Tag: BackYard Vineyards

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The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 19, 2023

It’s time for our BC wines to be recognized by our peers.  The results from the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards have been announced. Here is the press release.  Pick up the bottles that won as soon as possible as they will sell out soon! ~~~ (KELOWNA, BC) – April 18, 2023: On April 3 through 5, 2023,…

Backyard Vineyards Social wine label

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…


A Few BC Wine Suggestions for the Holidays

 mywinepal  December 19, 2017

Whatever you are celebrating this December, it’s probably with family and/or friends for a meal at some point.  Food loves wine, so here are a few of my recommended wines that should go with many dishes, or to enjoy on their own before or after your meal.  Enjoy these BC wines! My Holiday BC Wine Suggestions Backyard Vineyards Blanc de…

Traditional Thanksgiving

10 BC Wines to Celebrate with on Thanksgiving

 mywinepal  October 4, 2017

With all the calamities around us lately, it is an appropriate time to give thanks for what we have, and to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends in Canada.  Whether you enjoy a traditional turkey with stuffing gravy, potatoes, brussel sprouts, and pumpkin pie for dessert, or a ham, or a vegan main dish, there should be a BC wine to…

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17 New BC VQA Releases for You to Enjoy

 mywinepal  September 24, 2017

Last week the BC wineries who are part of the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) presented their latest releases of red, white, and sparkling wines.  74 wineries had tables and each poured around 4 wines on average.  So 296 new releases hit our market, with some wines available at BC liquor stores, while others only available a private wine shops, or…

SpierHead Riesling 2012

Is BC Riesling Special?

 mywinepal  May 25, 2015  1 Comment on Is BC Riesling Special?

I am a lover of Riesling.  It allows the wine maker to produce wine in many styles, from bone dry, to a lusciously sweet ice wine.  While we here in BC have talked about making very good aromatic white wines, I have not yet seen a systematic analysis of our aromatic grapes, Riesling in particular, and how the wines differ…

Langley Passport Wine Tour sign

Checking Out the Langley Passport Wine Tour

 mywinepal  September 10, 2013

How many wineries do you think there are in the Langley, BC area? Jelly Marketing asked this question to residents and were shocked to find that most people think that there are only 2 wineries.  Did you know that there are actually 7 wineries?  The wineries are: Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Domaine de Chaberton vista d’oro farms and winery…

Enjoying BC Paired: Indulge Your Senses! at #VanWineFest

 mywinepal  March 12, 2013  1 Comment on Enjoying BC Paired: Indulge Your Senses! at #VanWineFest

The British Columbia Wine Institute welcomed me and a room full of other revelers to the “BC Paired: Indulge Your Senses!” during the Vancouver International Wine Festival. This event was a celebration of BC wines, red, white, sparkling and fortified, paired together with locally sourced BC ingredients prepared to complement the wines. 23 wineries were present to show off their wonderful range…