Tag: Kalala

Kalala Zweigelt and Dostana Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot wines

3 Wines from Kalala Organic Estate Winery an Organic Pioneer in BC

 mywinepal  December 2, 2020

One of my favourite certified organic wineries from BC is Kalala Organic Estate Winery, in West Kelowna. Making wine, starting in 2006, I’d say that they were one of the pioneer wineries showing that you can produce excellent organic wine at a reasonable price alongside Summerhill Pyramid Winery.  They note that “Kalala, meaning “Miracle Place”, is the symbol of our…

Tantalus Juveniles and Upper Bench Estate Winery Pinot Noir wines

The Final Round of BC Pinot Noirs Reviewed

 mywinepal  August 3, 2016

The last drops of BC Pinot Noir have crossed my lips, and their wine story has passed to my fingers then notes on paper, and finally this digital review for you.  It has been quite an interesting experience to try all these BC Pinot Noirs, noting all the different flavours and aromas. Of course there are common flavours and aromas, but…

Summerhill Organic Riesling 2013

BC Riesling Review – The Tasting Notes

 mywinepal  October 3, 2015  1 Comment on BC Riesling Review – The Tasting Notes

The hard part of the BC Riesling Review is done.  I tasted through 35 wines over a period of 3 months.  I can say that it has been a very interesting experience.  Below are the notes.  I tasted each wine two times.  The first time was as soon as I poured the wine in my glass.  The second time was…

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…


A Few Wine Suggestions for Easter Holidays

 mywinepal  April 16, 2014

Easter is a big holiday for many of us, where we get together with family and enjoy a big dinner. Easter is also leading us into Spring. Flowers are already blooming here in Vancouver, and I’m sure it will come soon in the rest of Canada.  Below are a few suggestions that I posted a few years ago.  As I…

Colour BC VQA Fall Release tasting

Some Amazing Wine Finds at Colour BC VQA Fall Release

 mywinepal  September 25, 2012

BC wines are continuing to make strides around the world.  Last year BC wineries won more than 2000 medals in national and international competition according to the BC Wine Institute.  BC has over 208 wineries today.  We grow over 75 different grape varieties!  Merlot is the most planted grape in BC, and Pinot Gris is the most planted white grape…

Bloom YVR – The BC VQA Spring Release Tasting #BloomYVR

 mywinepal  May 20, 2012

This past week was very busy with wine events, but one event that I made sure to attend was the Bloom Vancouver, BC VQA Spring Release Tasting.  This was a Trade only event, so people like media, restaurant owners, sommeliers, and other wine buyers for consumers were only in attendance.  With spring you get the current release of the white…

Welcoming our BC VQA Wines – Fall Release

 mywinepal  October 1, 2011

I’ve been told that over the past two decades, the Wines of British Columbia have truly come of age.  Wines are produced in the Okanagan, the Similkameen, the Fraser Valley, the Gulf Islands and on Vancouver Island.  Cool climate to desert conditions let us produce a wide range of wines and wine styles.  At the BC VQA Wines Fall Release,…