Tag: ortega

Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery

Enjoying Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery Wines with Oysters

 mywinepal  July 3, 2023

Did you know that Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery is the most northerly vitis vinifera winery on Vancouver Island? Not surprisingly, the grapes they grow are white aromatic and hybrids which do not need the number of heat units that red grapes need. Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery is also Vancouver Island’s first certified organic winery. Congratulations. On the same…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Ortega and Quill Rosé 2021

Two Summer Wines from Blue Grouse Estate Winery

 mywinepal  August 4, 2022

Here are two BC wines for your summer enjoyment. Carpe diem as we are already into August! The two wines are from Blue Grouse Estate Winery in Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island. I tasted their Blue Grouse Estate Winery Ortega 2021 and their Blue Grouse Estate Winery Quill Rosé 2021. The Rosé is made from 100% Gamay Noir grapes. Both…

Tasting room at Beaufort Vineyard & Winery

A Quick Visit with Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery on Vancouver Island

 mywinepal  August 3, 2022

Beaufort Vineyard & Estate Winery is a small family-run winery (by Sylie Senay and Rolland Tanguay and their son, Alex Guertin) in Courtney – Comox on Vancouver Island.  I had not heard of the winery, but as I was nearby I thought I would check-in. The winery is certified organic and also follows regenerative and sustainable agriculture.  They grow 10…

Marionette wine label

A Marionette-Inspired Winery in Salmon Arm

 mywinepal  October 17, 2021

Amanda Eastwood and Jamie Smith are not puppets.  For them making wine is a lifestyle, a passion and the result of a year-round creative process.  Amanda is originally from France and Jamie a native of Salmon Arm.  Jamie spent 11 years in Europe, a majority of the time in Spain, where he met Amanda. They both fell in love with…

BC Spot Prawn Duo with Kutatas Wines Rose, Pinot Noir 2019 (Photo credits to Emrys Horton and Aoife Rafferty)

Provence Marinaside Combines May Winery Menu and BC Spot Prawns to Create a Perfect Pairing

 mywinepal  May 14, 2021

This food and wine pairing from Provence Marinaside is truly awesome.  I am salivating thinking about how delicious the dishes will be, with fresh BC seafood and local BC wine from Kutatàs Wines from Salt Spring Island. Here is the press release for this special meal that runs through May and June.  Enjoy! ~~~ (Vancover, BC) – For Provence Marinaside’s  May/June Monthly…

Seared Halibut with Sea Star Vineyards Stella Maris 2020 (PC Emrys Horton EPH6605)

Provence’s April Wine Menu Highlights Pender Island’s Sea Star Vineyards

 mywinepal  March 23, 2021

April showers bring spring flowers, but it also brings a new menu at Provence Marinaside with a new set of wines for pairing; this time from Sea Star Vineyards.  Here is the press release from Provence Marinaside. ~~~ (Vancouver, BC) – April is BC Wine Month and what better way to celebrate than by the return of  Provence Marinaside‘s monthly Wine Menu Series starting April…

Set the table on Valentines Day

Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2021 With BC Wine

 mywinepal  February 3, 2021

While we may want to go big on Valentine’s Day this year for our significant other, COVID still lurks and most of us are not yet vaccinated.  Maybe you would consider ordering dishes from your favourite restaurant and enjoying it at home with some tasty BC wines?   Various foods, for their texture, scent, colour, shape and/or taste has an effect…

Enrico Winery Tempest Ortega 2019 and Coronet Reserve Petite Milo 2017

Two Lesser-Known White Grapes Making Excellent Wines at Enrico Winery

 mywinepal  January 23, 2021  1 Comment on Two Lesser-Known White Grapes Making Excellent Wines at Enrico Winery

I have two possibly new white grape varieties to introduce you to today. I am tasting 2 wines from Enrico Winery located on southern Vancouver Island. One is their Coronet Reserve Petite Milo 2017 and the other is their Tempest Ortega 2019. Of the two grapes, you probably have heard of and tried Ortega as it is grown on Vancouver…

BC Harvest 2020 mosaic

BC Wine Makers Harvest 2020 Interview – COVID Edition

 mywinepal  November 27, 2020

The 2020 harvest and the days and months leading up to it will surely be marked in our minds. Starting in March we had the shutdown of our economy and quarantining to keep us safe from COVID.  In the summer there were major fires in California and Oregon, with the smoke travelling up to British Columbia.  Then in October the…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Estate Ortega and Q White 2019 wines

Ortega and an Aromatic White Blend from Blue Grouse Estate Winery

 mywinepal  October 23, 2020

Have you ever heard of the Ortega grape? Did you know that Ortega is a cross between Siegerrebe and Müller-Thurgau?  And did you know that you can try Ortega wine from Blue Grouse Estate Winery from Duncan, BC?  Vancouver Island is a very cool climate region and as such many of the wineries produce wines from aromatic white grapes such…