Tag: Calliope

Calliope Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Viognier

3 Calliope White Wines You Should Try

 mywinepal  September 10, 2017

2016 was a very good year for BC grapes.  The growing season started early, became hot in Spring, cooled down in July, warmed up again in August and cooled a bit in September.  A bit of a roller coaster in temperature and rain, but overall warm and cool I think when it was needed.  In the Okanagan with the cool…

Bloom VQA Spring Release 2017

Spring 2017 is Blooming with BC Wine

 mywinepal  June 2, 2017

Finally, the sunny, warm weather is with us here in BC. Winter was dreadful, but now we can get out on the patio and enjoy some freshly vinified BC white wine. The 2016 harvest was very good in BC and produced wines with good flavour character and acidity. Recently I attended the Bloom BC VQA Spring Release Tasting and tasted…

Calliope hummingbird

Checking Out Calliope’s Latest Releases

 mywinepal  November 24, 2015

Who is Calliope Wines? The Wyse Family, founders of Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, has a second label called Calliope, which pays homage to a tiny hummingbird found in southern British Columbia. The grapes for Calliope wines are sourced from local vineyards in the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. Their goal is to create expressive, fresh wines from each grape variety…