Tag: fraser valley

Seaside Pearl Lover's Lane Merlot 2020

Fall in Love With Seaside Pearl Lover’s Lane Merlot 2020

 mywinepal  May 31, 2023

If you look up the definition of “delicious” in the dictionary, you may see “Seaside Pearl Lover’s Lane Merlot 2020“.  Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery, located in the Fraser Valley has been producing top-quality wines and more people should know about them and enjoy their wines.  The grapes for this particular wine come from Okanagan Valley.  This winery makes small-production, top-quality…

BC 2022 Vintage Preview mat with glasses

A Preview of BC’s Vintage 2022 With the Winemakers

 mywinepal  May 24, 2023  2 Comments on A Preview of BC’s Vintage 2022 With the Winemakers

In the late Fall, I interviewed a few BC winemakers about their 2022 harvest, but the wines were still fermenting in tanks, barrels or other vessels.  The winemakers sounded optimistic, thanks to the warm Fall weather.  But how would the wines taste?  This we explored with the following winemakers at the BC Vintage 2022 media preview: Laurent Fadanni, Whispering Horse…

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery Royal Engineers Petit Verdot and Interurban Cabernet Foch 2020

Tasting Seaside Pearl’s BC Governor General Award-Winning Cabernet Foch and Their Petit Verdot 2020

 mywinepal  April 21, 2023

The British Columbia Governor General Wine Awards results came out this week and I am pleased to see that four wines from Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery picked up Gold and Silver medals.  I am tasting their Silver award-winning Interurban Cabernet Foch 2020. I am also tasting their Royal Engineers Petit Verdot 2020 (Their 2019 Petit Verdot was in the competition…

Seaside Pearl Daffodils to go

Seaside Pearl Daffodils to go Sparkling Wine in a Can

 mywinepal  March 30, 2023

Spring is officially here so time to celebrate the sun and get out to the patio, beach, or park.  With many locations in Vancouver allowing wine to be enjoyed you may want to consider bringing along a few cans of Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery, “Daffodils to go” sparkling wine.  It is 250ml so not a problem to finish by yourself….

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery Charlotte Estate Petite Milo and Sam & Isaac Pinot Gris 2021

Enjoy Seaside Pearl’s Charlotte Estate Petite Milo and Sam & Isaac Pinot Gris 2021

 mywinepal  February 28, 2023

Seaside Pearl Farmgate Winery is a family-owned boutique winery in the Fraser Valley. If you have not heard of this winery, you should make yourself familiar as they produce top quality wines; both red and white wines. Plus wine production is small volume so you need to buy quickly when you find a wine you like. I have two white…

Chaberton Estate Winery Merlot 2017 and Meritage 2017

Two Big Reds from BC’s Chaberton Estate Winery

 mywinepal  September 5, 2022

Chaberton Estate Winery, one of our long-time established wineries, is located in the Fraser Valley. That does limit the grape varieties they can grow there, but they also have access to grapes in the Okanagan so that they can produce big red wines which we love. I have two wines, the Chaberton Estate Winery Merlot 2017 and their Chaberton Estate…

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…

Wine Growers of BC- BC Wine Regions Topo Map

The BC Wine Industry Welcomes Six New Sub-GIs

 mywinepal  June 30, 2022

In BC we relatively quickly learned that cooler climate grapes, like Riesling, did better in the north Okanagan, and warmer climate grapes, like Syrah, did better in the south Okanagan.  Similarly cooler climate grape varieties in the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island.  And more.  But we have had a few decades now to further refine these generalized grape growing regions…


MyWinePal’s 2021 Wine Quiz

 mywinepal  December 27, 2021

A whole year has passed since my 2020 Wine Quiz, which was related to wines, wineries, and winemakers I was able to interact with and write about on mywinepal.com.  Here is my 2nd Annual 2021 Wine Quiz.  There are 10 questions gleaned from my articles this year. I hope you enjoy it!

Singletree Winery Farmhand 2020

Quick Review: Singletree Winery Farmhand 2020

 mywinepal  October 11, 2021

Do you like flavourful white wines? Well this one, Singletree Farmhand 2020, has it in spades. I think it would be a fun wine to have with a cooked ham for Thanksgiving 2021 as well. It is a blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Viognier. I think the Viognier was really ripe at the time of harvest and really…