Tag: Naramata Bench

The BC Wine Industry Welcomes Six New Sub-GIs

Wine Growers of BC- BC Wine Regions Topo Map

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…

A Merlot and a Bordeaux Blend from Singletree Winery

Singletree Winery Merlot 2018 and Harness 2017

These are the first wines that I’ve opened since the Vancouver International Wine Festival 2022. Sometimes you need a short break from tasting wine after you taste a lot of wine. The two wines I tasted are from Singletree Winery. …

Quick Review: Upper Bench Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Upper Bench Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

I checked the 7-day weather forecast for Vancouver, and it is RAIN every day. So time for me to open a big red wine. In this case, I opened the Upper Bench Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. It is 4…

Two New Pinot Gris from Roche Wines – What’s the Difference?

Roche Wines Tradition Pinot Gris 2018 and Texture Pinot Gris 2020

I have two organically farmed Pinot Gris from Roche Wines, both coming from their Kozier Organic Vineyard located north of their winery on the Naramata Bench. Their 2018 Tradition Pinot Gris comes under cork with a heavier glass bottle, while…

Hillside Winery Merlot Malbec and Heritage Series Cabernet Franc For Now and Later

Hillside Winery Merlot Malbec and Heritage Series Cabernet Franc

Here I have two bigger red wines from Hillside Winery, located on the Naramata Bench. One is their Heritage Series Cabernet Franc 2017, while the other wine is their Merlot Malbec 2018. The former is under cork while the latter…

Two Aromatic White Wines from Hillside Winery for You

Hillside Winery Heritage Series Gewurztraminer and Viognier 2019 wines

BC has a favourable climate for aromatic white grapes, such as Gewurztraminer and Viognier. I received a sample of Hillside Winery‘s Heritage Series wines to review, with two of them being from these aromatic varieties.  Their Heritage series wines are…

Quick Review: Coolshanagh Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 2016

Coolshanagh vineyard (Image courtesy Coolshanagh Wines)

Would you like to help the BC Hospitality Foundation, who helps hospitality workers facing financial crisis due to a health condition?  Why not buy these two wines from Coolshanagh Wines on the north end of the Naramata Bench?  $10 per…

Winemaker’s CUT Estate and Heritage Wines Latest Releases

Winemaker's CUT wines

I have been enjoying tasting and writing about Winemaker’s CUT Estate Winery‘s wines since they first released their wines. Owners Michal and Martina Mosny undertake sustainable farming, hand harvest their grapes, adhere to zero pesticides, low sulphur use, and let the wines…