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A Visit to The View Winery & Vineyard in Kelowna

 mywinepal  September 25, 2022

Just around the corner from Spearhead Winery is The View Winery & Vineyard.  I stopped by to try their wines and to find out that they also make apple cider under the name of Wards Cider.  I did not have a chance to try their ciders but purchased a few bottles to try at home. The View Winery is situated…

Spearhead Winery Saddle Block Chardonnay 2020 and Clone 95 Chardonnay 2020

2 Classy Chardonnay from Spearhead Winery

 mywinepal  August 15, 2022

Beautiful and elegant are two words that I would use to describe the two Chardonnay wines that I received from Spearhead Winery in the Okanagan. Winemaker, Grant Stanley, has outdone himself with such excellent wines. One wine is from grapes from their Saddle Block estate vineyard, with a mix of Chardonnay clones 76, 95, and 548, and the other is…

Priest Creek Family Estate Winery Decota 2021

Welcome to Priest Creek Family Estate Winery

 mywinepal  July 13, 2022

Have you heard of Priest Creek Family Estate Winery?  It is new to me.  I recently received this information about the winery that I thought I would pass along to all my readers.  If you are planning a trip to the Kelowna area, why not drop by to visit this winery?  Here is the winery info, in their own words….

Picnic and Bubbles

Take Part in Picnic + Bubbles August 21

 mywinepal  July 5, 2022

What a wonderful idea.  A Picnic for a Cause presented by Les Dames d’Escoffier BC.  A fundraiser to support women in hospitality and Food Banks BC.  Purchase a ticket to get a picnic for two at participating restaurants in Vancouver and the Okanagan which includes your choice of bubbles.  Details below. ~~~ Les Dames d’Escoffier BC is excited to announce its…

Joanna and James Schlosser with their child

Niche Wine Company Opens Its Farm Gates For The First Time In 10 Years

 mywinepal  May 6, 2022

I did not realize that Niche Wine Company in West Kelowna has kept their Farm Gate closed for over 10 years to the public, but I am glad to hear that they are opening up this Spring, and offering you 4 different wine tasting package experiences.  Here is their announcement. ~~~ KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA—For the first time in over 10…

Frind Estate Winery Midnight and The Premier 2020

2 Quality Red Wines From Frind Estate Winery at VanWineFest 2022

 mywinepal  April 20, 2022

I am really enjoying these two red wines from Frind Estate Winery in West Kelowna..  I poured their Midnight 2020, made from 100% Marechal Foch grapes, and their The Premier 2020, a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Regent, Syrah and Marechal Foch.  I have not heard of the Regent grape before.  According to Wikipedia, “Regent was created in…

Okanagan Wine Festival

The Spring Okanagan Wine Festival is Back

 mywinepal  March 12, 2022

As COVID restrictions are lessened, we can start to see more events where we can enjoy food and wine with friends and family.  One upcoming event is the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival.  Below is the Festival’s press release.  Enjoy. ~~~ (KELOWNA, BC) March 9, 2022 – After two challenging years, the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society and Presenting Sponsor Valley First…

MyWinePal interviews BC Wineries for 2021 Harvest

BC Wine Makers Harvest 2021 Interview – 2nd COVID Edition

 mywinepal  November 30, 2021

The 2021 harvest will surely be marked in our minds as COVID continues.  Plus during the summer there were major fires in BC, and now with the heavy rains and flooding, I’m sure the weather has had an impact on harvest and fermentation.  Socially distanced visitors to BC wineries ensued this year.  Overall, how did the BC grape growing season and…

Local Flights tasting

Getting Back to Our First BC Trade Wine Tasting Event During COVID – My Selections

 mywinepal  September 12, 2021

It was about 18 months ago since I, and other wine trade people, were able to get together and taste BC wines.  We all arrived wearing masks. Some of us with different haircuts, glasses, etc., so you may have to guess who some of the people are.  Luckily we were able to connect and share a few stories before we…

Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery Merlot 2018 and Reserve Syrah 2018

Pairing Two Mt. Boucherie Big Red Wines with Grilled Ribeye Steak

 mywinepal  August 1, 2021

What goes best with a grilled ribeye steak? A big red wine.  Well, I am lucky to have two big red wines from Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery in West Kelowna.  I received their 2018 Merlot and 2018 Reserve Syrah to review on their own, but wine is meant to be enjoyed with food, so I grilled a ribeye steak and…