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Ezra Cipes (Image courtesy Summerhill Pyramid Winery)

My Interview With Ezra Cipes at Summerhill – Being Biodynamic and More

 mywinepal  April 5, 2021

This is my third interview with Ezra Cipes, CEO of Summerhill Pyramid Winery.  His family has a long history in the BC wine industry and has been leading in organic, and now biodynamic agriculture, in my opinion.  Ezra is also a director of the Canadian Vintners Association and Vice-Chair of the British Columbia Wine Institute.  I arranged this interview as…

Organic Okanagan

VanWineFest 2017 – The 2020 Vision & Declaration for an Organic Okanagan Valley in BC

 mywinepal  March 23, 2017

We all can agree that BC’s Okanagan Valley is a special place.  Some of the things noted by winebc.org about the Okanagan Valley is “The Okanagan Valley lies in a rain shadow, between the Coastal and Monashee mountain ranges. This results in very low annual average rainfall. The area between Oliver and the US border is the northernmost tip of…

My Top 10 Wine and Food Posts for 2012

 mywinepal  December 31, 2012

I use WordPress for MyWinePal.com and MyWinePal.wordpress.com.  Yes I have 2 blogs.  Sometimes I think it is double the effort, but other times I think that I like the separation of the two blogs.  In MyWinePal.com I post my longer articles and wine reviews, while MyWinePal.wordpress.com concentrates more on announcing food and wine events, as well as writing shorter articles…

ALIVE Organic White 2011

Tasting ALIVE Organic Wines from Summerhill Winery

 mywinepal  October 2, 2012

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to interview Ezra Cipes, CEO of Summerhill Pyramid Winery, located in Kelowna, BC.  One of the things Ezra told me about was a new line of BC VQA wines that they are producing called “Alive“, making both a red and a white wine.  The wine labels really look alive too with pictures…

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Harmony at Summerhill Wines with Ezra Cipes

 mywinepal  September 23, 2012  3 Comments on Harmony at Summerhill Wines with Ezra Cipes

When you talk with visitors to the Okanagan, most will say they want to visit Summerhill Winery and see their pyramid, where they partially age all their wines. Some may say they also want to visit because it uses biodynamic farming methods.  I sat down with Ezra Cipes, CEO of Summerhill, and son of the founder, Stephen Cipes, at a restaurant…