Tag: Bacchus

The Heart of Wine Country Spring Wine Release 2023

The Heart of Wine Country Spring Wine Release 2023

 mywinepal  April 13, 2023

The Heart of Wine Country encompasses Okanagan Falls and Skaha Lake.  This area I feel does exceptionally well with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.  I look forward to tasting wines from these two places in the Okanagan and having a chance at their The Heart of Wine Country Spring Wine Release.  Here are some of the wines I quite enjoyed….

Chaberton Estate Winery

A Visit to Chaberton Estate Winery in the Fraser Valley

 mywinepal  August 19, 2022

With the hot summer weather, it was time for me to get out and enjoy it with a day trip to Chaberton Estate Winery in Langley where I met with GM Brian Ensor.  He gave me a guided tour, first bringing me out to the vineyards where the first vines I saw were their 40-year-old Bacchus grapes.  It is hard…

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Tasty Social Wines in our Backyard from Backyard Vineyards

 mywinepal  November 14, 2019

Backyard Vineyards is a winery that you may not have heard about, but they are located so close by if you live in the Vancouver lower mainland.  Their winery and tasting room is in Langley.  I’ve visited them for many years and I recently touched base with them again to find out what is new at the winery.  They sent…

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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…

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Have You Tried Wines from Blue Grouse Winery?

 mywinepal  December 5, 2015  1 Comment on Have You Tried Wines from Blue Grouse Winery?

You may not have heard of Blue Grouse Estate Winery from Duncan before, but the winery has quite a history.  In 2012 the Brunner family took over the winery but it was owned for many years by Dr. Hans Kiltz and his wife Evangeline in the late 1980s, where they discovered several grape vines planted on their land.  The grapes…

Recline Ridge Winery

Recline Ridge Wines Deliver Quality – Domo Arigato

 mywinepal  July 26, 2015

Where is Tappen, BC?  I have not heard of Tappen either until I visited Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery.  Tappen is a small town a few minutes drive west of Salmon Arm, BC.  It is not in the hotter, drier climate of the Okanagan.  The area is lush with forest, rolling hills, farmland, and the large water body, Shuswap Lake….

My Experience Visiting 4 Woodinville Wineries May 2012

 mywinepal  May 13, 2012

Last weekend I had the opportunity to go down to Woodinville, WA and try the wines from 4 different wineries. I’ve been travelling down to Woodinville every few months and going to a different set of wineries’ tasting rooms. I think I’ve counted about 96 tasting rooms, so going to 4 per trip will take me 24 trips. Where is…

Have You Tried Chase & Warren’s Wines?

 mywinepal  December 27, 2011

Even with the busy holiday season taking up our time, I was able to make a quick trip to Vancouver Island, and one of the things I did was visit the Chase & Warren Winery located in Port Alberni, BC.  I bet you didn’t know there were any wineries in Port Alberni, a place better known as a forestry town. …