announcement of winners for the 2021 BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards.  I was very pleased to read that Spearhead Winery won 3 Platinum Medals for 3 different Pinot Noir wines.   Here is the press release about the awards and the winners. ~~~ (KELOWNA, BC) October 8, 2021 – The 2021 BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards were announced…

Colour VQA Fall tasting 2019

Top Drops from BC VQA Fall COLOUR Tasting

 mywinepal  September 23, 2019

Every Fall we have the Colours Fall Release of BC VQA wines.  Over the last year, what changes has there been to our vineyards, grape varieties, and the number of wineries? Comparing the tasting booklet from both years by the BC Wine Institute we know: there are 10 more wineries, and 299 more acres of vineyards. that Merlot, Pinot Noir,…

Okanagan Wine Festivals

B.C. Best of Varietal Wine Awards 2019 Results Announced

 mywinepal  May 9, 2019

We all like to receive rewards.  It starts as we are young children with our parents, continues through school, and when we are in the workforce.  The 2019 BC Best of Varietal Wine Awards recipients were just announced and I’ve got the list here for you.  Pick up these wines if you can quickly because I’m sure they will sell…

Grapevines at Recline Ridge Winery

The Cooler Side of BC’s Emerging Wine Regions

 mywinepal  July 24, 2017

In my previous article, I divided BC’s emerging wine regions into a warmer and a cooler side.  In this article I would like to concentrate on the cooler side, which for me covers the Salmon Arm and Lake Country areas to the north of the Okanagan Valley.  Lake Country is warmer than Salmon Arm, which is to the north of…

BC wine regions map

Do You Know About BC’s Emerging Wine Regions?

 mywinepal  July 13, 2017

Everyone knows about the Okanagan Valley as a wine region, and some may also know about the Similkameen which is on the southwestern edge of the Okanagan, but what about BC’s emerging wine regions, covering the Kootenays, Lillooet and Thompson Shuswap?  I had a chance to go on a trip hosted by the Wines of BC to visit Lillooet and…

Gray Monk winery overlooking Okanagan Lake

Have You Visited BC Lake Country Wineries?

 mywinepal  July 12, 2015

Do you know where Lake Country is in BC?  Most people probably don’t, but it is just a short drive north of Kelowna.  One of the first wineries in BC, Gray Monk Estate Winery, was established in Lake Country. Other Lake Country wineries are 50th Parallel Estate, Arrowleaf Cellars, Intrigue Wines, and Ex Nihilo Vineyards. I was recently in the…