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Evan Saunders from Blasted Church Vineyards

My Video Interview with Evan Saunders from Blasted Church Vineyards at VanWineFest 2024

 mywinepal  March 27, 2024

My one and only video interview with a BC winery at VanWineFest 2024 was with Evan Saunders, winemaker, at Blasted Church Vineyards. Blasted Church is located in the Okanagan Falls area if you decide to visit this summer.  Evan talked to me about their sparkling wine, OMG 2016.  Have you ever tried this wine?  Did you know that it is…

Mayhem Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Enjoy Mayhem This Summer: Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris 2022

 mywinepal  July 31, 2023

Where there is mayhem, there is the chance for creativity and excitement. Mayhem Wines in Okanagan Falls offers fun wines that are meant to be enjoyed.  I think the creativity and enjoyment of wine by the winemaker comes through.  I tasted two white wines from their recent release, their Mayhem Sauvignon Blanc 2022 and their Mayhem Pinot Gris 2022.  Let…

Mayhem Wines Rosé and Meyer Family Vineyards Rosé 2022

Two Roses from Meyer Family Vineyards and Mayhem Wines

 mywinepal  July 12, 2023

Meyer Family Vineyards (MFV) in Okanagan Falls has a sister winery, Mayhem Wines, which pairs JAK Meyer from MFV with his sister, Terry Meyer Stone, plus their spouses. The wineries have a different vibe with MFV, being more serious, concentrating on Burgundian style Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, while Mayhem is on the more fun side, making aromatic white wines and…

The Heart of Wine Country Spring Wine Release 2023

The Heart of Wine Country Spring Wine Release 2023

 mywinepal  April 13, 2023

The Heart of Wine Country encompasses Okanagan Falls and Skaha Lake.  This area I feel does exceptionally well with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.  I look forward to tasting wines from these two places in the Okanagan and having a chance at their The Heart of Wine Country Spring Wine Release.  Here are some of the wines I quite enjoyed….

Liquidity Wines Rosé of Pinot Noir 2022

Welcome Liquidity’s Certified Organic Rosé of Pinot Noir 2022 Release

 mywinepal  March 27, 2023

This week was the official release of Liquidity Wines‘ first certified organic Rosé of Pinot Noir 2022.  And to celebrate the release, there was a small party held downtown at D6 Bar & Lounge, the DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection (also accessible to JW Marriott Parq Vancouver guests).  As it was a Rosé release, pink decorations and pink outfits were everywhere.  The…

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…

Stag's Hollow Winery Tragically Vidal and Syrah Rose 2021

Two Stag’s Hollow Wines for My Easter Turkey Dinner

 mywinepal  April 18, 2022

What would you have with an Easter turkey dinner?  Probably a lightly oaked Chardonnay or maybe a Pinot Noir, or sparkling wine.  I decided to step outside of my go-to styles of wines for turkey dinner and to try a Vidal and a Syrah Rosé from BC’s Stag’s Hollow Winery.  You don’t often see Vidal offered as a still table…

The Heart of Wine Country Spring Release Wine Tasting

A Few Favourite Wines from the Heart of Wine Country Spring Wine Release

 mywinepal  April 16, 2022

It is Spring and I was fortunate to attend the Heart of Wine Country Spring Release Tasting covering wines from Okanagan Falls and Skaha Lake.  This is the first stand-up and walk-around trade tasting that I had since the COVID shutdown 2 years ago.  It was quite an experience to see people to talk about their wines, meet friends I…

Mayhem wines lineup

Mayhem Wines Brings A Bounty of BC Fruit

 mywinepal  February 1, 2020  2 Comments on Mayhem Wines Brings A Bounty of BC Fruit

Terry Meyer Stone along with her brother JAK Meyer and their spouses, Andrew Stone and Janice Stevens have launched their new custom crush wine project called Mayhem Wines.  I received a sample of their VQA wines to taste and talk to you about; their 2018 Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Blanc, and 2017 Merlot Cabernet Franc.  You may recognize JAK’s name…

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Proprietor’s Dinner Features Blue Mountain Single-Vineyard Pinot Noirs at Provence Marinaside

 mywinepal  October 9, 2019

I love Pinot Noir wine.  Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars in Okanagan Falls may be better known for their sparkling wines, but they also produce very good quality Pinot Noir wines.  Provence Marinaside is one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver.  On November 4, you have the chance to try Blue Mountain’s Pinot Noir wines paired with expertly produced dishes…