Tag: Osoyoos

Church & State Wines Syrah 2019 and Cabernet Franc 2019

Quick Review: Church & State Wines Cabernet Franc and Syrah 2019PR SAMPLE 

 mywinepal  December 29, 2023

These are probably my last two BC red wines for me to taste in 2023.  The wines come from the Church & State Wines.  I have their Church & State Wines Cabernet Franc 2019 and Syrah 2019. While the winery started on Vancouver Island, they do make wines from Okanagan-sourced grapes as well.  The Cabernet Franc comes from the terraces…

Osoyoos Larose wines in decanters

A Winemaker Dinner with Michael Kullman of Osoyoos Larose at L’Abbatoir

 mywinepal  April 8, 2023

Okanagan’s Osoyoos Larose is well known for their top-tier Le Grand Vin and their second-tier wine, Petales d’Osoyoos.  Their inaugural wine, Osoyoos Larose Le Grand Vin 2001, exceeded all expectations at home and abroad.  Myself and a group of other media and sommeliers were invited to sit down for a casual dinner with winemaker Michael Kullman to taste through some…

Gold Hill Winery Syrah 2018 and Merlot 2018

Two Big Red Wines from the 2018 Vintage by Gold Hill Winery

 mywinepal  October 2, 2022

2018 was a warm year in BC with a long Fall that caused our grapes to reach full phenolic ripeness.   I have two red wines from Gold Hill Winery‘s 2018 vintage showing black ripe fruit.  Buy them now to enjoy over the next few years.  My Wine Tasting Notes Gold Hill Winery Syrah 2018 (BC $42.99) This wine has 3%…

Grape stomp

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country Festival of the Grape, Grape Stomp October 2nd, 2022

 mywinepal  September 15, 2022

Have you ever wanted to get purple feet from stomping wine grapes?  Now you have a chance through the Grape Stomp during the Festival of the Grape in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country on Oct. 2, 2022!  Details below. ~~~ Oliver, BC (September 15, 2022) – Stomp local grapes with friends and family in this one-of-a-kind competition, taking place Sunday October 2nd…

Moon Curser Vineyards Malbec 2020 and Petit Verdot 2020

Two Full Bodied Red Wines From Moon Curser Vineyards for Your BBQ

 mywinepal  August 9, 2022

Do you like full-bodied red wines? I have 2 for you from Moon Curser Vineyards in Osoyoos. Their Malbec 2020 and Petit Verdot 2020. You don’t see much Petit Verdot in the Okanagan. Malbec is planted more widely but still tiny compared to Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon. According to the 2019 BC Wine Grape Acerage Report, Malbec is in #7…

Silver Star Summer Wine Festival

Savour the Sun of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country at the Silver Star Summer Wine Festival

 mywinepal  July 26, 2022

Do you have some vacation time in August, but no plans yet?  How about attending the Silver Star Summer Wine Festival and enjoying some delicious wines from the Oliver & Osoyoos areas?  Here are the details. ~~~ Oliver, BC (July 25, 2022): Soak up the sun and savour delicious wines in the mountains at the inaugural Silver Star Summer Wine Festival, taking…

Moon Curser Vineyards Roussanne Marsanne 2021 and Syrah 2020

Rhone Grapes Done Right by Moon Curser Vineyards in Ososyoos

 mywinepal  July 24, 2022

Today we are going on a journey tasting Rhone grape varieties; Syrah for red grapes, and Roussanne and Marsanne for white grape varieties. You may have heard of Syrah. BC Syrah is quite well-known for its quality, but Roussanne and Marsanne may be new to you. These two white grapes are grown in the northern Rhone region and are typically…

Bordertown Vineyards and Estate Winery at VanWineFest 2022

A Video Interview with BC’s Bordertown Vineyards & Estate Winery at VanWineFest 2022

 mywinepal  June 4, 2022

I did get a chance to do a video interview with one BC winery during the Vancouver International Wine Festival.  Bordertown Vineyards & Estate Winery is located in Osoyoos.  In the Fall I walked to the winery from my hotel.  The vineyard stretches downslope to Osoyoos Lake and looks quite pretty.  For this video interview, I had owner Mohan Gill…

Half Corked Marathon

“OMG” Half Corked Marathon Tickets To Be Released March 23

 mywinepal  March 21, 2022

Are you a jogger?  Would you like to enjoy jogging in a marathon that takes you through Osoyoos Wine Country?  Plus you can attend a pre- and post-race dinner (dinners are extra $).   Here is the marathon for you.  Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 23.  The press release is below. Carpe Diem! ~~~ Oliver, BC (March 21, 2022) – On…

Christian showing stainless steel tanks with glycol jackets

A Winery Walk & Talk with Christian Scagnetti at Moon Curser Vineyards

 mywinepal  October 22, 2021

Grape harvest time is special.  There is the beauty of the ripe grapes and the leaves of the vines starting to change colours and the sights, sounds and smells of the grapes as they are sorted, crushed, and pumped to vat or barrel.  And the anticipation of making great wine from the grapes that the winery spent countless months and…